Tao Lin holds up Jeffrey Brown's Clumsy at Quimby's Bookstore. (Credit: Quimby's Bookstore's facebook)

Best Specialty Bookstores In Chicago

If you want to go off the beaten path in Chicago, check out the following specialty bookstores.



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!


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2012 Guide To Chicago Comic Con

Chicago Comic Con, formally Wizard World Chicago, the midwest mecca for comics. Read on to find out exactly what to expect…



CAKE: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

CAKE! Chicago Alternative Comics Expo! For the first time in Chicago’s history, all things indie and underground are converging in one convenient place. Whether you’re really into the pictorial word, or just a casual observer, you should stop by this awesome AND FREE event.



For The Love Of Comics: Interview With Cartoonist Aaron Renier

Chicago-based cartoonist Aaron Renier has been illustrating stories written by himself and others for years. The author of The Unsinkable Walker Bean, Renier’s latest project is an illustrated edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper for Scout Books. He recently talked with about his work…


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Top 5 Chicago Comic Shops

I know a lot about comics. Ergo, I know a lot about comic shops. Here, my friends, are what I consider the top five comic shops in the Chicago-land area.


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Best Comic Book Shops In Chicago

Visiting Chicago’s best comic book shops often involves a trip to an interesting, hip neighborhood in the city. Blending in with unique storefronts such as tattoo parlors, art galleries and avant-garde clothing stores, a journey to find great comics can be its own adventure.

CBS 2–10/05/2010