After-Words Books houses two floors (and more than 70,000 titles) of new and used books, so it's no surprise the shop has everything from fiction, poetry and classic literature to titles on photography, history and cooking. The business also has rental space available for parties, lectures and readings. Plus, the store is equipped to sell books off-site at book groups and other events. Cash book buying is available by appointment.
These smaller, must-visit shops in River North and Streeterville offer up some of the best clothing, accessories, home decor and more in the shadows of some of the best known stores on Michigan Avenue. That's right. This area isn't just made up of high-end high-rises, trendy restaurants and bars. From designer duds and vintage party dresses to flea market housewares, River North boasts a surprisingly eclectic and charming shopping scene. And now you'll know where to look.
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