Bob's Magazine Museum

Inside a small shop near a train station in Skokie, long, dusty rows of industrial metal shelves give the appearance of a hardware store. But those shelves are filled with decades of magazines, newspapers, flags and movie posters. Bob Katzman has been collecting periodicals since the day John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963, and now has over 140,000 issues of Time, Life, National Geographic and other magazines. But his story is almost as interesting as that of his magazines.

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The Shop

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The Man in the Shop