Monday, July 25, 2016

Work force

Our new helper is Barbara Strangeman. She lives just around the corner and is a language guru who knows that English has twice as many words as any other tongue, including Eskimo. She has also taken it upon herself to fully alphabetize the store, a job that's not on the list of projects, but it might prove to be a money maker. That's up to you, dear customer.  Why don't you stop in and say hello or hi or greetings or hey or yo or how's it goin or sup or what's happnen. Whatev.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Smooth move, dude!

Attention, book lovers!! RAVENSWOOD USED BOOKS is moving to a new location. Starting in April we'll be at 2005 West Montrose Avenue, just off Damen and only few blocks away from our old store  on Lincoln Avenue. We'll have more space, service by two bus routes ( Damen and Montrose ) and the brown line,  and great neighbors up and down the avenue, including lots of dining and snack shops, boutiques and specialists, including but not limited to a terrarium store. Same phone- 773-593-9166 - and great service by our trained staff of two, one an avid reader and the other an avid store owner. We're also going to have a great new sign across the store front, but for the moment please enjoy the crafty cut -out, not yet archived for publication,  by Jessica, our talented manager. ¶ See you on Montrose ASAP, and don't you dare miss it!

Sunday, March 09, 2014


BULLETIN! From the city desk of THE DICK TIMES: NEWS THAT BITES! Dateline Lincoln Square 9 March 2014! Dick tweets sheep bleats to high seats in back bench! Wrenching jibes make bad vibes with dumb rhymes from ‪#‎TheDickTimes‬ !!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Photos of erstwhile assistant Janis adorn the bookstore's walls, and here is the latest, in which she and family are posed in the woods near their log cabin home , somewhere next to Asheville, North Carolina. They have neither internet nor cell phone service and yet rely upon income generated by computer games designed by Miles & his company, which causes us to go figure.