Saturday, February 23, 2019

Event: Michael Gottlieb, Buck Downs and Meg Ronan


Saturday,  March 2nd at 7pm
Brickbat Books:

The Hugely Popular Poetry Series

Michael Gottlieb
Buck Downs
Meg Ronan

Michael Gottlieb is a poet and the author of nineteen books, a New Yorker and one of the original Language writers. His published work also includes memoirs and essays. His most recent title is What We Do: Essays for Poets (2016, Chax Press). 

Buck Downs' new book is Open Container (Private Edition); in 2017, Furniture Press Books released a selected poems, Unintended Empire. He lives in Washington DC and works as an executive writing coach.

Meg Ronan is the author of the obligatory garnish argument (SpringGun Press) and the chapbook The Friendship Blog. She is a cancer moon and she has a lot of emotional needs.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Event: The Hugely Popular Poetry Series : Hailey Higdon & Marion Bell

Saturday Feb. 2nd at 7pm


Brickbat Books:

The Hugely Popular Poetry Series Presents: 

Hailey Higdon
Marion Bell

Hailey Higdon is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of several chapbooks including A Wild Permanence (Dancing Girl, 2018), Rural (Drop Leaf, 2017), The State in Which (Above/Ground, 2013), Packing (Bloof Books, 2012) and How to Grow Almost Everything (Agnes Fox, 2011). Hard Some, her first full-length collection, is recently available from Spuyten Duyvil Press. She currently lives and works in Seattle. Find her online at

Marion Bell is a poet who lives in Philadelphia. Her first book, Austerity, is coming out from the new Philly-based Radiator Press in January 2019. You can also find some of her writing in the Slow Poetry in America newsletter. She is a Capricorn/ Gemini rising and Scorpio moon. She is also a social work student working in community mental health. She is interested in psychotherapy, depression, liberation, queer kinship, disability, lesbians and making a different world.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Opening at Noon!

Brickbat will be opening today, Wednesday, January 23rd, at 12 noon.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Event: Laura Adamczyk in conversation with Sam Allingham

Tuesday, January 15th, at 7:30pm
Brickbat Books:

Laura Adamczyk

 in conversation with 
Sam Allingham 

Laura Adamczyk has won awards from the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation of Chicago and the Dzanc/DISQUIET International Literary Program. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Chicago Reader, Guernica, McSweeney’s, Ninth Letter, and Salt Hill. Her short story collection, Hardly Children, was published by FSG in November 2018. She lives in Chicago.

Sam Allingham's first book of stories, The Great American Songbook, was published by A Strange Object in Fall 2016. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, One Story, Epoch, and American Short Fiction, and online at Web Conjunctions and n+1.

"The stories are achingly open to the vulnerability that comes with forming attachments and the surprising difficulty of breaking them." --Danielle Lazarin, The New York Times Book Review

"A striking blend of graceful sentences and eerie premises." ―Laura Pearson, Chicago Tribune

"Bold and observant . . . [Hardly Children] teems with wry writ as it explores memory and family and uncovers the unexpected in the everyday . . . Adamczyk considers the architecture of her stories, which often shift in striking ways." --Anne K. Yoder, The Millions

"Super weird, super unsettling, and super great." --The Boston Globe

“[A] knockout . . . Adamczyk’s Hardly Children focuses on young people waking up to the dangers of the adult world.” --ELLE

"Adamczyk’s accomplished debut collection pulses with an underlying sense of menace. The short opener, “Wanted,” has a quiet depth that moves it away from what is traditionally thought of as flash fiction . . . Adamczyk never writes the same story twice, giving this collection a sleek and unnerving feel as readers know something bad is going to happen, but are uncertain of what it’ll be." --Publishers Weekly

Monday, December 24, 2018

Closed for the Holiday!

Brickbat will be closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We will reopen on Thursday at 11am. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Closed for Thanksgiving

Brickbat will be closed Wednesday, November 21st, and Thursday, November 23rd. We will reopen on Friday at 11am. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sunday, November 18th at 3pm
Brickbat Books
Raj Haldar, Chris Carpenter, 
and Maria Beddia
Creators of 
"P Is For Pterodactyl
The Worst Alphabet Book Ever!"

Followed by
A parent and kid's happy hour at 
The Hungry Pigeon

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Out buying books!

We're out buying books! The shop will be closed today from 12:30 to 2:30. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Event: My Final Territory

Thursday, November 15th at 7pm
Brickbat Books

My Final Territory: 
An Evening With Writer Yuri Andrukhovych

Please join us for a reading with Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych.

Yuri Andrukhovych will be reading from his latest English-language publication My Final Territory, a collection of philosophical, autobiographical, political, and literary essays. My Final Territory showcases Mr. Andrukhovych’s unique voice and provides insight into the Ukrainian experience of nationality and identity. One of the book’s translators, Mark Andryczyk, will also participate in the event.

Light refreshments served!


Co-Sponsored by The Ukrainian Community Foundation and The ULP Cultural Trust

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Closed today, Back tomorrow

Brick bat will be closed today, Sunday, October  28th. We will reopen Tuesday at 11am.