Fund the Renovation: SUCCESS!

Thanks to 322 donors, our Indiegogo Campaign "Women & Children & YOU First" is a success. We trounced our goal and raised over $35K in just 28 days! With your help, we are now able to move forward with a storewide renovation that will include the creation of a community and event space, which will ensure our sustainability for years and years to come!

More information on the renovation can be found HERE.  

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed!

Events This Month

Coming up this week:


Mon Dec 1 at 7 pm

World AIDS Day Discussion

led by Tracy Baim,

Victoria Noe & Zach Stafford




Wed Dec 3 at 7:30 pm

Judith McBrien

Pocket Guide to

Chicago Architecture




Mon Dec 22 at 7 pm

Sarah Ruhl

100 Essays I Don't

Have Time to Write


For our complete December schedule or sign up for our e-newsletter CLICK HERE


Looking for your new favorite author? A great vacation read? Something perfect for your book club? We have recommendations!



" A fascinating read! Offers a first0hand account of the "Arab Spring" from those on the frontlines of the revolution! Features essays from activiss over half of whom are women. A unique read."

- Eden

"Great women's history! Lynn Povich writes with verve about the 46 women who took Newsweek to court in 1970--an inspiring story in itself. She frames her story with that of young Newsweek staffers, who in 2010 realized the culture of sexism may be subtler, but is still in force."

- Linda

Check here for more staff recommendations 


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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