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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Illinois

The best list of independent Illinois bookstores

 

  • City Title Antioch
  • Address 1 395 Lake St.
  • Phone (847) 395-2223
  • Type New books
  • City Title Burr Ridge
  • Address 1 810 Village Center Dr.
  • Phone (630) 920-1500
  • Type New books
  • City Title Carbondale
  • Address 1 Eastgate Shopping Center, 618 E. Walnut
  • Phone (618) 457-2665
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Champaign
  • Address 1 208 N. Neil St.
  • Phone (217) 356-2555
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 1533 W. Oakdale
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 2523 North Kedzie Blvd.
  • Phone (773) 235-2523
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.
  • Phone (773) 862-4882
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 905 W. 19th St.
  • Phone (312) 243-9776
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Address 1 1501 E. 57th St.
  • Phone (773) 955-7780
  • Type Used books
  • Address 1 1854 W. North Ave.
  • Phone (773) 342-0910
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 1103 N. Ashland Ave.
  • Phone (773) 489-0930
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 2142 W. Roscoe St.
  • Phone (773) 857-2676
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 3444 N. Clark.
  • Phone (773) 871-5318
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Downers Grove
  • Address 1 5112 Main St.
  • Phone (630) 963-2665
  • City Title Evanston
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 1712 Sherman Ave., Alley 1
  • Phone (224) 999-7722
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Bookends & Beginnings is located in the heart of downtown Evanston, right of Sherman Avenue. We offer an eclectic mix of new, used, and remaindered books, additionally an attractive (and affordable) line of jewelry from Germany, blank notebooks (also from Germany), book boxes, handmade pens and writing paraphernalia, and other gift items. Customer orders for books not in stock are fulfilled within 2-5 days.
  • City Title Forest Park
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 7419 W. Madison St.
  • Phone (708)771-7243 -
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Mystery
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore makes History, Mystery & Biography come alive.
  • City Title Galesburg
  • Address 1 44 N. Seminary St.
  • Phone (309) 343-8806
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • City Title Glen Ellyn
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 475 N Main St
  • Phone (630) 469-2891
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
The Bookstore is in the heart of historic downtown Glen Ellyn and has been a part of our community since 1960. We cater to book clubs and moms and dads with children, though we a little bit of everything. We are a small, independent and pride ourselves on quick ordering and great customer service, please visit us, in person or on the web!
  • City Title Marion
  • Address 1 Illinois Centre Mall, 3000 W. DeYoung
  • Phone (618) 997-3790
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Matteson
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 258 Lincoln Mall Dr.
  • Phone (708) 283-9850
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Children's, Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
A community-based, independent bookstore where conscious readers will find current and classic works of fiction along with a wide variety of informative, eclectic, progressive, spiritually uplifting and culturally relevant titles.
  • City Title Normal
  • Address 1 119 E. Beaufort St.
  • Phone (309) 454-7393 or (888) 875-3773
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Northbrook
  • Address 1 1151 Church St.
  • Phone (847) 498-4999
  • City Title Oak Park
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 141 N Oak Park Ave.
  • Phone (708) 848-0770
  • Type New books
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Magic Tree was established in 1984. For almost 30 years we have provided our community and surrounding area with the best of children's literature, games, toys and puppets. We host frequent author visits as well as other book-related fun events and. on occasion, wild midnight release parties. Though we are primarily a children's store we do have a section devoted to current adult titles and when a book title really fits for our town, we even host adult authors.
  • Address 1 1045 Lake St.
  • Phone (708) 386-9800
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • City Title Ottawa
  • Address 1 722 LaSalle St.
  • Phone (815) 433-7323
  • City Title Palatine
  • Address 1 47 E. Northwest Hwy
  • Phone (847) 705-9940
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Peoria Heights
  • Address 1 4707 N. Prospect Rd.
  • Phone (309) 685-2665
  • City Title Quincy
  • Address 1 3382 Quincy Mall
  • Phone (217) 224-9762
  • City Title Rockford
  • Address 1 1625 N Alpine Rd.
  • Phone (815) 394-1633
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Virden
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 123 N Springfield St.
  • Phone (217) 965-3641
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional
  • Events Author Signings
A local full service, independent bookstore located on Historic Route 66 (Illinois Route 4) in Virden, Illinois. Specializes in children's books, mysteries, local regional books including Abraham Lincoln. Local area author events. Will order books for customers. Friendly, small town atmosphere with personal service.
  • City Title Woodstock
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 129 Van Buren St
  • Phone (815) 206-5967
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Read Between is a unique community oriented general bookstore located on the historic Woodstock Square. We offer a curated collection of new books for readers of all ages.
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