Barbara’s State Street Bookstore Reopens

Before the pandemic, we caught Dave Pilky's Dogman carrying his Macy's shopping bag to Barbara's State Street bookstore. Now, that we're back, Dogman is back, too!
Our children’s book section has kid-sized table and chairs with a glass window that looks out to the pedway.

CHICAGO—After being shut down for nearly three months, Macy’s at 111 N. State Street reopened on Friday, June 12th, along with our bookstore on the lower level.

In the past few weeks members of our staff, including those from our other bookstores, painstakingly cleaned, sanitized, and reorganized the counters, shelves, and bookcases. The store was restocked with new books, along with bargain books, classics, and all-time favorites.

Give the Lady What She Wants special outpost located in Ladies’ Accessories on the first floor of Macy’s State Street.

Our newest feature within Macy’s is an outpost, in the first floor Ladies’ Accessories department, stacked with the 1952 book, Give the Lady What She Wants—the story of Marshall Field’s. Authored by journalists Herman Kogan and Lloyd Wendt, Give the Lady What She Wants was republished in 2020 by Barbara’s Bookstore and contains a new introduction by Rick Kogan, son of Herman.



Rose Tibayan
Rose is the Director of Digital Communication for Mayuba, Inc. She develops, implements, and oversees communications, branding, and strategic marketing. In 2018, Rose initiated a redesign of the corporate website and built it. Her social media skills have resulted in a tenfold growth of the company’s social media engagement. She creates and manages the website content in addition to producing a bi-monthly newsletter distributed to more than 13,000 organic subscribers. Rose's favorite books are biographies, history, business, and science. She is based in Chicago, at the downtown corporate office.