This Old Book Bookstore

Recent News & Events
September 6, 2021
Closed for Repairs
Due to some major water damage This Old Book will be closed until Friday September 17 for repairs.
September 1, 2021
Julie M. Gentile Signing
Join us on Sept 1, 2021 from 3:00-6:00 as Julie M. Gentile will be signing her book "How to Stay Calm in Chaos: An Everyday Self-Care Guide ".
What We Do at This Old Book
Thousands of Titles to Choose From
Over 35,000 books in our inventory:
We are always aquiring new books and treasures. Come and see for yourself all of the rare and one of a kind finds that This Old Book has to offer. We have books in all categories including but not limited to: Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Children's Books, Art, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, History, Aviation, Military, Science, Architecture, Biography/Autobiography/Memoirs, Nature & Natural History, Politics, New Age, Religion & Religious Fiction, Chicago & Surrounding Areas, and all genres of Mass Market Paperbacks.

Photography is available for sale at This Old Book in the form of Postcards, Photo Cards, and Prints. We also offer Antique Maps, Reproduced Maps, Prints, and have a large collection of Harper’s Bazzar and 1880’s Newspapers.

On-Line Auctions & Amazon
This Old Book not only has a brick-and-mortar store but, also sells through an on-line auction and on Amazon and has been doing so since 2002. Rare and out of print books, ephemera, and other one of a kind items can be found here.
Book Trade In Policy:

This Old Book is happy to take a look at your books for trade-in credit .Trade in books can be brought in anytime during normal business hours. For large quantities an appointment is needed.

We also purchase more unusual used books for cash. Please call to schedule an appointment for an appraisal or book purchasing. For book appraisals we do charge a fee.

Credit is determined on a subjective basis. Credits then may be applied for up to 50% of the purchased price on additional books. That way you can save and we can keep the doors open.

Our computerized system keeps track of your trade-in credits so there is no need to bring in and keep track of credit slips. Our database is backed-up daily so you never need to worry about lost credit.
*Store credit can only be used on regularly priced books.

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