Unabridged Books

3251 N Broadway St (at W Melrose St)
Chicago, IL 60657
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 7:00pm
10:00am - 7:00pm


  • An independent neighborhood bookstore, Unabridged Bookstore is known for its specialization in gay and lesbian titles, but carries something for the book lover in anyone
  • Support local small businesses!
  • The sale section has books you actually want to read at good prices. Staff recommendations are up for a lot of books, and they're actually readers. I always walk out with something!
  • This little tucked- away bookstore is one of my favorite places. I've spent hours inside. great for finding rare classics as well as new fiction & non-fiction. Plus, it's just so damn charming!
  • One of the truly great American bookstores. Leave yourself plenty of time to get lost in their recommendations and sale section.
  • Get bitten by the wanderlust bug in the oversized travel section. You'll leave with study abroad plans for every semester of college.
  • Head downstairs for the huge travel section!
  • clearance and gay sections are amazing
  • For more than 35 years, Unabridged Bookstore has been Chicago's leading source for LGBT literature.
  • Went here for the first time today and rec'd horrible service as I was being rung up, I changed my mind and decided to not even buy. I will use amazon prime instead, I tried to the support locals.....
  • Very welcoming - and well-stocked! Totally mesmerized by all of the choices, great current titles and classics. Love the staff reviews posted on bookshelves, nice personal touch. Yay bookmarks too :).
  • great local bookstore in a really fun and hip (I hate that word) area.
  • I've always thought that Barnes & Noble was a bookstore for people who don't read. Unabridged is the antidote. I agree with the comment about the bookmarks. I wish I still lived around the corner!
  • The best bookstore in Chicago! 30 years and counting!
  • I have never been disappointed with a "book of the month."
  • Great browsing and surprisingly good sale book selection.
  • There are colorful rhinestones in UpriverRhinestones which can be used to decorate a variety of things, come and get it!!! https://www.etsy.com/shop/UpriverRhinestones
  • I do agree that they're probably the best book store in Chicago.
  • A lot of books what you want to get.
  • A perfect independent bookstore

Nearby places

3311 N Broadway St (at W Aldine Ave)
3123 N Broadway St (at W Barry Ave)
3257 N Broadway St (at W Aldine Ave)