The Book Stall – 811 Elm St. – Winnetka, IL. – 847-446-8880
I grew up in Evanston, IL. the first suburb on the North Shore of Chicago. It was a safe place where we rode our bikes around town and no one worried about us. We could walk unattended and no one thought a thing about it. One of the places I visited on my own was the Evanston Library where I fetched the latest batch of books I was allowed to borrow. There were two five and dime stores in downtown Evanston where I sometimes spent my allowance buying small books that cost 25 cents. I never dreamed that one day I would come home again to live in Winnetka, IL, a suburb further north on the lake, and where archrival, New Trier High School, educated our children.
In Winnetka, on Elm Street, there resides one of the finest bookstores in business and a destination I try to visit whenever I can get back. At one point with expansion, you can have coffee next door. Author visits and book signings have long been a successful activity at the store. Countless children have spent time in the room pictured on the right among a great selection of children’s delight.
In real estate, they talk about location, location, location, and Elm Street, the location of the bookstore is the hub of activity. The store is surrounded by wonderful tutor architecture. The most important thing to know about The Book Stall is that it has everything you need and didn’t know you wanted in the way of books. The Northwestern train stops in Winnetka, so next time you take yourself off to the great city of Chicago, get on the train and come north to spend time wandering around, eating, and visiting a great bookstore.