Join us tomorrow at 6pm at internationalhouseuchicago for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page, whose new book Culture Worrier collects his finest chicagotribune pieces from the past 3 decades. A book signing and community reception will follow the event.

Join us tomorrow at 6pm at internationalhouseuchicago for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page, whose new book Culture Worrier collects his finest chicagotribune pieces from the past 3 decades. A book signing and community reception will follow the event.

He’s a Hugo Award winner. He’s a uchicagocollege alum. He’s John Scalzi and he’ll be at the Co-op on Tue. 10/21 at 6pm. 

He’s a Hugo Award winner. He’s a uchicagocollege alum. He’s John Scalzi and he’ll be at the Co-op on Tue. 10/21 at 6pm. 

Michel Foucault would have turned 88 a few days ago. In celebration, let’s talk about surveillance. Join us tomorrow 10/19 at 6pm for an evening with the Emily Horne authors of THE INSPECTION HOUSE: AN IMPERTINENT GUIDE TO MODERN SURVEILLANCE , which is every bit as fascinating as it sounds.

Michel Foucault would have turned 88 a few days ago. In celebration, let’s talk about surveillance. Join us tomorrow 10/19 at 6pm for an evening with the Emily Horne authors of THE INSPECTION HOUSE: AN IMPERTINENT GUIDE TO MODERN SURVEILLANCE , which is every bit as fascinating as it sounds.

Do any among you still have one of these in your closet? 

Do any among you still have one of these in your closet? 

Today is Oscar Wilde’s birthday! Here he is on what we can only guess is Portora Royal School’s annual fall picture day, documented by Lifetouch.

Today is Oscar Wilde’s birthday! Here he is on what we can only guess is Portora Royal School’s annual fall picture day, documented by Lifetouch.

A Commonwealth author has won the Man Booker Prize this year —the first that it was opened to any work originally written in English — in spite of fears of an American invasion. Richard Flanagan, an Australian novelist and journalist, was awarded the prize yesterday for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, a love story set during World War II. 
 
To meet your Booker-related needs, we’ve constructed a page on our website where you can place an order for the winning novel as well as other titles by Flanagan. You can also click the images and links below, or give us a call:
 
Seminary Co-op: 773.752.4381  57th Street Books: 773.684.1300

The competition is still open! Make us laugh, win some Co-op money.

What would a Hegel grading scale look like? Or Marx? How about Pynchon or Plath or Poe? In celebration of the start of the autumn quarter at uchicagocollege, choose an author, make up a grading scale, and share on our Facebook page. Our favorite will win a Co-Op gift card!

To enter, go to our Facebook page.

(Thanks to mcsweeneys for the laugh and the inspiration!)

The Nobel Committee threw something of an industry curveball in announcing French novelist Patrick Modiano as the winner of the 2014 Prize in Literature. Many of Modiano’s books are untranslated, out of print, and hard to find in the English-speaking world.

But fear not! Our intrepid team is working hard to get these books in stock as soon as possible. In the mean time, we’d be happy to take your pre-orders and let you know as soon as they arrive. The titles we are bringing in are listed below, with more titles added as we receive updated information. If there is a title of Modiano’s you are interested in but don’t see listed here, please get in touch and we would be happy to look into it further for you.

In the meantime, build an order here or give us a call at either store (Co-op: 773.752.4381; 57th: 773.684.1300).

"There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told. Men die nightly in their beds, wringing the hands of ghostly confessors, and looking them piteously in the eyes — die with despair of heart and convulsion of throat, on account of the hideousness of mysteries which will not suffer themselves to be revealed."

- Edgar Allan Poe, who died mysteriously 165 years ago today.

I guess you could say we’re excited about docfilms's Bowie and detective series this fall.

I guess you could say we’re excited about docfilms's Bowie and detective series this fall.

What happens when you’re shelving, helping customers, finding stuff you wanna buy…and you don’t have a piece paper. #booksellerproblems

What happens when you’re shelving, helping customers, finding stuff you wanna buy…and you don’t have a piece paper. #booksellerproblems

tagged → #booksellerproblems
Well, well, look who’s finally on Instagram. We begin our latest digital adventure by featuring the defiantly analog: books about books! Find & follow us @seminarycoopbookstores. 

Well, well, look who’s finally on Instagram. We begin our latest digital adventure by featuring the defiantly analog: books about books! Find & follow us @seminarycoopbookstores. 

millionsmillions raves over michaelrobbinspoet's new book, The Second Sex, which goes on sale today. Robbins is a UChicago grad whose previous collection, Alien vs. Predator, is a bookstore favorite & a national bestseller as far as poetry goes. He’s also a longtime Co-Op member. MR recently left Chicago for NYC (the traitor) but we love him anyway!

Do yourself a favor & order a copy here.

What would a Hegel grading scale look like? Or Marx? How about Pynchon or Plath or Poe? In celebration of the start of the autumn quarter at uchicagocollege, choose an author, make up a grading scale, and share on our Facebook page. Our favorite will win a Co-Op gift card!

To enter, go to our Facebook page.

(Thanks to mcsweeneys for the laugh and the inspiration!)