Not everyone has made the leap to an e-reader yet—head to one of these great Chicago bookstores to find your next favorite hardcover or paperback book.
New books are upstairs, while the downstairs sale section is worth a long perusal. Biannual book sales let you stock up on tons of books for a few dollars.
Besides new releases and best-sellers, there's a great selection of books by female authors, an extensive LGBT section, and books for kids.
The outdoor book carts offer great reads for a low price.
The sale room is a must visit: tons of great books for less than $10.
The gold standard of used bookstores—there's an excellent selection of titles and you'll want to get lost in the multi-level stacks.
One of my favorite spots to spend the afternoon. There's a strong section of Chicago-focused books, a children's section, and a great little cafe.
Proceeds benefit adult literacy programs, and you'll be able to stock up on lots of used books for not a lot of money.
The newest bookstore in the city has new books for kids and adults. There's also a fireplace, so you'll have a cozy afternoon of book browsing.