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 October

This past month’s most popular book was Douglas A. Blackmon’s Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (ISBN: 0385722702), available online and in stores for $7.50.