Collecting a Series

Regardless of what book series you choose to go for, the collecting experience is invariably fun, and the end result unquestionably appealing on the bookshelf.

Literary Tourist: Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Modern Poetry Association
Chicago’s Modern Poetry Association makes planning your next vacation a breeze, bringing a directory of independent bookstores, literary destinations, and bookish activities & events from all around the world right to your fingertips.

The 1890s were rockin’ times for Chicago.  The World’s Fair in 1893, for example, changed the entire landscape of the city.  Four hundred temporary buildings were erected surrounded by a maze of fake Venetian canals, all lit up by Edison’s bright new bulbs. The event attracted millions of visitors from around the world.  You can read all about it in a great book entitled Devil in the White City.

Meanwhile really big, ‘Chicago style’ steel skyscrapers were soaring up downtown in the Loop, anchored by giant department stores and banks.