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The Book Cellar

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

Aug
29
After Hours Contributor's Open-Mic Reading and Reading (Friday, August 29 at 7pm)
Join After Hours Magazine to celebrate it's new issue #29 - Summer 2014. After 14 years the magazine's reading tradition continues. Pamela Miller (featured writer in After Hours #29) will be featured after a "contributors only' open mic. Open mic sign up for After Hours contributors begins at 7:00, the featured reading will begin at 8:30.

After Hours magazine will be available for purchase, as will Pamela Miller's new book, Miss Unthinkable.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
30
The Kates!! (Saturday, August 30 at 7pm)
The Kates come by for a night of comedy! 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)
Sep
1
Labor Day: Closing at 5pm (Monday, September 1 at 00am)
We will be closing at 5pm for Labor Day today; enjoy your day off!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
3
Book Cellar Book Club (Wednesday, September 3 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar Book Club meets to discuss The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
4
The Book Cellar Annual Spelling Bee Returns! (Thursday, September 4 at 7pm)
Our annual Adult Spelling Bee returns once again to give Chicago's grown-ups a chance at middle school remption (that extra "n" you put in "banana" still stings, doesn't it?). In addition to a chance to achieve Ultimate Glory, there will be a celebrity host, celebrity judges, and PRIZES!!! So download the best dictionary app you can afford-- or, hey, dust off that old fashioned paper one-- and start doing something useful with your commute.

Space for competetors is limited, so call (773.293.2665) or email (words@bookcellarinc.com) to reserve your spot today.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
5
Extra Special Story Time with Justin Roberts! (Friday, September 5 at 11am)
We're very excited to present an extra special story time this morning. Family music rockstar (he's been called "the Judy Blume of kiddie rock") Justin Roberts will be hosting and sharing his brand new book, The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade. Come early to get a good seat!

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Sep
5
Debut YA Novelist: Rachel Wilson with "Don't Touch" (Friday, September 5 at 7pm)
We are thrilled to host Chicago novelist, Rachel Wilson, as she celebrates the release of her debut YA book, Don't Touch.

Don't Touch is the story of Caddie. Caddie has a history of magical thinking—of playing games in her head to cope with her surroundings—but it's never been this bad before. When her parents split up, Don't Touch becomes Caddie's mantra. Maybe if she keeps from touching another person's skin, Dad will come home. She knows it doesn't make sense, but her games have never been logical. Soon, despite Alabama's humidity, she's covering every inch of her skin and wearing evening gloves to school. And that's where things get tricky. Even though Caddie's the new girl, it's hard to pass off her compulsions as artistic quirks. Friends notice things. Her drama class is all about interacting with her scene partners, especially Peter, who's auditioning for the role of Hamlet. Caddie desperately wants to play Ophelia, but if she does, she'll have to touch Peter and kiss him. Part of Caddie would love nothing more than to kiss Peter—but the other part isn't sure she's brave enough to let herself fall. Rachel M. Wilson studied theater at Northwestern University and received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Originally from Alabama, Rachel currently writes, acts, and teaches in Chicago, IL. Don't Touch is her first novel.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
6
The Poets' Club of Chicago (Saturday, September 6 at 7pm)
Come join us for a night of poetry at the Book Cellar! The Poets' Club of Chicago engages in a wide range of activities: publishing their poetry online and in print journals, as well as, reading their poems at various venues. They sponsor workshops, and engage in creative outreach using a wide range of other artistic forms, such as music, painting, and video. Club members have received numerous awards, fellowships, and have published individual poetry books. Members of the Club will read their own contributions To Skylines, The Poets' Club of Chicago 78th Anniversary Anthology. The poets reading are: Jan Ball, Susan Cherry, Maureen Flannery, Pamela Miller, Charlie Newman, Jenene Ravesloot, Tom Roby IV, and Beth Staas.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
8
Desi Lit Book Club (Monday, September 8 at 7:30pm)
The Desi Lit Book Club meets to discuss The City of Devi by Manil Suri.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
9
**OFFSITE** Peter Schneider @ the Goethe Institute (Tuesday, September 9 at 12pm)
Peter Schneider comes to the Goethe Institute to talk about and read from his book, Berlin Now.

Berlin Now is a bold and digressive exploration of the allure of the vibrant city. Schneider takes us on an insider's tour of this rapidly metamorphosing metropolis. Schneider's perceptive, witty investigations on everything from the insidious legacy of suspicion instilled by the East German secret police to the clashing attitudes towards work, food, and love held by former East and West Berliners have been sharply translated by Sophie Schlondorff.

Schneider’s perceptive, witty investigations on everything from the insidious legacy of suspicion instilled by the East German secret police to the clashing attitudes toward work, food, and love held by former East and West Berliners have been sharply translated by Sophie Schlondorff.

Location: Street: 150 N Michigan Ave Additional: #200 City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60601 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
9
**OFFSITE** Cristina Henriquez & Rebecca Makkai @ Harold Washington Library (Tuesday, September 9 at 6pm)
Cristina Henriquez and Rebecca Makkai appear in conversation, discussing their work and the art of the written word. Presented by Chicago Public Library and The Society of Midland Authors. Henríquez’s new novel, The Book of Unknown Americans, was chosen by Amazon as the #1 novel from the first half of 2014, and it was a recent “Book of the Week” selection at Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine website. Henríquez’s previous books are The World in Half, and Come together, fall apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York TimesEditors’ Choice selection. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker and The Atlantic. Makkai’s second novel was published this summer and titled The Hundred-Year House, is set on Chicago’s North Shore. Her first novel, The borrower, was a Booklist Top Ten Debut, an Indie Next pick, an O Magazine selection, and one of Chicago magazine's choices for best fiction of 2011. Her short fiction was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years.

The event will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.

Location: Street: 400 S State S City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
10
Richard Fox, "Hula" (Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm)
Come hear Richard Fox's new collection of poems, Hula, read by Diana Slickman.

Richard Fox has contributed work to many literary journals. His first book of poetry, "Swagger & Remorse" was published in December 2007. He was the recipient of a full poetry fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. He has a b BFA in Photography from Temple University, and he currently lives in Chicago.

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Sep
12
The Kates! (Friday, September 12 at 8pm)
The Kates are back for a night of comedy! Come early to grab a seat and some drinks!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
13
**OFFSITE** Claudia Martinez, Crystal Chan, Natasha Tarpley @ Everybody's Coffee (Saturday, September 13 at 10am)
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators are having a panel discussion with Claudia Martinez (The Smell of Old Lady Perfume), Crystal Chan (Bird), and Natasha Tarpley (I Love My Hair!) about their new releases, the road to publication, and diversity in publishing.

Location: Street: 935 W Wilson Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
15
Essay Fiesta!! (Monday, September 15 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)
Sep
16
**OFFSITE** Brigid Pasulka @ Harold Washington Library (Tuesday, September 16 at 6pm)
Brigid Pasulka visits the Harold Washington Library to read from her new book, The Sun and Other Stars.

In the seaside village of San Benedetto, a resort town on the Italian Riviera, twenty-twoyear- old Etto finds himself adrift. Within the past year, Etto has not only lost both his twin brother and his mother, but in his grief has become estranged from his father, the local butcher. While his father passes the time with the men of the town in the fine tradition of Italian men everywhere—a reverential obsession with soccer—Etto retreats ever further from his day-to-day life, seeking solace in the hills above the town.

But then a Ukrainian soccer star, the great Yuri Fil, sweeps into San Benedetto, taking refuge himself from an international scandal. Soon Yuri and his captivating tomboy sister Zhuki invite Etto into their world of sport, celebrity, loyalty, and humor.

The Sun and Other Stars is a gorgeous, celebratory tale about families, compromise, and community, and about how losses can be transformed into hope. Irresistible and unforgettable, it is a shimmering miracle of a book.

Location: Street: 400 S State St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
17
Local Author Night: Poets' Club of Chicago Takeover Edition (Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm)
The Poets' Club of Chicago takes over Local Author Night! A slew of club member poets will be sharing their contributions to Skylines, the club's 78th anniversary anthology. The featured readers are Jan Ball, Susan Cherry, Maureen Flannery, Pamela Miller, Charlie Newman, Jenene Ravesloot, Tom Roby IV, and Beth Staas. The Poet's Club of Chicago engages in a wide range of activities: publishing their poetry online and in print journals, as well as, reading their poems at various venues. They sponsor workshops, and engage in creative outreach using a wide range of other artistic forms, such as music, painting, and video. Club members have received numerous awards, fellowships, and have published individual poetry books.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
19
**OFFSITE** Jan Karski 2014 Memory and Responsibility Conference @ Loyola University (Friday, September 19 at 00am)
The Jan Karski 2014 Memory and Responsibility Conference in Chicago centers on the legacy of Jan Karski, concentrating on two major themes from his life that touch our world today, Memory and Responsibility. The Conference will be held at Loyola University Chicago. The Conference is sponsored by Loyola's Interdisciplinary Polish Studies Program and the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, along with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. It will take place from September 19-20, with a full program of presentations and activities. Books will be provided by the Book Cellar. More information is included on the attachment 2014-karski-luc-conference.pdf, which also has contact information and a Call for Papers. There is no cost to attend the Conference.

Location: Street: Loyola University Additional: 1032 W Sheridan Road City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60660 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
19
Matt Gavin Frank, "Preparing the Ghost" (Friday, September 19 at 7pm)
Matt Gavin Frank reads from and answers questions about his book, Preparing the Ghost.

Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this strikingly original and enigmatic account of the first man to photograph a giant squid.

Moses Harvey was the eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalist who first photographed the near-mythic giant squid in 1874, draping it over a shower curtain rod to display its magnitude. In Preparing the Ghost, what begins as Moses’s story becomes much more, as fellow squid-enthusiast Matthew Gavin Frank boldly winds his narrative tentacles around history, creative nonfiction, science, memoir, and meditations about the interrelated nature of them all.

Matt Gavin Frank was born and raised in Chicago, and recieved an MFA in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction from Arizona State University.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Helen Park Bigelow, "Given Time" (Saturday, September 20 at 7pm)
Helen Park Bigelow comes to The Book Cellar to read from her book, Given Time.

Above all, Given Time is a love story. Two strong, artistic people face the kind of diagnosis nobody wants. With searing effect, this memoir shows the full dimensions of terminal illness interspersed by tales of a colorful, unusual past. Given Time is both heart-wrenching and surprisingly uplifting.

Helen Park Bigelow and her husband, Edward B. Bigelow, lived on the Island of Maui as well as in Palo Alto, California, where Helen still lives. She earned her living making pottery during the 1960s and 1970s, and she has led a weekly writing workshop in Palo Alto for twenty-five years. Her first book, David Park, Painter: Nothing Held Back, was published by Hudson Hills Press in 2009.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
24
Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults (Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm)
Never Too Old Book Club meets to discusses this months selection (TBA).

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
25
Black Balloon Publishing Presents (Thursday, September 25 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar welcomes Mike Meginnis and Kevin Clouthers!

Mike Meginnis won the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize for his debut novel, Fat Man & Little Boy. He has published stories in Best American Short Stories 2012, The Collagist, PANK, and many others. He contributes regularly to HTML Giant andKill Screen, and plays collaborative text adventures at exitsare.com. Mike earned his MFA at New Mexico State University, where he served as a managing editor of Puerto del Sol for two years. He is now the prose editor of Noemi Press and coedits Uncanny Valley with his wife, Tracy Rae Bowling. Mike lives and works in Iowa City. He has never seen the ocean. Kevin Clouther's debut collection, We Were Flying to Chicago, was discovered among the submissions for the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. Kevin is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he completed his thesis under Marilynne Robinson and won the Richard Yates Fiction Award for best short story. He has worked at The Iowa Review, Meridian and The Virginia Literary Review, where he served as Fiction Editor. He teaches creative writing at Stony Brook University, where he coordinates the Program in Writing Reading Series, and at Johns Hopkins. Kevin now lives in Floral Park on Long Island, NY. The Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize is an award for a previously-completed manuscript that comes with $5,000 and a Black Balloon Publishing book deal. This contest has no reading fee and is open to anyone who has previously completed an unpublished original work of fiction of over 50,000 words.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
26
Chris Green, "Résumé" (Friday, September 26 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar is happy to host poet Chris Green! Chris Green’s reading is the launch of his new book of poems, Résumé. This book of poetry sees life as a series of jobs: pimp’s assistant, lost pet psychic, petting tent attendant, target changer, aviary security, etc. He is the author of two other books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens and Epiphany School. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Poetry, New York Times, New Letters, Verse, and Nimrod. He’s edited four anthologies, including Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography and the forthcoming, I Remember: A Poem by Chicago Veterans of War. He founded LitCity (www.litcity312.com), a comprehensive literary site for Chicago. He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University. More information can be found at www.chrisgreenpoetry.com.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
27
The Kates! (Saturday, September 27 at 7pm)
The Kates come by for a night of comedy! 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)
Sep
28
Michael Veach, "Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage" (Sunday, September 28 at 4pm)
The Book Cellar welcomes whiskey expert Michael Veach as he shares his new book, Kentucky bourbon whiskey: An American Heritage. Michael will be joined by Bill Rix Welter, Master Distiller at Journeyman Distillery in Michigan, and Paul Heltko, Master Distiller at FEW Spirits in Evanston. Expect an evening of good spirits* and good discussion about them. You may want to consider taking the L, though, because the event includes a bourbon tasting! *The spirits will be available for purchased at Provenance, just down the street at 2312 W Leland. Mike Veach is one of the foremost authorities on all things Bourbon, and has spent over 15 years with The Filson Historical Society serving in the role of historian and author. Veach possesses an unsurpassed wealth of knowledge and perspective on an industry that has Kentucky at the forefront of the Bourbon Boom occurring across the United States and abroad.

Mr. Veach is featured in The Bourbon Review and The Louisville Encyclopedia. He wrote the forward for the release of Gerald Carson’s Social History of Bourbon in 2010, and in 2013 published his own now-widely acclaimed book Kentucky bourbon whiskey: An American Heritage.

Prior to his long tenure at The Filson, Veach spent 5 years as the North American Archivist for United Distillers. Since then he has also provided research and consulting services for such institutions as the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Brown-Forman, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, and Heaven Hill Distillery.

In 2006, Mike Veach was inducted into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. He has provided pro-bono services to many major non-profit entities such as The Black Acre Foundation, The Farnsley-Kaufman House, The Farnsley-Moreman Landing, Boy Scouts of America, Girls.Inc in Owensboro and many other organizations including The Filson Historical Society.

Veach holds a BA and MA in History from the University of Louisville. He travels across the country researching, lecturing, and hosting special seminars designed to spread the knowledge of Kentucky Whiskey products and enhance the appreciation of Bourbon. Mr. Veach resides in his hometown of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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