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Book Club Wed Nov 30 2011

Grow Books Press to Fill Comfort Station with Eco-conscious Crafts

In a perfect world, all books would be made of compostable, eco-friendly materials, and if we're talking seriously ideal here, the world itself would be made of those things, too. Seeing as we're a ways away from perfect, Grow Books Press, which specializes in children's books set in Chicago, is busy building miniature worlds out of the same sensible materials in which their books are produced. Grow Books will inhabit Logan Square's Comfort Station at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., housing a collection of models of the very Chicago homes their characters live in. These will be accompanied by some mini Logan Square Landmarks like Revolution Brewery, Lula Cafe, Longman & Eagle, and Play toy store. In the interest of fundraising, the homes will be for sale, along with copies of Grow Press' books. Come check out the December 9 opening reception, going on from 5 to 9pm. Growers hope festive guests come decked out in fancy vintage garb.

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