Taylor's Guide to Antique Shops
in Illinois & Southern Wisconsin

"....Supremely organized with clear maps, it is the invaluable guide to antique hunting in and across Chicago and outlying area."
____Danielle Arnet
Chicago Sun-Times
"In a handy size and well laid out, the guide also lists repair people and services, a show calandar, maps, and lots of ads. A lot of information for a little money."
____Maine Antique Digest

$9.00 includes

Chicagoland's only complete guide
to antique shops

To order,
send $9.00 payment to:
Moonlight Press
PO Box 5095  Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Taylor's Guide to Antique Shops

999 Commerce Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 465-3311 phone
(800) 829-5677 toll free
(847) 465-3307 fax

Are you looking for a step-by-step guide to finding antique shops you may never have found on your own?  If you are traveling to or through Illinois and Southern Wisconsin or Southern California, Las Vegas and Arizona - we have just the thing for you!

You'll love our Antique Shops Guide's handy features:

  • Detailed lists of suburban, country and city antique shops

  • Colorful maps showing the great antique districts in the area

  • Hard-to-find pointers to repair people and parts

  • Handy calendar of antique shows, sales, & flea markets

Why would you want to buy or advertise in this guide!

  • 200 pages

  • 700 Antique Shops Listed

  • Full color advertising available

  • Sold in 175 Antique Shops, Bookstores & National Chains, Art Institute of Chicago and its satellite shops, also in Local Historical Societies

  • Located in 55 Libraries in the Chicagoland area

  • In 2006, advertised in 7 other magazines, directories, and malls

  •  Internet on-line at

  • Shop listing grouped geographically, with map to areas

  • Suburban, Country & City Shops

  • "Hard-to -find" Repair People & Parts

  • Show Calendar & Flea Markets

  • 16 Maps

Useful tips for navigating towns like Cedarburg, WI & Richmond, IL

 Up-to-date info about antique shop openings and closings

Helpful descriptions about little towns that have intriguing shops within walking distance

How it all began:
It was done not as a business venture but as a one time project to share with friends my list of antique shops. Since we had an old proof press in the basement, why not use it?
We hand set the type in 18pt. Goudy Hand Tooled, a large but charming old typface--the only one we had. We dolled up the pages with some woodcuts, printed several dozen copies and hand stapled the pages together. These were given to friends and some were sold at their club bazaars. A few auntique shops and bookstores bought them.
Six months later an article about the guide appeared in the local newspaper. As luck would have it, it included our phone number. Collectors called to ask where they could purchase one and bookstore owner in Mt. Prospect wanted to place an ad. So what began as a one time project has been going on ever since.
Of course I no longer hand set the type, it's computerized. I'm still learning about antiques and have mastered(sort of) the computer.
To all of those who have helped along the way, I say "Thank You!" And especially to you antiquers who buy and use the guide and our advertisers who have helped us grow.
Warm Regards,
Irene Taylor-(former owner of Moonlight Press)