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February Book of the Month!

The Convert
by Stefan Hertmans

The year is 1091, medieval France, full of ancient synagogues and yeshivas, and a young, French-Catholic noblewoman abandons her fortune, her security, her social status, her future and her good name when she falls in love with, and marries, a young Jewish man, son of a rabbi, and converts to Judaism. The world thru which the young couple flees (Narbonne, Rouen, Orleans, Cairo) is embroiled in sweeping, revolutionary change, deep-seated hatreds, anti-Semitism, pogroms and the First Crusade, where the delicate balance of history is being destroyed. Steeped in history,The Convert is both a novel and a true historical document, expanding the boundaries of fiction, where the sounds, sights and smells of the year 1091 are brought vividly to life in a story told creatively in the present tense, with the author as narrator, the narration stepping in and out of a long-lost historical past back-and-forth into the present. A tragic love story enapsulating love, destiny and desire. Ed loved and highly recommends!


Signed Copies Available NOW!

We have signed copies of each of these titles available in the shop now
- get yours while they last!

Upcoming Book Clubs!


Happy New Year! Along with the many changes of 2020, we're bringing you 2 new book clubs here at Unabridged Bookstore! In February, our Queer Book Club will move to a new night (the last Tuesday of each month, starting Feb. 25th!), and we will host the inaugural meetings of our Latinx Book Club (meeting the first Monday of each month starting Feb. 3rd!) and Fiction Book Club (the second Tuesday of each month, starting Feb. 11th!). Look below for the books we'll be discussing in each of those upcoming book club meetings, or click here for more info on each of these book clubs!

Latinx Book Club
Hear from the author!
Monday, March 9th at 7pm

Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, March 10th at 7pm
Queer Book Club
Tuesday, March 31st at 7pm


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...


The Exhibition of Persephone
by Jessi Jezewska Stevens
Barn 8
by Deb Olin Unferth
by Anne Enright
Victim 2117
by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Night Watchman
by Louise Erdrich
by K.M. Szpara
Sharks in the Time of Saviors
by Kawai Strong Washburn
We Ride Upon Sticks
by Quan Barry
Deacon King Kong
by James McBride
Writers & Lovers
by Lily King
A Good Neighborhood
by Therese Anne Fowler
The City We Became
by N.K. Jemisin


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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