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12/24: 10am-3pm                        12/31: 10am-3pm
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12/26: CLOSED                                                                        

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

Deluge
By: Markley, Stephen
Do-Over
By: Painter, Lynn
Toad
By: Dunn, Katherine
Villa
By: Hawkins, Rachel
We All Want Impossible Things
By: Newman, Catherine
Twist of a Knife
By: Horowitz, Anthony
Singer Distance
By: Chatagnier, Ethan
Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers Guild
By: √Čnard, Mathias
Hunger of Women
By: Castaldi, Marosia

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Strike of the Sailfish
By: Moore, Stephen L
World Within a Song
By: Tweedy, Jeff
Upcycled Self
By: Trotter, Tariq
Class
By: Land, Stephanie
Everywhere an Oink Oink
By: Mamet, David
When I Was Your Age
By: Thompson, Kenan
Energy Follows Thought
By: Ritz, David
Night Parade
By: Lin, Jami Nakamura
Path to Paradise
By: Wasson, Sam

Hardcover Fiction

Mystery Guest
Author: Prose, Nita
Other Mothers
Author: Faulkner, Katherine
One Last Stop Collectors Edition
Author: McQuiston, Casey
System Collapse
Author: Wells, Martha
Weak in Comparison to Dreams
Author: Elkins, James
So Late in the Day
Author: Keegan, Claire
Before We Say Goodbye
Author: Kawaguchi, Toshikazu
Tatami Time Machine Blues
Author: Morimi, Tomihiko
Serpent & the Wings of Night
Author: Broadbent, Carissa