The Chicago Underground Library is, in their own words a “new model for open, location-specific archiving of independent and small press media,” which is to say, a fully-functioning library for local small press, acting as both a physical browsable location and a digital database for all the zines, chapbooks, manifestos, and assorted literary ephemera that might otherwise be lost to the dustbin of history. For their annual fundraiser, they took over Avondale’s Late Bar for a soul party featuring DJs from the Windy City Soul Club, The Merge, and the East of Edens Soul Express. There was a dual theme of the sixties and fuck, yeah! librarians that had real and wannabe librarians busting out their granny glasses.
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