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About Us

The next time you come to Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, be sure to visit The Book Cellar. Since we opened in 2004, we have been an independent and woman-owned bookstore and cafe. Known for our excellent taste in books and wine, we also host frequent author events and book clubs. 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

House That Horror Built
By: Henry, Christina
Kairos
By: Erpenbeck, Jenny
Honey Witch
By: Shields, Sydney J
You May Now Kill the Bride
By: Weston, Kate
Long After We Are Gone
By: Shelton Harris, Terah
Serpent & the Wings of Night
By: Broadbent, Carissa
How to Kill a Guy in Ten Ways
By: Kellman, Eve
Death Valley
By: Broder, Melissa
Tiananmen Square
By: Wen, Lai

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Somehow
By: Lamott, Anne
Demon of Unrest
By: Larson, Erik
Swans of Harlem
By: Valby, Karen
Race to the Future
By: St Clair, Kassia
Infernal Machine
By: Johnson, Steven
Amphibious Soul
By: Foster, Craig
Rebel Girl
By: Hanna, Kathleen
When You See My Mother Ask Her to Dance
By: Baez, Joan
Coming Home
By: Burford, Michelle

Hardcover Fiction

Funny Story
Author: Henry, Emily
All Fours
Author: July, Miranda
Blue Ruin
Author: Kunzru, Hari
Body Farm
Author: Geni, Abby
This Strange Eventful History
Author: Messud, Claire
When Among Crows
Author: Roth, Veronica
Red Grove
Author: Fontaine, Tessa
Ministry of Time
Author: Bradley, Kaliane
Long Island
Author: Toibin, Colm