"One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another
Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People
will insist on giving me books."
--Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
We confess: we buy books for Dumbledore, too. If you're like us and prefer giving books, why not stop by City Lit? We have loads of titles in store; we can special order most books for you (and have them in 2 or 3 days!); and we can recommend great reads for the most stubborn people on your shopping list. Every bookseller here has personal favorites, and we have a gift guide containing all our favorite 2014 releases. We've also enjoyed browsing this year's New York Times' 100 Notable Books. Most of their favorites are in stock at City Lit, and we can share our own opinions about them, too! Check out some of their favorites below (then stop by to see them in person):
After your Thanksgiving food coma comes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Don't forget the "holiday" inbetween: Small Business Saturday! We've prepared our 2014 Gift Guide, and we're ready to steer you towards some awesome purchases. We have books for everyone on your list. Seriously. Even that person who swears they don't read. We also have staff picks all over the store, so you won't want for suggestions. To give you a head start, here are some of our favorite titles from 2014.
We just got nominated for Time Out Chicago's "Love Chicago Awards," and we couldn't be more thrilled! If you love City Lit, we'd love to have you vote for us! It's very quick and clickable. Promise. If you visit the voting site, make sure to select "Northwest Side" as your neighborhood, and you'll find us listed under "Shops." We wouldn't have received a nomination without your support, so we already feel like big winners!
Voting is open until November 11th. Winners will be announced the week of December 4th. Thanks for your love!
If you've been in the store lately, you'll have seen our Halloween-themed table. We have all our favorite creepy reads out on display. In case you didn't see it, or haven't visited City Lit in awhile, we're posting some scary books on our website. When you want to get the shivers, grab one of these titles and prepare to be spooked!