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Whether you're outside on your patio or hanging out at the beach, take a little time this summer to check out these must-have reads for ambitious women—like you! more

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Discover all about local Chicago author Kathleen Rooney and her new bestselling novel; Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk... more

Profiles

Delve into Chicago's rich (and sometimes dark) history with these five must-read books. more

Life + Love

Start off your year being inspired by these 10 powerful books for working women. more

New + Noteworthy

The book details the history of 10 grassroots feminist organizations, and presents the struggles and triumphs of the women who built them. more

Profiles

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The Design*Sponge founder talks about her new book and lessons she learned from other female entrepreneurs. more

Influencers

This February embark on a fantastic adventure that will lead one lucky person to a treasure worth $50,000 in cash! Woven within the pages of Breakfast Tea & Bourbon are the clues that will guide one adventurer to unravel the mystery. more

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Margot Bisnow has interviewed 60 mothers and their entrepreneurial sons and daughters, compiling her findings in her new book: Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, and Change Makers. more

Profiles

Kristi Hoffman, author of "Total Package Girl", offers a written guide that inspires confidence within women and promotes positive self-image. more

Family

This August, Rae Luskin, author of The Creative Activist, will be hosting The Creative Activist Virtual Summit to provide practical tools and inspiration to leaders looking for change within their community. more

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If you share an affinity for books and the art of print, show off your love on National Book Lover's Day, August 9th. Stop by a local independent bookshop to pick up a new book or celebrate an old, favorite one. more

Things To Do

Looking for a triumphant book to read this summer? Check out "Escape From Nigeria: A Memoir of Love, Faith and War" by Maudlyne Ihejirika and her mother, Angelina Ihejirika. more

Family

Author Cole Lavalais explains the inspiration behind Summer of the Cicadas, her most recent novel, and the thematic roles that mental illness, feminism and family relationships play within the story. more

Influencers

With the largest book expo in North America relocating from New York City to Chicago this year, here are a few quick tips to keep in mind before hitting McCormick Place's showroom floor. more

Arts + Culture

Bedtime stories about damsels in distress are yesterday's news. Learn about how you can support a project that will bring the stories of real life women who changed the world to the bookshelves of children everywhere. more

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Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods and inspiring activist, shares her Inspiration List with us, complete with her recommended reads, must-see films and organizations we should know about. more

Influencers

A new book tells girls (and women) that adventures are out there to be had and that you shouldn't let fear get in the way of exploring and living with confidence. more

New + Noteworthy

A new book explores the obstacles women face on the road to corporate leadership and how they can overcome them while being true to themselves and be an asset to their employers. more

Career

Every month we pull together notable things you should know about. This month we feature Heshima Kenya, Biba Lips, Shonda Rhimes' latest book, local doctors' take on vitamins and local blogger, Kessara Dhana. more

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Grabbing time alone during the madness of the holidays is not easy. But if you are so lucky as to steal a few moments to yourself, here are four books about Chicago that we think you might want to explore. They are definitely on our list. more

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