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Blue Newberry N Mask

Blue Newberry N Mask

$12.95
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Let's face it: the Newberry collection is pretty neat!


Featuring the Newberry's signature N across a field of blue in honor of the Newberry's flag, this face mask has three layers, a filter pocket, and adjustable ear loops.

Chicago by Day and Night

Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America

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Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America is an actual guidebook to Chicago for visitors to the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. This unauthorized handbook to the rowdy city outside the elegant fairgrounds explores pleasures high and low. The theaters and music, architectural glories, parks and boulevards, churches and synagogues, and other elevated pursuits the authors included in 1893 gave the book a veneer of high culture. But the book owed its popularity to its insider tips about Chicago's lurid and louche entertainments--drink, gambling, and sex. With a wink and tongue firmly in cheek, the original authors condemned Gilded Age vice while offering curious travelers precise directions to the dubious, decadent, and debauched quarters of the Windy City.

To introduce this compulsively readable, gift-quality journey through the Chicago of 1893, Chicago writers and humorists Paul Durica and Bill Savage have added an expert introduction to Gilded Age Chicago and the World's Columbian Exposition. Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling new electrification technologies, and exhibits from around the world, the Exposition was Chicago's chance to prove it had risen from the ashes of the Great Fire and would claim a place among the world's great cities.

Both a perfect keepsake or gift for Chicago travelers as well as an invaluable text for readers interested in the history of Chicago, the Midwest, or Gilded Age urban life, Chicago by Day and Night is a beloved classic of Chicago writing.

Large Printer Pug Custom Nerfect design for Newberry

Custom-Designed Newberry Printer Pug (Large)

$24.00
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Nerfect Artistic Novelties designed this special-edition pug to commemorate the reopening of our new-and-improved bookshop in 2018. Wearing a historically accurate costume drawn from the Renaissance-era graphic of a printshop featured on the our bookshop’s wall, this jaunty fellow holds an ink dauber that has left several ink stains on his clothes.


Exclusively available at the Newberry, this item comes in a smaller size as well.


Unnerve pesky printer's devils in your own shop with this large version!




Printer Pug Small

Custom-Designed Newberry Printer Pug (Small)

$12.00
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Nerfect Artistic Novelties designed this special-edition Pug to commemorate the reopening of our new-and-improved bookshop in 2018. Wearing a historically accurate costume drawn from the Renaissance-era graphic of a printshop featured on the our bookshop’s wall, this super-cute little guy holds an ink dauber that has left several ink stains on his clothes. Exclusively available at the Newberry, this small-sized version is the perfect size to keep you company--but not too much. Comes in large size as well.

Pughouse Square Large

Custom-Designed Pughouse Square Pug (Large)

$24.00
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"TREATS FOR ALL!" cries this outspoken denizen of "Pughouse" Square. Ready to mount the soapbox in the name of snacks, this exclusive Pughouse Square plush pug was created for us by Nerfect Artistic Novelties. He features era-appropriate Wobbly dress and carries a dill pickle in his pocket (an homage to the legendary nearby Dil Pickle Club)!

Pughouse Square Small

Custom-Designed Pughouse Square Pug (Small)

$12.00
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“SNACKS FOR ALL!” cries our Pughouse Square plush pug! Wearing garments appropriate to a soapbox debater, our pug keeps a dill pickle snuggled away in its pocket, referencing the legendary Dil Pickle Bohemian Club, a haven for Chicagoan free thinkers and an inspiration for the Bughouse Square Debates we host every summer. Commemorate the debates (and instigate a debate of your own if you want—why not?) with our custom-made, Bughouse-themed pug.  

Shakespug Large

Custom-Designed Shakespug (Large)

$24.00
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Designed for us by local artisan Nerfect Wordwide, this Pug plush renders the Bard himself in
Pug form. Produced as a limited edition for our prior Creating Shakespeare exhibition!

Shakespug Small

Custom-Designed Shakespug (Small)

$12.00
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Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

$16.95
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No matter where you live, if you have Chicago ancestors, and want to know anything about them, this step-by-step guide written especially for beginners is for you and your search. Using a unique approach of helping you answer one type of question per chapter so you don't have to wade through a lot of preliminaries to launch or continue your genealogy work, DuMelle not only shares her finely-honed expertise on the basics, but slips in dozens of unusual and back-door tips for tracking down the toughest family details and mysteries.