The challenge in moving the Co-op lay less in getting the (literally) tons of books from one location to another, but rather in taking a subterranean bookstore - as iconic for its labyrinthine corridors as it is for its inventory - and shifting it above ground with an open floor plan. Tigerman McCurry Architects succeeded in creating a store that does not imitate the old location, but shares characteristics and creates the same feeling of being surrounded, even crowded, by the books. No mean feat in a space flooded by natural light.
This event is a celebration of their work and the realization of a new home for the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)