Death in the Haymarket | James Green


A dramatic recounting of the early union movement in Chicago and the tragic events that led to the trial and execution of several prominent union leaders during the 1880s, events which ultimately led to May 1 – “May Day” – becoming an international labor holiday.

Chris Mahin is the manager of Barbara's Bookstore in Glenview, IL, also called The Book Market. Prior to this, he was the manager at Barbara's State Street, located in the Lower Level of Macy's in downtown Chicago. He had also been a co-manager for several years at The Bookmarket. Chris began working for Barbara's in 1997 at the old Navy Pier store. He has worked in bookselling—on and off—since 1979. The first bookstore at which he worked was The Midnight Special Bookstore in Venice, California, then, at Guild Books in Chicago during the Harold Washington years.