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Join us at Hawthorn Mall for a signing of David Witter’s book “Amazing Chicago” November 25th | 2pm CST

November 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm


November 25th | 2pm CST

Amazing Chicago | David Witter

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




In Amazing Chicago, you will read about them all, from the obvious to the hidden. Visit well-known landmarks like the Chicago Theater or the Union Stockyards Gate, learning the stories behind them. Then find lesser-known places like the Schoenhofen Brewery Complex, a Confederate graveyard, or the birthplaces of Walt Disney, Ernest Hemingway, and Oz. Learn about the many wonders provided by Chicago’s ethnic melting pot. The city’s blend of cultures created uniquely Chicago culinary delights like deep dish pizza and the Chicago tamale. Dive into music history, outlined by blues, jazz, and even country music, exemplified by the great Muddy Waters and, for a brief period, Louis Armstrong. Embrace Chicago’s haunted past, from ghostly wrecks and fires to houses filled with the anger of cheated souls to the remaining vestiges of gangsters like Al Capone.





David Anthony Witter is a Chicago-based author and photographer who has written five books on Chicago and Chicago History: Chicago Magic, A History of Stagecraft and Spectacle, Distilled In Chicago, A History, and the first and second editions of Oldest Chicago. His writing and photographs have appeared in many publications including Newcity, Chicago Reader, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.



November 25, 2023
2:00 pm
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Hawthorn Mall
102 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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