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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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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calumet412:

President Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Chicago via Union Station, 1915, Chicago.

calumet412:

President Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Chicago via Union Station, 1915, Chicago.

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