Chicago By The Book (A University Club Event)

Editors Kim Coventry and Celia Hilliard will discuss their new title, Chicago By The Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image.  Coventry and Hilliard dive into works by Saul Bellow, Gwendolyn Brooks, Erik Larson, David Mamet, Studs Terkel and many more. They will be discussing how various books have shaped Chicago, and what it took them to narrow down the list to 101 titles from thousands of worthy contenders. This is a ticketed luncheon. For more information or to make your reservation, please call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880.  Can't make it to the event? Call us at 847-446-8880 and we are happy to arrange to get an autographed copy of Chicago By the Book for you! 

More about the book: This project tells the story of Chicago through 101 landmark publications about it. From Sister Carrie to Playboy and from The Jungle to Nature's Metropolis, this collection of short essays will cast Chicago's history in a unique light, while also illuminating the bibliophilic history of the books, magazines, and other printed objects that have shaped the city and the way people think about it.

"The perfect study of the perfect library of the perfect Chicago provincial. . . Absorbing."--Chicago Tribune

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Event address: 

The University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image Cover Image
By Caxton Club, Neil Harris (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780226468501
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: University of Chicago Press - November 20th, 2018

Despite its rough-and-tumble image, Chicago has long been identified as a city where books take center stage. In fact, a volume by A. J. Liebling gave the Second City its nickname. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle arose from the midwestern capital’s most infamous industry. The great Chicago Fire led to the founding of the Chicago Public Library.