Unabridged Bookstore is a real life physical bookstore located at 3251 N. Broadway in Chicago, IL. This is our Tumblr of books and other misc. things that sometimes involve books, but might also involve kittens. Scroll down a bit to start reading, or a bit more to read more about me.
Tonight at 6:30, Curbside Splendor Publishing and Chicago’s own Bill Hillmann will be here to talk about his novel, The Old Neighborhood.
The Old Neighborhood is the story of a bright and sensitive teen, named Joe Walsh who is the youngest member of a big, mixed-race Chicago family. After Joe witnesses his heroin-addicted oldest brother commit a brutal gangland murder, his friends and loved ones systematically drag him deeper into a black pit of violence that reaches a bloody impasse when his eldest sister begins dating a rival gang member.
Bill Hillmann is a writer and storyteller from Chicago. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Newcity, Salon.com, and broadcast on NPR. He’s told stories around the world with the Windy City Story Slam. Hillmann is a Union Construction Laborer and an elite bull-runner in Spain.
Curbside Splendor Publishing produces books and literary journals digitally and in print, and presents literary events at various venues throughout Chicago. Curbside’s books have received national praise from the likes of The Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Tribune.
We would go if we could!
ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
:::for the especially curious:::
my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).
our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.
venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.
catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.
flowers: from floral art!
the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.
hugs and books!
Happy book birthday to Migrant by José Manuel Mateo, illustrated by Javier Martínez Pedro!
In Migrant, a Mexican boy tells of his journey to the U.S. with his family. The narrative is accompanied by one long, beautifully vivid illustration reminiscent of pre-Hispanic codices, packaged as an accordion-style foldout frieze.
Read the an incredible interview with author.
We have this in stock and it is basically the most beautiful thing ever.