Look!: Books are Beautiful...Selected Works Bookstore

Look!: Books are Beautiful...Selected Works Bookstore

Janel Laban
Jan 22, 2008

We've talked before about our love for the Fine Arts building and the "don't make em like that anymore" elevator adventure, but on a visit earlier this month we discovered a new tenant in the building. The Selected Works Used Bookshop inspired this post on another thing we love...the look of lots and lots of old books. We simply had to snap a bunch of photos of this "just right" shop - it is a great example of how remarkably decorative a wall of books can be and how fascinating these wonderful items are; to read, collect and for creating atmosphere at home...

Of course, in addition to all the great old books, the "eye" behind a great looking display is important too. Shop proprietor Keith Peterson was telling us that he pulled this new shop together really quickly after relocating from a Northside location to the Fine Arts Building. It is a testament to the coziness and quirkiness of his style that the shop feels like its been there for decades instead of months.

Selected Works Used Books is located in Suite 210 at 410 S. Michigan. 11-8 M-Sat and 11-4 Sun. 312.447.0068.

Thanks to Keith for letting us take all the photos!

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