Stop on by Augie’s Garden of Bibliographic Delights and say hello!!!




Hollywood On Lake Michigan, 2nd Edition Launch Party

Friday, June 14—— 7PM

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

7419 Madison St.

Forest Park, IL 60130


If you have never been to Centuries & Sleuths (or made the trek out to Forest Park) you will be in for a lovely treat! Augie the proprietor is a wonderful fellow who reminds me of a literary version of another famous Augie- the character that Harvey Keitel played in the great pair of films; Smoke and Blue In The Face. Although this Augie deals in fine books and not fine cigars, his establishment has that same feeling of openness, camaraderie, and a love of life, laughter and community. If you love books, history, and the World Of Ideas you will definitely feel as if you have come home. Although I don’t think this Augie takes a picture from the same corner at the same time every day!

And if you have never been to Forest Park, you will soon discover that one of Chicago’s coolest neighborhoods is actually a suburb! The area around Centuries & Sleuths is chock full of awesome bars, restaurants and other sundry establishments; many of which are extremely fond of having live music and other performances.

In fact, considering the small size of Centuries & Sleuths and the large number of people that may show— if the soiree is too crowded when you arrive just stroll around and check out the hood for a while and return a little later to the store. Arnie and I will be holding forth, answering questions and signing books all night, so lots of folks will be filtering in and out throughout the evening. Once we finish closing down Augie’s we will likely adjourn to one of those fine establishments!!!

Oh, and don’t forget to buy a ton of books while you are in the bookstore! Although if you love mysteries, histories, police procedurals, and detective novels as much as I do it will be all you can muster not to just back your car up to the place and fill the trunk!

So please stop on by and say hello! It’s gonna be a VERY fun time!!!



When you see this handsome fellow you will know you are in Book Heaven!!!