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800 Books Will Be Left On The 'L' For Riders During Chicago Ideas Week

Eight hundred books will be available on "L" stations and trains for Ideas Week.

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Best Chicago Novels by Neighborhood

Last week, the New York Public Library released its list of the Best New York City Novels by Neighborhood, pairing the city's best works of fiction with the neighborhoods in which they take place, from Henry James to Teju Cole....

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    10 Quintessential Books Set In Chicago

    The Windy City is full of characters, from PureWow Chicago, the free daily lifestyle email for women, featuring the best finds in Arts + Culture for women.

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    Secret Libraries of Chicago

    Illinois Week on Atlas Obscura was created in partnership with Enjoy Illinois as part of the launch of the new Illinois Obscura Society. Sign up to find out...

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    10 Books Chicago Librarians Want You To Read

    This is the first year the library has put out a "best-of" list geared toward adult readers.

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    The Greatest Ever Chicago Book Tournament

    Between now and April, the Reader and its readers will be choosing the greatest book ever written about Chicago.

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    Best bookstores in Chicago for new and used books

    Shop the stacks for new and used books, from novels to nonfiction, at these top bookstores in Chicago

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    Uncharted Books Promotes Literacy in Community

    Logan Square's Uncharted Books has been engaging the community through literary and comedic events since January 2012.

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    How One Man Ripped Off Millions in Rare Maps, Including in Chicago

    Michael Blanding's book "The Map Thief" describes E. Forbes Smiley III's pilfering at Newberry Library.

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    Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago

    Photo: Joe Mazza/BraveLux When we began work on the 2012 version of Lit 50, there were some 200 published writers on our long list. This year, there were 437.

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    Printers Row Lit Fest celebrates 30th birthday

    What a difference three decades make. The first Printers Row book fair, in 1985, featured about 40 booksellers and attracted a reported 6,500 attendees to what once had been a somewhat dicey neighborhood. Considering the crowds in recent years, the 2014 P

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    Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady

    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library , at a White House ceremony on Thursday.

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      Harold Washington Library displays books gifted by Queen Victoria after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

      Pillows at the Harold Washington Library Center cushion the display of two books donated by Queen Victoria, who sparked British contributions to Chicago's first free public library.

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        Chicago Public Library Offers Free Magazines, Streaming Movies

        The new services come on the heels of the library's upgraded website and features.

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          Shelf Life: Local author brings to life the deep history of Chicago's neigborhoods : Books-and-literature

          As a fifth generation Chicagoan with roots in the city’s political world as well as long-time newspaperman who grew up or spent time in such neighborhoods as Ravenswood, Lake View,

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            Young Chicago poet gives voice to his community

            Malcolm London lives in a part of Chicago that doesn't usually inspire verse, but he's performing before national audiences and taking his message to the classroom

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              At 100, poem 'Chicago' still fierce, fresh

              One hundred years ago this month, Chicago was not thought of as the planet's pig renderer.

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                Chicago Public Library's Top Circulating Books of 2013

                New Year's Day is well behind us now, and we've gathered statistics to compile our most popular books of 2013. The rankings reflect the most checkouts and hold requests during calendar year 2013, regardless of when the books were published. Chic