fsgbooks:

“There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.
There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”
Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here. 

We’re hosting John Darnielle October 7! We just want to tell you because there are not many tickets left and we don’t want you to not go because you waited. That’s all. Because the novel is amazing. Kate, Mandy, and Stefan all read it and loved it and want you to read this novel and love it too. You will. Without a doubt you will. 

Tickets: http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-07-2014+John+Darnielle

fsgbooks:

There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.

There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”

Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here

We’re hosting John Darnielle October 7! We just want to tell you because there are not many tickets left and we don’t want you to not go because you waited. That’s all. Because the novel is amazing. Kate, Mandy, and Stefan all read it and loved it and want you to read this novel and love it too. You will. Without a doubt you will.

Tickets: http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-07-2014+John+Darnielle

Chicago Independent Bookstore Day July 12, 2014!
Special collector’s puzzle designed by Lilli Carre. Check chicagobookstoreday.com for more info.

Chicago Independent Bookstore Day July 12, 2014!

Special collector’s puzzle designed by Lilli Carre. Check chicagobookstoreday.com for more info.

sarabarron1000000:

See you tonight, Chicago!

sarabarron1000000:

See you tonight, Chicago!

calumet412:

Who wants to meet at Walgreen’s for lunch?

Walgreen’s lunch counter menu, 1950, Chicago.

LAPL Digital Archives

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So. Many. Books. (What are we, a bookstore or something?) #bookstores #lit #indiepower #Chicago

calumet412:

Congress Plaza, 1933, Chicago.

calumet412:

Congress Plaza, 1933, Chicago.

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"Chicago winters were made for warm blankets and large books."

"Chicago winters were made for warm blankets and large books."

Tags: lit chicago books

UPTOWN: PORTRAIT OF A CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD

calumet412:

I don’t endorse too many products here at Calumet 412 but as ‘tis the season, I must draw attention to an amazing book which was just released in time for those looking for the perfect gift for Chicago history buffs.

The oft referenced on Calumet 412 street photographer, Bob Rehak, compiled more than 250 photographs taken around Uptown during the early 1970’s. It is an awesome archive of a moment in time which, for better or worse, helped shape a city.

Visit www.bobrehak.com for a preview of his work.

Also, a big thank you to Bob for including Calumet 412 in the acknowledgements. It has been my pleasure to post his historical photographs here on the site!

We love this book from a local photographer published by a local press. Make sure you purchase it from a local Chicago business this year. Available from us or from any of the fine bookstores in this great city of ours:

Link for the Hardcover: http://www.unabridgedbookstore.com/product/uptown-portrait-chicago-neighborhood-mid-1970s-hardcover

Link for the paperback: http://www.unabridgedbookstore.com/product/uptown-portrait-chicago-neighborhood-mid-1970s-robert-rehak-paperback

Reposting because this is hilarious. Also! Don’t miss him in Chicago: http://robdelaneychicago.eventbrite.com

spiegelandgrau:

In honor of Rob Delaney’s on sale date, Senior citizens read Rob Delaney’s tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

http://www.robdelaney.com/

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gapers:

me3dia:

You know you’re in Chicago when… http://ift.tt/18IhXrX

So many choices!

gapers:

me3dia:

You know you’re in Chicago when… http://ift.tt/18IhXrX

So many choices!

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duttonbooks:

The day’s almost over - there’s something to chuckle about.

Nick Offerman. PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE. Chicago. October 4. 6pm. http://nickoffermanchicago.eventbrite.com

duttonbooks:

The day’s almost over - there’s something to chuckle about.

Nick Offerman. PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE. Chicago. October 4. 6pm. http://nickoffermanchicago.eventbrite.com

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calumet412:

The Garfield Park Bandstand, 1913, Chicago.
Opened in 1897, and once considered the crown jewel in Chicago’s western park system, the structure still stands today.

calumet412:

The Garfield Park Bandstand, 1913, Chicago.

Opened in 1897, and once considered the crown jewel in Chicago’s western park system, the structure still stands today.

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