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Women & Children First

(773) 769-9299
Type: Indie Bookstore

Founded more than thirty years ago in Chicago, Women & Children First is only 3,500 square feet in area, most of which is one large open room. The store carries more than twenty thousand books, as well as journals, cards, and gifts.

Address: 5233 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
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by Zach Dodson


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Upcoming Events
Barnes & Noble DePaul Center
October 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
University of Chicago Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801
October 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
Book Cellar
October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
StoryStudio Chicago
November 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Dollop Coffee Company
November 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
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Magazine Articles

by Christie Taylor

July/August 2014

Mike Joyce, editor in chief of the online journal Literary Orphans, launches the Rookery, a permanent home for recently shuttered literary magazines whose content would otherwise be lost.  

by Staff

March/April 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Curbside Splendor, a recently expanded independent press located in Chicago.

by Staff

November/December 2013

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Midwestern Gothic, a Chicago–based micro press dedicated to publishing new writing by Midwestern writers. 

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