The Book Table's back - sort of

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By Dan Haley

Editor and Publisher

If you can find the back door of The Book Table – it's down the alley behind Lake Street, use Google Earth – then you can help Oak Park's independent bookstore begin to spring back to life.

With the state of Illinois easing its regulation of non-essential businesses beginning May 1, Jason Smith and Rachel Weaver announced the store will begin making alley-side deliveries to customers who place orders.

Why the alley? Well, have you seen what used to be Lake Street lately? Fully under reconstruction, Lake Street is not accessible for book or food pickup. And, so, the alley.

The Book Table did announce it will also continue "home delivery" to residents of all Oak Park senior living facilities.

You can place an order by phone or online at

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