New in Town: New “Beginnings” in Evanston for Bookends and Beginnings

Bookends and Beginnings breathes new life into one of Evanston’s favorite alleyways.

Married co-owners and former Northwestern librariansJeff Garrett and Nina Barrett have transformed the former Bookman’s Alley into a fresh and charming independent bookstore featuring new and used books, with a strong focus on cookbooks and children’s literature. You’ll also find beautiful handmade jewelry from Berlin and a line of greeting cards from Fresh Frances of Chicago for purchase. Be on the lookout for writing workshops, book clubs and a puppet theater for younger readers in the upcoming months.

A quilt displayed in Bookends and Beginnings designed by Josh Chernoff

Bookends and Beginnings
1712 Sherman Ave., Alley #1, Evanston