On Saturday, July 10, the Society of Architectural Historians will host a book sale at its landmark headquarters, the Charnley-Persky House (weather permitting). Proceeds will help support the maintenance of the Charnley-Persky House, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright (1891–1892). The sale will take place from 10 am to 3 pm in the driveway behind the house, which is located at 1365 North Astor Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago.
Architecture and design titles, monographs, and books on gardens, landscapes, urban planning, and other built environment topics will be available for purchase at the following prices:
1–2 hardcovers at $5 each
3–4 hardcovers at $4 each
5+ hardcovers at $3 each
1–2 paperbacks at $2 each
3–4 paperbacks at $1.50 each
5+ paperbacks at $1 each
The book sale marks the 26th anniversary of the date the Society of Architectural Historians moved its office from Philadelphia to Chicago. In 1995 Seymour Persky donated the James Charnley House to SAH for its international headquarters, ensuring that it would be open and available to the public.
SAH normally offers guided tours of the house on Wednesdays and Saturdays, however, tours have been suspended until further notice due to the pandemic. The interior of the house will not be open during the book sale.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own bag and arrive early for the best selection of books. SAH accepts cash or card (Visa/MasterCard, AmEx, Discover) payment.
Are you unable to attend the book sale but interested in supporting the Charnley-Persky House?
Make an online donation