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Chicago is currently in PHASE IV. Unabridged will continue operating at a maximum of 40% capacity, so you may have to wait outside before entering. 

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.



We are so excited to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Unabridged on April 24th.  Please join us instore and online!

-10% off your total purchase (instore & online)

-Free modern tote bag when you spend $100 or more (instore & online) while supplies last ($14.99 value)

-Exclusive titles available only for Independent Bookstore Day

-As a special thank you to our customers, we're holding a special 40% off sale on some of our favorite, autographed titles:

by Glennon Doyle
Every Day Is a Gift
by Tammy Duckworth
The Upstairs House
by Julia Fine

Edie Richter is Not Alone
by Rebecca Handler
The Prophets
by Robert Jones, Jr.
Chicago's Great Fire
by Carl Smith



New Featured Books!


Books of the Month!

A Little Devil in America
by Hanif Abdurraqib

Available 03/30/21!

How Much of These Hills is Gold
by C Pam Zhang

Paperback Available 04/06/21!


More Books of the Month!

Reading is Resistance!

Children Under Fire: An American Crisis
by John Woodrow Cox

On Time and Water
Andri Snær Magnason

More Reading is Resistance!



Happy 40th Unabridged!

   Happy 40th Unabridged!

Unabridged Bookstore opened on November 1st, 1980, and here we are, 40 years later, and still going strong! We would like to say thank you to all who have supported Unabridged Bookstore during these 40 years. To celebrate we have a new 40th anniversary tote bag ($14.99) and new bookmarks (free) by local Chicago artist David Lee Csicsko.   Click here to order our 40th Anniversary Tote Bag!



Click here to see 100+ classic, vintage photos from the past 40 years at Unabridged!



Advocacy for Racial, Social, and Economic Justice


To honor the Black Lives Matter movement, and as part of our yearlong 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 Vital Bridges (Groceryland) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice 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!


Check out our new tab on our website to browse some of our books online.


Click to Browse!

Weekly Bestsellers

New Releases

Coming Soon

2020 Favorites -
so far!

Award Winners

The Best of 2019

Fiction Paperback

Nonfiction Paperback

Sale Books

Ed's Picks

Staff Picks






Check out our Tote Bags & Coffee Mugs!

Looking for the perfect gift? Take a look at our new coffee mugs, available now for $8.99! Or one of our four totes - each bag is $14.99, 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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