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in Lincoln Square or Western on the Brown line

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Book Cellar

View Map4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 293-2665
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With great books, comfy chairs, wines by the glass and a classy cafe, The Book Cellar is the perfect place to unwind. "Lincoln Square is very supportive of independent, small-business owners, and I thought the neighborhood could use a bookstore," says Suzy Takacs, owner, "[It’s] been asking for one for years."

The Book Cellar carries more than your average bestseller, principally featuring local and first-time authors. It hosts monthly events with readings for kids and adults, allowing customers to meet their favorite authors and hear up-and-coming writers. It also carries a wide range of children’s literature and has special "Friday fun" readings each week.

The cafe offers excellent options, including a seasonal salad with butter lettuce, blue cheese, red grape with a shallot-confit vinaigrette; a roast beef sandwich upped a notch with blue cheese dressing, spinach, roasted tomato and frazzled leeks on sourdough bread; and roasted squash soup. You can also choose a glass of wine from an impressive collection of red, white and roses, all priced between $6.50-$8 per glass.

Reviewed By: Genevra Gallo

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Directions  to Book Cellar

Take Brown Line to Western, head south.


10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday–Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sunday

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