Well, I finally made good on that promise to myself and stopped in. I'm so glad I did.
This tiny Printer's Row gem houses hundreds of old and rare books. Books signed by authors, books printed in the 18th century, books that are beautiful, books that are tattered. All kinds of old books. And I love old books.
The owner is an extremely knowledgeable, talkative guy with more stories about his past than my 90-year-old grandfather. I was fascinated listening to him, and he's funny to boot. Plus he knows anything and everything you'd ever want to know about books.
There's a nice price range too, with books ranging from $20 and up - even up to the thousands for the really rare ones.
Fellow book-lovers and former English Lit majors, you'll love this place. It's a playground of written (and printed) words.
Oriental Rugs2006-02-26 16:08:04 by Joe_DS
There are a number of web sites as well as books about "Oriental Rugs."
For instance, here's a neat site with illustrations of various patterns -- (From --
Since you're in the Chicago area, you could also check with Generations Rug Gallery Inc. --
Oroville Calendar — Mercury-Register
"Arsenic and Old Lace." The three-act play features two eccentric maiden sisters full of kindness, generosity and sympathy tenderly poisoning their lonely, elderly male lodgers.
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Open Storage of rare books, paintings, graphics, porcelain, bronzes, ceramics, genealogical materials and private collections. Pushkin and ..
World's Fair Collectibles: Chicago, 1933 and New York, 1939 (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
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1/2 in. Antique Brass Aluminum Chicago Screws/Screw Posts (Qty 100 sets)
Office Product (Lamination Depot)
Miniature Rooms: The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago
Book (Art Institute of Chicago)
Within the Fairy Castle: Colleen Moore's Doll House at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Book (Little, Brown and Company)