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Bookends and Beginnings Marks New Chapter for Iconic Bookstore Locale

Nina Barrett and Jeffrey Garrett’s new bookstore Bookends and Beginnings at 1712 Sherman Ave., Alley 1, has now been open for two months. It can safely be said it has lightened the heavy hearts of readers who mourned the closing of Evanston antiquarian icon and their predecessor in the building, Bookman’s Alley, owned and run […]

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This Is the Brain on Art

The Evanston Public Library hosted Lukasz Konopka, Ph.D., June 22 for the inaugural talk in the Library’s series “Arts and the Brain.” Dr. Konopka is chief neuroscientist for the Yellowbrick program (, 1560 Sherman Ave., and is associated with other facilities. Here he discussed and showed evidence for the positive changes that, with proper and […]

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Books and Music, New Releases out of Evanston

 “Dante’s Poison,” Lynne Raimondo, Seventh Street Books, Amherst, NY “Dante’s Poison” by Evanston author Lynne Raimondo is her second mystery featuring Dr. Mark Angelotti, a Chicago psychiatrist with flaws and deep feelings: regrets about his divorce, grief for one son and worry about the other. A hereditary illness has caused the doctor to become blind, […]