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Location: Chicago, IL 60638, United States

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There are 58 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

6348 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638
6423 West 63rd Place, Chicago, IL 60638
6233 South Archer Road, Summit, IL 60501
6800 West 43rd Street, Stickney, IL 60402
7816 West 65th Place, Bedford Park, IL 60501
4020 West 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60629
5055 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632
6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629
3801 South Central Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804
7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629
8449 South Moody Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459
7500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60652
8419 West 50th Street, McCook, IL 60525
5444 34th Street, Cicero, IL 60804
4209 Joliet Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534-1597
7840 West 79th Street, Bridgeview, IL 60455
4101 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60652
6120 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
Comic Collector (3.7 miles)
3246 Harlem Ave, Riverside, IL
1 Burling Road, Riverside, IL 60546
Bibliodisia Books (3.9 miles)
4400 South Spaulding St., Chicago, IL 60632
2807 West 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60632
4314 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632
7641 South Oak Grove Avenue, Justice, IL 60458
9270 Joliet Road, Suite 750c (at The Quarry Shopping Center), Hodgkins, IL 60525

Local events

Apr
20
BILL BROWDER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 20 at 5:30pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

The founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management speaks on the subject “Putin’s Number One Enemy?” Browder argues that as the relationship between Russia and the West continues to deteriorate, economic problems appear of little concern to Vladimir Putin—a fact Browder attributes to the endemic corruption among top Russian officials.

Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
Kate Brown - "Dispatches From Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten" - CEERES
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, April 20 at 6pm
Co-sponsored by the Center for Eastern European and Russian / Eurasian Studies (CEERES)

At the Co-op

RSVP HERE

About the book: “Why are Kazakhstan and Montana the same place?” asks one chapter of Kate Brown’s surprising and unusual journey into the histories of places on the margins, overlooked or erased. It turns out that a ruined mining town in Kazakhstan and Butte, Montana—America’s largest environmental Superfund site—have much more in common than one would think thanks to similarities in climate, hucksterism, and the perseverance of their few hardy inhabitants. Taking readers to these and other unlikely locales, Dispatches from Dystopia delves into the very human and sometimes very fraught ways we come to understand a particular place, its people, and its history.

About the author: Kate Brown is professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is also the author of Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland and Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
Essay Fiesta!!
The Book Cellar, Monday, April 20 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)
Apr
20
LISA BARR
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Max and Benny’s Jewish Author Literary Series

Fugitive Colors

International journalist and Chicago author Barr about her historical-fiction thriller about stolen art, love, lust, and revenge on the eve of World War II.

Location: Street: Max & Benny's, 461 Waukegan Road City: Northbrook, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
20
Steve Berry
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Steve Berry

History is the root of Steve Berry’s bestselling books, and his new title, Patriot Threat. It’s a thriller, of course, blending overlooked historical fact and heart-racing storytelling. Tax laws, FDR’s decisions in cooperation with the former Treasury Secretary, and their current ramifications mix for fascinating reading.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Patriot Threat from Anderson's Bookshop. MONDAY, APRIL 20 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
21
Peter Slevin
Northwestern University Evanston Campus, Tuesday, April 21 at 4pm
Peter Slevin (added from Random House)
Apr
21
Soman Chainani
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm
Soman Chainani Soman Chainani returns to Anderson’s with his paperback edition of The School for Good and Evil #2. Magic and romance battle each other in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil. A fun fantasy for middle grade readers. Please come meet him here.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The School for Good and Evil #2 from Anderson's Bookshop. TUESDAY, APRIL 21 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Mindy Segal
Unabridged Bookstore, Wednesday, April 22 at 00am
Mindy Segal (added from Random House)
Apr
22
MELISSA ANN PINNEY and ANN PATCHETT
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30am
Two

Pinney, an award-winning photographer based in Evanston, has assembled a collection of thought-provoking photographs that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world surrounding us. Bestselling author and Pinney friend Ann Patchett has written the introduction and edited contributions from some of the country’s leading authors. Join us to hear Pinney and Patchett tell the book’s story.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Matt McCarthy
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm
Matt McCarthy (added from Random House)
Apr
22
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy
Museum of Broadcast Communications, Wednesday, April 22 at unknown time
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
22
Book Group Open House
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm
BOOK GROUP OPEN HOUSE Calling all book groupies! Join us for a lively book discussion with Anderson’s staff and other book lovers. Whether you are in a reading club or are looking for one, find out that’s new and notable in book group reading. Free, but please call to register. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
22
Author Reading: Brandy Liên Worrall: WHAT DOESN'T KILL US
Women & Children First, Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30pm
What Doesn’t Kill Us chronicles Brandy Liên Worrall’s journey with an aggressive, rare breast cancer at the age of thirty-one. The book reflects on the parallels between her experiences with cancer and her American father’s and Vietnamese mother’s trauma and survival during and after the Vietnam War. The book crosses borders, from rural, Amish-country Pennsylvania, where Brandy had grown up, to Vancouver, where she lived with her parents, husband, and two young children while enduring aggressive chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy. With surprising humor, the memoir also explores the enduring legacy of chemical warfare on three generations. Brandy Liên Worrall is the author of eight collections of poetry and has served as editor of numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies. She is the owner and editor of Rabbit Fool Press, a small family-owned-and-operated publishing company based in Vancouver. She holds an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy
Museum of Broadcast Communications, Wednesday, April 22 at 8:15pm
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
23
Christian Parenti - "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence" - CIS
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, April 23 at 5pm
** Save the date! **

At the Internatinal House

Location: Street: 1414 East 59th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
OFFSITE: April Bloomfield shares "A Girl and Her Greens" @ The Publican
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 23 at 5:30pm
The Book Cellar is absolutely THRILLED to be partnering with The Publican to present chef and restaurateur April Bloomfield as she shares recipes from her new cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals From the Garden.

April and a crack team of chefs-- Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat), Paul Virant (Vie Restaurant), and Lee Wolen (Boka)-- will present a menu built around recipes from A Girl and Her Greens while sticking to The Publican's regular Meat, Fish, and Vegetable menu categories. It's sure to be fascinating and delicious!

The Book Cellar will offer books for sale at the event, so you can try to duplicate your meal when you get home!

This event takes place during The Publican's regular dinner service from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.

For reservations, please contact The Publican.

Location: Street: 837 W Fulton Market City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60607 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Anne Balay - "Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers" - LGBT Alumni
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, April 23 at 6pm
**Save the date!**

With the University of Chicago LGBT Alumni Association

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
OFFSITE: Fifth Wednesday Journal presents African American Poets in Review @ The Poetry Foundation
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Haki Madhubuti will introduce a reading by Kelly Norman Ellis, Calvin Forbes, Angela Jackson, and Roger Reeves. The event, which will include music and a reception, is co-presented by the independent biannual literary magazine Fifth Wednesday Journal. Kelly Norman Ellis, author of Tougaloo Blues and Offerings of Desire, is an associate professor of English and creative writing and chairperson of the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures at Chicago State University. Her poetry has appeared in Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry, Spirit and Flame, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Boomer Girls, Essence Magazine, Obsidian, Calyx, and Cornbread Nation. She is a recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women writer’s grant and is a Cave Canem fellow and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. Calvin Forbes teaches writing, literature, and jazz history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Blues and jazz inform both the rhythm and content of his poetry. Forbes often uses ballads to tell stories of family or the ups and downs of romance but updates the tradition with surreal techniques, epigrammatic humor, and changing voices. His first book, Blue Monday, appeared in 1974, and his most recent, The Shine Poems, a book that resurrects the African American folk character, was issued in 2001. Angela Jackson was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and spent her early life there before moving with her family to Chicago’s South Side. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Voo Doo/Love Magic (1974); Dark Legs and Silk Kisses (1993), which won the Carl Sandburg Award; and And All These Roads Be Luminous (1998), which was nominated for the National Book Award. Jackson’s honors include a Pushcart Prize, TriQuarterly’s Daniel Curley Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and the American Book Award for her novel Where I Must Go. She lives in Chicago. Roger Reeves, author of King Me, is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received a 2014–15 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a 2014 Pushcart Prize, a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. His poemsSS1 have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry, Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among other publications. King Me, his first book of poems, has been awarded the 2014 Larry Levis Reading Prize by the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award.

A member of the Black Arts Movement, Haki Madhubuti has published more than 20 books of poetry, nonfiction, and critical essays. Madhubuti co-founded the quarterly Black Books Bulletin with Larry Neal, the Institute of Positive Education (1969), the New Concept School (1972), the Betty Shabazz International Charter School (Chicago, 1998), the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, and the National Black Writers Retreat. Madhubuti's many honors include an American Book Award and the Kuumba Workshop Black Liberation Award.

Location: Street: 61 W Superior St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60654 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Peter Slevin
University of Chicago Institute for Politics, Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Peter Slevin (added from Random House)
Apr
23
GREGORY KRAMER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
7 pm, New Trier HS Northfield, Cornog Auditorium A FAN Program

Mindfulness in Relationship: The Power of the Shared Human Experience Kramer, the founder and guiding teacher of Metta Programs, speaks on the subject of mindfulness. This program, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a day-long retreat on Friday, April 24, and a non-residential retreat on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26. For more details, see www.familyactionnetwork.net.

Location: Street: Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School City: nORTHFIELD, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Melissa Ann Pinney & Ann Patchett
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
ANN PATCHETT & MELISSA ANN PINNEY Essays by Ann Patchett, and photography by Melissa Ann Pinney-that’s what you’ll find in Two. The result is a beautiful volume celebrating the relationships of two: two relatives, teammates, lovers, friends, or strangers. Patchett fans: don’t miss this!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Two from Anderson's Bookshop. THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
DAVID LASKIN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm
The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century

Laskin tells the story of one extraordinary Jewish family—that of his ancestors—that originated in a yeshiva town at the western fringe of the Russian empire and eventually travelled three very different roads: one branch immigrated to American and founded the Maidenform Bra Company, another went to Palestine as pioneers, and a third remained in Europe and suffered the onslaught of Nazi occupation.

Location: Street: Congregation Solel, 1301 Clavey Road City: Highland Park, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Tracy K. Smith
Women & Children First, Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm
Tracy K. Smith (added from Random House)
Apr
24
Kate Hannigan BOOK LAUNCH - "The Detective's Assistant"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Friday, April 24 at 3pm
** Save the date **

RSVP HERE

At 57th Street Books

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
24
Megan Kruse shares "Call Me Home"
The Book Cellar, Friday, April 24 at 7pm
The Book Cellar welcomes Megan Kruse as she shares her debut novel, Call Me Home.

Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) says of Megan and her book:

Megan Kruse is a young writer of raw and fearless talent and Call Me Home showcases all she can do. She writes here of harrowing lives — of a family bent and broken by violence, where each person is desperately trying to somehow grow toward light and liberation. In the process, she offers a most unlikely tale of hardness and hustle, of grace and loss, of painful love and tough breaks and the unimaginable paths we must all eventually take toward survival.

Join us for what's sure to be a wonderful literary evening!

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