“Hidden Chicago Landmarks”—My Next Book

My fifth book, Hidden Chicago Landmarks, is being published on July 8th.  To quote myself from the Introduction, it is “a descriptive guide to the places that aren’t included on the usual tour.”

The opening sections of the book take you to 42 neglected historic sites in the city and suburbs, and tell you the stories behind each of them.  That’s followed by a look at 10 lost landmarks that should have been preserved, but weren’t.  Finally, we visit Chicagoland’s version of “fly-over country”—notable neighborhoods that most people simply drive by on their way to someplace else.

Hidden Chicago Landmarks has over 50 illustrations, and comes in a convenient digest-size for easy carrying in jaunts around town.  Like this blog, I’ve tried to make the book a fun read.  It’s available at Amazon for pre-order at a discount price.  So stock up now!

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9 Responses to ““Hidden Chicago Landmarks”—My Next Book”


  1. 1 Andrew June 11, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Will autographed copies be available?

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt June 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks for your interest. When we’ve scheduled some book signings, I’ll post them on this site.
      –JRS

  2. 3 Melvin June 11, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Looks like an entertaining read!

  3. 5 Bill Swanson June 12, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Please make it available at City Newsstand Café on Cicero at Six Corners. Also a great location for a signing.

    • 6 J.R. Schmidt June 12, 2019 at 6:41 am

      You’re right. City Newsstand Café was on the list of local venues I sent to the publisher some weeks ago.
      –JRS

  4. 8 Terry Banich June 12, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Just ordered! Can’t wait to read it. This blog is absolutely wonderful. Hope to meet you at a book signing!


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