Tag: bookstores

Comics: beyond capes and tights

Terry “Doc Midnight” Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics. Photo/Tiffiany Tate Not many people think of comic books when they think of the various forms of literature. I know because I will be the first to admit I, for more years than I care to admit, thought comic books were little more than dudes in... Read more »

Why save Prairie Avenue Books, anyway?

Blair Kamin’s post in the Chicago Tribunes’s Cityscapes blog caught my eye this weekend. Prairie Avenue Books is closing their doors in September unless they find a buyer willing to take on the shop, as well as its two lines of credit tallying up at over $650,000. Yow. Co-owner Wilbert Hasbrouck says he wants to... Read more »

Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest: An Overview

In my previous post, I mentioned a literacy program and easy service opportunity at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend. Yet, I thought it might be prudent to back up a moment and give an overview of the festival itself. Originally founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to breathe... Read more »

Independent and Used Bookstores of Chicago

Chicago is filled with used and independent bookstores, many of which are struggling in the current economic climate. Here’s a thought: support our local bookstores. Easy, right? Right. Below is a list of independent bookstores in Chicago, and, rest assured, a companion list for suburban independent and used bookstores with follow shortly. I’ve listed bookstores... Read more »