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Holiday Book Gifts For Her

Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together an excellent list of book gifts for the lady in your life: from the hipster, aspiring home chef, fashion focused, or book club leader, everyone on your list will be thrilled to open a box with one of these great reads.

12/02/2013

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Holiday Book Gifts For Him

Horror fans, pop-culture aficionados, trivia champions, or those just in search of a little bit of inspiration will love any of these books. From Stephen King to Duck Dynastyto The Beatles, there’s something for every man in your life on this list from our friends at Simon & Schuster.

12/02/2013

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Best Bookstores in Chicago for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is coming up. Here are Chicago’s best indie bookstores, to visit and support local businesses.

11/26/2013

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Not-So-Scary Picture Books for Halloween

Halloween is a night of mischief and laughs, tricks and treats, and disguises galore. Our sister company Simon & Schuster recommends reading these not-so-scary picture books with your kids in the coming weeks to give them a little fright and get them excited for the holiday.

10/07/2013

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Vegan Baking Recipes From The Skinny Bitch

Kim Barbouin, author of the Skinny Bitch series, shares her favorite vegan sweets recipes so you can bake up a storm.

09/25/2013

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Best Books To Read Before Heading Off To College

It’s that time in the summer: you’re about to send your kids off to college. Regardless of whether your child is a freshman or a rising senior, these books can help with all stages of a college career. From inspirational works to short stories to advice, our sister company, Simon & Schuster have hand selected a list that will be the perfect gift just as you leave your kids at their dorm.

08/28/2013

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Bethenny Frankel’s 8 Questions To Ask When Traveling On A Budget

Bethenny Frankel shares an excerpt from Skinnygirl Solutions. If you’re traveling on a budget, first ask yourself these eight questions.

08/22/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Group Gives Books To Englewood Families

Members of Acts of Love packed up a truckload of books and passed them out to give kids something safe and positive to occupy their time. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

07/25/2013

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New Beach Reads for Summer

There’s nothing better than relaxing at the beach or by the pool with a good book in your hand. This summer kick back with one of these new release by our favorite authors from our sister company Simon & Schuster.

06/13/2013

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Best Books For Dad This Father’s Day

Need a good gift idea for Dad this Father’s Day? Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together this great list covering everything your Dad will love.

06/04/2013

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Most Community-Centered Bookstores In Chicago

If you think independent bookstores in Chicago only sell books and magazines, think again. The following community-focused independent bookstores offer a slew of activities and events for readers of all ages.

05/20/2013

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Best Books For Mom This Mother’s Day

Looking for some good books for Mom this Mother’s Day? Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together this great list covering everything from personal memoirs to fictional mysteries and more.

05/02/2013

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Help! Missing Elf: One Man’s Journey With Elf On The Shelf

What do you do when your elf leaves and doesn’t come back? Mount a search party? Hire a private detective? You contact customer service, which is exactly what Fred Sasaki did. Here’s how that went…

12/14/2012

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Best Thanksgiving Books For Kids

Snuggle up with your little ones and let these beautifully worded (and funny!) stories about being thankful and celebrating with gratitude soak into your heart!

11/21/2012

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Best Halloween Children’s Books

There’s not much more relaxing and enjoyable than jumping into some cozy pajamas on a chilly fall night and snuggling up with a good book. Even when you’re only four or five years old. Here are some fabulous family-friendly books that celebrate autumn and Halloween with all of the fun and none of the scare!

10/25/2012

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Five Fall Reads For Chicagoans

Well, it’s just about time to hang the bike up and bust out the thick coats. You don’t have to cram into the morning CTA sardine can yet, but now’s as good a time as any to figure out what you’ll be reading in lieu of dodging cars on State Street. Because we’re so prepared, we’ve found a couple of books that have come out, a couple of comics that have been collected, and even a poetry collection or two to whet your word appetite. Enjoy these homemade tales of life, love, and horse-related spam-bots as a means of distracting yourself from your fellow transit-riders’ armpits!

09/14/2012

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Bryan Gruley’s Favorite Chicago Hockey Spots

Bryan Gruley, reporter at large for Bloomberg News and author of The Skeleton Box – he’s also a hockey fan. Here, Gruley shares his favorite Chicago hockey spots.

05/22/2012

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Chicago’s Best Bookstores

Whether buying books for yourself or others, here’s a list of the best local bookshops to visit.

12/13/2011

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Report: Tribune May Introduce New Books Section

If you’ve been missing the old Chicago Tribune Books section since its demise for the newspaper’s 2008 redesign, you may be in luck.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

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