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Chicago is currently in BRIDGE PHASE. Unabridged will now operate at a maximum of 50% capacity starting Monday, May 17th , so you may have to wait outside before entering.  MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN THE STORE AT ALL TIMES

We are happy to report that all of our staff members are completely vaccinated.

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 would like to thank all of our customers for making Independent Bookstore Day 2021 our best one ever!

Even during this challenging last year, you have supported us in ways for which we are forever grateful.  For over 40 years, we have loved being your neighborhood bookstore and a part of Chicago's vibrant reading community and we look forward to many more.


New Featured Books!

Books of the Month!

by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides


The Mirror & The Light
by Hilary Mantel

More Books of the Month!

Reading is Resistance!

On Juneteenth
by Annette Gordon-Reed

Finding the Mother Tree
by Suzanne Simard

A Book About Freedom

by Olivia Laing

More Reading is Resistance!



 Coming soon: THE GUNCLE

From one of our favorite authors and friend of the store, Steven Rowley, comes The Guncle. 

Due out May 25th. 

Pre-order your copy today!

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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 Black Youth Project 100 and Equity and Transformation 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

The Best of 2020!

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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