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The Newberry is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities with an active educational and cultural presence in Chicago. Free and open to the public, it houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music...more
Great exhibit on Religious writing for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Well developed, curated, and excellent music. Bookstore is wonderful - word to the wise, it is getting ready to close for a little while here in November, 2017.
I stopped by on a whim attracted by the building and an incomplete understanding of its holdings. It also happened that their 4 day Book Fair was underway and the first floor where exhibits and information would have been was filled with books and customers....More
Newberry Library is one of the best library in the world. It has a fabulous building exceptionally historical collection, extraordinary people with great services. Thank for making this happen, I am very grateful for benefiting from this great institution.
This is an amazing library! Though it's research only if you have a specific project this resource is amazing. Be aware this is not a library that you can browse through books, or old artifacts. This is a library where you would need to go...More
I came for the Shakepeare exhibit and it was my first visit to this non-circulating research library. I had some passing knowledge of the library prior to my visit and I had visited their website prior to my trip and had also applied for my...More
I thought it just focused on Western civilization, but actually has material in the book collection and in the bookstore on Native Americans, African-Americans, and a surprise Filipino-Americans. Packed 2-level bookstore includes book-related gifts that span the spectrum from quirky to fun to classy: Shakespeare...More
We visited this library this month and are very amazed by the architecture and the content. We can spend a lot of time going through various aspects of the building. Absolutely loved it.
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.