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> > These popular books for you and your shaded hammock can be found at local Hyde Park bookstores:

57th Street Books
"By far, the big seller is the new Harry Potter," says Jack Cella, X'73, general manager of the Seminary Cooperative Bookstore and 57th Street Books. "There's not an enormous difference in what people read in the summer, but we see more people buy contemporary fiction." Among the most readily read: American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley: His Battle for Chicago and the Nation by Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor; Who's Irish?: Stories by Gish Jen; and Oprah's Book Club's newest inductee, The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.

Powell's Bookstore
"We sell more fiction and literature in the summer, but we still sell a lot of academic books," says manager Ryan Jackson, AB'99. Books quickly forming fans in the area include Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama, a senior lecturer at the Law School; Seamus Heaney: Selected Poems 1966-1987; and Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament, edited by Wim de Wit.

University of Chicago Bookstore
"We're not selling as much classical fiction as we do popular fiction during the summer," says bookseller Cameron Brickey. At the top of their list: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; The Hours by Michael Cunningham; and the paperback version of the long-awaited Thomas Harris thriller, Hannibal.


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