Chicago Our Campus: Bookstores
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
Charming basement bookstore. A book cave for people looking for a good book. Family-friendly selections are available as well.
111 N. State St.
(Macy's, Lower Level)
233 E. Wacker Dr.
1218 S. Halsted St.
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
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Located at DePaul University's Loop Campus, this Barnes & Noble also officially stocks textbooks for SAIC.
444 N. Clark St.
Wide selection of used books, records, and CDs. Specializing in art, photography, jazz, philosophy, Beat literature, and Chicago history. They buy used books, too.
3244 N. Clark St.
Exciting selection of alternative magazines, comics, art and design books, and toys.
Graham Crackers Comics
77 E. Madison St.
Good selection of comics, including some from local artists, and close to campus.
Myopic Used Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.
A maze of wall-to-wall books in Wicker Park.
2850 N. Lincoln Ave.
1501 E. 57th St.
1218 S. Halsted St
Independently owned new and used bookstore with a good selection of art and architecture books, in addition to other fiction and nonfiction offerings.
1854 W. North Ave.
Beloved Quimby's stocks underground comics as well as unique and hard-to-find magazines and books, and much more.
Seminary Co-op Books
5757 S. University Ave.
Huge selection, stocks more than 100,000 titles. Perfect for browsing, especially if you're interested in academic books: history, philosophy, economics, great literature.
3251 N. Broadway St.
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
5233 N. Clark St.
Specializes in feminist and children's books, but they stock titles for everyone. They also stock clever stickers, buttons, and gifts.