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Sabrina Cover Image
My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love Cover Image
Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel Cover Image
Olive, Again: A Novel Cover Image
The Feral Detective: A Novel Cover Image
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Grand Union: Stories Cover Image
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The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image

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Sadie

Three Things I Like: witches, glitter, & magic

Currently Reading: The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

The Silvered Serpents Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250144577
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Wednesday Books - February 4th, 2020

Jon

 

Three Things I Like: 80's New Wave, Nintendo, and being angry online

Currently Reading: The End of the Myth by Greg Grandin

The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250179821
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Metropolitan Books - March 5th, 2019

Julia

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Three Things I Like: Craft beer, Star Wars, and veggie korma

Currently Reading:  The Milwaukee Anthology ed. Justin Kern, Broke by Jodie Adams Kirshner

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By Justin Kern (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781948742382
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Published: Belt Publishing - April 9th, 2019

Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250220639
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - November 19th, 2019

Tabitha

Three Things I Like: glitter, astrology, and Jon & Sadie & Carly

Currently Reading: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

My Year of Rest and Relaxation Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525522119
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Published: Penguin Press - July 10th, 2018

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169440
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Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425286555
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 27th, 2016

Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250178954
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Published: Forge Books - May 28th, 2019

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Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Irene

Three Things I Like: sunlight, tea fogs, long walks in almost any weather

Currently Reading: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the  Decline of Civic Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524761172
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Published: Broadway Books - September 10th, 2019

Aaron

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Three Things I Like: narwhals, scrabble, tarot cards

Currently Reading: Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You by Clive D.L. Wynne

Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328543967
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 24th, 2019

Kyle

Three Things I Like: The Bard, a well crafted beer, and short walks in the snow 

Currently Reading: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450000
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220171
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

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Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Pure magic. Shakespeare, comic books, Star Trek, and the apocalypse all swirl together into one of my favorite books of the year. Mandel deftly weaves us through multiple characters in the past and present in this strangely real yet fantastically imaginative tale. And unlike many of its fellow world-ender novels, Mandel paints us a future full of hope and new beginnings. 


American Gods: Author's Preferred Text Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062080233
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 5th, 2013

The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 12th, 2012

One of the most influential novel's I've ever read. The comic book aspect drew me in, but I the depth of the characters gave it the lasting impact. We are all searching for oursevles. We all have a secret identity. We are all trying to escape something. We all want to change the world. Chabon's characters struggle along with the rest of us with the medium of comic books as their backdrop. One of the most impressive feats is Chabon's ability to verbally paint for us what his characters are painting in their own fictional world within world. They say that readers of fiction have a greater ability to empathize with the people. You can't read this book without feeling empathy. You can't help but realize how much you and these people share in your own ways. "Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to."

 


East of Eden Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780670033041
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Published: Viking - June 24th, 2003

The Nix: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf - August 30th, 2016

Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400079278
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393240801
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

Days Without End: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143111405
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Published: Penguin Books - September 12th, 2017

Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184130
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Published: Penguin Books - April 25th, 2017

One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393635249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018

Carly

Three things I like: sushi, Renee Magritte, and other peoples' drama

Currently reading: Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov

Laughter in the Dark (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679724506
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - December 17th, 1989

Abby

 

Three things I like: car rides, carbs, and making up new lyrics to songs

Currently reading: Loitering by Charles D'Ambrosio

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781935639879
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tin House Books - November 11th, 2014

Heather

Three Things I Like: red meat, Nintendo, and my bed

Currently Reading: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 

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By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416548942
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Pocket Books - May 20th, 2008

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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679728757
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Published: Vintage - May 5th, 1992

Terrifying.  McCarthy didn't just change the novel of the American West, he changed the novel period.  The only way this book could be more frightening is if it were written in blood.

-Heather- 


Karrie

Three Things I Like: scuba diving, Indian food, and Moroccan Riads

Currently reading: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

I love Russian novels -- give me Tolstoy or Dostoevsky and I'll be entertained for days. It's hard to adapt/capture the feelings evoked by these classic Russian novels in the 21st centure, let alone by the hand of an American author.  Towles came damn close, through this tale of a count sentenced to life in the Metropol Hotel, which is across from the Kremlin in Moscow.  Recounting days spent and lives lived in this swanky hotel, this book offers a great escape. Highly recommend!


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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780770436407
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2013

I usually struggle with plots that move back and forth through space and time, but this book flowed unlike any I've ever read.  It is beautifully written and very moving.  You'll also learn a lot about Chechnya.

-Karrie- 


The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804171472
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Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2015

Americanah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

Suzy

 
Three Things I Like: animals, traveling, and golf 
 
Currently reading: The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
 
 
 
 
 
The Forgetting Time: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250118714
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2017

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The Watch: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307955913
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Published: Hogarth - March 12th, 2013

The watch was one of my favorite fiction reads last year.  The story describes a sentinel event for the characters during the Afghan war.  Each chapter tells the same event from a different characters point of view.  My heart raced and pounded as if I were present.

-Suzy- 



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Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, and E. Knight; "Ribbons of Scarlet"

Six authors, six amazing women, and one unforgettable story.
The Book Cellar is thrilled to welcome Laura Kamoie (America's First Daughter, My Dear Hamilton), Sophie Perinot (Medicis Daughter), and E. Knight (My Lady Viper) as they discuss their new book Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women.

About Ribbons of Scarlet:
Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.

Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world.

In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them.

Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise :, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head.

But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.


LAURA KAMOIE:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction, LAURA KAMOIE has always been fascinated by the people, stories, and physical presence of the past, which led her to a lifetime of historical and archaeological study and training. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing genre fiction. She is the author of AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER and MY DEAR HAMILTON, co-authored with Stephanie Dray, allowing her the exciting opportunity to combine her love of history with her passion for storytelling. Laura lives among the colonial charm of Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and two daughters.
In Ribbons of Scarlet, Laura wrote from the perspective of Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe Sartine, a courtesan’s daughter whose renowned beauty won her admirers and the jealousy of those she rebuffed, both of which became important to her fate--and that of the Revolution itself-- during the bloody Reign of Terror.

ELIZA KNIGHT:
E. KNIGHT is a USA Today bestselling author of of historical women’s fiction. Her love of history began as a young girl when she traipsed the halls of Versailles and ran through the fields in Southern France. She can still remember standing before the great golden palace, and imagining what life must have been like—themes she got to thoroughly explore with a group of bestselling authors in the forthcoming novel, Ribbons of Scarlet. She is author of the acclaimed Tales from the Tudor Court series, including My Lady Viper and Prisoner of the Queen. She is the owner of the acclaimed blog History Undressed. Eliza lives in Maryland atop a small mountain with a knight, three princesses and two very naughty newfies. Visit Eliza at www.eknightauthor.com/eknight, or her historical blog, History Undressed,
www.historyundressed.com.
In Ribbons of Scarlet, Eliza wrote from the perspectives of Pauline Léon, a chocolatier and radical organizer, and Charlotte Corday, a gently bred woman turned assassin, who wanted France to gain its freedom from tyranny. At their core, Charlotte and Pauline, polar opposites in almost every way, wanted a better France; however, their beliefs on achieving their goals clashed epically.


SOPHIE PERINOT:
SOPHIE PERINOT is an award-winning author of female-centered historical novels The Sister Queens and Médicis Daughter (a Goodreads Best Book of the Month). Sophie was one of six writers who authored the ground-breaking historical novel-in-six-parts, A Day of Fire: Stories of Pompeii, a group which also included current Ribbons of Scarlet collaborators, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray and Eliza Knight. Sophie has both a BA in history and a law degree. Crazy for history from a young age, she enjoys setting her stories against a fully-realized past while simultaneously exploring issues and feelings so essentially human that they transcend any particular era. When Sophie isn’t visiting corners of the past, she lives in Virginia with her three children, two dogs, two cats, and one husband.
In Ribbons of Scarlet, Sophie wrote from the perspective of the novel’s only Royalist—Princess Élisabeth—a woman driven by a deep faith in God and an unconditional loyalty to her doomed brother, King Louis XVI.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625
Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062952196
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Published: William Morrow - October 1st, 2019

Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062916075
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 1st, 2019

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*Offsite* Rhett & Link, "The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek"

Come see Rhett and Link at the Athenaeum Theater! All guests will receive a copy of the book with the purchase of a ticket. See link below!
TICKETS

 

About the authors:

Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, raised in North Carolina and best friends since the first grade, are a comedy duo known for creating the Internet's most-watched daily talk show, Good Mythical Morning; their award-winning weekly podcast Ear Biscuits; and the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality. They share an office at Mythical Entertainment, the company they cofounded, but live separately with their respective wives, children, and dogs in Los Angeles.

About the book:

It's 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina--a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and an unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town's cheerful façade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to the Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a history of putting unruly youths back on the straight and narrow--a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the mysterious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade.

At first, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson believe what they've been told: that the students' strange demises were all just tragic accidents, the unfortunate consequence of succumbing to vices like Marlboro Lights and Nirvana. But when the shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece, PolterDog, goes horribly awry--and their best friend, Alicia Boykins, is sent to Whitewood as punishment--Rex and Leif are forced to question everything they know about their unassuming hometown and its cherished school for delinquents.

Eager to rescue their friend, Rex and Leif pair up with recent NYU film school graduate Janine Blitstein to begin piecing together the unsettling truth of the school and its mysterious founder, Wayne Whitewood. What they find will leave them battling an evil beyond their wildest imaginations--one that will shake Bleak Creek to its core.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
2936 N. Southport Ave
Chicago, IL
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Essay Fiesta!

Essay Fiesta comes to The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Show starts at 7pm, so get here early to grab a seat and a drink!

Don't forget the theme song!

All donations go to 826 Chicago.

Event date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Poetry Pentathalon

Event date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris, "For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves"

Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris will be at The Book Cellar to talk about their new book, For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves

 

About the book:

There's no denying that we are in the Keanussance. Seemingly everywhere in 2019, Keanu Reeves has transcended his initial reputation as a wooden ’90s heartthrob to become a romantic lead, an action star, a video game character, and a living meme. Widely beloved as the “Internet’s Boyfriend,” Reeves represents all we want in a celebrity: he’s kind, well-read, generous, and fashionable. In this book, Curran and Zageris explore the enigma that is Keanu Reeves through a dynamic and hilarious range of essays, creating a great read not only for fans of Reeves, but also for anyone who loves deep dives on pop culture.

About the authors:

Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran are the creative team behind My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel (Quirk, 2018), the viral Kickstarter project Taylor Swift: Girl Detective, and countless zines and comics. Larissa is a writer, educator, and photographer whose work has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, among other internet places. Kitty is an illustrator and comics artist who is Actually British and knows all about courtship rituals, the peerage, and upper-crust accents.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683691518
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Published: Quirk Books - October 15th, 2019

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**OFFSITE** Master Class with Sara Weinman @ Story Studio

Sarah Weinman will be teaching a master class about writing memorable characters in fiction at StoryStudio, and The Book Cellar will be there selling books!

Register Here!

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
StoryStudio Chicago
4043 N. Ravenswood, Suite #222
Chicago, IL 60613
The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, an Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062661937
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Published: Ecco - September 10th, 2019

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