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Bookstore
“A three-level, used book store. My personal favorite in Chicago. Great prices and a fantastic collection of books.”
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Bookstore
“Amazing book store- support locally own! Indy-minded all-around bookshop known for its feminist & kid focus, with regular author appearances.”
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Bookstore
“This Lincoln Square bookstore has a great selection of titles, helpful staff (check out the staff picks near the front) and a delightful little cafe (which even serves wine). You can linger here for a long time! They also have readings by authors a couple of times a week and host book groups. ”
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Bookstore
“Yes, it is related to the Powell's in Portland. I haven't been to that one, so I'm deeply biased, but the Hyde Park Powell's is my favorite place in the world to buy books. Because of it's location in the university community, you can find some very interesting reading material, and the price is right!”
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Bookstore
“Zines, small press fiction, and a wonderfully-curated section of children's books.”
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Bookstore
“Great selection of books with a large children's area. Staff is very helpful and friendly.”
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Bookstore
“Fun to go off-line and get lost in browsing used books. You never know what you'll find here!”
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Bookstore
“A charming bookstore lair that houses books ranging from cooking, mystery & syfy, travel, and an ever growing children's section.”
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Toy / Game Store
“Local independent toy store with an incredible selection of curated toys and kids books for all ages. Pro tip for any younger kids you're shopping for -- pick up a Blue Line train car compatible with the Thomas wooden tracks :)”
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Bookstore
“Unabridged Bookstore is our favorite neighborhood bookstore. They always have the book you're looking for, and some that you didn't even know you needed. The staff is also incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful, and they can always recommend a good read. ”
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Bookstore
“Forget Barnes and Noble and come here!! Beautiful bookstore with a huge selection! You WILL LOVE this place!”
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Bookstore
“Great little used bookstore that looks like the inside of a Harry Potter novel.”
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Bookstore
“Locally owned shop selling new books. Excellent inventory, and they can order any book for you. Cartoonist Chris Ware is a big fan of this store, and has included it in some of his work.”
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Book Store
“A charming and well-stocked privately owned bookstore. The staff is very knowlegeable and it's a neighborhood favorite. ”
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Bookstore
“A favourite independent bookstore right by campus. Grab a book and sit on one of the little chairs and tables. You can get a coffee at Plein Air, a pretty cafe that shares the building with the bookshop.”
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Bookstore
“New and used bookstore with an in-store cafe featuring coffee, beer, and wine. ”
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