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Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide is here!

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” —Marcel Proust

Carefully chosen and given from the heart, the books you give from Powell’s Books Chicago are sure to be treasured for years to come.

This year’s gift guide features some of our favorite books across our eight of our most popular categories. Selecting the perfect book couldn’t be easier.

Still can’t decide? Gift certificates are available for purchase at our two retail locations; always a perfect gift for those who love to browse.

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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.