Store Information


Owner Ed Devereux opened Unabridged Bookstore on Saturday, November 1, 1980, and the store has been thriving ever since.

Unabridged is known for its dedicated and knowledgeable staff and the staff’s hand-written personal recommendations.  Unabridged has an unparalleled sale book section, and an award-winning children's section, an extensive travel room, and offers a great selection of fiction and poetry.  For 37 years, Unabridged Bookstore has also been Chicago’s premier go-to-bookstore for LGBTQ literature. Voted “Best Bookstore in Chicago 2015” by Chicago Magazine, Unabridged remains an iconic institution in the Lakeview neighborhood.

We look forward to seeing you!


Monday - Friday : 10am - 9pm  Thur: Nov 23: closed,      Fri: Nov 24: 9am - 9pm,

Saturday - Sunday : 10am - 7pm  Sat Nov 25: (Small Business Saturday): 9am - 7pm,    Sun: Nov 26: 10am - 7pm

Contact Information: 

Email: unabridged(at)

Phone: 773.883.9119