Our Hyde Park Store

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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.

Our Bestsellers for August

This past month’s most popular books attest to the inimitable David Foster Wallace’s unflagging relevance in 2015, and we suspect our sales reflect the general excitement for James Ponsoldt’s film about DFW, The End of the Tour:
David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King, his posthumously published novel, available online and in stores for $6.00

David Foster Wallace’s Both Flesh and Not: Essays, a collection of essays on everything from tennis to Terminator 2, available online and in stores for $6.50


D.T. Max’s biography, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, available online and in stores for $9.00.