Chicago: Bookman’s Corner
This place is filled with towers of books. Looking for a book here is like playing Giant Jenga. If you’re not careful, the whole thing will fall down.
Even the window displays are massed piles of books.
But it is a great bookstore, especially if you’re looking for books about old Chicago. This is where I found Deadlines & Monkeyshines, and of course some books on Mike Royko, including one I’d been looking for, For the Love of Mike.
As you can see, they also have a nice selection of cheap Tarzan novels. Not a huge amount of mass-market fiction, but I was able to find some nice options there as well.
And a whole lot of history books and a bunch more. You have to wander through it to believe it.
If you are in Chicago, there are a handful of places you must visit. The Billy Goat Tavern; the Lincoln Park Zoo; the Printers Row Lit Fest; and, in my opinion, if you’re a book-lover you must visit Bookman’s Corner.
2959 North Clark
March 17, 2015
|Tarzan and the Lion Man||Edgar Rice Burroughs||$0.25||mass market paperback|
|Tarzan the Invincible||Edgar Rice Burroughs||$0.25||mass market paperback|
|Tarzan the Magnificent||Edgar Rice Burroughs||$0.50||mass market paperback|
|Tarzan and the City of Gold||Edgar Rice Burroughs||$0.75||mass market paperback|
|The Gates of Creation||Philip José Farmer||$0.75||mass market paperback|
|Chains of the Sea||Robert Silverberg||$0.75||mass market paperback|
|That Hideous Strength||C.S. Lewis||$1.50||mass market paperback|
|the cabin||David Mamet||$3.00||small trade paperback|
June 5, 2014
|Deadlines & Monkeyshines||John J. McPhaul||$4.00||hardcover|
|For the Love of Mike||Mike Royko||$5.00||hardcover|
In response to The bookstores less traveled: These aren’t the bookstores people travel across the country to visit. But if you’re already traveling across the country, you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity to visit them.