SEPTEMBER 17: Chicago Historical Mysteries Night: An Evening with Allium Press Authors

This event will take place on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm.

SEPTEMBER 18: William Hazelgrove, author of Real Santa, with Billy Lombardo

This event will take place on Thursday, September 18th at 6:30 pm.

SEPTEMBER 24: Shermin Kruse, author of Butterfly Stitching

This event will take place on Wednesday, September 24th at 6:30 pm.

New Releases

As Summer stampedes to a close, we're already pining for outdoor festivals, reading a great book on the beach, and the hot, muggy Chicago air...well, maybe not that last one. But don't worry! Your friendly, neighborhood bookstore has you covered. Before you up and move to warm climates all year round, remember the one great thing that makes September worthwhile...NEW BOOKS! That's right. September releases have us all clammoring for Summer to up and end so we can get our hands on these amazing new titles. Here are just a few of the most anticipated unreleased or just released titles of the Fall. 

 

Book List

The Bone Clocks (Hardcover)

$30.00
ISBN-13: 9781400065677
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Random House, 9/2014

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9780544272996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9/2014

The Children Act (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780385539708
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Nan A. Talese, 9/2014

Run (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780345540720
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books, 10/2014

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9781566893688
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Coffee House Press, 9/2014

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780385539128
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Nan A. Talese, 9/2014

Bookclubs Galore

As most of our devoted followers know, we at City Lit Books try to provide the neighborhood with a wide array of bookclubs and (free) events. This week, join bookseller, Chelka, for her Chat 'n' Chew Bookclub!

For those of you who haven't attended, Chat 'n' Chew is all about food: reading about food, talking about food, and, of course, eating delicious, homemade, cookbook-centered food. This month, we'll be discussing a food blogger of your choosing. This could be your well-worn copy of Deb Perlman's Smitten Kitchen cookbook, Joy the Baker's cookbook, Angela Liddon's Oh She Glows Vegan cookbook, or anything else you've read, loved, and consumed!

This bookclub meets this thursday, August 28th at 6:30. So drop in with your favorite blogger cookbook and maybe a treat to share!

For a full list of our bookclubs, check out our Bookclub page!   

 

CCLAP August

Just wanted to let you know about another EXCITING CCLAP Showcase open mic and reading! This month, playwright Amber Hargroder will be reading from her unpublished novel. Hargroder is well-known for her work on the one-woman show, Marilyn Monroe, Whoever you are, which she wrote, directed and starred in, as well as her active participation in the Chicago theatre scene. 

In case you missed it, the CCLAP Showcase features a reading from a local author and six open mic slots to be filled by writers, poets, or storytellers. If you’re interested in participating, send an email over to cclapcenter@gmail.com. If you’re interested in listening (that's fine, too!), make sure to come by the bookstore on Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30 pm. There will be wine, beer, and great literary company!
 
Learn more about CCLAP at cclapcenter.com/events
 
 

City Lit Books is 2 on August 17th!

Before I opened City Lit and I would read about retailers’ anniversaries, I would think “good for them” and”I should really stop by and get some free cookies. “   I could not have imagined the gratitude, joy, excitement, and pride that such an announcement brings.  Gratitude for the unwavering support of so many families and regular customers.  Joy of watching a community grow.  Excitement for the new customers, books, events, and relationships we have yet to build.  Pride in a conscientious and hard-working staff that set a high bar for customer service every day. 

 

Today I am thankful for the support of the tremendous community of book-lovers, the efforts of a great team of City Lit booksellers, and the generosity of support from all of you who have helped create this thriving and exciting place.

 

Stop by and have some cookies!