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Unabridged Books

3251 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-3571
+1 773-883-9119
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Rare Find: A Neighborhood Bookstore

There used to be several good bookstores, both new and used, in Lakeview. Sadly that is longer the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Harborcat
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Chicago, IL
via mobile
Didn't buy (yet) but loved browsing

I visited this bookstore during a recent trip and thoroughly enjoyed browsing the amazing... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
reinadezapatos
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3251 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-3571
Lakeview
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+1 773-883-9119
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

There used to be several good bookstores, both new and used, in Lakeview. Sadly that is longer the case. Unabridged Books has been around for years and continues to provide a large selection of new, hard and soft covered books, both fiction and nonfiction. Their...More

Thank Harborcat
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I visited this bookstore during a recent trip and thoroughly enjoyed browsing the amazing children's section (the poetry is also quite good)! I did not buy anything during this short trip, but I'd love to take about 3 hours next time I'm in Chicago to...More

Thank reinadezapatos
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Unabridged is a great local shop, small but not tiny, one of the last bookstores in the neighborhood. The staff is always friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable. In addition to a large selection of books of general interest they also maintain a very large...More

Thank Harborcat
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Loved stepping into this store! To step into this store is to step back in time. There is the wonderful smell of books that is so awesome!

Thank KRCody
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Unabridged is a great place for anyone likes to read, to learn, to explore. Biographies, art books, very significant GLBT, large travel section, and yes a lot of classics too. For everyone younger than 25, there used to dozens of stores like Unabridged in every...More

1  Thank roger c
Reviewed 26 April 2016

It doesn't matter what kind of books you love, you can find all the most recent releases (and old favorites) here! Like a lot of my favorite bookstores, the staff and owner post extremely helpful handwritten cards letting you know which books the staff particularly...More

1  Thank mustang beau
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was my favourite bookstore while travelling in America. It has a cosy welcoming feeling and an excellent selection of stock. I particularly liked the arrangement and categories but the amount of staff recommended reads was a real plus.

Thank Purple_lobster
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Used to shop here when I lived in Chicago. Now, while visiting, I returned for a visit. It's that good -- that while on a vacation I took time to go to a book store .. this, despite the fact that I already have plenty...More

3  Thank Craig A
Reviewed 13 August 2014

One of the great book stores left , has the latest books and is such a cozy place, great children's section , and helpful clerks , small enough to navigate, love this place.

Thank age768
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Unabridged Books is by far the best bookstore I have ever visited in Chicago. It's hard to say what my favorite thing about this bookstore is, the handwritten index card reviews taped up throughout the bookshelves, the incredible depth of knowledge each employee possesses, the...More

6  Thank Katie L
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