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The Secret is out!

"[Lauren Viera's] new book is an insider’s guide to Chicago’s hidden gems and lesser-known spots." —  WGN Morning News — Dec. 5, 2023

"Every day is a good day for duckpin bowling." — FOX32 Good Day Chicago — Dec. 4, 2023

"Lauren Viera’s new city guide to Chicago doesn’t read like a typical guidebook."  — WBEZ — Nov. 22, 2023


"Read the whole book and it is impossible not to feel Viera’s affection for the city." — Chicago Tribune — Nov. 21, 2023

"For Chicago newbies, it's a gold mine." — Axios Chicago — Nov. 5, 23 

"Part of being a Chicagoan is hoarding secret spaces to show off to visitors and locals to prove how well you know the city. This is also the guiding spirit of Lauren Viera's new book." — Block Club Chicago — Nov. 3, 23

"Lauren Viera takes us around the city to the best coffee shops to kill some time in." — Chicago Magazine — Oct. 25, 2023


Where to buy:

Barnes & Noble



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