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Powell's Books Chicago

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Address: 1501 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637-2007
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+1 773-955-7780
09:00 - 23:00
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must see for book lovers

what can one say about a used bookstore a stone's throw from the U of C campus? for atrters the owners are accessible roaming the store; and their curated selection is an amazing... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Bronx, New York
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Bronx, New York
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

what can one say about a used bookstore a stone's throw from the U of C campus? for atrters the owners are accessible roaming the store; and their curated selection is an amazing drawing card. from fiction to any non-fiction topic one wishes to explore and/or challenge one's self with, there's none finer in the country ( I am from... More 

Thank ADog56
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

I ordered from this Store through Amazon and was delighted with their service. I was kept up to date with shipping details and surprised how quickly I received my book in Scotland. It also arrived in excellent condition. Thank you

Thank SanKat
Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

University of Chicago grad student introduced us to her favorite bookstore and now it is ours. None of the mustiness often found in such shops. Didn't even see the second room back until I asked about Bloomsbury and was led there. Another world opened up. All of us left with wonderful books at very fair prices. This shop rivals the... More 

Thank eileen645
Eden Prairie
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Oh my, you could spend days in this store. We really enjoyed it. Good help, good map, coffee shop. Wish I could have spent the entire day here.

Thank Kim38EdenPrairie
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

Powell's Bookstore offers an excellent selection of used books that could leave you browsing all day. I got lost among its many shelves of various subject matter and even made a recommendation to a fellow browser who I saw reading the back cover of a book I had previously read. The couple in line in front of me spent more... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

Neat store. Lots of books. Picked up 10 used books (novels, cookbooks, childrens books) for a fraction of the new price.

Thank John S
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

Great non-fiction selection, deals, and bathroom graffiti (no joke, check it out).

Thank Compassrosa

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