It took me less than two weeks to complete the puzzle piece scavenger hunt for Chicago Independent Bookstore Day! I got to check out 8 new-to-me bookstores in different neighborhoods in the city (as well as my regular spot), most of which I would happily revisit. I made a purchase at 8 of 9 stores (I was pressed for time at the last one) and ended up with quite a haul! I would immediately put myself on a book-buying ban but I’m currently awaiting a flight to Seattle and I feel like I’m going to find some interesting bookstores out there.
Many thanks to openbookstore, unabridgedbookstore, bookcellar, citylit-books, powellschicago, seminarycoop, 57thstreetbooks, Sandmeyer’s, and Women and Children First for putting together such a great event, and to Lilli Carré (kettle-o-fish) for such a beautiful design!
Now I just need to get some puzzle glue and a frame to display my lovely new artwork.