Used book sales are a great way to buy books on the cheap and to help library systems raise badly needed revenue. It’s also great for the environment when we reuse old books rather than buying new one’s.
Always call to confirm all information before heading out as information is subject to change. Check every listing here.
Bring strong bags to carry your purchases. Also bring small bills and coins because you really don’t want to break a twenty to buy $3 in books.
Also note that many libraries have ongoing sales including the Chicago Public Library system. Ask the librarian where the sale books are located.
Save money at Chicago area used book sales
Related: Donate to Newberry Library Book Fair
after-words bookstore, 23 E Illinois St, (312) 464-1110
Armadillo’s Pillow Inc, 6753 N Sheridan Rd, (773) 761-2558
Bookman’s Corner, 2959 N Clark St, (773) 929-8298
Carpe Librum, 108 N State St, (773) 362-8598
Gallery Bookstore Ltd, 923 W Belmont Ave, (773) 281-9999
Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee Ave,(773) 862-4882
Open Books, 651 W Lake St, (312) 475-1355
Open Books, 905 W. 19th St., (312) 243-9776
Pilsen Community Books, 1102 W 18th St,
Powell’s Books Chicago, 501 E 57th St, (773) 955-7780
Ravenswood Used Books, 2005 W Montrose Ave, (773) 593-9166
Uncharted Books, 5140 N Clark St, (872) 208-7021
Weekly on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday (starting January 1, 2019)