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Bookman's Corner

View Map2959 N. Clark, Chicago
Tel: (773) 929-8298
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Editorial Review of Bookman's Corner

The best spot for used books.
Known for its reasonable prices, Bookman's Corner has been a neighborhood staple since 1975. With bookshelves that stretch to the skies above and beyond, the store is typically bustling with customers looking for rare and not-so-rare—books. Chances are these perusers are in the right place. There are thousands of volumes in Bookman's Corner; books are stacked on the floor, on shelves, on any place they can fit.

Narrow aisles give the feel of an overstuffed library: one bursting with bargains (current reads by names like Bret Easton Ellis, Joyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood will rarely set you back more than $5). You won't have much trouble finding Oprah's Book Club-esque reads, and lovers of fluffy chic lit can feed their fix for just a few dollars. You may have to hunt a bit to find what you’re looking for because the books are grouped by category instead of title (and there are more than 100 categories on hand). But in the end, isn't that half the fun of book buying? Well, at least a quarter of the fun.

Centerstage Reviewer: Erin Brereton

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noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday; call ahead though, as hours can change

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