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!


Special Holiday Hours:

Monday - Friday: (10th-14th)                        10am - 9pm

Saturday/Sunday (15th & 16th)                      9am - 7pm

Monday - Friday: (17th-21st)                        10am - 9pm

Saturday/Sunday (22nd & 23rd)                     9am - 7pm

Monday, December 24th                                9am - 4pm   

Tuesday, December 25th                               CLOSED

Wednesday -Friday (26th-28th)                    10am - 9pm

Saturday/Sunday (29th & 30th)                     10am - 7pm

Monday, December 31st:                               9am - 4pm   

Tuesday January 1st, 2019                           CLOSED

Monday - Friday : 10am - 9pm   

Saturday - Sunday : 10am - 7pm   

Contact Information: 

Email: unabridged(at)

Phone: 773.883.9119


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