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News Thu Apr 12 2007

Women & Children First in Trouble

Women & Children First has been a popular and respected independent bookstore in Chicago for almost 30 years, but the Windy City Times reports that the store may close before the end of this summer if people fail to support the store with their book-buying dollars. Co-owner Ann Christophersen is quoted as saying, "What it ultimately comes down to is: whether people in the community, and the city as a whole, decide it matters enough that we exist and then make their shopping decisions based on that. We want people’s support, and we need it now. By that we mean, that they buy their books here."

So stop browsing Amazon already, folks, and get over to 5233 N. Clark St. and lend your support.

 
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amyc / April 13, 2007 11:57 AM

Also important to note: if you order from WCF online, you can have the book delivered to the store for pickup. No shipping charges!

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