Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. is open for your phone and internet orders and queries. If you are looking for something special, or would like to order from the catalog, booklist or need other help, please get in touch. Call ... Read More
We endeavor to offer a new Book List every month, depending on our workload in the shop. The link to the latest list is below. The Catalogs are below the Book List. Below that, you will find our Bibliographies.
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Richard Robert Donnelley opened his Chicago printing company in 1864. In 1870, he changed the name to Lakeside Printing and Publishing Company. Rising from the ashes of the 1871 fire, by 1901 they moved into their own building. Located in ... Read More
One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs here are Abraham Lincoln Book Shop is the opportunity to find the right homes for the objects that come through the shop. What's even more rewarding is learning what happens to ... Read More
Recently, we sold this Volk statuette of Abraham Lincoln.
It's hard to not get attached to these things; and we are always a little sad when these beauties move on to a new home. We miss him already!
We have a great ... Read More
Abraham Lincoln is one of the world's most frequent victims of misattributed and inaccurate quotes.
From the popular and folksy "Whatever you are, be a good one"--probably paraphrased and usually attributed to William Makepeace Thackery--to President George H. W. Bush's repeat ... Read More
January 6th marks the 140th Anniversary of Carl Sandburg's birth. A true 20th Century Renaissance Man, among Sandburg's accomplishments is bringing Lincoln to life for many early 20th Century Americans in The Prairie Years and The War Years.
Born in 1878, ... Read More
This morning the media is all "abuzz" about a certain interloper to last night's vice presidential debate.
Although much less common than cats on a playing field, the fly is no stranger to photobombing politicians. Even Abraham Lincoln was not exempt. ... Read More
Yesterday was Memorial Day.
The usual story about it's origin is that the holiday was started by Union General John Logan. Logan was commander-in-chief of a Union veterans’ organization called the Grand Army of the Republic. Logan issued a decree establishing ... Read More
On this date 152 years ago Lincoln's body was lying in state here in Chicago. Throughout the day-at a rate of 7,000 per hour-mourners filed past the casket paying their final respects to President Lincoln. That evening, the Lincoln Funeral ... Read More