To encourage Chicago readers to visit their own neighborhood store as well as the other unique stores in different neighborhoods throughout the city, participating bookstores are offering special deals, raffles, author events, refreshments and general bookish revelry. Select customers will also have a chance to collect pages from each participating store to complete a limited edition chapbook of a previously unreleased story by Stuart Dybek illustrated by Dmitry Samarov designed and printed especially for the day.
For more info about the event, including event details and times, visit http://www.chicagobookstoreday.com/
Free Comic Book Day, and many comic stores will be giving out free comics also! Do both! It's an embarrassment of riches!
Here are the 12 participating bookstores and their locations: (and this is a handy list to keep around anyway!)
57th Street Books - 1301 E. 57th st.
Ph.: 773.684.1300 Website: www.semcoop.com
The Book Cellar - 4736 N. Lincoln Ave.
Ph.: 773.293.2665 Website: www.bookcellarinc.com
City Lit Books - 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Ph.: 773-235-2523 Website: www.citylitbooks.com
Open Books River North - 213 W. Institute Pl.
Ph.: 312.475.1355 Website: www.open-books.org
Open Books Pilsen - 905 W. 19th St.
Ph.: 312.243.9776 Website: www.open-books.org
Powell's Bookstore - 1218 S. Halsted St.
Ph.: 312.243.9070 Website: Powellschicago.com
Roscoe Books - 2142 W. Roscoe St.
Ph.: 773-857-2676 Website: www.roscoebooks.com
Sandmeyer's Bookstore - 714 S. Dearborn St.
Ph. 312.922.2104 Website: www.sandmeyersbookstore.com
Seminary Co-op Bookstore - 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Ph.: 773.752.4381 Website: www.semcoop.com
Unabridged Bookstore - 3251 N. Broadway St.
Ph.: 773.883.9119 Website: www.unabridgedbookstore.com
Uncharted Books - 2620 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Women and Children First - 5233 N. Clark St.
Ph.: 773.769.9299 Website: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com