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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

Apr
17
*OFFSITE* Michael Anania, Elise Paschen, and Jeffery Renard Allen @ Poetry Foundation (Thursday, April 17 at 6:30pm)
Join us at the Poetry Foundation to hear from poets Michael Anania, Elise Paschen, and Jeffery Renard Allen. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the readings begins at 7:00! After the readings will be a grand reception... with music!

Location: Street: 61 West Superior Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60654 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
18
Roosevelt MFA Reading (Friday, April 18 at 7pm)
Spring graduates from Roosevelt University's MFA program stop by The Book Cellar to celebrate and share their work.

Is there hope for our literary future? Find out tonight!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
19
Bill Hillmann presents "The Old Neighborhood" (Saturday, April 19 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar is pleased to host Chicago native Bill Hillmann as he shares his debut novel from Curbside Splendor, The Old Neighborhood.

"The Old Neighborhood is the story of teenager Joe Walsh, the youngest in a large, mixed-race family living in Chicago. After Joe witnesses his older brother commit a gangland murder, his friends and family drag him down into a pit of violence that reaches a bloody impasse when his elder sister begins dating a rival gang member. The Old Neighborhood is both a brutal tale of growing up tough in a mean city, and a beautiful harkening to the heartbreak of youth."

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
Closed for Easter! (Sunday, April 20 at 00am)
Happy Easter, guys and gals! We hope you get a basket full of books!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
21
Essay Fiesta! (Monday, April 21 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!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
22
**OFFSITE** Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights (Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm)
Location: Street: Location TBA City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
World Book Night (Wednesday, April 23 at 00am)
World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23 –Shakespeare’s birthday– tens of thousands of people in the U.S. go out into their communities and give a total of half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. For more information about World Book Night and this year's selections, visit their website here.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
23
**OFFSITE** Christina Rice @ Patio Theater (Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30pm)
Christina Rice, author of the new critical biography Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel, visits for two evenings of back-to-back screenings in conjunction with the Park Ridge Classic Film Series. Christina will be introducing both screenings, and signing books before and afterwards. The Book Cellar will provide books both evenings! The film schedule is as follows:

Wed, April 23 - 7:30pm - Patio Theater (6008 W. Irving Park Rd) - The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932) Thur, April 24 - 7:30pm - Pickwick Theater (5 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL) - Scarface (1932)

Location: Street: Patio Theater Additional: 6008 W. Irving Park Road City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
24
Leah Eskin, "Slices of Life" (Thursday, April 24 at 7pm)
Leah Eskin visits the Book Cellar to share her new book, Slices of Life: A Food Writer Cooks through Many a Conundrum. Food tasting included!

Bad Haircut Kale Chips. Post-ER Roast Chicken. New Baby Risotto. Frantic Dinner-Party Calming Soup. These are some of the dishes that food writer Leah Eskin has turned out during her years of raising two children, enduring one dog, and tending her marriage. She's also nurtured her ten-year-old food column, "Home on the Range," providing a recipe and accompanying vignette in the "Chicago Tribune " every week. "Slices of Life " transforms those columns into a memoir that readers can savor in small or large bites. It's a compilation of more than 200 recipes, with a generous helping of the life stories that happened along the way: moving-day potatoes, summer-vacation apricot pie, dead-microwave ratatouille, sullen-child oatmeal squares. Whether preparing recipes for disaster or delight, Leah Eskin has made it all delicious!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
24
**OFFSITE** Christina Rice @ Pickwick Theater (Thursday, April 24 at 7:30pm)
Christina Rice, author of the new critical biography Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel, visits for two evenings of back-to-back screenings in conjunction with the Park Ridge Classic Film Series. Christina will be introducing both screenings, and signing books before and afterwards. The Book Cellar will provide books both evenings! The film schedule is as follows:

Wed, April 23 - 7:30pm - Patio Theater (6008 W. Irving Park Rd) - The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932) Thur, April 24 - 7:30pm - Pickwick Theater (5 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL) - Scarface (1932)

Location: Street: Pickwick Theater Additional: 5 S. Prospect Ave. City: Park Ridge, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60068 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
25
Michael Boatman (Last God Standing) with Bartholomew Daniels (Rotten at the Heart) (Friday, April 25 at 7pm)
Michael Boatman and Bartholomew Daniels visit The Book Cellar to share their books, Last God Standing and Rotten at the Heart.

Michael Boatman's Last God Standing: When God decides to quit and join the human race to see what all the fuss is about, all Hell breaks loose. Sensing his abdication, the other defunct gods of Earth's vanquished pantheons want a piece of the action He abandoned. Meanwhile, the newly-humanised deity must discover the whereabouts and intentions of the similarly reincarnated Lucifer, and block the ascension of a murderous new God. How is he ever going to make it as a stand-up comedian with all of this going on…?

Bartholomew Daniels's Rotten at the Heart: With their patron's mysterious death and their Puritan landlord's sudden determination to evict them, William Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain's Men teeter on the brink of ruin. So when the new Baron Carey--son of their late sponsor--reveals to Shakespeare his suspicions that his father was murdered, and demands that Shakespeare use his own powers of observation to ferret out the killer in exchange for Carey's continued patronage, Will has little choice but to agree.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
26
The Kates! (Saturday, April 26 at 7pm)
The all-female comedy group The Kates perform at 7pm! They are funny! They are cool! You will like them!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
28
Old. St Pat's Book Group (Monday, April 28 at 7pm)
The Old St. Pat's Book Group meets at 7 p.m. to discuss Long division by Kiese Laymon.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
28
Salon Classics Book Group (Monday, April 28 at 7:30pm)
The Salon Classics Book Club meets at 7:30 to discuss Stoner by John Williams.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
30
Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults (Wednesday, April 30 at 8pm)
The Never Too Old YA Book Club meets at 8 p.m. to discuss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
1
Philip Siegel, "The Break-Up Artist" (Thursday, May 1 at 7pm)
Tonight we're pleased to host author Philip Siegel for the release of his new book, The Break-Up Artist.

Some sixteen-year olds babysit for cash.

Some work at the mall.

Becca Williamson breaks up couples.

"Original, funny, brilliant ... Not a cliche in it. I adored this book." -Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door

It's sure to be a wild night!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
2
*OFFSITE* The Interview Show with Veronica Roth and Aleksander Hemon @ The Hideout (Friday, May 2 at 6:30pm)
Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series (now made into a hit motion picture!) and Aleksander Hemon, brilliant author of The Book of My Lives, stop by The Hideout to discuss their latest projects with The Interview Show host, Mark Bazar.

Location: Street: 1354 W Wabansia Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60642 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
2
Susannah Lang and Tim Hunt (Friday, May 2 at 7pm)
Poets Susanna Lang and Tim Hunt stop by to read from their new collections!

Susanna Lang's newest collection of poems, Tracing the Lines, was published in 2013 by Brick Road Poetry Press. Her poems have appeared in journals including Little Star, New Letters, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, The Green Mountains Review, The Baltimore Review, Kalliope and Jubilat. She lives in Chicago and teaches in the Chicago Public Schools.

Tim Hunt’s newest collection of poems, The Tao of Twang, was published in 2014 by CW Books. His publications include Fault Lines (The Backwaters Press) and the chapbooks Redneck Yoga (Finishing Line Press) and White Levis (Pudding House Chapbooks). He has also been awarded the Chester H. Jones National Poetry Prize and twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He grew up in small towns in Northern California. He and his wife Susan live in Normal, Illinois.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
5
Desi Lit Book Group (Monday, May 5 at 7:30pm)
The Desi Lit Book Group meets at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
7
Book Cellar Book Club (Wednesday, May 7 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar Book Club meets at 7 p.m. to discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
8
*OFFSITE* Lynne Raimondo @ Campagnola (Thursday, May 8 at 6:30pm)
Author Lynne Raimondo comes to Campagnola to celebrate the release party for her new book, Dante's Poison. Blind psychiatrist Mark Angelotti has just enrolled in a drug trial that holds out hope of restoring his eyesight when he again becomes entangled in a case that is rocking the Chicago legal community. After defending the manufacturer of the powerful antipsychotic drug Lucitrol against product-liability claims, attorney Jane Barrett has become somewhat of an expert on the controversial medication. So when her lover, investigative journalist Rory Gallagher, collapses from a fatal dose of the same drug, it falls to Hallie Sanchez, Barrett’s oldest friend, to defend her on murder charges. Amid growing doubts about Barrett’s innocence, Hallie recruits Mark Angelotti to help her discredit the testimony of a crucial eyewitness. The pair succeeds in obtaining Barrett’s release, but at a dreadful price.

Mark sets out to investigate who else may have wanted the journalist out of the way. As he gets closer to the truth, he realizes the killer is still on the loose. But two questions remain for Mark: Will the drug trial succeed in restoring his eyesight? More important, will he live long enough to see the case to its end?

“The courtroom drama shines in this terrific mystery! Complex, authentic, surprising—and a page-turning master class in character. With his dry wit and heartbreaking vulnerability, this engaging and compelling hero will change your perception and win your heart.” — Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of THE WRONG GIRL

Location: Street: 815 Chicago Ave City: Evanston, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60202 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
8
Patrick Hicks, "The Commandant of Lubizec" (Thursday, May 8 at 7pm)
Tonight, we're excited to host author Patrick Hicks with his amazing new novel, The Commandant of Lubizec.

After the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, they quickly began persecuting anyone who was Jewish. Millions were shoved into ghettos and forced to live under the swastika. Death camps were built and something called “Operation Reinhard” was set into motion. Its goal? To murder all the Jews of Poland.

The Commandant of Lubizec is a harrowing account of a death camp that never actually existed but easily could have in the Nazi state. It is a sensitive, accurate retelling of a place that went about the business of genocide. Told as a historical account in a documentary style, it explores the atmosphere of a death camp. It describes what it was like to watch the trains roll in, and it probes into the mind of its commandant, Hans-Peter Guth. How could he murder thousands of people each day and then go home to laugh with his children? This is not only an unflinching portrayal of the machinery of the gas chambers, it is also the story of how prisoners burned the camp to the ground and fled into the woods. It is a story of rebellion and survival. It is a story of life amid death.

The Commandant of Lubizec disquiets us with the knowledge that similar events actually took place in camps like Bełzec, Sobibór, and Treblinka. The history of Lubizec, although a work of fiction, is a chillingly blunt distillation of real life events. It brings voice to the silenced, demands that we bear witness.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
9
The Kates!!! (Friday, May 9 at 8pm)
The Book Cellar's favorite comediennes, The Kates!, take the stage at 8 p.m.

Hosted by Amy Sumpter, tonight's lineup includes Diana Carlson, Erin Lane, Stefania Rudd, Beth Schmidt, Melody Kamali, Soli Santos, Kristen Toomey, and Amy Eisenberg!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
10
Carla Buckley (Saturday, May 10 at 00am)
Carla Buckley (The Things That Keep Us Here, Invisible, The deepest secret)

Carla Buckley is the author of The deepest secret, Invisible, and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a best first novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Wharton School of Business, and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and three children. She is currently at work on her next novel, The Good Goodbye. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
10
Indie's First Storytime with Esme Raji Codell (Saturday, May 10 at 11am)
In celebration of Indie's First Storytime Day, the amazing Esmé Raji Codell joins us for a special storytime at 11am! Indie's First Storytime brings authors and illustrators to your favorite independent bookstores for a day of reading fun.

Esmé Raji Codell is a teacher and librarian and the author of many award-winning books for children. Even though she has already graduated from preschool, she still loves puppets, sharing, friends, snacks, and the occasional dinosaur. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois.

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