A surprise patch inside a Christmas card that was sent to me. I had this when I was a kid and reading Ninja magazine and getting my hands on everything else ninja related. #Ninja #patch #childhood
Chicago’s Best Bookstores
357 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Since 1938, The Abraham Lincoln Bookshop has been providing some of the most extensive literature on Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and other notable political figures and events. Ralph Newman founded the store in 1938 to serve his and his friends’ passions for the Civil War and Lincoln. Newman’s friends included; Carl Sandburg, William O. Douglas, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner, and other notable figures.
6753 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL.
Located in Rogers Park, The Amradillo’s Pillow specializes in common, uncommon, and hard-to-find used books. A portion of their books are available for search online HERE.
4736 North Lincoln Avenue #1, Chicago, IL.
Cozy and picturesque, Lincoln Square’s The Book Cellar is a great place to stay awhile. With helpful recommendations on titles located throughout the store and unique categories to choose from, like a favorite of mine, “local love (find books written by Chicago-based authors and publishers),” The Book Cellar allows you to find just what you are looking for. Relax in their cafe or find a little corner among the books. Aside from literature, The Book Cellar also carries stationery, calendars, planners, and more. Looking to join a book club? The Book Cellar offers various book club groups HERE. For a complete list of events click HERE.
1564 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Wicker Park’s Myopic Bookstore is known as one of Chicago’s oldest bookstores, carrying over 80,000 used titles. Myopic also buys quality used books.
213 West Institute Place, Chicago, IL.
Sitting ever so quietly on 213 West Institute Place, one would never know just how mighty Open Books is. Since 2006 Open Books has been making an impact on Chicago’s literary community through the hard work of volunteers and donors. Open Books is a nonprofit that collects and sells used books to help support a wide range of community programs offered to children and teens. From one-on-one reading to various writing workshops, Open Books continues to impact the lives of children and teens in Chicago. Open Books offers a wider variety of events such as festivals, reading, sales, and more. Keep up to date on the latest events HERE and for volunteer opportunities visit Open Books.
1501 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL.
For those looking for academic and scholarly books, visit Powell’s Bookstore at any of their 3 locations, Hyde Park (1501 East 57th Street), University Village (1218 South Halsted), and Lakeview (2850 North Lincoln Ave.). Powell’s not only specializes in academic books but also has general interest sections.
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Quimby’s focuses on independently published small press zine, comics, and books.
4626 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL.
When you walk into Ravenswood Used Books you can’t help but be in awe at the towers of books you see stacked all the way to the ceiling. Knicknacks and letters adorn the walls amidst the shelves and shelves of books adding character and history to a place so loved amongst the community. For anyone claustrophobic I don’t recommend entering, but for the rest of you, enjoy getting consumed in the magic and character of this store.
714 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL.
Situated on a picturesque street of what use to be known as the heart of the Chicago printing industry, Sandmeyer’s Bookstore awaits. Family-owned and operated since 1982, Sandmeyer’s charming bookstore has a large collection of books for all ages. The squeaky wood floors and warm atmosphere ads charm and character to the beautiful building. Along with a wide collection of books, Sandmeyer’s also offers a variety of greeting cads and stationary from printmakers near and far.
3441 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL.
More known for its records and free music performances, Transistor sits at its new location at 3441 N. Broadway. However among the records, electronics, and artwork, Transistor offers a well curated selection of music literature and biographies that are a must to check out. Transistor stays ahead of the game providing a great selection of up and coming bands and artists. Along with the events, Transistor also features a webcast you can listen to HERE. If you are a music lover, be sure to pay a visit to this gem.
3251 North Broadway, Chicago, IL.
Unabridged Bookstore offers great customer service and selection for both adults and children. The staff is extremely helpful as are the hand-written personal recommendations found around the store.
5233 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL.
Located in Andersonville, Women & Children First is a feminist bookstore that carries an extensive selection of books, magazines, music, and gifts. Visit their website to see their book recommendations as well as local author picks. Each month you can find interesting readings and events taking place at the bookstore.
Women & Children First also has a variety of different book groups available to join, all which have an open membership policy (allows you to come to as many as you would like/new members can join at any time). Book groups include: Women’s Book Group, Family of Women Book Group, Kids First Book Group, Women’s Classics Book Group, and Feminist Book Group.
Myopic Books is my personal favorite used bookstore.Source: addictedchicago
It was suggested last night that I do a painting of the girls from the Blue Angels burlesque troupe. I needed reference shots. Can you imagine a painting like this done by me? #Milwaukee #boobs #sexy #SexyGirls #BlueAngels #burlesque #stockings #fishnets #art #PerformanceArt #performance #SkullySati #HotGirls #Curves #CurvyWomen #curvy
Tonight I’ll be checking out a horror burlesque show at Club Anything, 807 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI. If you’re in the area, stop by, say hi, and I’ll possibly buy you a drink or two. And yes, the inner door to the club is a #TARDIS door! #BiggerOnTheInside #horror #burlesque #ClubAnything #Milwaukee #fetish #bdsm #sexy #boobs #booze