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Swap it Like it's Hot

By Melissa Feldsher in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 29, 2009 5:10PM

Photoe by babblingdweeb
Bring out your books, it’s the Chicago Reader’s annual Book Swap! Remember when you went through that The Secret phase? Now’s the time to offload load it on the next unsuspecting fool. [Ed. note: Or,, you could pass on your well-thumbed DFW collection of short stories too ... you don't wanna turn the kids OFF of reading, right?]

Schlep up to 15 gently used books and you will be escorted into the Bottom Lounge’s literary treasure hunt. To assist you in your quest for those needles in the proverbial haystack, there will be judgement-impairing Bookworm drink specials and a free Chicago Public Library tote bag to the first 100 stampeding swappers (to whip your public radio friends into a jealous frenzy). Other potential prizes include Steppenwolf tickets and copies of the new World of Warcraft novel, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King.

Disclaimer: Bring and take as many as 15 books, but nothing muddy, dirty, torn or in poor condition, and no periodicals, encyclopedias, or technical, legal, or medical-information books.

Chicago Reader Book Swap, April 29, 6-9pm, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake St, Chicago, FREE!, 21+.