Good things are coming! We will be closed January 25th-February 1st for our storewide renovation!

From January 25th through February 1st, we will be closed for our big renovation project. Our exciting changes include:

  • New flooring!
  • New register counter!
  • New layout!
  • New community & events area!
  • More comfortable places to sit & read!

We will partially reopen on Monday, February 2nd. Join us for our Grand Reopening Open House on Saturday, February 21st!

Click here for more information about our successful Indiegogo campaign  

If you have any questions please email 

Upcoming Events

**Please note that both our readings with Margaret Hawkins on January 30th and Issa Rae & Samantha Irby on February 13th will be held at The Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.) For more info on how to purchase tickets for the Issa Rae & Samantha Irby event click HERE.


Fri Jan 30 at 7 pm

Margaret Hawkins

Lydia's Party




Fri Feb 13 at 7:30 pm

Issa Rae

Misadventures of an

Awkward Black Girl

Samantha Irby


Wed Feb 18 at 7:30 pm

The Courage to Take Command

Jill Morgenthaler




For our complete January schedule and February Save-the-dates: CLICK HERE

Announcing New Owners of Women & Children First

After sharing their plans to sell Women & Children First last October, Ann and Linda are thrilled to finally share this heartfelt news with the community. By selecting two of their colleagues--Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck--to step into the roles of co-owners, friends of the store can rest assured that the store, though changing hands, will not be changing heart.

Please read a letter from Ann & Linda to our customers & friends of Women and Children First. And for more details about the new owners check out the press release.

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