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Little Libraries

There are 57 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

77 West Jackson Blvd., 16th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604
144 South Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603
1 East Jackson Boulevard, 10th Floor (DePaul Center), Chicago, IL 60604
1 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Poster Plus (0.2 miles)
30 E Adams Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60603
224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604
545 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
410 South Michigan Ave, Ste. 210, Chicago, IL 60605
315 South Plymouth Court, East Building, Floors 6 - 10, Chicago, IL 60604
29 East Madison Street, Borchardt Learning Center, Chicago, IL 60602-4405
233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
318 West Adams Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
77 East Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
18 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
Swedenborg Library (0.4 miles)
77 West Washington Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602
714 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
50 West Washington Street, 29th Floor (Daley Center), Chicago, IL 60602
624 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Columbia Bookstore (0.4 miles)
624 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Local events

Apr
28
JACK and SUZY WELCH
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, April 28 at 11:30am
The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career

The bestselling authors of Winning talk about their latest book—a guide for everyone in business today—and tomorrow—that explores challenges related to creating winning strategies, leading and managing others, and building a thriving career. Luncheon.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
28
DENNIS DOWNES
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, April 28 at 12pm
Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths Through The Wilderness

Painter and sculptor Downes tells the story of his book, based on a 30-year study of the trees that were shaped into a specific form by man to be easily recognized and used to aid in land and/or water navigation and to mark significant Native American sites.

Location: Street: University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
28
Stuart Cohen on Howard Van Doren Shaw
Cliff Dwellers Club, Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30pm
Howard Van Doren Shaw designed The Cliff Dwellers Club space atop Orchestra Hall, the Quadrangle Club at the University of Chicago, Ragdale, now an artist's retreat center, and many homes in the Chicago area. Get an inside look at Shaw's architecture and his life from Professor Stuart Cohen, a professor of architecture and practicing architect who has written a new book on Shaw's life and his residential Country House style. Professor Cohen will present a lecture and power point presentation on Shaw's work, with an introduction by Cliff Dweller Walker Johnson, a renowned preservation architect, who recently worked on the renovation of Ragdale.

Copies of his books will be available for sale.

Cocktails, 5:30pm, cash bar, Dinner, 6:15pm, $35, Programs begins 7pm

Reservations are requested, please call 312 922-8080, or email reservations@cliff-chicago.org. (added from Random House)
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Apr
29
COKIE ROBERTS
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, April 29 at 11:30am
Capital dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

This companion to Ms. Robert’s bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during that momentous period of American history. Luncheon

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
29
Michigan Law Alumni Book Group
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm
The Michigan Law Book Group meets to discuss their book of the month: The dinner by Herman Koch

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm
Come join the Never To Old book club as they discuss Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
An Evening of Poetry featuring Natania Rosenfeld, Aviya Kushner, and Dina Elenbogen
Women & Children First, Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm
Join us for a reading, signing, and discussion with three local poets whose writing explores Jewishness, identity, wandering, and the formation of self.

NATANIA ROSENFELD grew up in Oberlin, Ohio and spent periods of time in Germany and Israel. Her poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in many journals including The American Poetry Review, Raritan,Southwest Review and The Fairy Tale Review. She is the author of Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf (Princeton University Press, 2000), and lives in Chicago and Galesburg, Illinois where she is a Professor of English at Knox College.

AVIYA KUSHNER's first book, The Grammar of God, will be published by Spiegel & Grau this August. Her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, The Jerusalem Post, Literary Imagination, and Poetry International, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry as well as an Illinois Arts Council Award in poetry. She teaches at Columbia College Chicago and is a contributing editor at A Public Space.

DINA ELENBOGEN, an award-winning poet and prose writer, is the author of the poetry collection Apples of the Earth and the forthcoming memoir, Drawn from Water: An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines and she's received two fellowships in creative nonfiction from the Illinois Arts council, as well as a grant from the Evanston Arts Council. Dina received a MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a BA with honors in English and a certificate in Jewish studies from Indiana University. She teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago Graham School where she received the 2012 excellence. Dina lives in Evanston Illinois with her husband Steve Siegel and their children Sarina and Ilan.

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
30
Kate Leahy, Mindy Segal
Read It & Eat, Thursday, April 30 at 00am
Kate Leahy
Mindy Segal (added from Random House)
Apr
30
DePaul Student Poetry Club Reading
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 30 at 6pm
Celebrate Poetry Month by coming out for some of Chicago's best young poets—DePaul's Poetry Club features a variety of fresh voices and styles. DePaul faculty advisor and poet Chris Green will host.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
30
Kate Leahy, Mindy Segal
Read It & Eat, Thursday, April 30 at 6pm
Kate Leahy
Mindy Segal (added from Random House)
Apr
30
TRACI MANN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again

Dr. Mann, a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and one of the nation's leading researchers in self-control and the psychology of weight loss, offers proven strategies for sustainable weight loss.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
30
Richard Flanagan - Man Booker Prize
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm
** The US tour is rescheduled!! Make sure to save the date, and we'll see you thre! **

Location TBA

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
1
ANDREW COHEN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, May 1 at 11:30am
Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the Two Days That Made History

Award-winning Canadian journalist Cohen delves behind two speeches made by JFK in June 1963, when the President spoke boldly of the two greatest issues of his time: nuclear arms and civil rights. Luncheon.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
1
Roosevelt University MFA Reading
The Book Cellar, Friday, May 1 at 6pm
Please join the Roosevelt University MFA Program as the Creative Writing candidates read their work and cap off a successful semester.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
1
**OFFSITE** The Interview Show @ The Hideout ft Rebecca Makkai
The Book Cellar, Friday, May 1 at 6:30pm
Rebecca Makkai, Chicago-based author, appears on The Interview Show at The Hideout! Get tickets here!

The Book Cellar will provide copies of Makkai's latest book, The Hundred Year House, at the event.

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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May
1
Performance of The Music Institute of Chicago*
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Friday, May 1 at 7pm
This is part of The Music Institute of Chicago's Community Music Festival.

The Music Genres and Performers to be announced in 2015.

* The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) is one of the three largest and most respected community music schools in the country, setting national standards for excellence in music education. MIC was the first community music school in Illinois to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the body that accredits college/university music departments. With a world-renowned faculty and exceptional creative arts therapy staff, MIC provides music education and clinical services for people of all ages and abilities across numerous inner-city sites, a satellite locations in Downers Grove and Chicago and five permanent campuses located in Evanston (2), Lincolnshire, Winnetka and Lake Forest. MIC is passionate about the value of music for all people and is committed to providing every student with a comprehensive music education that transforms their lives. MIC students (ages birth to 102 years) come from neighborhoods across Chicago, and more than 90 communities in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and Mc Henry Counties as well as from nine other states and foreign countries.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
1
Am I a Feminist? A conversation with Ms. Swiz
Women & Children First, Friday, May 1 at 7pm
The word FEMINIST gets a lot of attention these days. Time Magazine dubbed 2014 “The Year of the Feminist” and then later included it on its list of proposed words to ban from our pop culture vocabulary. Beyonce and Jennifer Lawrence openly embrace the word while Lady Gaga and Shailene Woodley strongly resist it.

If you’re confused about the word FEMINIST and wonder, “Am I a feminist?” OR “Should I be a feminist?” then this event is for you, no matter your age.

Alicia Swiz is both a professor and performer. Drawing from her personal experience and her academic training, Ms. Swiz will facilitate a conversation about what it means to be a feminist in 2015. One part lecture, two parts Q&A. Expect humor and candid observation that will help you gain new insight on an often misrepresented identity.

$10 Suggested Donation. All ages welcome. Teens & parents especially encouraged to attend! Questions? Email Ms. Swiz {msswiz@popgoesalicia.com}

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
2
INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, May 2 at 09:30am
INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
2
ANDREW COHEN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, May 2 at 10am
Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the Two Days That Made History

Award-winning Canadian journalist Cohen delves behind two speeches made by JFK in June 1963, when the President spoke boldly of the two greatest issues of his time: nuclear arms and civil rights.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
2
Independent Bookstore Day!
The Book Cellar, Saturday, May 2 at 10am
Saturday, May 2nd is Independent Bookstore Day!

Celebrate Independent bookstores (with over 400--and counting!--bookstores participating nationally) this May 2nd! The Book Cellar's own Claire Anderson-Ramos designed the logo for this natonal event (see above!), so we're feeling a little bit famous.

This Independent Bookstore Day, we'll be hosting a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar with CELEBRITY BAR TENDERS David MacLean (The Answer to the Riddle is Me) and Samantha Irby (Meaty) from 11am to 1pm. We'll be giving away fun (and literary) prizes in an HOURLY RAFFLE, and if that's not enough---there will be CAKE!

To encourage Chicago readers to visit not only their own neighborhood bookstore but also the many other unique independent book stores in Chicago, author Stuart Dybek and illustrator Dimitry Samarov have teamed up to create a specia, previously unreleasedl illustrated chapbook that you can collect page-by-page at each of the twelve participating stores. 57th Street Books, The Book Cellar, City Lit Books, Open Books River North, Open Books Pilsen, Powell’s Bookstore University Village, Roscoe Books, Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Unabridged Bookstore, Uncharted Books, and Women & Children First.

From a press release from Chicago Independent Bookstore Day:

The first National Independent Bookstore is sponsored in part by Penguin Random House and The American Booksellers Association. “It's a privilege for Penguin Random House to be the first publisher sponsor of Independent Bookstore Day, and we are excited about supporting it in a variety of ways, including author appearances and specially created merchandise that celebrates the event,” said Jaci Updike, President, Sales of Penguin Random House U.S. “California Bookstore Day was a tremendous success for our booksellers, their customers, and for us last year, and we’re looking forward to working with booksellers all across the country to grow this terrific event in their communities—it’s a fantastic and festive way to bring new readers into bookstores, and to strengthen relationships with existing customers.”

“The entire purpose of Bookstore Day is to celebrate our collective success and thank our customers and the community of readers,” says IBD Program Director, Samantha Schoech. “For so long, the message about indie bookstores was all doom and gloom, but the truth is, there are more indie bookstores this year than last, and more last year than the year before that. Independent bookstores are actually opening around the country. We want people to know that.”

For more information, call our store at 773.293.2665 or visit http://www.chicagobookstoreday.com/ . See you May 2nd!

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
Independent Book Store Day!
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Saturday, May 2 at 6pm
Come support your local independent bookseller on this special day!

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
2
K.A. Robinson
Hilton Chicago, Saturday, May 2 at unknown time
K.A. Robinson is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels: Torn and Twisted. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and their son. (added from Simon & Schuster)
May
2
3rd Annual Ladder to the Moon Reading
The Book Cellar, Saturday, May 2 at 7pm
Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
3
Renee Carlino
Hilton Chicago, Sunday, May 3 at 1pm
Renée Carlino lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog, June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. To learn more, visit ReneeCarlino.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
May
3
Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Sunday, May 3 at 3pm
Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op (added from Harvard University Press)
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