View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
My Chicago Bookstore: A Day-Tripping Taste of Three Great Local Indies
Bookends & Beginnings
Evanston, IL
Share this event:

You already know Chicago has a national reputation as a great food city, but in recent years, its also been recognized as one of the best bookstore cities in the country and as the face of the national indie bookstore renaissance because of its unique concentration of new and established stores. So why not spend April 29 - the Sunday after national Independent Bookstore Day - exploring three of our finest indies.

The tour will start and end at Bookends & Beginnings. Please arrive at 11am and expect to be back around 4:45pm.

FIRST STOP: Bookends & Beginnings
Meet, greet, and shop at Bookends & Beginnings, a cozy eclectic store nestled in an alley in the heart of Evanston, featuring new and used books, gifts, stationery with an outstanding cookbook section and kids books in 28 foreign languages.

While at Bookends & Beginnings, enjoy a catered lunch from Bat 17, a local pub that serves some of the finest and high quality sandwiches in town!

SECOND STOP: Lake Forest Book Store
Board a bus to Lake Forest, for a stop at The Lake Forest Book Store, a charming independent book store on Chicago's north shore that has been in operation since 1949, serving its community by offering customers a well read staff, gifts, stationery, and toys.

THIRD STOP: The Book Stall
Move on to The Book Stall, Winnetka's community book store founded in 1940. The Book Stall has something for everyone--fiction, travel, cooking, children's books, biographies--and hosts a variety of special events.

The group will board the bus back to Bookends & Beginnings to arrive around 4:45pm.  

Please note that parking is available for FREE on Sundays in the Sherman Avenue, Maple Avenue or Church Street parking garages ( Downtown Evanston is also accessible via the CTA Purple Line or Metra UP-N Line, which both stop at Davis Street.
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Bookends & Beginnings (View)
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No


Contact us
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2018 Mobile EN ES FR