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Powell's Books, Chicago: 2 reviews and 1 photos

If you are a book lover and don't mind your books used or are looking for something out of print, Powell's near the University of Chicago campus has a good selection and low prices, skewed more towards cultural and academic offerings-big sections on philosophy, classical and medieval history, literary criticism, and American history including several shelves on Chicago history. You'll also find a fiction section, vintage mysteries, science fiction and a fairly large children's section. You can search their stock online at the website below or order online.

Other independent bookstores in the area include Seminary Co-op Bookstore at 5757 S. University Avenue and Chicago's oldest bookstore, O'Gara & Wilson at 1448 E. 57th St. which is one block from Powell's.

If all that reading makes you hungry, there's an Edwardo's Pizza at 1321 E. 57th St. and Medici's at 1327 E. 57th St. both very close to Powell's.

Hyde Park open 9 am-11 pm daily.

Address: 1501 E. 57th Street, Hyde Park
Directions: Near the University of Chicago campus

Two other locations: 2850 N. Lincoln Ave (Lakeview), 828 S. Wabash Ave (South Loop)

Phone: 773-955-7780
Theme: Books
Website: http://www.powellschicago.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 14, 2007
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