Sunday, September 15, 2013

Former Site Of The Book Worm Rental Library

Matchbooks are a great way to learn about local history. This typist found this particular packet of congreves for sale on the leading auction site that starts with an E. Book Worm Rental Library in addition to renting out books sold magazines, cigarettes, newspapers and greeting cards.

They boasted that they were the "fastest growing rental library in Rogers Park". Located at 7651 N Paulina Street with the telephone exchange Rogers Park 8250. Their hours of operation were 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily including Sundays and holidays.

They had just reduced their rates on all fiction to 3 cents a day. How quaint; a rental book store. Would be nice to once again have a bookstore new or used in this neck of the woods (North Rogers Park or South Evanston). Currently the space looks to be a private office. To the north is a Just Harvest an organization dedicated to ending hunger and to the south is the Good News Community Church.

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