Saturday, February 29, 2020

Mike Rowe Makes a Surprise Visit to State Street

CHICAGO, IL— We were just minding our own business selling books when Mike Rowe, disguised in a baseball cap, strolled into our...

Barbara’s Takes a Bite of Chicago Gourmet

The warm and steady rain didn't dampen spirits at this year's Chicago Gourmet. In fact, many of the events were sold...

Antoni Porowski Brings His On-Air Charm to Macy’s on State Street

CHICAGO, IL–The books began selling a few days prior to his arrival, and on the day of the event, a crowd of...

Amanda Stanton Bonds with Local Fans of ABC’s Hit Show “The Bachelorette”

CHICAGO, IL—A cluster of young women clutching books eagerly awaited the arrival of Bachelorette star, Amanda Stanton. Her flight from New York...

Barbara’s Takes a Peek at Hamilton: The Exhibition

‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ in Chicago closes Saturday, August 25th, so hurry and check it out. Through a partnership, Barbara's had the...

State Street Bookstore Unveils Shiny New Look

The pipe-and-drapes that, for weeks in July 2019, surrounded our State Street bookstore located in the lower level of Macy's have...

Apollo 11 Teen Journalist-turned Doctor Delights Young Space Fans at Vernon Hills

VERNON HILLS, IL—In July 1969, David Chudwin was 19 years old. He was one of only a handful of teenagers with official...

A Day for Rock-and-Roll Fans in Vernon Hills

Jim Plotnick and writer Mark Summeria joined other fans of rock-and-roll at our Vernon Hills bookstore during Barbara's Palooza on June...

Sheri Salata Draws Full House at Vernon Hills

VERNON HILLS, IL—Sheri Salata is used to dealing with crowds. And, that's what she drew to the launch of her new book,...

Jerome Pohlen, Real Life ‘Rocketman,’ visits State Street

CHICAGO, IL—July 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Space Mission. Jerome Pohlen's newest book, The Apollo Missions for Kids, ...