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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
Bridge of Clay Cover Image
Grand Union: Stories Cover Image
Horror Stories: A Memoir Cover Image
The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image

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Sadie

Three Things I Like: witches, glitter, & magic

Currently Reading: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780756405892
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DAW - April 7th, 2009

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250170996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019

A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

The Night Circus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Throne of Glass Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781619630345
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 7th, 2013

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:  What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine, The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healy

What Should Be Wild: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062684141
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2019

The Animals at Lockwood Manor Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358106401
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 10th, 2020

Daniel

Three Things I Like: indie rock, John Mulaney, and making homemade pasta

Currently Reading: Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing

Electric Arches Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608468560
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Haymarket Books - September 12th, 2017

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, karaoke.

Currently Reading: The Nocturnal Brain by Dr. Guy Leschziner

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250202703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 23rd, 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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$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
$17.00
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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, scary movies and 90s rock

Currently reading: Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683691433
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Quirk Books - April 7th, 2020

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

Bad Behavior: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439148877
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2009

Abby

 

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

Currently reading: Loitering by Charles D'Ambrosio

Loitering: New and Collected Essays Cover Image
$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

 

Gone with the Wind Cover Image
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2017

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The Watch: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307955913
Availability: Backordered
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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Events

French Book Club

The French Book Club will meet to discuss the first half of Proust's Duchess by Caroline Weber! The second half will be discussed during the club's February meeting.

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345803122
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - November 26th, 2019

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Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults

Our resident YA lit book group will meet to discuss their January pick!

(Title TBA)

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Jeff Huebner, "Walls of Prophecy and Protest"

Arts journalist Jeff Huebner will be joining us to discuss his latest nonfiction release, Walls Of Prophecy and Protest! Come learn about the rich artistic and political history of Chicago's most famous muralist, William "Bill" Walker!

About Walls of Prophecy And Protest: Chicago is home to more intact African American street murals from the 1970s and ’80s than any other U.S. city. Among Chicago’s greatest muralists is the legendary William “Bill” Walker (1927–2011), compared by art historians to Diego Rivera and called the most accomplished contemporary practitioner of the classical mural tradition.

Though his art could not have been more public, Walker maintained a low profile during his working life and virtually withdrew from the public eye after his retirement in 1989. Author Jeff W. Huebner met Walker in 1990 and embarked on a series of insightful interviews that stretched over the next two decades. Those meetings and years of research form the basis of Walls of Prophecy and Protest, the story of Walker’s remarkable life and the movement that he inspired.

Featuring forty-three color images of Walker’s work, most long since destroyed or painted over, this handsome edition reveals the artist who was the primary figure behind Chicago’s famed Wall of Respect and who created numerous murals that depicted African American historical figures, protested social injustice, and promoted love, respect, racial unity, and community change.

About Jeff Huebner: Jeff W. Huebner is an arts journalist, freelance writer, and longtime contributor to the Chicago Reader and Public Art Review. His articles and reviews have also appeared in ARTnewsSculptureChicago magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. He is the author of Murals: The Great Walls of Joliet and the coauthor of Urban Art Chicago: A Guide to Community Murals, Mosaics, and Sculptures and Chicago Parks Rediscovered. Huebner has received many arts writing grants and awards. In 2017, he was an inaugural recipient of the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation award for arts criticism and journalism.

Event date: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Walls of Prophecy and Protest: William Walker and the Roots of a Revolutionary Public Art Movement Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780810140585
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Northwestern University Press - August 15th, 2019

Wine and Cookie Pairings with the Girl Scouts

Join The Book Cellar and Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana for a Cookie and Wine Pairing Night! Stop by for your favorite Girl Scout classics paired with free samples of The Book Cellar's featured wines.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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French Book Group

The French Book Group will meet to discuss the second half of Proust's Duchess by Caroline Weber!  The first half was previously discussed at the club's January meeting.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345803122
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - November 26th, 2019

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Deborah J. Cohan, "Welcome to Wherever We Are"

 

We're thrilled to host Deborah J. Cohan with her newest title "Welcome to Wherever We Are" right here in the Book Cellar Cafe!!

 

About Welcome to Wherever We AreHow do you go about caregiving for an ill and elderly parent with a lifelong history of abuse and control, intertwined with expressions of intense love and adoration? How do you reconcile the resulting ambivalence, fear, and anger?
 
Welcome to Wherever We Are is a meditation on what we hold onto, what we let go of, how we remember others and ultimately how we’re remembered. Deborah Cohan shares her story of caring for her father, a man who was simultaneously loud, gentle, loving and cruel and whose brilliant career as an advertising executive included creating slogans like “Hey, how ‘bout a nice Hawaiian punch?” Wrestling with emotional extremes that characterize abusive relationships, Cohan shows how she navigated life with a man who was at once generous and affectionate, creating magical coat pockets filled with chocolate kisses when she was a little girl, yet who was also prone to searing, vicious remarks like “You’d make my life easier if you’d commit suicide.”
 
In this gripping memoir, Cohan tells her unique personal story while also weaving in her expertise as a sociologist and domestic abuse counselor to address broader questions related to marriage, violence, divorce, only children, intimacy and loss. A story most of us can relate to as we reckon with past and future choices against the backdrop of complicated family dynamics, Welcome to Wherever We Are is about how we might come to live our own lives better amidst unpredictable changes through grief and healing.
 

About Deborah J. Cohan: Deborah J. Cohan is an associate professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. Alongside her many academic publications, she is the author of the popular blog “Social Lights” for Psychology Today.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781978808928
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Rutgers University Press - February 14th, 2020

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