If you take the Purple Line or Metra to Evanston, you are likely to pass by the Chicago-Main Newsstand. The building itself is new, but the refurbished neon sign above the store is from the original newsstand, the one which opened in the 1930’s on this same block. Take time to browse, as Chicago-Main prides itself in offering “the largest selection of newspapers and magazines on the North Shore.”
Today’s store includes over 5,000 magazines and newspapers, covering news (local, international, and out-of-town), hobbies, arts and design, sports, travel, literary, science, computers, video games, business, and countless other topics and categories. There are publications in French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic, and an entire section of publications about Chicago. The owner adds new titles every month.
Chicago-Main is open every day of the week, 7 A.M. to 10 P.M., 860 Chicago Avenue at the corner of Main Street.