Chicago Reader

 

Reader Info
Advertising, subscriptions, staff, privacy policy, contact info, freelancers' guidelines, etc.


submit to the windy citizen | Digg! Digg this | del.icio.us | E-mail E-mail this | facebook Facebook


Best of Chicago > Lit > Bookstore
Seminary Co-Op at the University of Chicago

Best Bookstore, Reader's Choice: Seminary Co-Op

Lloyd Degrane

Reader’s Choice

57th Street Books and Seminary Co-op Bookstore

A cozy, low-ceilinged warren of subterranean brick-walled rooms, 57th Street offers probably the most ecumenical selection of any independent bookstore in the city. Literary best sellers, mysteries, cookbooks, social science tomes, children’s books, and African-American history are all given equal weight—and there’s a fantastic selection of periodicals and frequent author appearances to boot. Factor in the sibling Seminary Co-op Bookstore, a labyrinthine maze of classics, contemporary literature, and more than 100,000 scholarly books three blocks away in the basement of the Chicago Theological Seminary, and it’s no wonder no one in Hyde Park ever leaves Hyde Park. Become a member for $30 (that’s three shares at $10 a pop) and you’ll get 10 percent off purchases at both stores (as well as at the co-op’s Newberry Library outpost), with deeper discounts during the biannual members-only sale. Arrow 1301 E. 57th, 773-684-1300 (57th Street), and 5757 S. University, 773-752-4381 (Co-op), semcoop.com. —Martha Bayne

Readers’ Choice

The Book Cellar

Arrow 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 773-293-2665, bookcellarinc.com.

Send a letter to the editor.



From the Reader blogs

 

Welcome

The Chicago Reader's Matches

Join For Free »

It's FREE to place a profile, FREE to respond to messages from other members, and FREE to FLIRT!

Newest Photos posted by our members.

Browse through our ads and meet our members.

Do a Quick Search in the right column for someone of particular age or gender, and search Find Ad in the right column if you are responding to an ad in the paper.

Full Search on the nav bar across the top if you want more search criteria.

I Saw You - Have a chance encounter? Has love spied you?

X-Matches - If you're looking for something a little more lusty.

Featured Members

"Make each day your masterpiece."

45 / Woman / Northern Suburbs

Seeking Man for Dating or Man for Friendship

Every day is special, love getting up in the morning and making things happen. Hey, that's me in the pics,...

learn more about me »

Member Login
forgot your password?
No Account? Create your free profile!
Quick Search
Find me a
who is seeking a
Find Ad To search for a specific ad, enter the username or account number and press search below.
Browse Ads
Ads from Women seeking Men
Ads from Women seeking Women
Ads from Men seeking Women
Ads from Men seeking Men
Just Friends
I Saw You

© Copyright 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. | Chicago Reader | FAQ | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Contact

//-->

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Click here to send us a message.

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC.