Books: Rare, Medium, Well Done

Rare, Medium and Well Done Books is an "awesomely unorganized bookstore" in Lincoln Park, Chicago. If I'm ever in the Windy City, this will definitely be a place to visit.

A fantastic photo by Doug Oldham []

Photo: deeeeaaaan [Flickr]

It looks either like a fire death trap or a treasure trove of a bookstore with a great sense of humor ...

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the original shot of the window has no comma between the words "rare" & "medium". I take this to mean that the shop owner(s) are calling attention to the "rare medium" of books which are "well done"
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I work in a Special collections at a College. If I want to see rows and rows of rare books I'd just walk in the closed stacks for a while. There is a book store near my house that is similar inside. Over flowing stacks and stacks of books.
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I lived down the block from that place a few years ago. The owner is amusing and a bit mad and sometimes smells like he hasn't showered in a week. It's on Clark St., a few blocks north of Fullerton, near (as others have said) the Duke of Perth, La Creperie, and the Century 10 Movies. Not reeeeally Lincoln Park -- more like on the border between Lincoln Park, the Belmont/Clark district (which really is its own world) and Wrigleyville. The history, art and poetry sections are absolutely brilliant. Fiction is a little spotty. There are two other excellent used bookstores in the neighborhood -- one on Belmont between Clark and Sheffield (tremendous classics, science fiction and literary criticism sections); and another on Clark further north, near on the western side of the street, about halfway between Belmont and Wrigley Field. It has an excellent collection of art books and antiquarian editions.
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