Selected Works Bookstore

★★★★★

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I absolutely love this wonderful used book (and sheet music) store! I loved it when it was in Wrigleyville, but now it is so much easier for most people -- including me -- to get to.

Why do I love Selected Works? First, it's a "real booklover's bookstore." By this I mean the books are carefully and lovingly selected by proprietor Keith Peterson. (Hence, I presume, the store's name: Selected Works!)

Second, the store's selection is amazing -- especially its used sheet music and its books in lots of areas, including the performing arts, dance, plays, history, literary fiction and poetry.

And third, the store's setting is so much more conducive to booklovers than its previous location. It now has breathtaking views of the Grant Park gardens, natural light streaming in, and charming little rooms with welcoming chairs to sit in and browse.
The Fine Arts Building itself, which has been an artists' colony in the Loop for over a century, houses lots of other fascinating (mostly arts-related) businesses, making it THE perfect setting for this wonderful bookstore. (When you visit, plan to spend time in the other stores and galleries, too.)

The only imperfect part is that Selected Works is now located on the 2nd floor, so lots of people don't know it's here! (It's an elevator building, so it's very accessible!)

Come in and browse. Selected Works is open every day ?? weekdays until 8pm.

If this sounds like an ad, please know that it was written by someone who cares about books and music -- and about the Selected Works Book and Sheet Music Store.

Julia Schopick
www.HonestMedicine.com

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★★★★★

I absolutely love this wonderful used book (and sheet music) store! I loved it when it was in Wrigleyville, but now it is so much easier for most people -- including me -- to get to.

Why do I love Selected Works? First, it's a "real booklover's bookstore." By this I mean the books are carefully and lovingly selected by proprietor Keith Peterson. (Hence, I presume, the store's name: Selected Works!)

Second, the store's selection is amazing -- especially its used sheet music and its books in lots of areas, including the performing arts, dance, plays, history, literary fiction and poetry.

And third, the store's setting is so much more conducive to booklovers than its previous location. It now has breathtaking views of the Grant Park gardens, natural light streaming in, and charming little rooms with welcoming chairs to sit in and browse.
The Fine Arts Building itself, which has been an artists' colony in the Loop for over a century, houses lots of other fascinating (mostly arts-related) businesses, making it THE perfect setting for this wonderful bookstore. (When you visit, plan to spend time in the other stores and galleries, too.)

The only imperfect part is that Selected Works is now located on the 2nd floor, so lots of people don't know it's here! (It's an elevator building, so it's very accessible!)

Come in and browse. Selected Works is open every day ?? weekdays until 8pm.

If this sounds like an ad, please know that it was written by someone who cares about books and music -- and about the Selected Works Book and Sheet Music Store.

Julia Schopick
www.HonestMedicine.com

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A jewel of a place on Broadway- where the crap meets the hip.

A dungeon with comfy chairs and free roaming cats, this used bookstore has everything. Well, not every book, but every topic, it seems.

The music selecion is fabulous and is a great place to kill some time or hide from the rain on a Saturday.

Prices can be a bit high, but for the selection, it's worth it.

Friendly gentleman runs the joint.

PROS: Variety, hours, location
CONS: A bit pricey at times.

5
★★★★★

A jewel of a place on Broadway- where the crap meets the hip.

A dungeon with comfy chairs and free roaming cats, this used bookstore has everything. Well, not every book, but every topic, it seems.

The music selecion is fabulous and is a great place to kill some time or hide from the rain on a Saturday.

Prices can be a bit high, but for the selection, it's worth it.

Friendly gentleman runs the joint.

PROS: Variety, hours, location
CONS: A bit pricey at times.

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