Open for Business
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 One.
I bought Barbara's Bookstore from Barbara Siegel Markowitz - exactly fifty years ago. Or maybe it was 1967.
My law partner, David Baylor, asked me to be his campaign manager that year. He was running as the anointed Democrat against incumbent Republican
Donald Rumsfeld - yes, Rumsfeld - in the Illinois 13th congressional district. I did it and succeeded in maneuvering Dave to a 73% to 27% loss.
John David Mooney Foundation
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Ron Holland - All the Oceans: Designing by the Seat of My Pants
Meet celebrated yacht designer Ron Holland this Thursday as he speaks about, and signs his new book All the Oceans: Designing by the Seat of My Pants. Reception starts at 5p.
Holland is a congenial storyteller and skilled writer, and his lifetime of achievement is as admirable and impressive as it is entertaining. We hope to see you there.