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A visit to the book cellar is as cozy as having tea with an old friend. Small but remarkably stocked, the shelves are lined with illustrative hand-written recommendations by staff, and a significant portion of the inventory is dedicated to Chicago authors. The little cafe is a great stop for a latte, a sandwich, or a glass of wine, and a steady stream of book club meetings and author readings have a way of reminding you why it feels so good to shop locally.