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Between soft & grand... | March 5, 2020

A big thank you to all who attended our soft opening and who have stopped by since. We've received such a warm welcome to the West Loop and we're thrilled to be here. We hope you plan to attend our Grand Opening on Saturday, March 14. In the meantime, we're here and we're open. Our hours are:

  • Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Looking at the month ahead, we have more than a dozen events scheduled at the bookstore. We'll list a few, but we're not going to overwhelm you with them today. We will be including information about all of our upcoming events in future newsletters, on our website, and through our Facebook page.

Tonight at the store we'll be hosting Michael Zapata, author of The Lost Book of Adana Moreau, in conversation with Cristina Henriquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans.

Zapata's novel has been described as Shadow of the Wind meets Exit West. Through the frame of a lost manuscript, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau traverses continents and decades to paint a dramatic and wholly original portrait of the immigrant experience. This novel is about the connective power of stories, and how we translate and re-imagine our experiences to make ourselves visible.

The conversation begins at 7:00 p.m.
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Coming Up on MadStreet:

  • March 12, 7:00 p.m. - Mark Rader, author of The Wanting Life, in conversation with Keir Graff
  • March 14, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Grand Opening!
  • March 20, 7:00 p.m. - Murder & Mayhem's Noir at the Bar
  • March 26, 7:00 p.m. - Andre Perry, author of Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, in conversation with TBD
  • April 7, 7:00 p.m. - Alex Kotlowitz, author of An American Summer, in conversation with Ben Austin
  • April 9, 7:00 p.m. - Erica Ruth Neubauer, author of Murder at the Mena House, in conversation with Susanna Calkins
  • April 14, 7:00 p.m. - Adam Levin, author of Bubblegum, in conversation with Catherine Lacey
And each and every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. stop by for Toddler Jam with Miss Dawn-Marie! 

Toddler Jam is a place for kids to let loose and parents to connect with one another. From the typical toddler tunes to toddlerized mainstream music, there’s something to appeal to the pickiest of tastes. Join us for an hour of meeting new friends, dancing to kid and adult-friendly music, and good fun.










CDs available every week.
And speaking of music, we love our vinyl here. So you can file this one under "potential winning trivia answers."

Q: What is the first album ever played at Madison Street Books?

(Be sure to remember us when you win, okay?)

Thanks for reading.
Mary & Javier
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