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Powell's Books Chicago

1501 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637-2007
+1 773-955-7780
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Booklover heaven

We went to Chicago to visit a friend and he took us here knowing how much we all love books. This... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
Indy bookstore day final destination

This was the last of 10 bookstores we visited and it was the friendliest!! Two ladies welcomed us... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Wheaton, Illinois
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26 May 2017
“Booklover heaven”
1 May 2017
“Indy bookstore day final destination”
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1501 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637-2007
Hyde Park
+1 773-955-7780
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We went to Chicago to visit a friend and he took us here knowing how much we all love books. This place was awesome! Great prices, great selection, great atmosphere, and the books were all in great shape! It's inspired us to try to stop...More

Thank marsala424
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This was the last of 10 bookstores we visited and it was the friendliest!! Two ladies welcomed us and we celebrated our journey's end with some great and very reasonably priced books. A true Indy store deserving of your patronage.

Thank AnthonyGosling
Reviewed 21 February 2017

what can one say about a used bookstore a stone's throw from the U of C campus? for atrters the owners are accessible roaming the store; and their curated selection is an amazing drawing card. from fiction to any non-fiction topic one wishes to explore...More

Thank ADog56
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I ordered from this Store through Amazon and was delighted with their service. I was kept up to date with shipping details and surprised how quickly I received my book in Scotland. It also arrived in excellent condition. Thank you

Thank SanKat
Reviewed 27 September 2013

University of Chicago grad student introduced us to her favorite bookstore and now it is ours. None of the mustiness often found in such shops. Didn't even see the second room back until I asked about Bloomsbury and was led there. Another world opened up....More

Thank eileen645
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Oh my, you could spend days in this store. We really enjoyed it. Good help, good map, coffee shop. Wish I could have spent the entire day here.

Thank Kim38EdenPrairie
Reviewed 30 October 2012

Powell's Bookstore offers an excellent selection of used books that could leave you browsing all day. I got lost among its many shelves of various subject matter and even made a recommendation to a fellow browser who I saw reading the back cover of a...More

Thank FadedGray
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Neat store. Lots of books. Picked up 10 used books (novels, cookbooks, childrens books) for a fraction of the new price.

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Great non-fiction selection, deals, and bathroom graffiti (no joke, check it out).

Thank Compassrosa
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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