Chicago is a haven for booklovers thanks to its eclectic selection of bookstores and booksellers. It’s no surprise Chicago is brimming with literary lairs – Ernest Hemingway was born in a Chicago suburb, poet Gwendolyn Brooks spent her whole life in Chicago, and Saul Bellow attended and later taught at the University of Chicago.
If you can't visit the Windy City today, at the very least you can browse its books on AbeBooks. Over 30 Chicago, Illinois booksellers list their books on our site, including the world-famous Powell's Bookstores Chicago. Modern Rare offers hundreds of signed books and first editions, while Mind Electric Books will appeal to sci-fi and fantasy fans. The Armadillo's Pillow specializes in the hard-to-find, and King Bee Books is the place to go for collectible photography books.
New books, used books, rare books, and textbooks - Chicago bookshops have it all. Use the search box below to find books offered by Chicago booksellers. Explore our featured sellers and browse our list of Chicago bookstores.
Powell's has two independent retail stores in Chicago, one in Hyde Park and another in University Village. A warehouse is home to 3 million books and serves their global online business. Powell's Bookstores Chicago primarily specializes in academic and scholarly books, but also has extensive general interest sections, including an incredible selection of gorgeous books published by Taschen.
Founded in 1969, Poster Plus specializes in original vintage and collectible posters. Subjects include literary and magazine posters, Chicago railroad posters, World War posters, original fine art posters, as well as general travel, railroad, and airline posters. Visit their store at 30 E. Adams St.
Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) has been selling collectible, rare manuscripts on AbeBooks since 2010.
Illuminated Liturgical Manuscript with Musical Notation
Illuminated Liturgical Manuscript
Illuminated Manuscript in Latin with Music