J and I attended the grand opening for Pilsen Community Books in Chicago on Saturday. Beautiful store with so much charm, offering a meticulously assembled collection of used books for sale (you actually couldn't even tell most of the books were used). The delicious bonus was coffee and donuts from a local bakery. Nom. Picked up two nonfiction titles (shown below) and can't wait to visit again.
Took a million pictures.
Stopped in a small bakery with giant windows and sturdy wooden tables for a slice of buttered sourdough toast and a cup of English breakfast tea before heading over to a tiny plant shop that had the most beautiful hanging ceramic planters. Swoon.
Also fell in love with the Pilsen neighborhood (my husband, pictured below, was so thrilled to be my mural model, ha!). If you're in Chicago, you have to visit the area-- so much to see (and eat and buy and on and on and on).
Ended the night with a photoshoot with two creative directors for my photography series called the The Creative Stories Project. All and all, a good weekend even if I didn't get to read as much as I would've liked.
In the Book Department:
Finished The Queen of the Night earlier this week and was a little disappointed with the story, overall. Very short review to come.
Almost done with Colm Toibin's Brooklyn and think it's pretty ok.
Currently staring down a very large pile of library books and trying to decide what to start next. Decisions.
What are you reading?