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Nancy Hamming, of Lake Forest, flips through a book at the Lake Forest Book Store during the store’s 70th anniversary party. Photos by Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media
Lake Forest Book Store employee Beth Mynhier (left) speaks with customer Lee Gantz, of Lake Forest.
Lake Forest Book Store owner Eleanor Thorn rings up a customer during the store’s 70th anniversary party.
Cecilia Reformado, 2, of Lake Forest, browses the card collection at the Lake Forest Book Store.
Lake Forest College student Sophia Levinson (left) and her father, Jeff Levinson, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, look over the book selection at the Lake Forest Book Store.
Peter Kaspari, Editor
3:00 am CST November 13, 2019

The Lake Forest Book Store, one of the most well-known local businesses in Lake Forest, has been celebrating a milestone anniversary this year.

In 1949, 70 years ago, the book store opened its doors on Western Avenue in downtown Lake Forest.