Upcoming Calendar Events

Handy guide for when to bring your books (or not).  We hope it helps and cuts the confusion.  Have a great holiday season.

December 18th - Last Day for Cash Book Buys
December 24th - Shortened Hours 10:30 am - 8 pm
December 25th - CLOSED
December 27th - Last Day for Store Credit Book Buys
December 31st - Shortened Hours 10:30 am - 8 pm
January 1st - CLOSED
February 8th - CLOSED for Inventory
February 9th- Resume Store Credit Book Buys
February 12th - Resume Cash Book Buys


Blues Before Sunrise Film Festival FREE Admission

FREE film festival hosted by Steve Cushing, Blues Before Sunrise, WDCB, Jazz Record Mart,  Delmark Records and held at after-words.

Film screenings begin at noon and include black and white 35 mm prints of Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Pigmeat Markham, Dizzy Gillespie, Dorothy Dandridge, Mamie Smith and many many more.

For more info call the Jazz Mart: 312-222-1467 or after-words 312-464-1110


Book Expo Chicago Saturday, December 6th

After-words will be selling books at the third annual Chicago Book Expo this Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 11 am to 5 pm at Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash. The event is free and open to the public.

This celebration of Chicago-area publishers and authors features a pop-up bookstore featuring local presses’ and authors’ books, as well as a variety of readings and panel discussions. Local literary nonprofits and organizations will be in attendance.