Books read in 2020, spoiler: mostly manga and comic books.
The Book Cellar is an independent bookstore located at 4736 North Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square. The Book Cellar is another one of those bookshops my department talks about a lot. They tend to be the bookstore selling books at author events, especially ones at Storyweek. I went with a friend to just check it [...]
Bucket o'Blood is located at 2307 North Milwaukee Avenue near the California Blue Line stop in Logan Square. Bucket o'Blood is an independent genre used Book and Record shop specializing in speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, and science fiction. It's a small shop but a great place to pick up genre fiction or look at records.
The Gallery Bookstore is located in Boystown off the Belmont Red/Brown Line at 923 West Belmont Avenue. This independent bookstore opened in 1927 and buy and sells used books and magazines. They also sell a variety of rare and antique books. They house a wide variety and large selection of genre books and the stacks are [...]
Women and Children First is an independent bookstore located at 5233 North Clark Street . It opened in 1979 and is the largest feminist bookstore in the United States. The shop is a diverse bookstore promoting books written by women, children's books, and LGBTQ literature. Women and Children First bookstore is one of the bookstores [...]
After-words is an independent bookstore in Chicago located at 23 East Illinois Street. They don't have wifi but they do have a couple PC's located in the basement that people can use for about $2.50 every 15 minutes. They also have different events and signings at their store. A couple of their books on the [...]
Uncharted Books is an independent used bookstore in Logan square, right off the blue line, at 2630 N Milwaukee Ave. They host events, have board games out by the front, and several tables around to hang out or play the games. When I went there was a reading of a play going on in the back. [...]
Quimby's is an independent bookstore for zines. The store is rather quiet and one of a couple stores in the area that doesn't allow phone calls. It has a strange air, the workers don't talk much, but the store has a nice collection of zines and independent comic books. They do have other things like [...]
Myopic books is a used bookstore in Wicker park. It is about 3 and half floors. The basement has a low ceiling and contains mostly biographies but also things like suspense, horror, true crime, and sci-fi. The main floor is where they'll take any large bags from you and give you a card for while [...]