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New Chicago-area bookstores

The American Booksellers Association has announced that 96 new member bookstores opened in 2018, of which six are in the Chicago area:

Barbara's Bookstore (Vernon Hills)
Booked (Evanston)
Bookie's (Homewood)
Harvey's Tales (Geneva)
Jake's Place Books (Oak Park)
*play Lincoln Park (Chicago)

The ABA's post also listed a new location for Prairie Path Books, whose original location is located inside of a Toms-Price furniture store (?) in Wheaton. But the company's website indicates the new Hale Street location as "closed." Curious. Also, *play appears to be more of a toy store, and Barbara's is a branch of the small local chain - but, in somewhat of a throwback, it's located within an indoor shopping mall. Shades of B. Dalton and Waldenbooks.

January 22, 2019 in Books | Permalink