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Women & Children First

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Address: 5233 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2122
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 19:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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Great Independent Feminist Bookstore

There haven't been many little bookstores to stand the test of time against the likes of Barnes & Noble, but Women & Children First has held its own. This wonderful corner store... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2015
Bonnie T
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

There haven't been many little bookstores to stand the test of time against the likes of Barnes & Noble, but Women & Children First has held its own. This wonderful corner store brightens up the Lakeview community and offers a wide range of books and gifts by, about and/or for women. They're happy to make recommendations and order books they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Women & Children First has a nationwide reputation among feminists, book-lovers, and the LGBT community for selecting titles that represent the diverse voices in society more generally, and have the ability to inform, challenge, and delight readers. The bookstore also hosts an amazing variety of programs and author events, leveraging the significant local literary community in Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

W&CF is a neighborhood institution. A small independent bookstore with a carefully curated inventory. Great selection of general-interest titles as well as a strong focus on what else, women and children. While I use on-line outlets like Amazon, there is still nothing like visiting and supporting a real place like W&CF.

Thank Edgar B

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