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Prairie Fox Books

Ottawa, IL

We found this appealing little bookstore tucked away in a small town about 90 minutes from Chicago

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UNABRIDGED BOOKSTORE

Chicago, IL

We have been here several times and always look forward to visiting (and shopping, of course!) again.

This bookstore has a plethora of books for every type of reader and every age! We believe there is not a genre that is unexplored here. The store is vast and has two floors…

We always feel as if we are lost in a book labyrinth and never want to be found. Talk about the PERFECT RESPITE from everyday life!

The booksellers are extremely approachable and knowledgeable too. I was in the search of some new YA books for the upcoming school year, because I always try to introduce titles my students have not stumbled upon yet. Not only did I get assistance buying some new books for my students, but learned about various storylines that have not been tackled (at least, not to my knowledge) recently.

Unabridged Bookstore is not too far from Wrigley Field and other Chicago hot spots, and should be one of the bookstores on everyone’s “Essential Independent Bookstores To Visit In Chicago” list. 


NOTE: Curbside pickup is currently in place and you can call to speak to a bookseller for ordering and recommendations.

Booked

Evanston, IL

Mandy and I were enchanted by this little bookstore the moment we saw the tiny door at the entrance, created to draw children in! 

We’ve now had numerous chats with the owners and the staff, all knowledgeable booksellers who give us consistently great suggestions for books.

The store isn’t huge, but the collection is mighty. They have carefully curated truly the best for children and young adults, and even have a small adult section.

Located not far from Lake Michigan and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, this is one of our very favorite bookstore gems. We feel so lucky to have this store close at hand for quality selections and teacher inspiration!


NOTE: Curbside pickup is currently in place and you can call to speak to a bookseller for ordering and recommendations.






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