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We are so excited to welcome you to Unabridged!  We are open daily 10am - 7pm.  And just so you know you can still order online and pickup your order in the store or have it shipped UPS.  (Remember to always look for an email confirming your order is ready for pickup before coming to the store, thanks!)  The health and safety of our employees and customers is of paramount importance.  See below new guidelines set forth by the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois on June 11th.  


  • Chicago is currently in PHASE 5. Unabridged will now operate at regular full capacity.   
  • All customers not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask inside of the store that completely covers your nose and mouth.
  • All customers that are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask while inside the store, but we support face masks for all who choose to wear them.
  • Hand sanitizer will still be provided at checkout.
  • Each morning we do a thorough cleaning of the store along with cleaning touch points throughout the day.


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 39 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!

Regular Hours: Everyday 10am - 7pm

Reminder: You can order anytime on our website and pickup your order in the store or have your order shipped UPS.

Email: unabridgedbookstore(at)

Phone: 773.883.9119



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