Save the Date!

Mark your calendar and join us on Saturday, April 27th to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day!

We are so thankful for all the support, and proud to have been part of the Chicago literary community for more than 40 years!

Visit us Saturday, April 27th to celebrate IBD with 10% off your purchase in-person and online!

We're also giving away a Free Tote Bag for Kids with the purchase of a Childrens Book (while supplies last!),
and a Free Coffee Mug with a $25 purchase (while supplies last!)
We'll also debut our newest Tote Bag, and share some treats from our neighbors Chicago Sugar Daddy!

And don't forget the Chicagoland Bookstore Crawl - click here for more info!

This Week's Bestsellers

Close to Death: A Novel (A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #5) By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition By Paulo Freire, Donaldo Macedo (Foreword by) Cover Image
Table for Two: Fictions By Amor Towles Cover Image
Pedro Páramo By Juan Rulfo, Douglas J. Weatherford (Translator), Gabriel García Márquez (Introduction by) Cover Image
Wild Seed (Patternist #1) By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image

New This Week!

Normal Rules Don't Apply: Stories By Kate Atkinson Cover Image
A Calamity of Souls By David Baldacci Cover Image
Loose of Earth: A Memoir By Kathleen Dorothy Blackburn Cover Image
I Cannot Control Everything Forever: A Memoir of Motherhood, Science, and Art By Emily C. Bloom Cover Image
Henry Henry By Allen Bratton Cover Image
The Secret Mind of Bertha Pappenheim: The Woman Who Invented Freud's Talking Cure By Gabriel Brownstein Cover Image
One of Us Knows: A Thriller By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
Late Bloomer: A Novel By Mazey Eddings Cover Image
An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s By Doris Kearns Goodwin Cover Image
The Alternatives: A Novel By Caoilinn Hughes Cover Image
Crooked Seeds: A Novel By Karen Jennings Cover Image
Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos By Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger Cover Image
An Evening with Birdy O'Day By Greg Kearney Cover Image
The Sixth Extinction (10th Anniversary Edition): An Unnatural History By Elizabeth Kolbert Cover Image
Muse of Fire: World War I as Seen Through the Lives of the Soldier Poets By Michael Korda Cover Image
The Museum of Other People: From Colonial Acquisitions to Cosmopolitan Exhibitions By Adam Kuper Cover Image
Negative Space: A Novel By Gillian Linden Cover Image
Honey: A Novel By Victor Lodato Cover Image
Lies My Teacher Told Me: A Graphic Adaptation By James W. Loewen, Nate Powell Cover Image
The Band: A Novel By Christine Ma-Kellams Cover Image
The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre By Eila Mell, The American Theatre Wing, Audra McDonald (Foreword by) Cover Image
The Summer Hikaru Died, Vol. 3 By Mokumokuren, Ajani Oloye (Translated by), Abigail Blackman (Letterer) Cover Image
The Work of Art: How Something Comes from Nothing By Adam Moss Cover Image
woke up no light: poems By Leila Mottley Cover Image
We Are the Culture: Black Chicago's Influence on Everything By Arionne Nettles Cover Image
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times By Michelle Obama Cover Image
Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
The Spoiled Heart: A Novel By Sunjeev Sahota Cover Image
The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain By Sofia Samatar Cover Image
Committed: On Meaning and Madwomen By Suzanne Scanlon Cover Image
A Book of Days By Patti Smith Cover Image
Deluge: Gaza and Israel from Crisis to Cataclysm By Jamie Stern-Weiner (Editor), Avi Shlaim (Introduction by) Cover Image
Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club: A Novel By J. Ryan Stradal Cover Image
Lotus Girl: My Life at the Crossroads of Buddhism and America By Helen Tworkov Cover Image
Reader, I By Corey Van Landingham Cover Image
Dear Bi Men: A Black Man's Perspective on Power, Consent, Breaking Down Binaries, and Combating Erasure By J.R. Yussuf Cover Image
Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder By Asako Yuzuki, Polly Barton (Translated by) Cover Image
A Revolver to Carry at Night: A Novel By Monika Zgustova, Julie Jones (Translated by) Cover Image

New for Kids!

Churro Stand: A Picture Book By Karina N. González, Krystal Quiles (Illustrator) Cover Image
We Who Produce Pearls: An Anthem for Asian America By Joanna Ho, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (Illustrator) Cover Image
Merdaddy By Wednesday Kirwan, Wednesday Kirwan (Illustrator) Cover Image
Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep at Night? By Steven J. Simmons, Clifford R. Simmons, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator) Cover Image
My Lost Freedom: A Japanese American World War II Story By George Takei, Michelle Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image

Now Available: Order a Signed Edition of King: A Life by Jonathan Eig!

King: A Life - Signed by Jonathan Eig!

The first full biography in decades, King mixes revelatory and exhaustive new research with brisk and accessible storytelling to forge the definitive life for our times.

Local author and friend of Unabridged Bookstore Jonathan Eig will sign and offer personal inscriptions of King: A Life, Now Available: Click here to order!


To help support their fight for racial and economic justice in America, we at Unabridged have chosen to support the Equal Justice Initiative.  Each month we will be making a donation and ask that you join us in supporting their work

In light of recent book banning and censorship attempts in America, in 2024 we at Unabridged have chosen to support the Gerber/Hart Library & Archives in their work to collect, preserve, and make accessible the diverse history and culture of LGBTQ+ communities in Chicago and the Midwest. Each month we will be making a donation and we ask that you join us in supporting their work.

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights are at risk across the United States. In 2024, we at Unabridged have chosen to support 2 local organizations in the fight to protect a person’s right to choose. Each month we will be making a donation to The Chicago Abortion Fund and Midwest Access Coalition and ask that you join us in supporting their work.

For more information about these organizations, click below.

In 2024 we’re committing to continue this support, and adding another monthly contribution to help address the needs of new migrant arrivals in Chicago by supporting Project AMOR of the Instituto del Progreso Latino! We hope you will consider joining us to support the important work these organizations are doing for our community and across the country!


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