Javier Ramirez and Kristin Enola Gilbert own and run Exile in Bookville, an indie bookstore in the Fine Arts Building on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. At Exile in Bookville, Javier and Kristin believe that books and music are synonymous and carry that philosophy over into their store. Fun fact: That approach is even evident in their bookstore’s name, which is a nod to Liz Phair’s 1993 debut album Exile in Guyville. 

Stop by to check out their huge selection of books, incredible playlist, staff picks, and author events.

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Javier Ramirez & Kristin Enola Gilbert

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