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Chris Mahin

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Chris Mahin is the manager of Barbara's Bookstore on State Street located in the Lower Level of Macy's in downtown Chicago. Prior to this, he was co-manager for several years at Barbara's Bookstore in Glenview, also called The Book Market. 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.

The First Labor Day Parade

THE FIRST LABOR DAY PARADE New York, NY—The huge procession began with 400 members of Bricklayers Union No. 6,...

Electric Boots

Saw Rocketman on opening day May 31st. It was touching, but maybe because we are old and listened to Elton John...

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

On the first of January we began a drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico, our home, to DesPlaines, Illinois. The purpose...