Black History Month at 57th Street Books! From quotations to Questlove, Chicago to Harlem, picture books to theory, the books in our display cover a huge range of topics related to African and African-American experiences and history. And there’s more where that came from: we’ve been expanding our African and African-American Studies sections, so come in and have a look!
A complete list of displayed book (and ordering info) can be found here: http://www.semcoop.com/black-history-month

Black History Month at 57th Street Books! From quotations to Questlove, Chicago to Harlem, picture books to theory, the books in our display cover a huge range of topics related to African and African-American experiences and history. And there’s more where that came from: we’ve been expanding our African and African-American Studies sections, so come in and have a look!

A complete list of displayed book (and ordering info) can be found here: http://www.semcoop.com/black-history-month

Well it’s Friday night, how ‘bout a drink?

Copies of the first three issues of TheNewerYork are in-store at 57th Street now. I mean, after that review you just have to want to pick it up, right? RIGHT???

shop independent AND ALSO read independent.

(AND local! Chicago’s own Curbside Splendor is all OVER this list.)

Eric Charles May reads from BEDROCK FAITH published by Akashic Books

Eric Charles May reads from BEDROCK FAITH published by Akashic Books

melvillehouse:

distantheartbeats:

"A tragedy to those who feel."
Mary MacLane, I Await The Devil’s Coming


MARY.

melvillehouse:

distantheartbeats:

"A tragedy to those who feel."

Mary MacLane, I Await The Devil’s Coming

MARY.

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re celebrating love the bookish way with a window display of our favorite literary couples, from the unfortunately obscure (Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocampo) to the household names (Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir), and from loves that lasted a lifetime (Stan & Jan Berenstain) to those that didn’t quite work out (Ernest Hemingway & Martha Gellhorn). Come fall in love with a book!
Hop over to our website for a complete list of titles & ordering info:
http://www.semcoop.com/valentines-day-window

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re celebrating love the bookish way with a window display of our favorite literary couples, from the unfortunately obscure (Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocampo) to the household names (Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir), and from loves that lasted a lifetime (Stan & Jan Berenstain) to those that didn’t quite work out (Ernest Hemingway & Martha Gellhorn). Come fall in love with a book!

Hop over to our website for a complete list of titles & ordering info:

http://www.semcoop.com/valentines-day-window

The Independence Sessions is a project documenting musicians from the UChicago community playing live in locations around Hyde Park. We played host a few days ago!

What a wonderful year 2013 was in children’s books. I am sure that the American Library Association had it’s work cut out for them. With cheer and delight, the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced on January 27th. Honoring the best of the best in children’s lit with some surprise titles (Flora and the Flamingo) and shoe ins (Flora and Ulysses) taking home awards (Flora was a good name to have this year).  
For our neighborhood’s viewing pleasure, we at 57th Street Books have put together a small visual appetizer dedicated to the awards. So many books were honored we could not fit them all, so please come on in to see what else we have in store! 
-Dominique

What a wonderful year 2013 was in children’s books. I am sure that the American Library Association had it’s work cut out for them. With cheer and delight, the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced on January 27th. Honoring the best of the best in children’s lit with some surprise titles (Flora and the Flamingo) and shoe ins (Flora and Ulysses) taking home awards (Flora was a good name to have this year). 

For our neighborhood’s viewing pleasure, we at 57th Street Books have put together a small visual appetizer dedicated to the awards. So many books were honored we could not fit them all, so please come on in to see what else we have in store!

-Dominique



33 1/3  puts out little books about big sounds, with each volume dedicated to an individual album, from “Let it Be” to “Paul’s Boutique” to “ABBA Gold.” Pretty soon, we’re gonna have a whole lot of ‘em on our shelves. Check out their website & get excited.http://www.333sound.com/
33 1/3  puts out little books about big sounds, with each volume dedicated to an individual album, from “Let it Be” to “Paul’s Boutique” to “ABBA Gold.” Pretty soon, we’re gonna have a whole lot of ‘em on our shelves. Check out their website & get excited.
http://www.333sound.com/

mollitudo:

My feelings.

We can get behind a good bit of this.