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Events Sun Jun 18 2006

Booked in Chicago: 6/19-6/25

Every Sunday Booked in Chicago will highlight some of the literary and books related events happening around the city in the coming week. For a more complete list of area events, see the Slowdown calendar on the Gapers Block homepage.

Monday: 6/19
Music with Meaning 7 @ Quimby's
Readings from Brian Costello (author of The Enchanters vs. Sprawlburg Springs), Jim Derogatis (Chicago Sun-Times music critic), Jessica Hopper (Punk Planet columnist), blogger J.R. Nelson and Amy Phillips (Pitchfork Media editor). 7pm. See Slowdown for details.

Tuesday: 6/20
Wine and Words benefit @ Heartland Cafe
Meet "Check Please!" host Alpana Singh, plus local authors Charles Blackstone, Gina Frangello and Cris Mazza at this benefit event for 826CHI. See Slowdown for details.

Wednesday: 6/21
Local Author Night @ The Book Cellar
Meet Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of our June book club pick The Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, tonight at The Book Cellar as she joins fellow authors Sean Callahan, Esme Raji Codell and Aaron Reynold to talk about their children's books. This free event begins at 7pm. Visit Slowdown for more information.

Thursday: 6/22
Midwestern Ladies Auxiliary Love Revue @ The Hideout
Join authors Jami Attenberg, Emily Flake, Hana Schank and Wendy McClure, author of our November 2005 book club pick I'm Not the New Me, for an evening of readings at the Hideout. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit the Rainbow House. The event begins at 7pm, and you can visit Slowdown for more details.

Friday: 6/23
River Forest Public Library Book Sale
The Friends of the River Forest Public Library kick off their biennial book sale tonight from 6-9pm at the River Forest Public Library. There is a $5 entrance fee, and all proceeds from the sale go to benefit the library. So, stock up on your summer reading. The library is located at 735 Lathrop Ave. in suburban River Forest. Visit the library website for complete book sale details.

Saturday: 6/24
A Celebration of the Life and Times of Barney Ross @ Barbara's Bookstore
Meet Douglas Century, author of a new biography about local boxer Barney Ross, as part of a full day of events paying tribute to the life of the boxer on Chicago's Near West Side. See Slowdown for details.

Sunday: 6/25
Sunday Salon @ Charleston
Writers Charles Blackstone, Paul Jones and Ted Grossman are the participants in this month's Sunday Salon series at the Charleston bar in Bucktown. The event begins at 7:30pm, and you can get the details in Slowdown.

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