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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

Songs in Ursa Major
By: Brodie, Emma
Last Graduate
By: Novik, Naomi
Embassy Wife
By: Crouch, Katie
She Who Became the Sun
By: Parker-Chan, Shelley
Rock Paper Scissors
By: Feeney, Alice
Secret Keeper of Jaipur
By: Joshi, Alka
Dead Romantics
By: Poston, Ashley
Hell of a Book
By: Mott, Jason
State of Terror
By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead
By: Austin, Emily

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Rogues
By: Keefe, Patrick Radden
Metaphysical Animals
By: Wiseman, Rachael
How to Raise an Antiracist
By: Kendi, Ibram X
As Cooked on TikTok
By: Tiktok
Immense World
By: Yong, Ed
Life in Light
By: Pipher, Mary
His Name Is George Floyd
By: Olorunnipa, Toluse
Boys and Oil
By: Brorby, Taylor
Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden
By: Li, Zhuqing

Hardcover Fiction

Poets House
Author: Thompson, Jean
Ballad of Perilous Graves
Author: Jennings, Alex
Dele Weds Destiny
Author: Obaro, Tomi
Scent of Burnt Flowers
Author: Bazawule, Blitz
Catch
Author: Fairbrother, Alison
Learning to Talk
Author: Mantel, Hilary
Mirror Mended
Author: Harrow, Alix E
Girls in Queens
Author: Kandic Torres, Christine
Lapvona
Author: Moshfegh, Ottessa
Horse
Author: Brooks, Geraldine