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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

Apr
17
Ronald Rosbottom - "When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation 1940–1944" (Friday, April 17 at 6pm)
At the Co-op

RSVP HERE

About the book:

When paris went dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation 1940–1944, weaves a rich tapestry of stories to rediscover from the pavement up the texture of daily life in a city that looked the same but had lost much of its panache. Over the four years of the Occupation, an eerie sense of normalcy would settle over Paris as the occupiers and the occupied struggled to coexist. Using a vast range of sources—memoirs, diaries, personal letters, archives, interviews, unpublished personal histories, newspaper articles, histories, fiction, photographs, and films—Rosbottom forges an unforgettable history of both the important and minor challenges of day-to-day life under Nazi occupation, and of the myriad forms of resistance that took shape during that period. This expansive narrative will fascinate readers who are interested in the history and continuing legacy of World War II, Jewish history, the role of the arts in a repressive environment, and novels and films of that period, and, or course, lovers of France.

About the author: Ronald C. Rosbottom is the Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies at Amherst College.

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
18
Brian Dolinar & Chris Benson - "A New Deal Town: The WPA & Black Writers on Chicago's South Side." (Saturday, April 18 at 2pm)
Co-sponsored by the Civic Knowledge Project

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE

About the book: The work was produced by a group of black writers who were a part of the "Black Chicago Renaissance" including Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, Katherine Dunham, and Arna Bontemps. Several of them were students at the University of Chicago and under the influence of the "Chicago School of Sociology." While a book was completed in 1942, it was shelved for several decades and never published - until now.

About the author: Dr. Brian Dolinar is a scholar of African American literature and culture from the Depression era. He is the author of The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation (University Press of Mississippi, 2012) and editor of The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers (University of Illinois Press, 2013). He completed his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University in 2005. He has taught history and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His writings have appeared in African American Review, Langston Hughes Review, Southern Quarterly, and Studies in American Humor.

About the partner: Christopher Benson is an Associate Professor of African American Studies, and Journalism at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
18
Liesl Shurtliff BOOK LAUNCH - "Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk" (Saturday, April 18 at 4:30pm)
Join us for a release party for Jack, the new novel by Hyde Park resident & kids' author Liesl Shurtliff!

RSVP HERE.

About Jack: Fans of Adam Gidwitz and Chris Colfer will give a GIANT cheer for this funny fairytale retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk!

All work and no play makes Jack extremely bored. And when Jack gets bored, he makes mischief. It’s not that he’s bad; he just longs for adventure—and there’s nothing adventurous about toiling day and night to grow yucky green stuff. Adventure finally arrives one day in the form of giants, and soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of slugs the size of sheep, venomous pixies as tall as grown men, and a chatty cook with the biggest mouth Jack has ever seen. There’s giant fun to be had, too: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . . But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.

About Liesl: Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just like Jack, she was made to do lots of yard work, pulling weeds and growing green stuff she did not want to eat. Now she lives with her family in Chicago, where it is very hard to grow things in her elf-sized yard. She dearly loves the local farmers’ market and always makes her kids eat the green stuff. Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first book, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, won over kids and critics alike, earning an IRA Award, a Texas Bluebonnet nomination, a Whitney nomination, and a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it “as good as gold.” Her next book will be a fractured retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.”

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
19
Jennifer Morales - "Meet Me Halfway" - with LeVan D. Hawkins (Sunday, April 19 at 2pm)
In conversation with LeVan D. Hawkins

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE

About the book: As an activist mother in the thick of Milwaukee politics, Morales developed a keen ear and a tender heart for the kids who have inherited the city’s troubled racial legacy. With a critical eye on promises unfulfilled, Meet Me Halfway raises questions about the notion of a “postracial” society and, with humor and compassion, lifts up the day-to-day work needed to get there.

About the author: Jennifer Morales is a poet, fiction writer, and performance artist whose work focuses on questions of identity, complicity, gender, and harm. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles in 2011, and is a board member of the Council for Wisconsin Writers and the Driftless Writing Center.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
Kate Brown - "Dispatches From Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten" - CEERES (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
22
Matt McCarthy (Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm)
Matt McCarthy (The real doctor will see you shortly)

Matt McCarthy is an assistant professor of medicine at Cornell and a staff physician at Weill Cornell Medical Center. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Deadspin, where he writes the Medspin column. His first book, Odd Man Out, was a New York Times bestseller. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
23
Christian Parenti - "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence" - CIS (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
Anne Balay - "Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers" - LGBT Alumni (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
24
Kate Hannigan BOOK LAUNCH - "The Detective's Assistant" (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
30
Richard Flanagan - Man Booker Prize (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
2
Independent Book Store Day! (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
3
Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (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)
May
7
Christopher Woods - "Sudden Justice America's Secret Drone Wars" - CIS (Thursday, May 7 at 5pm)
**Save the date!**

At the International House, Coulter Lounge

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 1414 East 59th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
13
Aleksandar Hemon - "The Making of Zombie Wars" - at the Hideout! (Wednesday, May 13 at 6pm)
* Save the date *

MacArthur Foundation recipient, award-winning author Aleksander Hemon talks about his newest book release at one of Chicago's greatest get-aways, The Hideout.

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
20
Fresh Ayers: Rory Fanning "Worth Fighting For An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America" with Bill Ayers (Wednesday, May 20 at 8pm)
** Save the Date **

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
21
Jan Schwarz - "Survivors and Exiles" (Thursday, May 21 at 6pm)
**Save the Date**

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
31
Steve Fiffer & Adar Cohen, "Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement that Changed America" (Sunday, May 31 at 3pm)
At the Co-op

RSVP HERE

About the book:

Jimmie Lee and James is the first book to take a close look at the stories of civil rights activists Jimmie Lee Jackson and James Reeb, whose 1965 murders inspired the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, which became the driving force behind the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

About the authors:

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
9
H.W. Brands - "Reagan: The Life" - with Rick Perlstein at the Harold Washington Library (Tuesday, June 9 at 6pm)
**Save the date!**

Location: Street: 400 South State Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
30
Sara Paretsky BOOK LAUNCH - "Brush Back" (Thursday, July 30 at 6pm)
** Save the date **

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE

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

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