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57th St Books - 4 Reviews - 1301 E 57th St, Chicago, IL - Books Reviews - Phone (773) 684-1300

57th St Books

1301 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1300
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57th St Books - Chicago, IL
57th St Books - Chicago, IL


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A wonderful place to browse, read for a while, listen to an author. The atmosphere is friendly, and feels like home. It takes a while to find what you want, but when you do, you...


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Old Apt. Turned Bookstore 3/22/2006

This bookstore now resides in what used to be a basement apartment. It is located across the street from the University of Chicago so they have a very good business. It used to be a 4 room apt. and each room of the bookstore focuses on a different catagory. They actually have an excellent selection. I was able to find two books I was looking for and purchased them for a very good price. The clerks were pleasent and helpful. Definetly a charming store with alot of character. more

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Books with collegiate air 8/14/2005

Don't know why I love storefronts that are below street level. There's something about looking down into a store that makes it more interesting. The bookstore was great long before Borders made bookstores cool. A tiny coffee station is all it offers the lounger, plus a few chairs, but the selection is amazing and they will order special requests. The U of C uses it for writers and speakers often. more

Plucky Independent Bookstore 8/5/2005

Remember the movie You've Got Mail? Well, this bookstore doesn't have Meg Ryan and it's not about Children's books, but it is one of the few remaining independent bookstores in Chicago. Worth a visit if you're on the shopping stretch of Hyde Park on 57th street. Collection is not very large - it is a small bookstore - but it does have the latest bestsellers, etc. more
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  • The Scene
    57th Street Books is part of the Seminary Co-op Bookstores family, founded in 1961. As at the other shops, buying three shares of stock will net you a 10 percent discount on...

  • 8/14/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Friday From 10:00 AM To 09:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 08:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Cash, Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Hyde Park, South Side