Stay at Home, Stay Safe

Dear Valued Customers,

Once again, we would like to thank you for all the support shown in recent days. We understand that the current circumstances have caused difficulty for many, and appreciate the efforts made by all to support Unabridged Bookstore at this time. We are truly grateful for the many messages, calls, orders, and words of encouragement from all in our community.  We cannot know the full impact this outbreak, but our priority must always be the health and safety of our customers, our staff, and our wider community. We appreciate the love you have shown us.  


We have received several questions about how to continue this support while the shop remains closed to the public. If you are able, one of the best ways to support Unabridged while you shelter in place is to purchase a Gift Card! Gift Cards can be used anytime in the future; there is no expiration date. We will be happy to mail your gift card free of charge, or hold one to be waiting for you once we reopen! Click here to get started!


While our customers and staff shelter in place, we will continue working to fulfill online orders. Please continue to send orders here, and be aware that we will respond and try to ship your orders out daily. We will be able to fulfill orders for books currently in stock, with our regular UPS shipping rate of $8.99 per order, plus $1 for each additional book. These orders may be shipped from us or directly ffrom our Ingram Warehouse. We certainly appreciate your patience and continued support.

Remember to keep an eye on our website for updates, and follow our social media activity for reading recommendations in the coming days. We would also love to hear about what you’re reading, so share with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitte



Looking for a specific book? Just type the title, author, or ISBN in the search box to see details, inventory and to order. If we currently have the book in our store, it'll be listed as "ON OUR SHELVES NOW," please give us a call to confirm!

Questions? Comments? Please don't hesitate to contact us - we love to hear from you!


While we’re closed to the public, take a look below at some of the new books we have in store. You can search for more books and order here on our website, or call the store to order as well!

New Nonfiction

New Biography

New Hardcover Fiction

New Paperback Fiction

New Paperback Nonfiction




March Book of the Month!

by Colum McCann

Colum McCann himself tells us that Apeirogon “is a hybrid novel with invention at its core, a work of storytelling which, like all storytelling, weaves together elements of speculation, memory, fact and imagination.” Based on a true story of an Israeli father who loses a young daughter to a suicide bomber and a Palestinian father who loses a young daughter to a rubber bullet fired by an Israeli soldier, McCann has woven together something beautiful, intimate, kaleidoscopic and wildly ambitious, an epic hybrid of fact and fiction, that is ultimately triumphant and hopeful, reminding us that incandescent art can arise out of terrible pain. I loved the novel’s inventiveness-- birds form a central metaphor recurring throughout the book, as does the “apeirogon” (which is a polygon with a countably infinite number of sides) and, as befits a writer who ruminates about the nature of storytelling, the novel is splintered into 1,001 short, numbered segments, in an homage to “One Thousand and One Nights.” The novel’s length may at first seem intimidating at almost 500 pages, but Apeirogon is in fact an effortless read, a sprawling masterpiece, a remarkable achievement that is grand and exhilarating, a poetic, thought-provoking journey that can be read as a profound, multilayered prayer for peace, reconciliation and forgiveness. This book touched and changed me. Ed loved and highly recommends ED LOVED AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDS!




2019 Staff Favorites!

Here they are, the Best Books of 2019 - chosen by your friendly Unabridged Bookstore Staff!



Ed's Favorite Books of 2019!

Here are Ed's Top Books of 2019!

10 Favorite Fiction:

10 Favorite Non-Fiction:



Coming Soon!

Check out these forthcoming titles we think you will love! Click below for more info or to order these soon-to-be-published titles. Stop by the store to pre-order and get a discount!


A Good Neighborhood
by Therese Anne Fowler
The Mirror & The Light
by Hilary Mantel
by Glennon Doyle
Journey of the Pharoahs
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Recollections of My nonexistence
by Rebecca Solnit
The Animals at Lockwood Manor
by Jane Healey
The City We Became
by N.K. Jemisin
by Julia Alvarez
Redhead by the Side of the Road
by Anne Tyler
Death in Her Hands
by Ottessa Moshfegh
Swimming in the Dark
by Tomasz Jedrowski


New Tote Bags by
iconic local artist David Lee Csicsko!


Many thanks to iconic local artist David Lee Csicsko for the beautiful designs of our New Tote Bags, and for spending Small Business Saturday with us! You will probably recognize David's art which is prominently featured here in Chicago at the Belmont L Stop, Ann Sather Restaurant, as well as other areas around the Midwest. The new tote bags are available now, and for those who couldn't be here to meet him on Small Business Saturday, David will be back in the shop to sign more of the new bags soon. Stop by the store or give us a call to purchase, and David will be happy to personalize your custom 40th Anniversary Unabridged Tote Bag!





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 tote bags! Each bag is $14.99, buy one and get 10% off your purchase, then bring it back and get 10% off each purchase in the future.

Be on the lookout for our NEW TOTE BAGS created by local artist David Csicsko, available starting Small Business Saturday (November 29th)!


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