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Sound the alarm, book lovers! This Saturday, May 2nd we're celebrating Chicago Independent Bookstore Day! From Andersonville to Hyde Park, book lovers should mark their calendars for this special day of literary festivities.

Here's how we'll mark the occasion at Unabridged:
  • At noon we'll be joined by Hoosier Mama's Paula Haney, who will be serving up samples of sweet, delicious pie.
  • Aleksandar Hemon will stop by to sign copies of his whipsmart new novel, THE MAKING OF ZOMBIE WARS.
  • You'll be able to collect a piece of the CIBD chapbook! Written by Stuart Dybek, 
    the story is a previously unpublished work illustrated by local author and artist Dmitry Samarov. The print run is limited to 120 copies. Please visit the Chicago Independent Bookstore Day website for more information!
  • We'll be raffling off seven bundles of books, including a collection of the staff's favorite books, a children's bundle, a young adult bundle, a small press bundle, and a full collection of Olive Editions! 
  • Still hungry? We'll be doling out staff-baked samples of cookies from Mindy Segal's cookbook COOKIE LOVE.
  • Special discounts will be offered throughout the store, including discounts on Ed's 135 favorite books from 35 years of bookselling and on the staff's favorite Chicago books!
Get here early on Saturday! We're offering giveaways to our first customers, 
and we have a few limited-edition Independent Bookstore Day goodies for sale, including a Bookstore Day-exclusive chapbook written and autographed by Roxane Gay

Please visit the Chicago Independent Bookstore Day website for more information: www.chicagobookstoreday.com

Thank you always for being such wonderful customers. We wouldn't be able to do what we do without you.

See you Saturday!



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This month's newest titles are picked, as always, from the fevered minds of the employees at Unabridged. Comments always appreciated. Email the store at
unabridged@unabridgedbookstore.com or call us at 773.883.9119.