Tom Joyce & Company
400 N. Racine Av.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 738-1933

One of the City of Chicago's "Old Hands" in the antiquarian book business, Tom Joyce has a "by (easy to make) appointment" home based operation. Knowledgeable and free with his knowledge, a rarity in the monastic world of infamously curmudgeonly used bookmen, Tom will answer your questions and send you in the right direction if he, himself, cannot be of service to you. A noted Sherlock Holmes expert, he is also a founding member of The Chicago Rare Book Center located at 703 Washington St., Evanston, Illinois; (847) 328-2132

Bookman's Corner
(Rare, Medium, Well Done)

2959 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 929-8298

Last of the old timers, city institution John Chandler has been a refugee from John King's octopus tentacled-like stranglehold over Motown's used book scene for over 25 years now. Like no other bookstore in Chicago, what it lacks in categorical labels and neatly shelved books it more than compensates with rock-bottom pricing and an induplicatible metropolitan attitude ("I do my job gettin' 'em [books] in here, they can do theirs' findin' 'em and gettin' 'em out.") Hardest working man in Chicago's book business. A City treasure.

Sal J. Barry
(312) 320-4378

Web designer and patient adviser for construction of this website. College instructor, hockey fan with an unusually extended world view and plain nice guy who respects old school values.