In Sahar Mustafah’s debut novel, The Beauty of Your Face, a terrorist attack opens a window on the story of a Palestinian American family in Chicago.
What the aftermath of coronavirus will bring for Chicago’s small businesses
Ditch Amazon and support local bookstores.
“Does anyone ever enter a bookstore just to purchase a book?”
The current book obsessions of Reader culture editor Aimee Levitt and essayist and Women & Children First co-owner Sarah Hollenbeck.
The release of My Lady’s Choosing and more goings-on 4/2-4/5
James Brown vs. Charlie Brown, iO’s Musical Improv Festival, and more things to do August 14-17
Morgan Parker talks There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, Mother’s Day Brunch, and more happenings from May 12-14
Nasty Women Art Chicago, Osama Alomar, and more happenings from May 5-7.
Dmitry Samarov’s exhibit “In Taverns,” Hidden Figures Revealed, Drunk [Redacted] Talks, and more happenings from March 20-23
Read the book, then live the nightmare.
The bookstore’s new monthly series explores the intersection of books and politics
Ice Cream Beer Social, Kim Kong: Comedy Monster, and more happenings from January 16-19.
Gender in the Old-Time Saloon, Write Club, and more happenings from January 9-12
Amazon is coming, but the indies have built a true community for the city’s readers