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This Week's Bestsellers

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead: A Novel By Emily Austin Cover Image
The Guncle Abroad By Steven Rowley Cover Image
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The New Life: A Novel By Tom Crewe Cover Image
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All Fours: A Novel By Miranda July Cover Image
FantasticLand: A Novel By Mike Bockoven Cover Image

New This Week!

Rooted: The American Legacy of Land Theft and the Modern Movement for Black Land Ownership By Brea Baker Cover Image
Judy Chicago: Revelations By Judy Chicago, Martha Easton (Text by), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Text by), Chris Bayley (Text by), Donald Woodman (Contributions by) Cover Image
Playing with Reality: How Games Have Shaped Our World By Kelly Clancy Cover Image
The Next Mrs. Parrish: A Novel By Liv Constantine Cover Image
Parade: A Novel By Rachel Cusk Cover Image
This Earthly Globe: A Venetian Geographer and the Quest to Map the World By Andrea Di Robilant Cover Image
Little Rot: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
You Are the Snake: Stories By Juliet Escoria Cover Image
On Call: A Doctor's Journey in Public Service By Anthony Fauci, M.D. Cover Image
Four Squares By Bobby Finger Cover Image
The Midnight Feast: A Novel By Lucy Foley Cover Image
Happy Apocalypse: A History of Technological Risk By Jean-Baptiste Fressoz Cover Image
The Nature of Our Cities: Harnessing the Power of the Natural World to Survive a Changing Planet By Nadina Galle Cover Image
When the Clock Broke: Con Men, Conspiracists, and How America Cracked Up in the Early 1990s By John Ganz Cover Image
The Carnivale of Curiosities By Amiee Gibbs Cover Image
We Were Illegal: Uncovering a Texas Family's Mythmaking and Migration By Jessica Goudeau Cover Image
A Product of Genetics (and Day Drinking): A Never-Coming-of-Age Story By Jess H. Gutierrez Cover Image
Kinky History: A Rollicking Journey through Our Sexual Past, Present, and Future By Esmé Louise James Cover Image
We Alive, Beloved: Poems By Frederick Joseph Cover Image
Roman Stories By Jhumpa Lahiri, Jhumpa Lahiri (Translated by), Todd Portnowitz (Translated by) Cover Image
Everyone Here Is Lying: A Novel By Shari Lapena Cover Image
August Blue: A Novel By Deborah Levy Cover Image
Same As It Ever Was: A Novel By Claire Lombardo Cover Image
Adventures in Volcanoland: What Volcanoes Tell Us about the World and Ourselves By Tamsin Mather Cover Image
Bird Milk & Mosquito Bones: A Memoir By Priyanka Mattoo Cover Image
The New Tourist: Waking Up to the Power and Perils of Travel By Paige McClanahan Cover Image
Night Flyer: Harriet Tubman and the Faith Dreams of a Free People (Significations) By Tiya Miles, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Series edited by) Cover Image
Sandwich: A Novel By Catherine Newman Cover Image
Thom Gunn: A Cool Queer Life By Michael Nott Cover Image
Caledonian Road: A Novel By Andrew O'Hagan Cover Image
Rivermouth: A Chronicle of Language, Faith, and Migration By Alejandra Oliva Cover Image
1974: A Personal History By Francine Prose Cover Image
Middle of the Night: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
The Sullivanians: Sex, Psychotherapy, and the Wild Life of an American Commune By Alexander Stille Cover Image
Make It Count: My Fight to Become the First Transgender Olympic Runner By CeCé Telfer Cover Image
God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer: A Novel By Joseph Earl Thomas Cover Image
The Art of Catching Feelings By Alicia Thompson Cover Image
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Camp Damascus By Chuck Tingle Cover Image
Ebony Gate: The Phoenix Hoard By Julia Vee, Ken Bebelle Cover Image
Devil Is Fine: A Novel By John Vercher Cover Image
National Dish: Around the World in Search of Food, History, and the Meaning of Home By Anya von Bremzen Cover Image
Holding Pattern: A Novel By Jenny Xie Cover Image

New for Kids!

Perla The Mighty Dog By Isabel Allende, Sandy Rodriguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Squish By Breanna Carzoo, Breanna Carzoo (Illustrator) Cover Image
Oddbird's Chosen Family By Derek Desierto Cover Image
Twelfth Knight By Alexene Farol Follmuth Cover Image
Emergency Quarters By Carlos Matias, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator) Cover Image

Now Available: Order a Signed Edition of King: A Life by Jonathan Eig!

King: A Life - Signed by Jonathan Eig!

The first full biography in decades, King mixes revelatory and exhaustive new research with brisk and accessible storytelling to forge the definitive life for our times.

Local author and friend of Unabridged Bookstore Jonathan Eig will sign and offer personal inscriptions of King: A Life, Now Available: Click here to order!


To help support their fight for racial and economic justice in America, we at Unabridged have chosen to support the Equal Justice Initiative.  Each month we will be making a donation and ask that you join us in supporting their work

In light of recent book banning and censorship attempts in America, in 2024 we at Unabridged have chosen to support the Gerber/Hart Library & Archives in their work to collect, preserve, and make accessible the diverse history and culture of LGBTQ+ communities in Chicago and the Midwest. Each month we will be making a donation and we ask that you join us in supporting their work.

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights are at risk across the United States. In 2024, we at Unabridged have chosen to support 2 local organizations in the fight to protect a person’s right to choose. Each month we will be making a donation to The Chicago Abortion Fund and Midwest Access Coalition and ask that you join us in supporting their work.

For more information about these organizations, click below.

In 2024 we’re committing to continue this support, and adding another monthly contribution to help address the needs of new migrant arrivals in Chicago by supporting Project AMOR of the Instituto del Progreso Latino! We hope you will consider joining us to support the important work these organizations are doing for our community and across the country!