Stories from Seminary Co-op

Staff Writer

Seminary Co-Op Project co-directors Megan Doherty and Jasmine Kwong will present their project at the Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., at 2 p.m., March 16. Later the project will show an exhibit at the Special Collections Research Center at the Regenstein Library running from April 22 to June 20.

The Seminary Co-Op Project set out to document the things about the old bookstore, located at 5757 S. University Ave. in the basement of the Chicago Theological Seminary, that created such devotion among its members.

The project photographed people browsing among the catacomb-like stacks, thumbing through books. It also recoded spoken-word stories of customers’ experiences throughout its five decades in the CTS basement.

The exhibit will have photos, audio stations, artifacts and memorabilia on display.