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Powell's North Side closing

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1bburtt
Abr 19, 2014, 7:14pm

And having a 50% off sale (at the Lincoln Ave location). I had thought when I was there a few weeks ago, that it looked like they were slimming down their inventory...

I'm leaving Chicago myself in a little over a month. But it's still sad to think that the north side will no longer have a Powell's.

2lilithcat
Abr 19, 2014, 10:50pm

Not surprising, as the building has been on the market for quite some time.

But it also wouldn't kill north siders to head south occasionally. There is a world south of Roosevelt Road, even if they don't think so.

3bburtt
Abr 20, 2014, 12:34am

True. It just takes for..ever to get there from way up north (Edgewater, in my case).

4LisaCurcio
Abr 20, 2014, 7:10pm

Ride your bike and bring a big pannier. :-)

5bookblotter
Abr 24, 2014, 1:24pm

I came in from the far western 'burbs to Powell's on Lincoln yesterday. There were only three customers there at mid-day. Six atlases left with me. They had pretty good pickings left in all categories. I'm going back...

>2 lilithcat: I go regularly (3-4 X a year) to Powell's in Hyde Park. It's a wonderful book store to browse. Does that "count" more than just coming from the north side? :)

6Marensr
Abr 24, 2014, 2:58pm

I have the mixed feelings of someone sorry to lose a good book store and the greed of a book lover seeking cheap books. I'll have to pop in and mournfully buy sale books.

7lilithcat
Abr 24, 2014, 3:27pm

> 5

Yes, it counts!

8lilithcat
Abr 24, 2014, 3:30pm

> 6

I remember when the Powell's on Wabash closed, at about the same time that the Prairie Avenue Bookstore closed: http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/please-support-your-local-independent.htm...

9paradoxosalpha
Abr 24, 2014, 4:27pm

In countervailing news, there's been an announcement that the former Bookman's Alley in Evanston will be opening as an independent bookstore selling new books.

10elenchus
Abr 24, 2014, 6:53pm

Hey! After "not closing" for such a long time, it appears Bookman's Alley actually did close. I'll have to do better about visiting the new store, I didn't make it to Bookman's Alley anytime after 1990 or so.