Charity Book Sale September 2 & 3 noon to 6pm

Get a bag FULL of books for $5 (*cash only*)
Bring your own bag or buy one from us for $1

We’ll be setting up some tables full of books in our event space. Supplies are limited.  There are no guarantees on what will be left when you get here.  You can bring your own bag or buy one from us for $1, but all proceeds go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a not-for-profit distribution and training center for hungry people. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to almost a
half-million adults and children every year. Their mission is striving to end hunger in our community.

Come check it out and fill your bag with books! Supplies are limited.


Reading and Signing for Algren a Life at American Writer's Museum August 24th

Thursday, August 24, 5 p.m., Readers Hall. General public. Free with museum admission or $5 suggested donation for the event. Books will be sold at AWM by after-words bookstore before and after the event

Most today know Algren as the radical, womanizing writer of The Man with the Golden Arm, which won the first National Book Award, in 1950, but award-winning reporter Mary Wisniewski offers a deeper portrait. Starting with his childhood in the City of Big Shoulders, Wisniewski sheds new light on the writer’s most momentous periods, from his on-again-off-again work for the WPA to his stint as an uninspired soldier in World War II to his long-distance affair with his most famous lover, Simone de Beauvoir, to the sense of community and acceptance Algren found in the artist colony of Sag Harbor before his death in 1981.
Presented by the Society of Midland Authors.

Algren a Life by Mary Wisnewski Hardback $33.00

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