New York’s Strand Bookstore advertises “miles” of books, and Myopic maybe could measure in “kilometers” of dead tree beauties. Nonprofit social venture Open Books is a virtuous experiment, but the ability to skate through the lightest patina of dust toward a three-story backlist of contemporary lit, open until 11pm, follows in the image of the classical Chicago secondhand bookseller. Get yer Hari Kunzru, Thomas Beller, yer Anne Carson right here, and… hey! Why are you stealing Don DeLillo?
1564 North Milwaukee
Best of Chicago 2010