Charity Book Sale March 3rd & 4th 12-6pm

In the after-words special event space
This sale will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

We’ll be setting up some tables in our event space for you to fill your bags with. For $5 you can fill your own bag or purchase one from us for $2, 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.  They strive to end hunger in our community. 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.

For more information on this great organization:  chicagosfoodbank.org


After-Hours Magazine Launch Feb 18th 2-4pm

Issue #35 featuring Billy Lombardo
after-words special event space
FREE and open to the public.  Food and drink provided.

The launch will start with a contributors only ‘open mic’.  This will be followed with a featured reading by Billy Lombardo, author of the novels How to Hold a Woman and The Man With Two Arms and the short story collection The Logic of a Rose.
After Hours, a journal of Chicago writing and art, has published two issues every year since June of 2000.  The mission of the magazine from its inception has been to create a showcase and archive of the vibrant Chicago literary world at the beginning of the 21st century. 

After Hours recently announced that the Newberry Library will house a complete collection of the magazine in their Chicago Studies department. The University of Chicago Library and the University of Wisconsin/Madison library special collections sections also include After Hours.


Win Free Tickets! Midsummer Night's Dream

February 17th or 24th 11am or 2pm – 

Short Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier

After-words bookstore is pleased to partner with Chicago Shakespeare in reintroducing their family friendly short Shakespeare series.  The series is comprised of 75-minute entertainments at convenient Saturday matinee times.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic Shakespeare comedy which tells the story of four young lovers lost in the forest, where an amateur theater troupe is also rehearsing their latest show. When the Fairy Court descends, mischief and hilarity ensue until dawn. Following each performance, audience members are invited to stay for a post-show discussion and mingle with the cast.

To enter to win free tickets visit the bookstore and mention this promotion. We will collect your name and contact information.  Once we have received 10 entries, two winners will be chosen and contacted to collect their four free tickets.