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The Distant Rumblings of the Sexual Revolution

Donald Barliant has owned Barbara's Bookstores since the late 1960's. He tells here the story of Barbara's and the turbulent, changing times in which the business grew up, thrived and sometimes just survived.

This is Chapter Four.


As the years went by, Barbara's became well known in Chicago and beyond. That led us down many interesting and, often, peculiar roads.

One day in February 1971 I got a call from someone at Kingston Mines. Kingston was one of the small playhouses that had sprung up on the near north side of Chicago sometime in 1968. The 300 seat theater was housed in a converted trolley barn at 2356 North Lincoln.

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Dot, Stripe, SquiggleFriday 10.19 12p
Barbara's Boston
Sarah Grace-Tuttle
Dot, Stripe, Squiggle

Local author, Sarah Grace-Tuttle, will be here to sign copies of her new children's book on ocean wildlife, "Dot, Stripe, Squiggle."

Sarah will be doing her second signing at Barbara's in South Station, after having been here a few months ago for her book Hidden City: Poems of Urban Wildlife.

All ages, free and, as always, open to the public. We hope to see you there.


Art Show and AuctionSaturday 10.13 4p
The Book Market
Heartland Animal Shelter:
Art Show and Auction

You can help us help others by simply stopping in on Saturday afternoon to enjoy food, drink, artwork, live music, an auction and more. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Heartland Animal Shelter.

No pressure, no purchase necessary, just join the fun!! We hope to see you there.


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Hardcover Non Fiction

Calypso Soul of America How To Change Your Mind Educated Believe It

as reported by The New York Times


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Hardcover Fiction

The President Is Missing All We Ever Wanted The Outsider The Perfect Couple Shelter In Place

as reported by The New York Times


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