[Chicago] Good Tech Bookstores in Chicagoland?

Feihong Hsu hsu.feihong at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 8 22:01:25 CET 2008

Crap. I guess it changed a lot since I've last been there.

--- Phil Robare <verisimilidude at gmail.com> wrote:

> Although it is still good, and given the poor competition one of
> the
> best, the book department at MicroCenter on Elston has been
> reconfigured and diminished.  About 6 months ago half the bookstore
> was taken over and made into the game console section.  At the same
> time the range of books was cut way back.  I always had problems
> with
> them in that there seemed to be few staff that cared about the
> books -
> they were often hard to find and no one seemed to weed out the out
> of
> date stuff.  A book on Java 1.4 might be found on one aisle and on
> the
> next aisle a book on the latest and greatest of some new Java
> library.
>  Now they seem to stock more of the 'latest version of X' type
> books
> and a lot less of the theoretical and engineering books that they
> used
> to stock.  There is another one out in the Oak Brook / Downers
> Grove
> area (Westmont actually) but I haven't been out there in over 2
> years.
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