Chris Ware’s “Building Stories” Puzzle is a perfect holiday gift choice

The never-expected: First of all, this is not a book. It’s a puzzle. Except, it’s a 1,141-piece puzzle ($50) by Oak Park-based cartoonist and genius Chris Ware, adapted (if that’s the right word) from his form-shattering, ephemera-stuffed “Building Stories” graphic novel. The image is a mashup of pages from the work itself; and since this is Ware, the packaging is just as clever — it all comes in a small cardboard brownstone.

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