Paperback Paradise

Film by Angelina Lee © 2021

Anderson’s Bookshops has long been a pillar of the city of Naperville, a suburb outside Chicago. Yet its roots stretch back to the late nineteenth century, originally founded as a pharmacy by the current shop owner’s great-great-grandfather, William Wallace Wickel. This short film explores the shop’s storied history and current status as an irreplaceable community hub and celebrated destination for authors nationwide.