Chicago's Neighborhoods, Incorporated
Chicago's Books Press, an imprint of Chicago's
Neighborhoods, Inc. is an independent press that was established in 2003 and has
now published numerous books about Chicago neighborhoods, downtown, North
Michigan Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, classic restaurant, the Chicago River, and
how the city developed over the decades, as well as publications that focus on a
cross-section of the city's well-known personalities and places.
was created by Dr. Neal Samors, who has authored, co-authored and/or published
24 books, including the company's newest books:
Now Arriving: Traveling To And From Chicago By Air, 90 Years Of Flight, by Neal Samors and Christopher Lynch,
Restaurants: Past, Present and Future, by Neal Samors, Eric Bronsky and Bob
and Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths Through The Wilderness
by Dennis Downes.
Dr. Samors is a lifelong resident of Chicago who grew up on the city's Far North Side and developed a passion for the history, neighborhoods and people of Chicago and its surrounding areas. His books reflect a continued commitment to tell the many stories about his hometown from its inception to the present. Dr. Samors' books have won three Independent Publishing Awards as well as several
Superior Achievement awards from the Illinois State Historical Society.
Now Arriving: Traveling To And From Chicago By Air,
90 Years Of Flight
In the 18th Century, Chicago was just a village along the banks of Lake Michigan and the
Chicago River that had been inhabited by numerous Native American tribes for
thousands of years. When Americans began moving westward across the country in the
early 1800s, many of them traveled to and settled in what would become the city of
Chicago. They came by boat across the Erie Canal and then the Great Lakes, and by wagon
horses, and began settling in the new town and city of Chicago.
Chicago's Classic Restaurants: Past, Present and Future
This book explores Chicago’s classic restaurants from pre-1900 until the present including classics like Henrici’s, Fritzels, Shangri-La, The Bakery, Le Perroquet, The Berghoff, The Pump Room,
The Cape Cod Room, The Walnut Room, and Gordon among many others.
Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths Through The Wilderness
This book is by Dennis Downes, a renowned artist and sculptor, and focuses on the history of Native American trail marker
trees. The book is the result of the author’s lifelong passion concerning the role of trail marker trees by Native Americans
throughout their history, both pre- and post-European settlement in North America.