Signed Copies Available
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Rodney George 'Rod' Laver holds the record for the most singles titles won in the history of professional men's tennis and was the second man to win the Grand Slam in 1962. By the end of the 1960s, he was regarded as the best tennis player in the world.
Rod paid our book store in Macy's on State Street a visit on Wednesday Sept. 19 to sign his new-in-paperback autobiography Rod Laver: An Autobiography. Indeed a true living sports legend and genuine gentleman, Mr. Laver signed a few extra copies of his autobiography to make available to those who couldn't make it in to the signing.
Limited quantity available, while supplies last.
Orders can be placed here on the website, or you can simply stop into the book store and pick one up. It is probably best to make haste, as these books won't last long.
Give the Lady What She Wants
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 Three.
I grew up in the 40s war years at the Jane Addams Homes public project on the near west side of Chicago. Four nearby places dominate my memory - Hull House, Maxwell Street Market, the 12th Street Store, and Marshall Field's on State Street. The first was where I learned to play the violin, the next was where I became dizzy with the smells of simmering Polish sausages most Sundays, and the last two were where my mother would shop while I came down with shopper's legs fatigue.