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Welcome to our new website!

We thank you for your patience as we adjust to the new system!

*Please note: With the new website comes new accounts! If you had an account on the old Book Cellar website, it unfortunately does not carry over to the new one. Orders placed on the old site still exist and you can reach out to us anytime to check on them! We apologize for the inconvenience.

About Us

The next time you come to Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, be sure to visit The Book Cellar. We're located in the heart of the culturally diverse neighborhood once known as the city's Germantown. Our neighbors are a collection of other independently owned establishments including boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, taverns, an independent movie theatre, a world-renowned music school, and the Sulzer Library. With 44,000 people living in the immediate vicinity, easy access to public transportation, and a touch of Old World charm, Lincoln Square has become a destination spot in Chicago.

Traveling to the Book Cellar

You'll find us on Lincoln Avenue, across from Giddings Plaza and just north of the Chicago Brauhaus. We're only a block away from the Western CTA Brown Line Station at Western and Leland (indicated by the yellow hexagon nearest to Lincoln Avenue on the map above). Just exit the station and head east toward Lincoln Avenue, then make a left. A number of bus lines pass through the area, many stopping at the Brown Line Western Station. We're also about a 15 minute walk from the Ravenswood Metra station, on the UP-N line.

 

Parking

Limited parking is available at the meters located along Lincoln Avenue, across the street from The Book Cellar. There are also two public parking lots with parking meters right around the corner. One is just outside the CTA Brown Line Western Station, and the other is across the street at the corner of Western and Leland. A third lot is a few blocks south on Lincoln Avenue, across from the Old Town School of Folk Music. (Lots are indicated by the orange blocks on the map.)

Contact Us Anytime

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, suggestions or requests. We're always happy to hear from our customers. Call us at 773.293.2665 or email us at words@bookcellarinc.com.

 

Fruits of Vine, Fruits of Knowledge at the Book Cellar

What could be a better combination than books, wine by the glass, cozy couches and delicious café fare? Browse for the books you love to read at The Book Cellar in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, an independent bookstore featuring books by first time authors, local authors and more. The Book Cellar welcomes book clubs and discussion groups. For information about readings and events, call us at 773.293.2665.

Paperback Fiction

Bedrock Faith
By: May, Eric Charles
Memorial
By: Washington, Bryan
Lying Life of Adults
By: Ferrante, Elena
Infinite Country
By: Engel, Patricia
You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
By: Matthewson, Janina
Hench
By: Walschots, Natalie Zina

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
By: Ai Weiwei
Going There
By: Couric, Katie
Between the Lines
By: Beutter Cohen, Uli
David Copperfields History of Magic
By: Britland, David
Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
By: Wengrow, David
Welcome to Dunder Mifflin
By: Silverman, Ben

Hardcover Fiction

Noor
Author: Okorafor, Nnedi
Little Hope
Author: Joella, Ethan
Chouette
Author: Oshetsky, Claire
Termination Shock
Author: Stephenson, Neal
Sentence
Author: Erdrich, Louise
All of Us Villains
Author: Herman, Christine Lynn