Barbara's at Macy's on State Street
Wednesday 09.19 6p-7p
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 will visit our book store in Macy's on State Street Wednesday Sept. 19 to sign his new-in-paperback autobiography Rod Laver: An Autobiography. Don't miss this once-in-a-blue-moon chance to meet a true living sports legend and genuinely decent human being.
Limited to the first 100 customers to make qualifying purchase. Hope to see you there.
please note: All purchases must be made day of event at Barbara’s Bookstore at Macy’s on State Street. All purchases are final sale. All events subject to change or cancellation.
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.