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The Book Cellar

4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

United States

773-293-2665; wordsbookcellarinc.com

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://www.bookcellarinc.com/index.php

Events: http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event

Twitter account: @bookcellar

Amenities: food/drink

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Upcoming events

Dec
22
Old St. Pat's Book Group (Monday, December 22 at 7pm)
This month, Old St. Pat's Book Group meets to discuss Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay By Michael Chabon.

They will be meeting at a member's house for holiday celebrations!

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Dec
24
Holiday Hours! (Wednesday, December 24 at 10am)
December 24th we will be open from 10am to 2pm!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
25
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS (Thursday, December 25 at 10am)
The Book Cellar is closed December 25th and 26th for the holiday! We hope Santa brought you all books!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
1
**CLOSED** Happy New Year!! (Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 00am)
Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
5
Desi Lit Book Group (Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Desi Lit Book Group meets to discuss The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
7
Book Cellar Book Club (Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
9
The Kates!!! (Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8pm)
Join us for a night of comedy with our favorite comedians, The Kates! Arrive early for seats and drinks.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
12
Afterwards Book Group (Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7pm)
Join Afterwards Book Group as they discuss The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
14
Tim Johnston, "Descent" (Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7pm)
Author Tim Johnston stops by The Book Cellar to read from his adult debut book, Descent. While the main plot point of Descent is ripped from the headlines—the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl out for a morning run—the telling of the story, particularly how the girl’s disappearance affects each family member, is rendered with exquisite psychological depth and in crystalline prose. And the portrait of each of these family member’s trials, as well as the mystery of what happened to Caitlin, the missing girl, is matched by a stunning setting: the Rocky Mountains, which are as menacing as they are awe-inspiring. Tim Johnston is the author of the story collection Irish Girl and the novel Never So Green. Published in 2009, the stories of Irish Girl won an O. Henry Prize, the New Letters Award for Writers, and the Gival Press Short Story Award, while the collection itself won the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2011-12 he was the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Fellow at The George Washington University, and he currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Memphis.

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Jan
15
Jac Jemc, "A Different Bed Every Time"; Aaron Burch, "How to Predict the Weather" (Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm)
Authors Jac Jemc and Aaron Burch come to The Book Cellar to read from their new books!

From Jac Jemc, A Different Bed Every Time

A Different Bed Everytime: A thief steals the air from a room. Children invent a nursery rhyme to make sense of their fate. A band of girls rot from the outside in. These characters stumble through joy and murder and confusion, only to survive and wait for the next catastrophe to arrive. Moments so brief and disturbing you can't afford to look away. Jac Jemc's affecting stories mine the territory between what is real and the stories we tell to create understanding.

Jac Jemc lives in Chicago where she writes fiction and poetry. Her first novel, My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) was named a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. A chapbook of stories, This Stranger She'd Invited In, was made available from Greying Ghost Press in March 2011. Jac's nonfiction was featured on the long list for Best American Essays 2014 and her story "Women in Wells" was featured in the 2010 Best of the Web anthology. Jac received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed residencies at Ragdale and the Vermont Studio Center. She is the web nonfiction editor for Hobart and poetry editor at decomP. In 2012 she was the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant and in 2014 she was named as one of 25 Writers to Watch by the Guild Literary Complex.

From Aaron Burch, How to Predict the Weather

How to Predict the Weather: Ranging from lyrical commands to surreal narratives, Aaron Burch’s short fictions swirl with whimsy, meditation, sadness, and hope; blur the line between real and imagined; and focus on loss of lovers, of family members, and even of one’s self! From the founder and editor of the literary journal Hobart.

Aaron Burch is the author of How to Predict the Weather (Keyhole Books). His stories have appeared in New York Tyrant, Barrelhouse, and Quick Fiction, among others. He is also the editor of Hobart: another literary journal. His new book Backswing is out now.

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Jan
17
Barbara Mahany, "Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door" (Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 5pm)
Barbara Mahany stops by The Book Cellar to read from her new book Slowing Time: Seeing The Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door! “Enraptured by the miracle of this holy Earth’s turning,” Mahany has learned to pay close attention to the seasons. She takes readers through the bounty of the calendar: winter, spring, summer, and autumn. For each season, she provides “A-Count-Your-Blessings-Calendar,” 14 suggestions for “paying the art of supreme attention,” or “meditative post-its to remind us that we abound in holiness.”Each section includes essays pinpointing the divine in ordinary moments; a “Wonderlist” of that season’s glories; field notes on natural phenomena such as moon phases, plant life, bird activity; and a recipe, such as Beef Stew with Pomegranate Seeds Nestled Beside Aromatic Rice, a hearty winter’s night dinner. Because Mahany is Catholic and her husband is Jewish, her family encounters the Divine in the rituals and idioms of two faith traditions. She draws from that shared experience, and from the spirit of the almanac, scrapbook, and field guide, to offer a springboard for the reader’s own “meandering into the Holy.” Whether the summons is to unfurl a blanket on the fire escape or in a meadow, to settle in for a night of stargazing or an afternoon’s cloud parade, or to bundle up for a winter’s night moonwalk, Mahany offers scores of simple suggestions on how to behold the everyday miracle in each season. Barbara Mahany is a former reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. In her page-two column, she told stories of her family’s life that drew in thousands of readers for decades. She explores the sacred mysteries with a voice recognizable and clear. A sought-after speaker, retreat leader, and writing teacher, she lives with her family in Wilmette, Illinois.

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Jan
19
Essay Fiesta!! (Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7pm)
Essay Fiesta takes over The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Get here early to grab a seat and grab a drink! All donations go to 826Chicago!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
20
**CLOSED** (Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 00am)
The Book Cellar will be closed to do inventory today, so we'll see ya tomorrow! -Staff

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
21
Young Adult Book Group (Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8pm)
Come join the Young Adult Book Group for their discussions. Title TBA!!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
22
Nazila Fathi, " The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran" (Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7pm)
Co-sponsored by the Association for Women Journalists and the Committee to protect Journalists, and in collaboration with Amnesty International, The Book Cellar is proud to host Nazila Fathi as she reads from her new book:

The lonely war: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran

In the summer of 2009, as she was covering the popular uprisings in Tehran for the New York Times, Iranian journalist Nazila Fathi received a phone call. “They have given your photo to snipers,” a government source warned her. Soon after, with undercover agents closing in, Fathi fled the country with her husband and two children, beginning a life of exile. In The lonely war, Fathi interweaves her story with that of the country she left behind, showing how Iran is locked in a battle between hardliners and reformers that dates back to the country’s 1979 revolution. Fathi was nine years old when that uprising replaced the Iranian shah with a radical Islamic regime. Her father, an official at a government ministry, was fired for wearing a necktie and knowing English; to support his family he was forced to labor in an orchard hundreds of miles from Tehran. At the same time, the family’s destitute, uneducated housekeeper was able to retire and purchase a modern apartment—all because her family supported the new regime. Drawing on over two decades of reporting and extensive interviews with both ordinary Iranians and high-level officials before and since her departure, Fathi describes Iran’s awakening alongside her own, revealing how moderates are steadily retaking the country.

Nazila Fathi is a journalist, translator and commentator on Iran. She reported out of Iran for nearly two decades until 2009 when she was forced to leave the country because of government threats against her. She was based in Tehran from 2001 for The New York Times until she left, during a time when she wrote over 2,000 articles for the Times. Prior to that, she wrote for Time magazine, Agence France-Presse and the Times. She translated a book, History and Documentation of Human Rights in Iran, by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, into English in 2001. She has written for The New York Review of Books, Foreign Policy, Nieman Reports, and the online publication, openDemocracy. Fathi has been a guest speaker on CNN, BBC, CBC, NPR, and at several academic institutions including Stanford University and Harvard University. She received her MA in political science from the University of Toronto in 2001. In 2003 she was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship at Lund University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2010-11. Fathi’s project at the Shorenstein Center, as part of a book on Iran, will trace the influence of satellite television, the Internet and the press on Iranian civil society from 1993 to 2003.

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Jan
23
Sherman Kruse, "Butterfly Stitching" (Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7pm)
Shermin Kruse comes to The Book Cellar to read from her new book Butterfly Stitching! Capturing an oppressed and beloved Iran so seldom discussed, Chicago-based author, Shermin Kruse, has released her debut novel titled “Butterfly Stitching.” Inspired from a combination of true stories from Iranian women and personal experiences, “Butterfly Stitching” takes readers through changing perspectives and time periods to reveal an eye opening look at Iran from encounters with secret police, to terrifying moments during rocket attacks, to the dangers of a forbidden romance. This gripping tale reveals an Iran so scarcely explored in fiction through the struggles of Sahar, a nine-year-old girl growing up in the chaos and confusion of post-revolution Iran, and Samira, a beautiful woman trying to navigate marriage while being forced to grow up so quickly. Through the eyes of this powerful mother and daughter, Sahar and Samira show incredible courage and faith while enduring drastic life changes and the shifting of their unstable beloved home, Iran. “Butterfly Stitching” is a voyage navigating the intricate world of hypocrisies of a post-revolutionary, war-ridden Iran told with a page-turning pace of an engaging thriller and a powerful love story. Shermin Kruse is the epitome of a global renaissance woman. Having lived several life times throughout the globe, as a child in Iran, a teenager in Canada, and a lawyer in the United States, this poet, mother, painter, model, photographer, and human rights advocate, finally found her true home in Chicago. Through it all, her truest gift was writing and telling stories. And so she now unveils “Butterfly Stitching”, her stunning debut novel, a gripping tale of oppression and redemption, obsession and love, and loss and authenticity. Kruse began writing poetry as a child in Iran, where she lived in the midst of a bloody war with neighboring Iraq and under the control of Iran’s post-revolutionary secret police. After a childhood spent dodging rockets and the morality police, her family immigrated with little more than a few suitcases. Post immigration, Kruse rose in the ranks of the professional world. She obtained her law degree from the prestigious University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, and partnered at the top tier Chicago firm of Barack Ferrazzano at a very young age. An ardent supporter of the arts, and passionate about peace between the nation of her birth (Iran) and the one of her citizenship and allegiance (the United States), Kruse co-founded and currently serves as a director of Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Organization, an entity committed to promoting peace between the two nations through the arts. She also fell in love with an American man, and together they have three Iranian-American children.Besides her contributions to the artistic and literary world, Kruse is also an advice columnist for Chicago Lawyer and authors scholarly legal articles. In addition, Kruse works with a number of pro bono entities in both civil and criminal cases, and is a frequent speaker on foreign policy issues.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
24
2014 Chicago Writer's Association Book Awards (Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7pm)
Congratulations to CWA's 2014 Book Award Finalists!

Announcement of Finalist Coming Soon!! Watch this space.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
26
Old St. Pat's Book Group (Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7pm)
Join Old St. Pat's Book Group as they discuss Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
26
Classics Book Group (Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Come join the Classics Book Group as they discuss The Titan by Theodore Dreiser!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
30
Scott Blackwood "See How Small" (Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7pm)
Come join us at the Book Cellar with Scott Blackwood as he discusses his book "See How Small."

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
31
The Kates!!! (Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7pm)
Join us for a night of comedy with our favorite comedians, The Kates! Arrive early for seats and drinks.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
3
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7pm)
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Jun
12
Liz Fenton (Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7pm)
Jun
26
K.A. Tucker (Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7pm)
K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. Today, she is also the author of Ten Tiny Breaths, One Tiny Lie, Four Seconds to Lose, and Five Ways to Fall. She currently resides outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures. (added from Simon & Schuster)

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