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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

Customers pick over the remnants at Chicago's last Borders store on Monday Sept. 12, 2011. (CBS)

Is There Life After Borders For Empty Retail Buildings?

The Borders chain has left behind empty stores. But as CBS2′s Dorothy Tucker reports, retail experts don’t expect them to be vacant very long.

09/12/2011

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8,000 Books From Shuttered Borders Stores Donated To CPS

The last Chicago Borders bookstore will close on Wednesday, but the bookstore chain’s loss may be the Chicago Public Schools’ gain.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

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Best Books By Chicago Chefs

Here, we list our favorite books by Chicago’s best chefs, some provide recipes, and all provide a glimpse into their personal lives outside the kitchen.

08/31/2011

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Chicago Public Library Breaks Records With Summer Reading Program

The Chicago Public Library is breaking records this year with its citywide Summer Reading Program.

WBBM Newsradio–08/30/2011

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Guide To: Family Fun In Andersonville

If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.

07/29/2011

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Ð PART 2

Harry Potter Books Nearly All Checked Out At St. Charles Library

The youth section of the St. Charles Library has been cleaned out of Harry Potter books, at least temporarily.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2011

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Top 10 Books Written by Our Presidents

Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]

06/15/2011

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Library’s Version Of Redbox May Be Coming Soon

The Chicago Public Library’s very own version of Redbox could be coming to a CTA station near you.

10/26/2010

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