Kroch's and Brentano's

Kroch's and Brentano's

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kroch's and Brentano's was the largest bookstore in Chicago, and at one time the largest privately owned bookstore chain in the United States. It closed in 1995. Adolph Kroch, an Austrian immigrant to Chicago, founded a German-language bookstore in 1907. He switched to English-language books during World War I. Later he bought out Brentano's bookstore and merged them into Kroch's & Brentano's. Adolph Kroch's son, Carl Kroch, opened a Super Book Mart in 1952 and called it the "World's Largest Bookstore." Carl Kroch later took over the Kroch's & Brentano's business, at a large location on South Wabash Avenue.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135774948
  • 9786135774948