- 12:38 pm - Tue, Apr 23, 2013
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What’s this? We have the new David Sedaris book in stock? And it’s called “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls”? That’s awesome!
- 1:03 pm - Tue, Jan 15, 2013
7 PM Tonight: Literary Night @ Revolution Brewing
JANUARY 15TH 7:00pm Tuesday @
2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Drugs and drug culture are a big factor as this mind-bender of a novel unfolds and the narrator Alison finds herself to be female collateral, a chain in the link to the next drug deal. A cosmic blend of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and William S. Burroughs’ The Soft Machine, first novelist Born creates what Booklist calls “a strikingly atmospheric, suspenseful, imaginative, and compassionate novel.”
Joseph G. Peterson
“Written entirely in verse, Peterson’s second book (after Beautiful Piece) follows Irishman Jim O’Connor, an aspiring poet and successful alcoholic, as he moves disastrously through life in modern Chicago. In addition to Peterson’s narrative, plenty of Jim’s ‘actual’ poems appear throughout, facilitating an effortless shifting between third and first person accounts of the drunken bard’s exploits. “
Raymond Richard has been to the big-house, lived in poverty on the streets of Chicago, and took to crime and drugs to survive. His poetry is electrifying, terrifying, and awe-inspiring. It literally crackles off the page. He has put his life back together against almost insurmountable odds. He’s back to tell his story in poems that are honest, heartbreaking and tender.
- 5:21 pm - Fri, Nov 30, 2012
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Our fireplace is up and running! Brint it on, Winter. (View from Oh-so-comy chair.)
- 1:52 pm - Thu, Nov 29, 2012
Don’t miss tonight’s reading of “Upload” with local author Mark McClelland 6:30 tonight at City Lit Books!
- 4:27 pm - Thu, Oct 4, 2012
For our early birds and little ones out there, come by the store Saturday October 6th at 10:00 AM for our first children’s music story time! ♥
- 7:08 pm - Tue, Oct 2, 2012
Check out the list of events for our Grand Opening Weekend: Oct. 5-7. Hope to see you there!
- 12:08 pm - Thu, Sep 27, 2012
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Thanks TimeOut Chicago
For the stellar article!
Owning a bookstore is often romantically portrayed—stimulating conversation, endless reading material—yet the grim realities of retail mean long hours, low margins and nonstop bills. Still, on a recent visit to Logan Square’s new independent bookstore, City Lit Books, I notice owner Teresa Kirschbraun has a certain glow. We’re sitting in comfortable leather chairs near an unlit fireplace (which will soon glow, as the weather cools), and while we talk, Kirschbraun emits the exuberance of a new business owner whose dreams are taking shape.
- 1:17 pm - Tue, Sep 25, 2012
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Please join us Saturday, September 29th at 4pm for our first author event! Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright are stopping by to discuss their book, A CASE FOR SOLOMON: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation. The authors will be discussing and signing copies of their book which describes the incredible story of the kidnapping of Margaret Dunbar’s grandfather in 1912.
The Book: A Case for Solomon
In 1912, 4 year-old Bobby Dunbar, the son of an upper middle-class Louisiana family, went missing in the swamps. Eight months later, he was found in the company of a wandering piano-tuner, William Walters, who was arrested and tried for kidnapping. When a destitute single mother came forward to claim Bobby Dunbar as her son, the case exploded! For two years, courts probed and newspapers sensationalized every aspect of the story. It took nearly a full century for the real identity of the child to be known. Now, as the 100th anniversary of the famous case approaches, Dunbar’s granddaughter, Margeret Dunbar Cutright, along with This American Life producer, Tal McThenia, uncover the hidden truths in this fascinating new book.
Margaret Dunbar Cutright
Margeret Dunbar Cutright is the granddaughter of Bobby Dunbar, the victim of the kidnapping and the subject of this book. She grew up hearing the family legend of her grandfather’s kidnapping and arduous return to his biological family. Her research included comprehensive investigating and analysis of newspapers, family correspondence and legal documents. Along with her research, Cutright also developed through the course of the book a relationship with the descendants of her grandfather’s alleged kidnapper.
Tal reported and wrote “The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar,” for NPR’s This American Life, which aired in March 2008 and served as the main focus for A Case for Solomon. He has worked as an Associate Producer for HBO and PBS productions.