While walking around my neighborhood today I finally went in to Fagin Books at 917 N. Ashland. I walk by to and from work but I was waiting for a Saturday to go so I could have more time to browse. The entire store is crammed with bookshelves from floor to ceiling and they have EVERYTHING. I concentrated on the art section and they had a wondering array of books and old catalogs from gallery and museum shows, including a lot from the Art Institute here in Chicago. What a great shop and the owners were very nice and had three adorable greyhounds there too!! I picked up Modern Artists on Art published in 1964 for $3. I can't wait to go back!
I recently picked up Handmade Nation at Quimbys and I loved it! I like how the book was arranged by featuring crafters by region. It was very inspiring to hear people talk about the DIY movement and not relying on corporations and chains to buy what we want and need.