Bookies new and used books
Bookies used book storeWestern Ave. Owner Keith Lewis expects the 2,square-foot shop to open around June 7 and plans to convert his existing store at W. I need more space to be able to display my books and merchandise," Lewis said Monday. Lewis said the actual retail space in his new store will be closer to 2, square feet, which is huge compared to his current square-foot store that relies on narrow aisles and books stacked almost to the ceiling. The new location will have more of an open and airy feel, with areas for children's story time and comfy chairs for adults to flip through the pages of books they are considering buying. He seemed equally excited to reinvent his current store, which he's calling Bookie's Annex.
Homewood will soon have a book store in the community. Keith Lewis, owner of Bookie's New And Used Books in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, confirmed this week that he has signed a lease on a downtown Homewood space that will soon become Bookie's Homewood. It's a 2, square-foot space that Lewis says has "a lot of potential. Plans are for a children's section to be separated by a door from the room with regular books, which will be on display closest to the street. Lewis is a resident of Beverly, but this won't be his first connection in Homewood.
When Homewood residents talk about what businesses they would like to see in town, one idea comes up consistently: a book store. It looks like that wish is about to come true. Depending on how the build-out goes, he hopes for a summer opening. Lewis is the third owner of Bookie's, which opened in He bought the store in and moved to a new, larger location in because he needed more space to provide a place for the kind of events book lovers love: book clubs, readings, book signings and similar gatherings. He described as an example of the store's activities one of his favorite book clubs, which only chooses books if they can line up the author to speak with the group, in person or by videoconferencing. He said the group has met writers from as far away as England and Australia.
With the death of the independant bookstore, Bookies is a breath of fresh air. They have a great I can always find something that I want at Bookies. I have been going there for many years. They have a great rotating selection of used books and magazines. They have changed owners a few times and they always honor the credits you have there. Love this place.
Carrie C., Manager
They know their customers so well and really personalize everyone' s experience and make every customer feel valued. Welcome to Thompson Rivers University
He is a former Chicago Public Schools English teacher. Books have always been Holly's true love. Sharing them with others comes as a close second. Her biggest problem: finding the floor under her piles of books and what she should read next. Carrie's been part of the Bookie's family for years and believes in fostering a fun and energetic atmosphere.