About Centuries and Sleuths

Celebrating its independence in specialty bookselling for 33 years, Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's atmosphere is warm and friendly, with oak/cherry bookcases, shelves clearly labeled with the historical era / topic, mystery, or related subjects , and comfortable seating, inviting you to browse your chosen subject(s). You won't "get lost in the stacks", but you can definitely get lost in the books. As many of you have seen in local press and the Tribune, Augie is planning to retire. He had hoped to complete the purchase by December 31,2023, but complications have delayed commencement of  transfer to a new bookseller. We don't want to leave Forest Park without a book store, so we are still in the process of making sure an independent bookseller succeeds him at Centuries & Sleuths, and he is willing to postpone his retirement a little while until we can make it happen.

Centuries & Sleuths wishes a Happy 2024 and beyond, to all of our friends and patrons, with plenty of good books,

good friends & good health!

The new year brings new hours, as we work to sell our bookstore.

Tue-Sat.12pm -5pm

Sun.-Mon. Closed

Appointments can be made outside posted hours by calling the store owner at :

Phone (708/771-7243) 

Thank you all,
Centuries and Sleuths

 

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Bestselling Authors of First Quarter 2023



Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's Bestselling Authors of First Quarter, 2023. 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.

 

 

Boneheads and Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine By Moira Dolan Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781610353502
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Driver Books - March 10th, 2020

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Chicago's Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City By Carl Smith Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780802159120
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - September 14th, 2021

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Molasses Murder in a Nutshell: A Nutshell Murder Mystery By Frances McNamara Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781685122508
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Level Best Books - January 10th, 2023

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Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class By Larry Tye Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780805078503
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holt Paperbacks - June 1st, 2005

Five Decembers By James Kestrel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781789098679
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hard Case Crime - September 13th, 2022

The Sun Down Motel By Simone St. James Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780440000204
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - October 20th, 2020

Poe Street By Michael Raleigh Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781685122997
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Level Best Books - March 1st, 2023

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Three Imposters and Other Stories By Arthur Machen Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781420938272
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Digireads.com - January 1st, 2010

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation By Natalie Y. Moore Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781250118332
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - April 4th, 2017

The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140298512
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2001

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