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Bookends and Beginnings

1712 Sherman Ave. , Evanston, IL 60201

Specialty Stores

The store has an especially rich selection of food-related books and a selection of international children’s books in 26 languages. Come visit the store that loyal customers love to call "the speakeasy for books".

Located in Bookman’s Alley in the heart of downtown Evanston, Bookends & Beginnings is a cozy independent bookstore offering new and used books, unique gifts including an exclusive line of irresistible jewelry and literary happenings. Close to Northwestern University, this unique spot is a booklovers dream.

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