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Effective Friday, August 20th, the city of Chicago is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks in public indoor settings, which includes Unabridged Bookstore. With the Omicron variant spreading rapidly it is essential that you put on your mask BEFORE entering the bookstore, fully covering your nose and mouth.  We are happy to report that all of our staff are double vaccinated and have had their booster shots , and encourage everyone else to get vaccinated as well. The health and safety of our employees and customers is of paramount importance to us.   Even during this challenging last year, you have supported us in ways for which we are forever grateful.  For over 41 years, we have loved being your neighborhood bookstore and a part of Chicago's vibrant reading community and we look forward to many more.

Open Daily 10-7
Click here to read full safety guidelines for in-store shopping

You can always order online, or by phone, and either pickup at the bookstore front door, curbside pickup or have it shipped to you besides shopping in the store.


Come check out our our two newest Tote Bags designed and personally signed by David Lee Csicsko that we debuted on Small Business Saturday.  


The New York Times Best Books of 2021


Ed's Top 12 Novels of 2021




Ed's 5 Favorite Non-Fiction of 2021









The Korean Vegan Cookbook
by Joanne Lee Molinaro

Signed Copies Back In Stock!

Renegades: Born in the USA
by Barack Obama & Bruce Springsteen

List Price: $50.00
20% Off Pre-Orders: $40.00!

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present
by Paul McCartney

List Price: $100.00
20% Off Pre-Orders: $80.00!

Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland
by Annie Leibovitz

List Price: $89.95
20% Off Pre-Orders: $71.96!


Black Lives Matter. 

It has been one year since the murder of George Floyd, and one year since Unabridged Bookstore made a year-long commitment to each month support and contribute to organizations that work towards achieving racial justice in America, as well as promoting social, environmental and economic justice. From June 2020 thru May 2021, Unabridged Bookstore has contributed over $22,000 to 21 different organizations, and we are now re-dedicating our yearlong commitment to support these kinds of organizations each month. Thank you for joining us in this commitment.

To honor the Black Lives Matter movement, and as part of our commitment to promoting the work of activists and organizations engaged in the fight for environmental justice and against systemic racism, social injustice, hunger, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, we choose to support these two organizations this month:

We invite you to join us to support Southern Poverty Law Center and Unsilence as they work to achieve meaningful and lasting change in our community. For more information about each organization, or to make your own contribution, click above. We ask that you continue to support LGBTQ+ authors, to read books by BIPOC writers, and to read and resist!

Thank you,
Unabridged Bookstore



For more information about the organizations we have contributed to in recent months, click below.


Click here to see our complete updated anti-racist reading list!


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Check out our Tote Bags!

Looking for the perfect gift? Take a look at our totes - each bag is $15.99, buy one and get 10% off your purchase when you visit in the future. Available for in-store pickup only, click below to order!



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