"We have what you want, though you may not know you want it." The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley (1919)

Welcome to Centuries & Sleuths!

 

 

The atmosphere is warm and friendly with oak bookcases labeled with the historical era or subject matter of the books on the shelves. There are two windsor chairs, a rocking chair, and a church pew to sit on while reviewing books prior to your purchases, all set on a portion of Bruce plaid carpet framed with forest green carpeting.

 

 

Also, there is a good chance that you can discuss your opinion about a book with the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, & maybe anger. That is because C&S has frequent signings for authors. of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children. In some cases, we have visits from the famous (e.g. Napoleon, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Luther, Twain, Elizabeth I, Joan of Arc, Isabella of Castile, F.D.R., etc.) who have "passed on" who you can argue with when they appear. They are portrayed by members of C&S's History Discussion Group in our Meeting of Minds series. Finally, it's the bookstore that makes the tomes you read come alive.Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore 

has been awarded Best of Chicago 2014 for Shopping & Style by CBS Chicago

 

Some long awaited photo updates!

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PS: Some Photos from the Visit:

 

                         

 

                     

June 25, 2015 The Untold Facts about the Custer Debacle (139th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn)

Lecturer: Don Sender (Military Historian)

 

              
 

June 12, 2015 Debut Signing for Mob Cop: My Life in the Chicago Police Dept. by Fred Pascente with Sam Reaves our well known Chicago author.

                                                                              

    

May 30, 2015 Sisters in Crime Meeting with Guest Speaker Adam Henkels

 

         

 

May 30, 2015 Author Discussion & Signing for Annie Hansen for Bean in Love

         

May 29, 2015 Discussion & Signing with Patricia Skalka for her lastest novel, Death at Gills Rock

 

          

                                                 5-27-15 Author Discussion & Signing for Lou Urenek's The Great Fire: One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Centuries First Genocide                                                                                                                                                                                                          (1922: Geneocide of Armenian & Greek Christians in Turkey)

 

                

                                              Robert Goldsbourough and Mary McLaughlin                                         Mary Mc Laughlin

 

         

Tim Chapman's signing for his Kiddieland and Other Misfortunes on Sunday March 8, 2015 at 3 PM with

his fellow authors J. Michael Major, Libby Fischer Hellmann and D.M. Pirrone talk about the Short Story.

 

        

Mystery Writers of America: Midwest Region Meeting March 8, 2015 Sunday at 1:00 PM with

Guest Speaker Chicago storyteller Dana Norris who  gave tips and tricks on presenting our work to audiences better.

 

                                         

Mystery Discussion Group Meeting for February 21, 2015 with author Diane Pirrone for SHALL WE NOT REVENGE

       

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Author Discussion & Signing with

John Mc Evoy for High Stakes (A Jack Doyle Race Track Mystery)

and

Jack Fredrickson for Silence the Dead (Based on a True Crime with the Wrong Head Found with an Exhumed Body.)

 

 

 

 

 

December 19, 2014

Two Stars Descended on 

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

Fidelis Morgan and Celia Imrie

To Sign their Books 

Unnatural Fire:The Countess Ashby de la Zouche 17th Century Mysteries

and the latter's Memoir The Happy Hoofer

 

   

Rick Kogan's "After Hours"show at 9:30 PM

with Augie Aleksy talking about Authors, Books,

& Bookstores.

October 19, 2014

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Quarterly Bestsellers for Third Quarter 2013:

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's bestsellers for the Third Quarter of 2013. These Bestsellers are determined by a variety of factors (e.g. Author Signings, Mystery & History Discussion Groups' choices, Special Programs, Newspaper & Magazine listings, etc,) in addition to customer & staff recommendations. 

This Third Quarter there was a tie for 7th Place, so we have eleven titles listed for the TOP TEN! 

$27.99
ISBN: 9781250006714
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 3rd, 2013

$15.99
ISBN: 9780738736112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2013

$15.95
ISBN: 9781610090445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oak Tree Press - January 21st, 2014

$16.99
ISBN: 9781938733383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Red Herrings Press - August 16th, 2013

By Tim Wu
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307390998
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Books - November 29th, 2011

Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781904738077
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bitter Lemon Press - November 2005

$19.95
ISBN: 9780674064324
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Belknap Press - May 7th, 2012

$18.00
ISBN: 9780140441239
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - August 30th, 1963

$16.00
ISBN: 9781476703169
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - August 20th, 2013

$14.99
ISBN: 9780983193890
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Allium Press - June 2013

$14.99
ISBN: 9781250028754
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - June 11th, 2013

"We have what you want, though you may not know you want it." The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley (1919)

The atmosphere is warm and friendly with oak bookcases labeled with the historical era or subject matter of the books on the shelves. There are two windsor chairs, a rocking chair, and a church pew to sit on while reviewing books prior to your purchases, all set on a portion of Bruce plaid carpet framed with forest green carpeting.

Also, there is a good chance that you can discuss your opinion about a book with the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, & maybe anger. That is because C&S has frequent signings for authors of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children. In some cases, we have visits from the famous (e.g. Napoleon, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Luther, Twain, Elizabeth I, Joan of Arc, Isabella of Castile, F.D.R., etc.) who have "passed on" who you can argue with when they appear. They are portrayed by members of C&S's History Discussion Group in our Meeting of Minds series. Finally, it's the bookstore that makes the tomes you read come alive.

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