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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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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.

Large Printer Pug Custom Nerfect design for Newberry

Custom-Designed Newberry Printer Pug (Large)

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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)

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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)

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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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Newberry Donation

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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.
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.


24in tall, 30in wide.


Humanities’ Mirror

Humanities’ Mirror: Reading at the Newberry, 1887-1987

$10.00
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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. 

Martines Atlas 1583 mug
Martines Atlas 1583 mug

Martines Atlas 1583 mug

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Based on a 1583 portolan chart by Joan Martines in the Newberry's collections, this map mug is 11 oz. of cartographic majesty.

Used by sailors in the Middle Ages, portolan charts helped them to navigate from port to port in the Mediterranean, allowing them to plot a course and then decide which of the 16 rhumb lines emanating from the compass rose to follow. 

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 Quote Totes

Newberry Black Tote with Quotes

$15.95
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Newberry Blue Pilsner Glass

Newberry Blue Pilsner Glass

$15.95
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There has always been a strong connection between the literary world and strong drink.

We at the Newberry are happy to present this handsome 16.oz pilsner featuring our Newberry N logo, for whatsoever liquid will best help you with your studies.

(Jaunty shot glass sold here)

Newberry Bookplates Mug
Newberry Bookplates Mug

Newberry Bookplates Mug

$16.00
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11 oz. of Newberry collections history! Enjoy a beverage from a mug showing a collage of bookplates featuring various Newberry's collections. (And that gentleman in the frame? None other than our founder, Walter Loomis Newberry.)

Newberry Bookshop Gift Card

Newberry Bookshop Gift Card

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A Newberry Gift Card allows you or the recipient of the card to sample the widest range of wares from our shop.

 

To purchase a gift card, select an amount from the drop down menu and then place the card in your cart. Once you’ve paid, you will receive an email verification with a PIN for using the card. 

Newberry Bookworm Silk Tie

Newberry Bookworm Silk Tie

$19.95
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Newberry Cap

Newberry Cap

$19.95
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Newberry Cartographic Mask
Newberry Cartographic Mask

Newberry Cartographic Mask

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


Featuring a double-cordiform (heart-shaped) map based on a Mercator map of the world from 1550, this face mask has three layers, a filter pocket, and adjustable ear loops.

Newberry Chameleon Notebook

Newberry Chameleon Notebook

$12.95
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Newberry Enviro Tote
Newberry Enviro Tote

Newberry Enviro Logo Tote Natural

$14.95
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As eco-fabulous as it is easy on the eyes, this wonderful addition to the Newberry's accessory family was made in collaboration with Enviro, a US company that creates totes from recycled material. Measuring 14" by 14", with a 3" gusset and an 11" drop, this new tote is both sturdy and roomy, with handles that allow you to fit it easily over your shoulder. It features a design that utilizes our logo and references our extensive collection of historical typefaces.

Newberry Exterior shot card

Newberry Facade Card

$3.25
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This card displays a gorgeous photograph of the Newberry's facade taken by Chicago photographer Bert Cohn. The Newberry's pink quartz bricks are beautifully offset by the lush green of a summer day. Each card, folded to 5.5x4.25 in., is printed in full color on bright white card stock and is blank inside. Each also comes with a white envelope. Order individually or in sets of eight. 

Newberry Logo Tie Silk Repeat Pattern

Newberry Logo Tie with Silk Repeat Pattern

$19.95
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NL Medieval Dragon Mask
NL Medieval Dragon Mask

Newberry Medieval Dragon Mask

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


Featuring a dragon lurking in an illuminated medieval prayer book, this face mask has three layers, a filter pocket, and adjustable ear loops.


Mini Mason Jar Shot Glass
Mini Mason Jar Shot Glass

Newberry Mini Mason Jar Shot Glass

$6.95
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Our 1.5 oz mini mason shot glass guaurantees you won't imbibe enough to keep you from your studies!

Our sweet miniature features our Newberry logo on front and back, rendered in blue.

Blue Newberry Mug
Blue Newberry Mug

Newberry Mug

$12.95
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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 other) pursuits.

Newberry Travel Mug

Newberry Travel Tumbler

$12.95
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NL Collapsible Tote Black

NL Collapsible Tote Black

$12.00
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We are delighted to present the first item of our new accessory line for 2021!
Easily washable and perfect for carrying everything from books and bindery supplies to snacks and/or your leather jacket, our brand-new chic black nylon tote unfurls to 15" by 15", and, with a 3" gusset as well as double handles, is as sturdy as can be.
Nova Reperta Print

Nova Reperta Print

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This 11x14" broadsheet was designed and printed by the Starshaped Press in Chicago for the exhibition Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s Nova Reperta. Depicting a printing press and created using letterpress-printing techniques, as well as antique metal types and ornaments, the poster is an homage to the history of the printing trade. A limited number of signed prints on Neenah cotton paper are available exclusively at the Newberry.

Nova Reperta Printshop Mug
Nova Reperta Printshop Mug

Nova Reperta Printshop Mug

$16.00
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Starshaped Press Newberry Library Print

Starshaped Press Newberry Library Print

$18.00
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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.


A stellar expression of the shop’s style and ethos, this handsome poster is 9 by 12" and 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.