"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.

This Summer on Thursday Nights we are celebrating

Summer Nights on Madison Street

with our own

Authors under the Awning!

Also

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore 

has been awarded

Best of Chicago 2014

for

Shopping & Style

by 

CBS Chicago

Some long awaited photo updates!

July 5, 2015

Adam Selzer for Chicago Chronicles 

 

June 1, 2014

Diane Madsen for The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper 

May 17, 2014

David Downing for Jack of Spies 

 

May 16, 2014

Patricia Skalka for Death Stalks Door County

 

May 16, 2014 

Co-Signing with Patricia Skalka her Daughter

For the Map of Door County for

Death Stalks Door County 

 

June 12, 2014

Summer Nights on Madison Street with

"Authors Under The Awning" 

Helen Osterman, Lydia Ponczak & Jeanne Meeks 

June 28, 2014 

Audience for Kathryn Atwood 

 

June 28, 2014 

Kathyn Atwood for Women Heroes of World I:

16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, & Medics 

 

Jack the Ripper with Letters, Map, and "the Box".

for

Diane Madsen' s Signing

June 1, 2014 

 

June 26, 2014 

 Summer Nights on Madison Street with

"Authors Under The Awning" 

Luisa Buehler, Bob Goldsborough. Tim Chapman & Sue Myers 

 

June 26, 2014 

 Summer Nights on Madison Street with

"Authors Under The Awning" 

Luisa Buehler, Bob Goldsborough. Tim Chapman & Sue Myers 


                      

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-13: 9781250006714
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: St. Martin's Press, 9/2013

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9780738736112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Llewellyn Publications, 9/2013

Locked Within (Paperback)

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781610090445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Oak Tree Press, 8/2013

Havana Lost (Paperback)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781938733383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Red Herrings Press, 8/2013

By Tim Wu
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780307390998
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Vintage, 11/2011

Involuntary Witness (Paperback)

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9781904738077
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Bitter Lemon Press, 11/2005

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780674064324
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Belknap Press, 5/2012

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780140441239
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Penguin Books, 8/1963

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781476703169
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Gallery Books, 8/2013

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780983193890
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Allium Press, 6/2013

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781250028754
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Minotaur Books, 6/2013

"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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