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joie de livres 📕 still going through all my sf photos (fluf post coming soon), but this was by far my favorite shop. thanks for being my tour guide, @hilarymaloney, and thanks for being amazing, @bookshopoakland! gotta get back soon to keeping exploring east bay 😍
Huge shoutout and thanks to @chicagopubliclibrary for donating their One Book One Chicago book: I'll Take You There by Greg Kot. Ride with @mavisstaples and come see Greg and Mavis in conversation at the Harold Washington Library on Thursday night!
Plans this Thursday? We’d love to see you at the #HaroldWashington to hear Greg Kot and the legendary @mavisstaples discuss her life and how her music influenced an era. #OBOC For time + event details, check out the #linkinbio! 📚🎶
This novel has been burning up the"Best of 2016" lists, and for good reason. It's an unbelievable exploration of abandonment, adaptation, and adoption. The two protagonists are just so fully human; you feel sad for the choices they make, but you also truly understand them.
This book also shows "illegal" border crossing not as a crime, but as a fact of human existence. This book is about Chinese-Americans, but anyone who opposes DACA should read this stunning debut work.
I am not a person who thinks much about food beyond consuming it. I am certainly not a person who habitually thinks about food through the lens of imperialism, race, and genetics. @thecookinggene changed that.
The entire American culinary experience was defined by slavery. After all, spices and the chefs who knew how to cook with them were often cargo on the same ship. This book reclaims that narrative through culinary history. Part autobiography, part historical guidebook, and part cookbook (there are recipes scattered throughout), Michael W. Twitty has written something wholly original, and deeply exceptional. (S/O to @andarooguhutzamer who I think would go bananas over this book)
I did it, I visited EVERY currently open branch of the Chicago Public Library in 2017! Finishing with a quick stop (after a long CTA trip) to the Hegewisch branch yesterday. This was 77 @chicagopubliclibrary locations of 80 (Woodson is closed a while for repairs, Independence branch right near me is indefinitely closed/awaiting rebuild after fire damage, and I was a day late to Thurgood Marshall branch which is temporarily closed for repair.) I first did this project in 2005 and hadn't done it since, though I'd been to most branches once or more in the intervening years... If I'd gotten an earlier start I could have read a book from every branch too. I am reading a book from every Central District (about 1600 N-5500 S) branch this year; last year it was every North branch. I don't have good photos of all the branches but I've shared some favorite shots on here. #chicago#southside#southeastside#farsoutheastside#hegewisch#libraries#chicagopubliclibrary#architecturalinteriors
Just a reminder that this could be yours! In honor of #GivingTuesday, all donations of $50 or more will receive a Foundation mug (like this one!) And all new + increased donations will be matched! It’s a phenomenal time to be giving, so if you’re curious in donating to Library Programming, double-tap the #linkinbio! 🙌
It's #GivingTuesday#ILGiveBig day and we have a win-win-win to share! 🙌 . • New and increased gifts are matched. PLUS gifts over $50 will receive a Library Foundation mug. But the best reason to support YOUR Chicago Public Library is for the learning programs that transform lives! . • To help us reach this year's goal, check out the #linkinbio! 📚💕