Welcome to Powell’s Books Chicago!


Our Hyde Park Store

Powell’s Books Chicago has been recycling ideas to the world for over 40 years. We have two independent retail stores, in Hyde Park and University Village, each with well over a quarter million quality used, rare, and discounted books. We primarily specialize in academic and scholarly books, but also have extensive general interest sections.

For book dealers only: please visit Powell’s Books Wholesale to learn more about our business-to-business wholesale remainders.


Our Bestseller for September

This past month’s most popular book was Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream (ISBN: 1594204322), available online and in stores for $9.00.


The Third Coast has been selected as the One Book, One Chicago title for 2015-16! Read this critically acclaimed history of Chicago at mid-century with the city of Chicago!