Powell's Bookstore

1501 E 57th St (at Harper)
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 955-7780
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm


  • Bring in a Powells bag or tshirt on the first of the month and get 20% off.
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  • Books...specially, philosophy, religion and the new age section has some great deals. Sci fi collection is good
  • The philosophy and theology sections are stellar, and the selection of literature is good. The poetry section is lackluster, however; I would recommend the Sem Co-Op for that. Fair prices.
  • The shelves just keep going and going, with a huge density of books in every little alcove of the store. Definitely a place to find some inexpensive books you've been looking for.
  • Great selection of Classics and some history. Need to get past the need for a "Marx" section. Really?
  • 2nd hand books. A browser's dream.
  • Great design & typography section right by the door.
  • Such a lovely place to hang out and kill time wandering the stacks!
  • Original powells (like before the famous one in Portland)!
  • Not so overwhelming as the Portland store, but an amazing and well-curated philosophy section. Worth the trip down.
  • Amazing store. Great philosophy section. They even have a Marxism section, though not as good as the Sem Co-op's.
  • great bookstore but unfriendly employees :(
  • Good prices on s nice selection of books. Look there first.
  • Huge collection of books inside and free books outside the door!
  • Philosophy section is completely worth a trip
  • good books
  • The children's picture books are in no particular order. Very annoying
  • love the browse at this place
  • Great books at great prices

Nearby places

1327 E 57th St (btwn S Kimbark Ave & S Kenwood Ave)
5700 S Lake Shore Dr (at 57th Dr)
1101 E 57th St (at S Kimbark Ave)