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Seminary Co-op Bookstore

5751 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637

United States

773-752-4381; eventssemcoop.com

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://www.semcoop.com/

Events: http://www.semcoop.com/event

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Sunday, 11 November 2012 was their last day of business at 5757 South University Avenue; they're moving just around the corner, and the new opening date should be 21 November 2012.
November 2012 by theologicalbooks
I told a Seminary Co-op employee about LT local and also about the bookstore integration program. She turned out to be an LT user too & said she'd pass on the info to the relevant people!
March 2008 by markell
Entering this place for the first time, I felt I'd died and gone to heaven. I miss it every time I have to go into a Barnes & Noble.
March 2008 by fannyprice

Upcoming events

Mar
2
Adam Kirsch - "Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Literature?" - At the Harris School (Monday, March 2 at 5:30pm)
American poet, literary critic, and senior editor for "The New Republic," Adam Kirsch, will deliver the last in the series of the Leo and Sarah (Bunny) Horvitz Memorial Lectures. A light reception will follow.

At the Harris School of Public Policy, room 142.

Location: Street: 1155 E. 60th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
3
Michael T. Heaney and Bill Ayers - "Party in the Street" (Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
4
Scott Beal and Gahl Liberzon - "Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems" (Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm)
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At 57th Street Books

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Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
5
Adam Kotsko - "Creepiness" (Thursday, March 5 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
8
Creative Writing Presents (Sunday, March 8 at 2pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
11
Noah Berlatsky - "Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948" (Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
13
D. N. Rodowick, Elegy for Theory (Friday, March 13 at 6pm)
D. N. Rodowick, Elegy for Theory

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
16
Crystal Laura - "Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline" (Monday, March 16 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
16
Jo Walton - "The Just City" - with Ada Palmer (Monday, March 16 at 6:30pm)
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At 57th St Books, with Ada Palmer

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Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
18
Gillian O'Brien - "Blood Runs Green" (Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
19
Aina Gutierrez - "Walking the Walk: A Values-Centered Approach to Building A Strong Non-profit" (Thursday, March 19 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
20
Russell H. Tuttle, Apes and Human Evolution (Friday, March 20 at 6pm)
Russell H. Tuttle, Apes and Human Evolution

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
21
Gary Willis - "The Future of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis" (Saturday, March 21 at 3pm)
The New York Times bestselling historian takes on a pressing question in modern religion—will Pope Francis embrace change?

Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope and the first from the Americas, offers a challenge to his church. Can he bring about significant change? Should he?

Garry Wills, the prizewinning historian, argues that changes have been the evidence of life in the Catholic Church. It has often changed, sometimes with bad consequences, more often with good—good enough to make it perdure. In this brilliant and incisive study, he gives seven examples of deep and serious changes that have taken place (or are taking place) within the last century. None of them was effected by the pope all by himself.

As Wills contends, it is only by examining the history of the Church that we can understand Pope Francis’s and the Church’s challenges, and, as history shows, any changes that meet those challenges will have impact only if the Church, the people of God, support them. In reading the Church’s history, Wills considers the lessons Pope Francis seems to have learned. The challenge that Pope Francis offers the Church is its ability to undertake new spiritual adventures, making it a poor church for the poor, after the example of Jesus.

GARRY WILLS is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
22
Jeanne Bishop "Change Of Heart" w/ Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (Sunday, March 22 at 4pm)
Please join us for the launch of Jeanne Bishop's Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister's Killer. Jeanne will be in conversation with Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn.

RSVP HERE.

About the book:

Change of Heart begins with tragedy: the murder of Jeanne Bishop's sister Nancy, along with Nancy's husband and their unborn child, in their home some twenty-five years ago. In her dying moments, Nancy wrote a message in her own blood at the crime scene: a heart shape and the letter "u," last words of love.

When the killer, a local teenager, was arrested for the murders, he denied responsibility for the crime and showed no remorse. After the murderer was tried, convicted and sentenced, Bishop determined to forgive and then forget him. Bishop became a public defender, an outspoken opponent of capital punishment, and a supporter of the sentence her sister's killer received: juvenile life without the possibility of parole. All the while, she never once spoke the name of her sister's killer aloud, never tried to engage with him.

Then she met a law professor who gave her a book espousing a radical idea: that as Christians, we have an obligation to work to reconcile with those who have harmed us. Bishop challenged the book's author about that idea, and was challenged in turn to take seriously the prayer of Jesus on the cross and move beyond simple forgiveness to the hard work of personal reconciliation.

Change of Heart is the story of that uneven journey to confronting and reconciling with a murderer. The book takes on the larger issues of restorative justice, life sentences, and incarceration in the criminal justice system. It unflinchingly acknowledges the personal cost of advocating for mercy for people convicted of serious crimes.

In the end, the book is a story of moving beyond mere forgiveness to the deeper waters of redemption and grace.

About the author: Jeanne Bishop is a criminal defense attorney, activist and author. Since the murders of three of her family members, she has spoken around the U.S. and the world in support of abolition of the death penalty, forgiveness, and the role of victims in the criminal justice system. Her written work has appeared in The Huffington Post, CNN.com, Sojourners.net, The Christian Century, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, among other publications. She appears in several documentary films, including Deadline, Too Flawed to Fix and The Innocent. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and a recipient of its alumni award for public service, Bishop is a felony trial attorney with the Office of the Cook County Public Defender.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
25
Kazuo Ishiguro (Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm)
Kazuo Ishiguro (An Artist of the Floating World, A pale view of hills, Never let me go, Nocturnes, The Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, The Buried Giant, When We Were Orphans, Nunca Me Abandones)

Kazuo Ishiguro's seven previous books have won him wide renown and numerous honors. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. Both The Remains of the Day and Never let me go have more than 1,000,000 copies in print across platforms, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
27
Aron Dunlap - "Lacan and Religion" (Friday, March 27 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
31
Blue Balliett - "Pieces and Players" (Tuesday, March 31 at 6pm)
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At 57th Street Books

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Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
1
Barbara Becker, John Bates & John Weinstein - "Book of Eggs" (Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5757 S University Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
4
David Roediger - "Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All" (Saturday, April 4 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
6
David Krugler - "1919, The Year of Racial Violence" - with Margaret Storey (Monday, April 6 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
11
Judith McBrien & John DeSalvo - "Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture" (Saturday, April 11 at 4:30pm)
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At the Robie House

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Location: Street: 5757 S Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
16
Katha Pollitt - "PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights" (Thursday, April 16 at 6:30pm)
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With the University of Chicago Law Students for Reproductive Justice

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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
17
Ronald Rosbottom - "When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation 1940–1944" (Friday, April 17 at 6pm)
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Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
18
Brian Dolinar - "A New Deal Town: The WPA & Black Writers on Chicago's South Side." (Saturday, April 18 at 2pm)
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In conversation with Chris Benson

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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
19
Jennifer Morales - "Meet Me Halfway" - with LeVan Hawkins (Sunday, April 19 at 2pm)
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In conversation with LeVan Hawkins

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Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)

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