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Mindy Segal

Cookbook store in Lincoln Park feeds mind and stomach

Cookbook store in Lincoln Park feeds mind and stomach

Read It & Eat, the new culinary bookstore in Lincoln Park, has a comfy chair tucked in by one of the front windows. Next to it sits a small table with two books and a bamboo plant. That's where owner Esther Dairiam gravitates at the start of the day. "This is the spot in the store that I really enjoy," Dairiam says. "It's a window display actually, but it's a spot that I sit in in the mornings when I come in before we open. I enjoy the view and my lucky bamboo, which my cousins gave me as a warming present for the store." A lucky bamboo plant is a nice touch, but it's hard not to feel a lift walking into the 2142 N. Halsted St., bookstore, formerly...

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