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Blue Newberry Mug
Blue Newberry Mug

Blue Newberry Mug

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Get your day off to the right start—and show your support of the Newberry while you’re at it—with this sturdy, Newberry-themed mug.

16 Oz of Get Up and Go for your academic, or otherwise, pursuits.

Chicago by Day and Night

Chicago by Day and Night

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Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling and unprece­dented electrification, and exhibits from around the world, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Chicago's chance to demonstrate that it had risen from the ashes of the Great Fire and was about to take its place as one of the world's great cities. Millions would flock to the fair, and many of them were looking for a good time before and after their visits to the Midway and the White City. But what was the bedazzled visitor to do in Chicago?

Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America, a very unofficial guide to the world be­yond the fair, slaked the thirst of such curious folk. The plea­sures it details range from the respectable (theater, architec­ture, parks, churches and synagogues) to the illicit--drink, gambling, and sex. With a wink and a nod, the book decries vice while offering precise directions for the indulgence of any desire. In this newly annotated edition, Chicagoans Paul Durica and Bill Savage--who, if born earlier, might have written chapters in the original--provide colorful context and an informative introduction to a wildly entertaining journey through the Chicago of 120 years ago.

CHICAGO RENAISSANCE: LITERATUR

Chicago Renaissance:Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis

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A fascinating history of Chicago's innovative and invaluable contributions to American literature and art from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century

This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement. Author Liesl Olson traces Chicago's cultural development from the 1893 World's Fair through mid-century, illuminating how Chicago writers revolutionized literary forms during the first half of the twentieth century, a period of sweeping aesthetic transformations all over the world. From Harriet Monroe, Carl Sandburg, and Ernest Hemingway to Richard Wright and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olson's enthralling study bridges the gap between two distinct and equally vital Chicago-based artistic "renaissance" moments: the primarily white renaissance of the early teens, and the creative ferment of Bronzeville. Stories of the famous and iconoclastic are interwoven with accounts of lesser-known yet influential figures in Chicago, many of whom were women. Olson argues for the importance of Chicago's editors, bookstore owners, tastemakers, and ordinary citizens who helped nurture Chicago's unique culture of artistic experimentation.

Cover art by Lincoln Schatz

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

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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.
Gangland Map of Chicago 1932

Gangland Map of Chicago 1932

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This reprint edition of the 1932 Gangland Map of Chicago utilizes the devices of a classic seafaring map to humorous effect: a compass rose, cartouches, and (instead of sea monsters) neighborhood dangers. Printed on acid-free, heavy-weight paper, the map can easily be framed and used to decorate your den of iniquity.

Home Front Daily life in the Civil War

Home Front Daily life in the Civil War

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More than one hundred and fifty years after Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, the Civil War still occupies a prominent place in the national collective memory. Paintings and photographs, plays and movies, novels, poetry, and songs portray the war as a battle over the future of slavery, often focusing on Lincoln's determination to save the Union, or highlighting the brutality of brother fighting brother. Battles and battlefields occupy us, too: Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg all conjure up images of desolate landscapes strewn with war dead. Yet the frontlines were not the only landscapes of the war. Countless civilians saw their daily lives upended while the entire nation suffered.

Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North reveals this side of the war as it happened, comprehensively examining the visual culture of the Northern home front. Through contributions from leading scholars from across the humanities, we discover how the war influenced household economies and the cotton economy; how the absence of young men from the home changed daily life; how war relief work linked home fronts and battle fronts; why Indians on the frontier were pushed out of the riven nation's consciousness during the war years; and how wartime landscape paintings illuminated the nation's past, present, and future.

A companion volume to a collaborative exhibition organized by the Newberry Library and the Terra Foundation for American Art, Home Front is the first book to expose the visual culture of a world far removed from the horror of war yet intimately bound to it.

Humanities’ Mirror

Humanities’ Mirror

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With 30 color photographs and illustrations, this catalog from the Newberry Librarys Centennial exhibit in 1987 provides a modest yet rich introduction to the Newberry’s remarkable history and collections. 

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence

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The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of American culture.

In collecting New World objects such as featherwork, codices, turquoise, and live plants and animals, the Medici grand dukes undertook a "vicarious conquest" of the Americas. As a result of their efforts, Renaissance Florence boasted one of the largest collections of objects from the New World as well as representations of the Americas in a variety of media. Through a close examination of archival sources, including inventories and Medici letters, Lia Markey uncovers the provenance, history, and meaning of goods from and images of the Americas in Medici collections, and she shows how these novelties were incorporated into the culture of the Florentine court.

More than just a study of the discoveries themselves, this volume is a vivid exploration of the New World as it existed in the minds of the Medici and their contemporaries. Scholars of Italian and American art history will especially welcome and benefit from Markey's insight.

Large Printer Pug Custom Nerfect design for Newberry

Large Printer Pug Custom Nerfect design for Newberry

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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.


The perfect larger size to unnerve pesky Printer's devils in your shop!

Martines Atlas 1583 mug
Martines Atlas 1583 mug

Martines Atlas 1583 mug

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11 oz of Cartographic majesty.  Showing a portion of the1583 portolan atlas by Joan Martines. Used by sailors in the  Middle Ages, portolan charts helped them to navigate from port to port in the Mediterranean, plotting a course, then deciding which of the 16 rhumb lines emanating from the compass rose best fit that course. Set sail for your next adeventure with one of the Newberry's many maps. Want to look up the original? Vault Folio Ayer MS Map 21

Melville Broadside

Melville Broadside

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Traditionally, broadsides were used like posters to announce events or proclamations. This contemporary broadside was used to promote our exhibition Melville: Finding America at Sea. It features text of Melville’s poem “Tom Deadlight” drawn from the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of Melville's Published Poems (the definitive textual edition of Melville's works).

Arranged in the shape of a whale's tail, the beautifully printed text diminishes in size as it descends the page and is accompanied by ornaments representing corpse lights treated with glow-in-the-dark ink.

A colophon at bottom left displays the number of the print and commemorates the exhibition, which was held at the Newberry Library in 2019 (the bicentennial of Melville’s birth).

This gorgeous print was produced for the Newberry by the Chicago print company the Starshaped Press in a limited edition of just 200 copies. 11 by 14", classic small poster size.

Newberry Bookplates Mug
Newberry Bookplates Mug

Newberry Bookplates Mug

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11 oz. of Newberry Collections history! Enjoy a beverage from a mug featuring a collage of bookplates of Newberry collections. The gentleman in the frame is none other than our founder, Walter Loomis Newberry. 

Newberry Bookworm Silk Tie

Newberry Bookworm Silk Tie

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Newberry Cap

Newberry Cap

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Newberry Chameleon Notebook

Newberry Chameleon Notebook

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Newberry Donation

Newberry Donation

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Newberry Exterior shot card

Newberry Exterior shot card

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This exterior photo of The Newberry was taken especially for us by Chicago photographer Bert Cohn. The Newberry's pink quartz bricks are beautifully offset by the lush green laves on this summer day.  Each card, folded to 5.5x4.25 in., is printed in full color on bright white card stock, blank inside for your personal message. Each comes with a white envelope.

We also have sets of 8 ready and packed for your academic correspondences!

Newberry Face Mask

Newberry Face Mask

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Mask up (and show your support for our library) with a Newberry face mask, featuring our custom logo emblazoned over a photoprint of a beautiful marbled paper from our collection. 

Newberry Logo Tie Silk Repeat Pattern

Newberry Logo Tie Silk Repeat Pattern

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Newberry Mood Pencil set of three
Newberry Mood Pencil set of three

Newberry Mood Pencil set of three

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Our Deluxe Edition Newberry Mood Pencil provides welcome relief that you still exist by slowly turning Newberry Blue as you hold it. Pencil validation at its finest! Sold in a set of three.

Newberry Quote Totes

Newberry Quote Totes

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Newberry Repeat Pattern Silk Scarf
Newberry Repeat Pattern Silk Scarf

Newberry Repeat Pattern Silk Scarf

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Newberry Travel Mug

Newberry Travel Mug

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Nova Reperta Print

Nova Reperta Print

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This 11x14” broadsheet was designed and printed by Starshaped Press in Chicago for 'Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s Nova Reperta'. It is letterpress printed entirely from antique metal type and ornament in homage to a history of creating images of the printing trade with the very materials that made it possible. Limited signed edition of 50 prints on Neenah cotton paper. Available only at The Newberry Library.

Nova Reperta Printshop Mug
Nova Reperta Printshop Mug

Nova Reperta Printshop Mug

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Printer Pug Small

Printer Pug Small

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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 item comes in large as well.

Small is the perfect size to keep you company, but too much!

Pughouse Square Large

Pughouse Square Large

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TREATS FOR ALL cries our denizen of Bughouse Square. Ready to mount the soapbox in the name of snacks, our exclusive Pughouse Square plush is produced for us by Nerfect Artistic Novelties. He features ear appropriate dress for a Wobbly and has a dill picklw in his pocket, perhaps indicating he will meet up with fellow incorrigibles at the legendary Dil Pickle Club later! 

We also sell the book about the Dil Pickle club, should you wish.

Pughouse Square Small

Pughouse Square Small

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“SNACKS FOR ALL!” cries our PugHouse Square plush! Wearing garments appropriate to a soap box debater, our pug keeps a Dil 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.  

Starshaped Press Newberry Library Print

Starshaped Press Newberry Library Print

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Given our old-school predilection for print, we found a kindred spirit in Starshaped Press, the print shop behind this exclusive letterpress print depicting our beautiful building.

Since 1999, Chicago-based Starshaped Press has stayed true to the original craft of letterpress. Using antique metal and wood type, the shop has bucked popular trends by showcasing the beauty and relevance of well-designed, historic type. Unlike most letterpress shops, Starshaped Press focuses on reusing existing materials (some over 150 years old) for all projects—meaning that no plastic is ever used in production.

This handsome poster is a stellar expression of the shop’s style and ethos, 9 by 12", fabulous for framing.

The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism:The Menorah Association and American Diversity

The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism:The Menorah Association and American Diversity

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Daniel Greene traces the emergence of the idea of cultural pluralism to the lived experiences of a group of Jewish college students and public intellectuals, including the philosopher Horace M. Kallen. These young Jews faced particular challenges as they sought to integrate themselves into the American academy and literary world of the early 20th century. At Harvard University, they founded an influential student organization known as the Menorah Association in 1906 and later the Menorah Journal, which became a leading voice of Jewish public opinion in the 1920s. In response to the idea that the American melting pot would erase all cultural differences, the Menorah Association advocated a pluralist America that would accommodate a thriving Jewish culture while bringing Jewishness into mainstream American life.

The Newberry 125: Stories of Our Collection

The Newberry 125: Stories of Our Collection

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To mark its 125th anniversary, the Newberry has assembled one hundred and twenty-five of its most significant objects in one beautifully illustrated volume. Arranged in order to tell both the story of the library as an institution and its collecting history, The Newberry 125 covers a great breadth of topics including: American culture throughout the ages; the history of Chicago and the Midwest; geography and exploration; religion; music and dance; Medieval and Renaissance studies; and the indigenous peoples of North America. Each of the highlighted items has been photographed in stunning full color and is accompanied by a brief description, its call number, and a concise yet informative essay by a Newberry curator, librarian, or researcher on the object's importance to the collection. By describing the unique physical qualities of these items, as well as their great scholarly import, these essays remind us how irreplaceable many of these maps, books, and documents are--and how much they still have to offer us. The pieces themselves show us the amazing power of physical objects, particularly the products of humanists over many centuries. Included are items as varied as a painting by Elbridge Ayer Burbank, the correspondence between Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson, the earliest print version of Voltaire's Candide, and a copy of Ptolemy's Geographia that dates from the fifteenth century. The Newberry 125 is as wide-ranging and impressive as the library itself, and it serves as a wonderful introduction to the collection, as well as a new and fascinating lens through which visitors and fans can view the Newberry.