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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

Mar
5
**OFFSITE** Tuna the Dog @ PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center Community Room (Thursday, March 5 at 6pm)
Join The Book Cellar and PAWS Chicago on March 5 as they team up to host the Tuna Melts My Heart book signing tour! All tickets include admission to the event, a donation to PAWS, and a copy of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite.

FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CASTAWAY TO HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKER, TUNA THE CHIWEENIE HAS WON THE ADORATION OF MILLIONS. Now, this charming and unconventional pooch has his own book, filled with more than a hundred all-new photographs and witty commentary to give fans an intimate and hilarious look at the Internet’s most prized pup. Tuna’s cartoonish looks—with an exaggerated overbite, a recessed jawline, and a wrinkly neck—are truly one of a kind. And yet his quirky appearance is no match for his unique perspective on life, overcoming his proclivity for staying in bed all day to keep his eye on the (bacon-flavored) prize. Teaming up with his owner, Courtney Dasher, Tuna shares a behind-the-scenes look at his daily exploits, which include sleeping, sunbathing, wearing bow ties, playing with toys, and melting hearts.

About Tuna:

Tuna is a 4 year-old Chiweenie with an exaggerated overbite, recessed jawline and a magnificent wrinkly neck (a.k.a shrivelneck). He was rescued by Courtney Dasher in December of 2010 at a Farmers Market in LA when he was a four-month old puppy. A year into their friendship, Courtney created an Instagram account dedicated to Tuna’s photos. At the end of 2012, Tuna’s notoriety grew on Instagram when they featured a picture of him on their personal page, unbeknownst to her. He now has over a million followers on Instagram.

Courtney never anticipated the kind of response that she has received from people’s adoration for Tuna. In fact, when she created his account, she had no agenda to garner a large following, but she did recognize that Instagram could be a catalyst to bring people joy through Tuna’s pictures that showcased his cartoonish looks and his charming personality. That has proven to be true because Courtney receives countless comments and emails daily about the impact that Tuna is making on their lives. Since Tuna is the epitome of the underdog, most people advocate for him and adore him for his endearing qualities. His loyal followers embrace his physical differences, have fallen in love with his charm and connect to his message; that true beauty comes in all forms and radiates from within. Furthermore, he is an ambassador for animal rescue, since he too was once rescued, and it has become a part of Courtney’s mission to raise awareness for rescue groups through this platform.

Location: Street: 1997 Clybourn City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Eugenia Bone, "The Kitchen Ecosystem" (Saturday, March 7 at 6pm)
Food writer Eugenia Bone comes to the Book Cellar to talk about her new cookbook The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals!

Rarely does a book change the way we think about food and cooking, but in The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals Eugenia Bone sets out to do just that with a new way of looking at the food you buy, prepare, and discard, and understanding why it tastes the way it does. In this book you will find 400 interconnected recipes that create a perpetual pantry: each dish draws on elements from a previous one and provides the building blocks for another. For example, with this week’s apple bounty, make Baked Apples with Bread Pudding. And while you’re coring apples and have your pots out, put up some applesauce to have with potato pancakes in a few months. And—here’s the rub—save the apple juice from cooking all those apples to have apple granita next week. This synchronicity is a Kitchen Ecosystem. The more homemade components you use in your cooking—the better tasting your food will be, regardless of the recipe. This is the secret to delicious food.

The Kitchen Ecosystem is a new approach to shopping and cooking. Eugenia Bone’s 400 recipes derived from 40 common ingredients—from apples and asparagus to fish and zucchini—maximize each stage of their life cycle: fresh, preserved, leftovers, and the parts we usually throw away.

Just about everything, it turns out, can be transformed into a preserve, stock, marinade, syrup, zest, jam, jelly, pickle, or condiment that can be used in or with other recipes. The yield? Food that is more delicious and prepared with less effort—and a pantry and refrigerator that are always stocked with fresh flavor boosters.

Eugenia Bone is a long time food writer, author of four books (the fifth comes out in September), an Italian cook, mushroom hunter , master canner, and all-around bloated pleasure seeker. Eugenia is the author of the critically acclaimed Mycophilia and the category staple and James Beard–nominated Well-Preserved. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, New York, and Harper’s Bazaar, among many other publications. She is married to architect Kevin Bone with whom she has two grown children, and live and write and cook in a loft in SoHo that Kevin moved into in 1978, when it had nothing but six urinals. She grew up in a food environment as her dad, Ed Giobbi, is an accomplished Italian cook and cookbook author. He and her mom hung out with a gang of chefs who were influential in their day, and Eugenia learned a lot from observing them. "Indeed, those chefs shaped my attitude about food: to use everything, to taste constantly, and to be grateful for every mouthful."- Eugenia Bone

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
9
Afterwords Book Group (Monday, March 9 at 7pm)
Join Afterwards Book Group as they discuss The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
12
Emily Gray Tedrowe, "Blue Stars" (Thursday, March 12 at 7pm)
Chicago author Emily Gray Tedrowe comes to The Book Cellar to talk about her new novel Blue Stars!

Blue Stars brings to life the realities of the modern day home front: how to get through the daily challenges of motherhood and holding down a job while bearing the stress and uncertainty of war, when everything can change in an instant. It tells the story of Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, who is drawn into the Iraq war when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine; and of Lacey, a proud Army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is also deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today.

When Michael and Eddie are injured, Ellen and Lacey’s lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier. They form an alliance and an unlikely friendship, while helping each other survive the dislocated world of the army hospital. Whether that means fighting for proper care for their men, sharing a six-pack, or coping with irrevocable loss, Ellen and Lacey pool their strengths to make it through. In the end, both women are changed, not only by the war and its fallout, but by each other.

An exploration of the bonds of family and the limits of fidelity, Blue Stars tells the story of life on the home front in the twenty-first century.

“As vivid as a news flash, Tedrowe’s riveting new novel explores the shatteringly personal cost of politics...Blue Stars is as dazzling as it is important.”

--Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You

“A strikingly nuanced portrait of military family life...If you’ve ever wondered what happens when wounded service members return, read this book.”

--Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone

Emily Gray Tedrowe is a Chicago-based writer whose second novel, Blue Stars, will be available from St. Martin’s Press in February 2015. Her first novel Commuters was named a Best New Paperback by Entertainment Weekly, an IndieNext Notable pick, and a Target Breakout Book. Her short fiction has been published in the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Fifty-Two Stories, and Other Voices. Recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, she has also received fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
13
The Kates!!! (Friday, March 13 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)
Mar
15
Story Week 2015!! (March 15-20) (Sunday, March 15 at 00am)
The Book Cellar will be providing books for all of Story Week (March 15th-20th), hosted by Columbia College Chicago! This year's authors include Chris Abani, Marlon Jones, and Bernice McFadden; plus Chicago authors Megan Stielstra, Samantha Irby, Garnett Cohen, Jessie Ann Foley and More!

Story week is free and open to all. Learn more about all the festivities here.

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Mar
16
Story Week 2015!! (March 15-20) (Monday, March 16 at 00am)
The Book Cellar will be providing books for all of Story Week (March 15th-20th), hosted by Columbia College Chicago! This year's authors include Chris Abani, Marlon Jones, and Bernice McFadden; plus Chicago authors Megan Stielstra, Samantha Irby, Garnett Cohen, Jessie Ann Foley and More!

Story week is free and open to all. Learn more about all the festivities here.

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Mar
16
Essay Fiesta!! (Monday, March 16 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)
Mar
17
Story Week 2015!! (March 15-20) (Tuesday, March 17 at 00am)
The Book Cellar will be providing books for all of Story Week (March 15th-20th), hosted by Columbia College Chicago! This year's authors include Chris Abani, Marlon Jones, and Bernice McFadden; plus Chicago authors Megan Stielstra, Samantha Irby, Garnett Cohen, Jessie Ann Foley and More!

Story week is free and open to all. Learn more about all the festivities here.

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Mar
18
Story Week 2015!! (March 15-20) (Wednesday, March 18 at 00am)
The Book Cellar will be providing books for all of Story Week (March 15th-20th), hosted by Columbia College Chicago! This year's authors include Chris Abani, Marlon Jones, and Bernice McFadden; plus Chicago authors Megan Stielstra, Samantha Irby, Garnett Cohen, Jessie Ann Foley and More!

Story week is free and open to all. Learn more about all the festivities here.

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Mar
18
Local Author Night: Tom Gradel & Dick Simpson, "Corrupt Illinois" (Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar hosts its monthly Local Author Night! This month we are pleased to present Tom Gradel and Dick Simpson and their new book Corrput Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality!

Public funds spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes stuffed with embezzled cash. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' culture of "Where's mine?" and the public apathy it engenders has made our state and local politics a disgrace.

In Corrupt Illinois, veteran political observers Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson take aim at business-as-usual. Naming names, the authors lead readers through a gallery of rogues and rotten apples to illustrate how generations of chicanery have undermined faith in, and hope for, honest government. From there, they lay out how to implement institutional reforms that provide accountability and eradicate the favoritism, sweetheart deals, and conflicts of interest corroding our civic life.

Corrupt Illinois lays out a blueprint to transform our politics from a pay-to-play–driven marketplace into what it should be: an instrument of public good.

"Corrupt Illinois is the most comprehensive account of corruption in our state ever published. It proposes cures, which will take decades to implement fully, but which deserve our attention now."--Governor Jim Edgar, from the foreword

"Gradel and Simpson have chronicled corruption in Illinois for decades. Here they sum up their findings in distressing, damning detail. The authors propose important steps to tamp down this corruption."--James A. Nowlan, former state representative and co-author of Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State

"Corrupt Illinois documents the vast scope and depth of corruption in Illinois politics, which is a monumental achievement in itself. Of equal importance, it explores the underlying roots of that corruption, building an understanding of its dynamics and the policy changes necessary to address it."--Kent Redfield, professor emeritus of political science, University of Illinois at Springfield

Thomas J. Gradel spent 35 years as a media consultant and served on the staff of Governor Dan Walker. He is a freelance writer and political researcher.

Dick Simpson is a professor, former head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, former Chicago alderman and congressional candidate. His books include Rogues, Rebels, and Rubber Stamps: The Politics of the Chicago City Council from 1863 to the Present and Teaching Civic Engagement.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
19
Story Week 2015!! (March 15-20) (Thursday, March 19 at 00am)
The Book Cellar will be providing books for all of Story Week (March 15th-20th), hosted by Columbia College Chicago! This year's authors include Chris Abani, Marlon Jones, and Bernice McFadden; plus Chicago authors Megan Stielstra, Samantha Irby, Garnett Cohen, Jessie Ann Foley and More!

Story week is free and open to all. Learn more about all the festivities here.

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Mar
19
Joshua Ferris, "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" (Thursday, March 19 at 7pm)
Joshua Ferris hangs out at The Book Cellar to talk about his International Dylan Thomas Prize winning book To rise again at a decent hour!

To rise again at a decent hour: Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist not quite willing to let go of God.

Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. What begins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something more soul-frightening: the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual.

At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, To rise again at a decent hour is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force.

Joshua Ferris is the bestselling author of three novels, Then We Came to the End, The Unnamed and To rise again at a decent hour, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and won the International Dylan Thomas Award. Previously, he was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40”writers in 2010. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. He lives in New York.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
20
Story Week 2015!! (March 15-20) (Friday, March 20 at 00am)
The Book Cellar will be providing books for all of Story Week (March 15th-20th), hosted by Columbia College Chicago! This year's authors include Chris Abani, Marlon Jones, and Bernice McFadden; plus Chicago authors Megan Stielstra, Samantha Irby, Garnett Cohen, Jessie Ann Foley and More!

Story week is free and open to all. Learn more about all the festivities here.

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Mar
20
Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt, "The Whites" (Friday, March 20 at 7pm)
Author and screenwriter Richard Price swings by The Book Cellar to talk about his new novel written as Harry Brandt The Whites.

The Whites: Back in the run-and-gun days of the mid-90s, when Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an anti-crime unit known as the Wild Geese, he made headlines by accidentally shooting a 10-year-old boy while stopping an angel-dusted berserker in the street. Branded as a cowboy by his higher-ups, for the next eighteen years Billy endured one dead-end posting after another. Now in his early forties, he has somehow survived and become a sergeant in Manhattan Night Watch, a small team of detectives charged with responding to all night-time felonies from Wall Street to Harlem.

Night Watch usually acts a set-up crew for the day shift, but when Billy is called to a 4:00 a.m. fatal slashing of a man in Penn Station, his investigation of the crime moves beyond the usual handoff. And when he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in the unsolved murder of a 12-year-old boy—a brutal case with connections to the former members of the Wild Geese—the bad old days are back in Billy's life with a vengeance, tearing apart enduring friendships forged in the urban trenches and even threatening the safety of his family.

Richard Price, one of America’s most gifted novelists, has always written brilliantly about cops, criminals, and New York City. Now, writing as Harry Brandt, he is poised to win a huge following among all those who hunger for first-rate crime fiction. Price is the author of eight novels, including Clockers, Freedomland, Samaritan and Lush Life. He is also an internationally renowned Hollywood screenwriter, whose credits include Sea of Love, Ransom and Academy Award-nominated The Color of Money. He wrote multiple episodes of the acclaimed HBO series The Wire and is currently script writer on John Turturro's new series Criminal Justice. He lives in The Bronx, New York.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
23
Old. St Pat's Book Group (Monday, March 23 at 7pm)
Old St. Pat's Book Group meets to discuss Deep down dark by Hector Tobar.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
23
Salon Classics Book Club (Monday, March 23 at 7:30pm)
Come join the Classics Book Group as they discuss With the Procession by Henry Blake Fuller.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
25
Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults (Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm)
Come join the Never To Old book club as they discuss View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
27
Carson Ellis, "Home" (Friday, March 27 at 7pm)
Author and Illustrator Carson Ellis comes to The Book Cellar to talk about her new picture book Home!

Home, Carson’s debut picture book as an author-illustrator, is a whimsical, elegant meditation on the various meanings of Home, ranging from a house in the country to a tour bus to an underwater grotto (and everything in between). Some Homes are ones we know. Some Homes are new. Some Homes are even a bit fantastical – the stuff of imaginations. Carson infuses vitality and her signature style in each rendering of Home from the everyday to the spectacular, resulting in a work of art that raises the question, What does Home mean to you? Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio.

Carson Ellis is the illustrator of a number of books for kids, including New York Times bestsellers The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and The Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy (who happens to be my husband). She recently finished work on Home, a picture book she wrote and illustrated, due out in February of 2015. Caron is also an occasional maker of editorial illustration (She's worked for The New York Times and The New Yorker, among many others) and an even more occasional fine artist represented by Nationale in Portland. Carson is also the illustrator-in-residence for the band The Decemberists. Carson has been a babysitter in New York, a hot dog vendor in California, a chairlift operator in Vermont, an artist's model in Montana, and a cocktail waitress in Minnesota. She lives on a farm in Oregon with Colin, our two sons, one cat, one stray cat, two llamas, eight chickens, a family of barn owls and an unfathomable multitude of tree frogs. You can see her illustrations at www.carsonellis.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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Mar
28
The Kates!!! (Saturday, March 28 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 at 7pm)
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Jun
12
Liz Fenton (Friday, June 12 at 7pm)
Jun
26
K.A. Tucker (Friday, June 26 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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