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The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street Cover Image
Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal #2) Cover Image
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Cover Image
Black Star Renegades Cover Image
You Have Me to Love Cover Image
How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization Cover Image
Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites Cover Image
American Salvage Cover Image
Once Upon a River Cover Image
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Lotte

Three Things I Like: pasta, animals, circus arts

Currently Reading: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer, 

Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780812995701
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Published: Random House - January 29th, 2019

Jessica

Three Things I Like: politics, RuPaul's Drag Race, and sleeping

Currently Reading: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, The Watchmen by Alan Moore

Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
Availability: Backordered
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

Watchmen Cover Image
By Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781401245252
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Published: DC Comics - May 13th, 2014

Jon

 

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

Currently Reading: No Logo by Naomi Klein

No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780312429270
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Published: Picador - November 24th, 2009

Julia

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

Currently Reading: Rabbits For Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum, The South Side by Natalie Y. Moore

Rabbits for Food Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781641290531
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Published: Soho Press - May 7th, 2019

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250118332
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Published: Picador - April 4th, 2017

Tony

Three Things I Like: pitbulls, poetry, and monster movies

Currently Reading: Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-Nan

Flowers of Mold & Other Stories Cover Image
By Seong-Nan Ha, Janet Hong (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781940953960
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Published: Open Letter - April 23rd, 2019

Tabitha

Three Things I Like: eating, glitter, and astrology

Currently Reading: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
Availability: Backordered
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

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

Jane Eyre Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Erica Jong (Introduction by), Marcelle Clements (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451530912
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Published: Signet - April 2008

Konner

Three Things I Like: napping, writing, and macaroni & cheese

Currently Reading: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

As Many Nows as I Can Get Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553854
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dial Books - August 20th, 2019

Bitter Orange Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793156
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Published: Tin House Books - October 9th, 2018

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassiona Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771643016
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Published: Greystone Books - November 7th, 2017

Portia

Three Things I Like: binge watching Netflix, comedy, and never ending bowls of pasta

Currently Reading: Little by Edward Carey

Little: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525534327
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 23rd, 2018

All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
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Published: Dutton - February 7th, 2017

Elan Mastai has written the perfect time travel book.  Wait, scratch that.  He has written the perfect book.  What could become an overwhelmingly scientific account of time travel is instead a great book filled with laughter and crying and "oh god this is so good wait what's happening I CAN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN" feelings.  I read this book in 100 page increments, finding it physically painful to put down.  Definitely at the top of my list of best books I have read this year (even though it, sadly, doesn't come out until next year).  I can't wait until I can put this in customers' hands.  I guess I will just have to make do with my co-workers for now...


The Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998603
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Published: Random House - June 14th, 2016

Carry On: A Novel (Simon Snow Series #1) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250049551
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 6th, 2015

Rowell's take on the "Chosen One" magician story is a great one. Flipping between many unique points of view, Rowell creates some amazing dramatic irony that keeps you turning the pages. I was incredibly sad when this book ended. I wanted to spend way more time with these awesome characters in their beautifully crafted world.


Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250077004
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 22nd, 2015

Jenny Lawson has a beautiful and hilarious way of writing about the mental illness that she lives with.  Told in short, essay-like chapters, you will find yourself laughing at every page.  And, if you haven't yet, make sure to check our her first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened.


Eleanor Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781101923924
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Audio Publishing Group - January 12th, 2016

Beautifully blending reality and a fascinating look at purgatory and the dream world, Eleanor makes you think about the world beyond what we can see.  Gurley creates a fully realized other world that pulls you in and doesn't let go.  A beautiful piece of writing and quite a feat of creativity.


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

The Overstory 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
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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 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

Julie

Three things I like: eating other people's food, going to bed early, and warm weather

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

My Year of Rest and Relaxation Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525522119
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - July 10th, 2018

Elizabeth

 

Three things I like:  birds, tea, and The Great British Baking Show.

Currently reading: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Great Believers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223523
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Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128090
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2017

*Whether you are a sommelier, a boxed-wine drinker, a rose fanatic, or just wondering what the heck the buzz is about, Bianca Bosker delivers with Cork Dork!

Bianca Bosker co-founded The Huffington Post’s tech section and served as the site’s Executive Tech Editor until 2014 when she handed herself over to the life of wine.
Cork Dork is that story: all at once a hilarious memoir, an instructional guide to drinking wine, and a window into the history, science, and philosophy of living for taste.
With writing that is both informative and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Cork Dork makes wine accessible. It shows you how to be present in the experience. To savor each sip, letting it play over your senses and your memories. And for civilians like me, it makes you want to participate:

While learning the proper routine of blind-tasting, I attempted to “blind” taste the GoT red blend.
While reading about the neuroscience of smell, I tried to better appreciate my pineapple coconut smoothie.
And while sitting in a very quiet cafe, I laughed out loud at the image of corks flying and exploding bottles of red wine.

READ. THIS. BOOK. 


Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

This book left me breathless, heartbroken, and hopeful. Exit West is one of those rare titles that quietly speaks truth in the face of chaos and crisis. By bringing the refugee crisis to our own doorstep with magical realism, Hamid's narrative demands empathy for people whose struggles are otherwise filtered through political agenda. Nadia and Saeed help us to understand what it means to be forced into change despite overwhelming adversity, to be loyal to a past that is all but lost, and to finally find a new home in hope and love. Mohsin Hamid has given us a lens into the hard reality of our time while suggesting that with some humility, tenderness, and revision, we might just arrive to a new future battered but in tact and looking forward.


The One-Eyed Man Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780670025350
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking - March 7th, 2017

The One-Eyed Man is provocative and exasperating. 
Ron Currie has presented readers with a unique insight on the human condition. Is our narrator painfully honest or unreliable to a fault? After the death of his wife and a moment of enlightenment, K. has found the ability (or so we are lead to believe) to see without bias and speak without filter. Grief and pain are irrelevant. But by "liberating" himself, K. may have doomed those around him. Is it better to drown in delusion or to be ripped apart by awareness? 
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king of his own mind until the blind revolt.
Incredibly well done.


All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
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Published: Dutton - February 7th, 2017

Pardon the temporal drag, but I believe that's future me declaring this my favorite book of 2017.
I am so grateful for the few months I have to digest this novel so I can present it to customers without dissolving into squeals and feels (Because if you review the audio of me reading the last 50 pages of this book, I very loudly experience the full range of human emotion)! 


Where this book is science fiction, it is smart and quirky, as fresh as a lemon tart and just as delicious. When it starts getting too complicated, our narrator reminds us that he doesn't really get it either.
But WAIT, this book is more than time travel. It is the consequences of our actions, the hope for a better tomorrow, the strength to be our best selves, the guilt we endure, and the love we live for. 
Plus it's REALLY fun, and is going to make an amazing film some day. 5 stars, plus a little gold star sticker on the side.


Sweetbitter: A novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101875940
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf - May 24th, 2016

Savory and delicious--with a hint of cocaine and a strong note of self-discovery (and maybe a tinge of regret).

The kind of book that keeps you up until 2am screaming THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. My favorite book of the year so far.

--Liz


The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 3rd, 2014

Ocean at the End of the Lane was the most gripping novel on my 2015 list, occupying my time on two flights to and from Orange County. Complicated and heart-wrenching, it had me squirming in my seat. I found myself horrified and in awe of this young boy whose innocence allows him to recognize a danger that no "grown-up" can while leaving him feeling incapable of confronting its authority. Sitting on that plane, I felt both enlightened and powerless.

This book knows what it means to be a child.


Girl Through Glass: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062326270
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2016

   


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

   


The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440221661
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Published: Dell - August 30th, 2005

   


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781594486296
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 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
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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 T

 
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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The Kates!

Join us at The Book Cellar for a night of comedy with our favorite funny ladies, The Kates! 

The show starts at 7 pm, so be sure to arrive early for seats and drinks.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625
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Event date: 
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625

Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults

The YA Book Club meets to discuss their May pick: My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9781606999592
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - February 14th, 2017

French Book Group

Bonjour! The French Book Group meets to discuss their May pick, The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625
The Complete Fairy Tales (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780199585809
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 5th, 2010

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Arvin Ahmadi, "Girl Gone Viral"

The Book Cellar is excited to welcome Arvin Ahmadi as he launches his new book, Girl Gone Viral!

 

About Arvin Ahmadi:

Arvin Ahmadi grew up outside Washington, DC. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the tech industry. When he's not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews and editing Wikipedia pages. He is the author of Down and Across and Girl Gone Viral.

About Girl Gone Viral:

For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can't code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately to find him. And when he never turned up, she enrolled at a boarding school for technical prodigies and tried to forget. Until now. Because WAVE, the world's biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal's dad. The one she always believed might know where he went. The one who maybe even murdered him. What begins as a small data hack to win the contest spirals out of control when Opal goes viral, digging her deeper into a hole of lies, hacks, and manipulation. How far will Opal go for the answers—or is it the attention—she's wanted for years?

Event date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625
Girl Gone Viral Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425289907
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

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Tribute to Tony Hoagland, "The Art of Voice"

Please join The Book Cellar for a tribute to recently passed poet Tony Hoagland as guests read from his posthumously released The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice.

About Tony Hoagland:

Bragg, North Carolina. He earned a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA from the University of Arizona. Hoagland’s poetry is known for its acerbic, witty take on contemporary life and “straight talk,” in the words of New York Times reviewer Dwight Garner: “At his frequent best … Hoagland is demonically in touch with the American demotic.” Hoagland’s many honors and awards included fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He received the O.B. Hardison Prize for Poetry and Teaching from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award, and the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers. Hoagland taught at the University of Houston and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. He died in October 2018.

About The Art of Voice:

In this accessible and distilled craft guide, acclaimed poet Tony Hoagland approaches poetry through the frame of poetic voice, that mysterious connective element that binds the speaker and reader together. A poem strong in the dimension of voice is an animate thing of shifting balances, tones, and temperatures, by turns confiding, vulgar, bossy, or cunning--but above all, alive. The twelve short chapters of The Art of Voice explore ways to create a distinctive poetic voice, including vernacular, authoritative statement, material imagination, speech register, tone-shifting, and using secondary voices as an enriching source of texture in the poem. A comprehensive appendix contains thirty stimulating models and exercises that will help poets cultivate their craft. Mining his personal experience as a poet and analyzing a wide range of examples from Catullus to Marie Howe, Hoagland provides a lively introduction to contemporary poetry and an invaluable guide for any practicing writer.

Event date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625
The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781324002680
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 5th, 2019

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