57th Street Books

1301 E. 57th St.
773.684.1300

Charming basement bookstore. A book cave for people looking for a good book. Family-friendly selections are available as well.

Barbara's Bookstore

barbarasbookstore.com

111 N. State St.
(Macy's, Lower Level)
312.781.3033

233 E. Wacker Dr.
(Willis Tower)
312.466.0223

1218 S. Halsted St.
312.413.2665

A handful of locations downtown and independently owned. Wide selection of books on a broad array of topics. Literary events throughout the year.

Barnes & Noble

bn.com
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
312.362.8795

Located at DePaul University's Loop Campus, this Barnes & Noble also officially stocks textbooks for SAIC.

Bookworks

thebookworks.com
444 N. Clark St.
773.871.5318

Wide selection of used books, records, and CDs. Specializing in art, photography, jazz, philosophy, Beat literature, and Chicago history. They buy used books, too.

Chicago Comics

chicagocomics.com
3244 N. Clark St.
773.528.1983

Exciting selection of alternative magazines, comics, art and design books, and toys.

Graham Crackers Comics

grahamcrackers.com
77 E. Madison St.
312.629.1810

Good selection of comics, including some from local artists, and close to campus.

Myopic Used Books

myopicbookstore.com
1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.
773.862.4882

A maze of wall-to-wall books in Wicker Park.

Powell's

powellschicago.com

2850 N. Lincoln Ave.
773.248.1444

1501 E. 57th St.
773.955.7780

1218 S. Halsted St
312.243.9070

Independently owned new and used bookstore with a good selection of art and architecture books, in addition to other fiction and nonfiction offerings.

Quimby's Bookstore

quimbys.com
1854 W. North Ave.
773.342.0910

Beloved Quimby's stocks underground comics as well as unique and hard-to-find magazines and books, and much more.

Seminary Co-op Books

semcoop.com
5757 S. University Ave.
773.752.4381

Huge selection, stocks more than 100,000 titles. Perfect for browsing, especially if you're interested in academic books: history, philosophy, economics, great literature.

Unabridged Books

unabridgedbookstore.com
3251 N. Broadway St.
773.883.9119

Good GLBTQ selection, located in the heart of Boystown, but look forward to a good selection of children's books, popular fiction, and other "must-reads." Thoughtful, handwritten staff recommendations help you navigate the shelves.

Women and Children First

womenandchildrenfirst.com
5233 N. Clark St.
773.769.9299

Specializes in feminist and children's books, but they stock titles for everyone. They also stock clever stickers, buttons, and gifts.