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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

Added by: lilithcat.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 22

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Upcoming events

Nov
27
Closed for Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 27 at 09:30am)
The Book Cellar will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving. Have a happy holiday!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nov
29
Small Business Saturday (Saturday, November 29 at 10am)
Ease your Black Friday and Cyber Monday guilt by supporting independent businesses on Small Business Saturday! Patronize brick and mortor business--shop small and local! We'll have authors in the store throughout the day selling books, and as always, being a frequent customer saves you 10% on all your books!

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Dec
1
Desi Lit Book Group (Monday, December 1 at 7:30pm)
Join the Desi Lit Book Group as they discuss The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
2
**OFFSITE** Poetry Foundation, Bertold Brecht, Barbara Brecht, David Constantine, Tom Kuhn (Tuesday, December 2 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar provides books for the Poetry Foundation's poets Bertold Brecht, Barbara Brecht, David Constantine and Tom Kuhn. Visit their website for more details.

Location: Street: 61 W Superior St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60654 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
3
Out of gift ideas?? Get ideas from our experts! (Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm)
Visit The Book Cellar to learn about great gift ideas or terrific book group selections from our publishing sales representatives. All are welcome! It's a PARTY!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
4
Write Club's Bare-Knuckled Lit Launch Party (Thursday, December 4 at 7pm)
Join us at The Book Cellar for Write Club's launch party for their anthology, Bare-knuckled Lit.

Bare-Knuckled Lit is a collection of some of the funniest, most persuasive, and deliciously pugnacious essays from the live lit phenomenon Write Club. At the vanguard of the nation’s burgeoning live lit scene, Write Club features compelling performers reading their own riveting prose in a growing number of shows in cities across the continent. Founded in Chicago in 2010 by the perennially irritable Ian Belknap, Write Club is monthly literary smackdown that pits writers against each other to defend opposing ideas: Light vs. Dark, Fate vs. Free Will, Vampires vs. Bare-Knuckled Lit comprises some 30 essays by a variety of writers from WRITE CLUB shows across the continent, arranged in head to head bouts. The pieces are necessarily short and tackle a variety of topics, from feather- to heavy-weight.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
5
**OFFSITE** The Interview Show at The Hideout (Friday, December 5 at 6:30pm)
This December, see author Jonathan Eig at The Interview Show at The Hideout! The Book Cellar will provide copies of his book, Birth of The Pill for sale. A talk show in a bar--plus books! What could be better?

The Interview Show, a talk show in a bar, features comedy, music and guests from every walk of life sharing their stories, worldviews and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting. Since the show began in February 2008, the show has featured such guests as actor Brian Dennehy, WTF podcaster Marc Maron,The Style Rookie Editor Tavi Gevinson, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, novelist Gillian Flynn and many more. Called one of the “40 Reasons to Love Chicago” by Chicago magazine, The Interview Show is held the first Friday of every month at The Hideout, as well as twice a year at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

Location: Street: 1354 West Wabansia City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60642 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
6
Pictures with Santa! (Saturday, December 6 at 11am)
Visit the Book Cellar and get your picture made with SANTA!!!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
8
Afterwords Book Group (Monday, December 8 at 7pm)
Afterwords Book Group reads Bossypants by Tina Fey.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
9
**OFFSITE** Glenn Kurtz @ Mayor Brown (Tuesday, December 9 at 12pm)
Glenn Kurtz visits Mayor Brown to discuss his new book Three Minutes in Poland. When he stumbles upon an old family film in his parents’ closet in Florida, Glenn has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his grandfather on a sightseeing trip to Europe, includes shaky footage of Paris and the Swiss Alps, with someone inevitably waving at the camera. Astonishingly, David Kurtz also captured on color 16mm film the only known moving images of the thriving, predominantly Jewish town of Nasielsk, Poland, shortly before the community’s destruction. "Blissfully unaware of the catastrophe that lay just ahead," he just happened to visit his birthplace in 1938, a year before the Nazi occupation. Of the town’s three thousand Jewish inhabitants, fewer than one hundred would survive. Painstakingly assembled from interviews, photographs, documents, and artifacts, Three Minutes in Poland tells the rich, harrowing, and surprisingly intertwined stories of these seven survivors and their Polish hometown. "I began to catch fleeting glimpses of the living town," Kurtz writes, "a cruelly narrow sample of its relationships, contradictions, scandals." Originally a travel souvenir, David Kurtz’s home movie became the most important record of a vibrant town on the brink of extinction. From this brief film, Glenn Kurtz creates a poignant yet unsentimental exploration of memory, loss, and improbable survival—a monument to a lost world. Glenn Kurtz is a graduate of the New England Conservatory-Tufts University double degree program and holds a PhD from Stanford University in German studies and comparative literature. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Lost, ZYZZYVA, Tema Celeste, and elsewhere. He has taught at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, and New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He lives in New York City.

Location: Street: 71 S Wacker Drive City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60606 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
9
**OFFSITE** Glenn Kurtz @ Congregation Beth Shalom (Tuesday, December 9 at 7pm)
Glenn Kurtz visits Congregation Beth Shalom to discuss his new book Three Minutes in Poland. When he stumbles upon an old family film in his parents’ closet in Florida, Glenn has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his grandfather on a sightseeing trip to Europe, includes shaky footage of Paris and the Swiss Alps, with someone inevitably waving at the camera. Astonishingly, David Kurtz also captured on color 16mm film the only known moving images of the thriving, predominantly Jewish town of Nasielsk, Poland, shortly before the community’s destruction. "Blissfully unaware of the catastrophe that lay just ahead," he just happened to visit his birthplace in 1938, a year before the Nazi occupation. Of the town’s three thousand Jewish inhabitants, fewer than one hundred would survive. Painstakingly assembled from interviews, photographs, documents, and artifacts, Three Minutes in Poland tells the rich, harrowing, and surprisingly intertwined stories of these seven survivors and their Polish hometown. "I began to catch fleeting glimpses of the living town," Kurtz writes, "a cruelly narrow sample of its relationships, contradictions, scandals." Originally a travel souvenir, David Kurtz’s home movie became the most important record of a vibrant town on the brink of extinction. From this brief film, Glenn Kurtz creates a poignant yet unsentimental exploration of memory, loss, and improbable survival—a monument to a lost world. Glenn Kurtz is a graduate of the New England Conservatory-Tufts University double degree program and holds a PhD from Stanford University in German studies and comparative literature. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Lost, ZYZZYVA, Tema Celeste, and elsewhere. He has taught at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, and New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He lives in New York City.

Location: Street: 3433 Walters Ave City: Northbrook, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60062 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
11
"Chicago Portraits" and "Gangsters & Grifters", Intro by Rick Kogan (Thursday, December 11 at 7pm)
Senior writer and columnist for the Chicago Tribune's Sunday section, Rick Kogan drops by The Book Cellar with Robin Daughtridge and Mike Zajakowski, the photo editors for the collections Chicago Portraits and Gangsters and Grifters. They will discuss these projects, Chicago history, as well as their tireless work documenting the murder crisis afflicting Chicago.

Chicago Portraits comprises the most memorable of the innumerable images that some of the greatest photographers in journalism have created over the past century. It's a unique showcase for the unsung photographers who've quietly documented daily life in Chicago, and through their decades of work created an unparalleled panorama of the City of Big Shoulders.

Created from the Chicago Tribune's vast archives, Gangsters and Grifters is a collection of photographs featuring infamous criminals, small-time bandits, hoodlums, and more at shocking crime scenes. These vintage glass-plate and acetate negatives were taken from the early 1900s through the 1950s, and they have been largely unseen for generations. That is because most have never been published, only having been witnessed by the photographers and police in the moments after an arrest, crime, or even murder. Included are graphic crime scenes, raw evidence, and depictions of searing emotions, captured on film during a time when photographers were given unprecedented access alongside police.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
11
**OFFSITE** OTSFM: Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich (Thursday, December 11 at 7:30pm)
Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich A Caroling Party benefiting Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving EVENT TIMES Thursday, December 11, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Friday, December 12, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 3:00 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 14, 2014 ♦ 4:00 PM Songs of Good Cheer, a caroling party hosted by Chicago Tribune columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn and featuring a cast of exceptional musicians from the Old Town School, presents its 15th annual edition. Old Town School of Folk Music co-produces this charity concert with Chicago Tribune to benefit Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving, a campaign of the Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. ***For Ticketing and Information Visit oldtownschool.org

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
12
**OFFSITE** OTSFM: Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich (Friday, December 12 at 7:30pm)
Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich A Caroling Party benefiting Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving EVENT TIMES Thursday, December 11, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Friday, December 12, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 3:00 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 14, 2014 ♦ 4:00 PM Songs of Good Cheer, a caroling party hosted by Chicago Tribune columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn and featuring a cast of exceptional musicians from the Old Town School, presents its 15th annual edition. Old Town School of Folk Music co-produces this charity concert with Chicago Tribune to benefit Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving, a campaign of the Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. ***For Ticketing and Information Visit oldtownschool.org

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
12
The Kates!! (Friday, December 12 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)
Dec
13
**OFFSITE** OTSFM: Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich (Saturday, December 13 at 3pm)
Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich A Caroling Party benefiting Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving EVENT TIMES Thursday, December 11, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Friday, December 12, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 3:00 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 14, 2014 ♦ 4:00 PM Songs of Good Cheer, a caroling party hosted by Chicago Tribune columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn and featuring a cast of exceptional musicians from the Old Town School, presents its 15th annual edition. Old Town School of Folk Music co-produces this charity concert with Chicago Tribune to benefit Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving, a campaign of the Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. ***For Ticketing and Information Visit oldtownschool.org

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
13
Roosevelt MFA Reading (Saturday, December 13 at 6pm)
Join the Roosevelt University MFA program and community as the graduate studetns read their work from the fall semester.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
13
**OFFSITE** OTSFM: Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich (Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm)
Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich A Caroling Party benefiting Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving EVENT TIMES Thursday, December 11, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Friday, December 12, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 3:00 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 14, 2014 ♦ 4:00 PM Songs of Good Cheer, a caroling party hosted by Chicago Tribune columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn and featuring a cast of exceptional musicians from the Old Town School, presents its 15th annual edition. Old Town School of Folk Music co-produces this charity concert with Chicago Tribune to benefit Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving, a campaign of the Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. ***For Ticketing and Information Visit oldtownschool.org

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
14
**OFFSITE** OTSFM: Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich (Sunday, December 14 at 4pm)
Songs of Good Cheer with Mary Schmich A Caroling Party benefiting Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving EVENT TIMES Thursday, December 11, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Friday, December 12, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 3:00 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 14, 2014 ♦ 4:00 PM Songs of Good Cheer, a caroling party hosted by Chicago Tribune columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn and featuring a cast of exceptional musicians from the Old Town School, presents its 15th annual edition. Old Town School of Folk Music co-produces this charity concert with Chicago Tribune to benefit Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving, a campaign of the Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. ***For Ticketing and Information Visit oldtownschool.org

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
15
Essay Fiesta!! (Monday, December 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)
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!

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

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