This national chain ensures easy access to hundreds of thousands of books at its two-story Gold Coast outfit, and also hosts story time for kids, author signings, and other events. There are a number of other stores in town, including the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson, at State Street ([tel] 312/362-8792) and one at 1441 W. Webster Avenue, at Clybourn Avenue ([tel] 773/871-3610).