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The Chicago Underground Library has surfaced.
After a year spent in limbo and without a permanent space, the fledgling non-profit has partnered with AREA Chicago and InCUBATE, aligning their missions to illuminate the city's arts scene, past and present. The Underground Library archives and indexes small, indie and obscure literary artifacts. AREA Chicago, a non-profit magazine, highlights "local social movements, political and cultural organizations," according to the Web site, and InCUBATE is a research institute striving to create connections between local and visiting artists.
The three organizations now share a Logan Square location, 2129 N. Rockwell St., in the Congress Theater building.
Read on for a listing of some the library's most interesting items.