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The all-volunteer library Read/Write, formerly known as the Chicago Underground Library, has found a new home: a 100-year-old building in Humboldt Park.
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Article about the Read/Write Library on WBEZ.org--radio story to follow, keep your ears open. http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-alternative-library-saves-printed-material-otherwise-lost-shuffle-93901
Some Chicagoans are collecting a quirky collection of cookbooks, zines and poems for an unusual library. For starters, it accepts any printed material connected to the Chicago area and it’s not...
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So close you can taste it! Our opening is this Friday, November 11.
Friday, November 11 · 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Read/Write Library Chicago

914 N. California, Walton Entrance
Chicago, IL

Introducing Read/Write Library Chicago, a new name and a new home for Chicago Underground Library.

Please join us to celebrate our relaunch, our incredible new space, and most of all, making it through these last few months. We couldn't have done it without you.

- First 50 people receive a limited edition poster by April Sheridan and Vida Sačić (who designed our wonderful new logo) printed at The Center for Book and Paper Arts

- Live jazz with our neighbors Studio 914

- Reading/Writing performances, activities, crafts and games to help you explore the stacks

- Have something for our collection? Bring it on. We're always accepting submissions of Chicago-related media, and tonight you can SIY — Shelve It Yourself!

- Free, kids welcome

Email nell@underground-library.o
rg with any questions or for more information.
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The Read/Write Library is a new model for open, location-specific archiving of independent and small press media. We are always seeking books, magazines, zines, journals, broadsides, newspapers, and art books of all types, genres, and print runs from the Chicago area. (And maybe your city, too. Be patient, or ask us how to start your own.)