Welcome to Powell's Bookstores, Chicago!

Powell'sPowell's Bookstores, Chicago has been recycling ideas to the world for the 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.


Looking for a welcome gift for the book lovers on your list?

Try our Holiday Gift Guide!

A selection of seventy titles in seven of our most popular subjects chosen to make your shopping easier. Click here to view the complete selection.

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