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 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!

Monday - Friday : 10am - 9pm  
Saturday - Sunday : 10am - 7pm

Due to the "Shelter in Place" instructions from state and city officials, Unabridged Bookstore will be closed until further notice. We will continue to process and ship book orders and gift card purchases placed through this website. Thank you for your continued support!

Contact Information: 

Email: unabridged(at)

Phone: 773.883.9119


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