This independent, experimental library is one of Chicago’s most unique venues – and it’s now available for your event. Your guests will feel right at home, surrounded by the most eclectic collection of Chicago-crafted books, newspapers, magazines, comics, zines, artist books, journals, plans, novels, chapbooks, and cookbooks. And our new (well, 100+ years old) community letterpress! Our 1,600 square foot, two-room space has been called “cozy and welcoming” by the Chicago Reader, and can easily accommodate corporate retreats, meetings, readings, performances, parties, meetups, and more. It’s also an ideal backdrop for film and television projects and even intimate weddings. Designed to be flexible, most of our furniture folds or can be moved out entirely to customize your experience. We can accommodate up to 80 with seating and 99 standing. For seating around tables, our limit is 50. Our space is wheelchair accessible and offers two gender neutral restrooms. We are committed to creating safe and accessible spaces and will work to accommodate the needs of your group. Amenities include air conditioning, fireplace, 2 large rolling whiteboards, projector, PA system, back porch & yard, 3 conference tables, 60 chairs, 23 folding chairs with desks, mini fridge, and microwave.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 30 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 30 days and 7 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Cancellations submitted less than 7 days before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Maresa S. booked an event for 60 people
Nell’s space was perfect for our intimate wedding celebration. We were able to have plenty of time to set up and were even able to bring some decorations ahead of time. The flexibility was so appreciated!
Kenyatta S. booked an event for 50 people
Nell, the space Owner and Operator, truly went above and beyond to assist and accommodate me in planning for and the execution of my special day! My guests loved it and loved the cozy feeling and good vibes. It was like we had Kurt own little library for a day, which was perfect for a "Book Launch"!! I highly recommend this space! They were also very flexible with the set-up time and are a Non-Profit so, your proceeds funnel back into the Organization and help Chicago! Thank you again Nell for all the little touches, flexibility, and focus on even the small details. You rock and so does your space! Thank you again!!