Seminary Co-Op Bookstore

★★★★★
  • 5757 S University Ave

    Chicago, IL 60637

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  • 773-752-4381

About Seminary Co-Op Bookstore

Hours
Monday To Friday From 08:30 AM To 09:00 PM Saturday From 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM

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The prices in this store are decent, comparable to the prices at any Barnes and Noble or Borders bookstore. If you buy "stock" for 30 dollars you can save 10% on all purchases, a great deal since you can sell the stock back. This is a great place to buy academic texts, as it caters to University of Chicago undergraduate and graduate students.

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The prices in this store are decent, comparable to the prices at any Barnes and Noble or Borders bookstore. If you buy "stock" for 30 dollars you can save 10% on all purchases, a great deal since you can sell the stock back. This is a great place to buy academic texts, as it caters to University of Chicago undergraduate and graduate students.

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The first thing anyone who moves into the area should do is buy shares in the Seminary Co-op, which gets you a 10% discount on everything. In the maze of passages can be found pretty much any scholarly book of interest, as well as course books for the U of C. The staff are friendly and helpful, and can order anything for you as well. The bookstore publishes a catalog with great commentary on new and forthcoming books, as well. It may be both hot and crowded much of the time, but this is one of the greatest bookstores anyone will ever go into, for academic books.

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The first thing anyone who moves into the area should do is buy shares in the Seminary Co-op, which gets you a 10% discount on everything. In the maze of passages can be found pretty much any scholarly book of interest, as well as course books for the U of C. The staff are friendly and helpful, and can order anything for you as well. The bookstore publishes a catalog with great commentary on new and forthcoming books, as well. It may be both hot and crowded much of the time, but this is one of the greatest bookstores anyone will ever go into, for academic books.

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The Seminary Coop is one of my favorite bookstores. You can walk through the maze of rows for hours while browsing books of a wide variety of subjects. They have rare books as well. Literary lovers will be in heaven in this place. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the Hyde Park area.

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The Seminary Coop is one of my favorite bookstores. You can walk through the maze of rows for hours while browsing books of a wide variety of subjects. They have rare books as well. Literary lovers will be in heaven in this place. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the Hyde Park area.

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OH MY! That's the first thing that went through my mind when I first walked in. I am an avid book reader, I love books and this has become my new home for books. You just have to go to get the experience of it.

PROS: amazing bookstore
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OH MY! That's the first thing that went through my mind when I first walked in. I am an avid book reader, I love books and this has become my new home for books. You just have to go to get the experience of it.

PROS: amazing bookstore
CONS:

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This bookstore is nothing short of incredible! Twisting passages are stacked floor to ceiling with books, and everywhere you look is another room or hallway that you never discovered before. The labyrinth of bookshelves adds to the atmosphere and makes it a place you want to spend hours in. The staff is friendly, and a reasonable membership fee allows you to save 10% in this and two other bookstores.

PROS: atmosphere
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★★★★★

This bookstore is nothing short of incredible! Twisting passages are stacked floor to ceiling with books, and everywhere you look is another room or hallway that you never discovered before. The labyrinth of bookshelves adds to the atmosphere and makes it a place you want to spend hours in. The staff is friendly, and a reasonable membership fee allows you to save 10% in this and two other bookstores.

PROS: atmosphere
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Hey this is a great place with a huge selection. It's not just for academics - at all. They have two stores both are in hyde park; however, combined it is the largest slection of fiction and non-fiction work known (okay maybe that is stretching it). However, the cool thing is it's a coop so you can be a member of the store and get discounts as well as earn a little money!

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Hey this is a great place with a huge selection. It's not just for academics - at all. They have two stores both are in hyde park; however, combined it is the largest slection of fiction and non-fiction work known (okay maybe that is stretching it). However, the cool thing is it's a coop so you can be a member of the store and get discounts as well as earn a little money!

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This is by far one of the best bookstores I have ever been to. You don't have to be a UC student to appreciate all the great titles they have here. It's great for finding esoteric books that the big chains don't carry. Improve your mind!

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This is by far one of the best bookstores I have ever been to. You don't have to be a UC student to appreciate all the great titles they have here. It's great for finding esoteric books that the big chains don't carry. Improve your mind!

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This is one of thoes places where you can find rare books which no other book store will carry. Their display is somewhat shabby but yaa they have many CSR's to help us..

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This is one of thoes places where you can find rare books which no other book store will carry. Their display is somewhat shabby but yaa they have many CSR's to help us..

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The Seminary Co-op is a Chicago institution. It has been rated as the best academic bookstore in the country. It is literally in a seminary - in the basement. The exposed pipes have spilt tennis balls covering the parts you might bang your head on. Room to move around is limited. None of that matters, though. They have truly the most amazing collection of academic books, particularly in the social sciences and humanities, that you will find anywhere. The bookstore is a series of little rooms at different levels. Don't be surprised, even after visiting many times, that you discover a place you've never seen before. If you are an academic at any level, this will become your new favorite place.

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The Seminary Co-op is a Chicago institution. It has been rated as the best academic bookstore in the country. It is literally in a seminary - in the basement. The exposed pipes have spilt tennis balls covering the parts you might bang your head on. Room to move around is limited. None of that matters, though. They have truly the most amazing collection of academic books, particularly in the social sciences and humanities, that you will find anywhere. The bookstore is a series of little rooms at different levels. Don't be surprised, even after visiting many times, that you discover a place you've never seen before. If you are an academic at any level, this will become your new favorite place.

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There is no better bookstore--anywhere--than the Seminary Coop. This is a serious bookstore, for anyone who loves reading or learning, on any subject under the sun. And if they don't have it, they'll order it for you, and it'll be there in two days. What can be better than spending hours in its cozy (okay, it's small, but...) quarters, browsing for books. Need help? The staff is second-to-none. I've had them search me out to help me find a book I hinted at with the most vague idea of what I wanted. An all-around marvel and a gem, this bookstore is. Become a member, and save 10% off everything in the store for life, too!

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★★★★★

There is no better bookstore--anywhere--than the Seminary Coop. This is a serious bookstore, for anyone who loves reading or learning, on any subject under the sun. And if they don't have it, they'll order it for you, and it'll be there in two days. What can be better than spending hours in its cozy (okay, it's small, but...) quarters, browsing for books. Need help? The staff is second-to-none. I've had them search me out to help me find a book I hinted at with the most vague idea of what I wanted. An all-around marvel and a gem, this bookstore is. Become a member, and save 10% off everything in the store for life, too!

Pros: Member Discount, Large Selection, Spectacular Service

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This is a terrific academic bookstore, just a couple blocks from its sister store 57th St. Books (which carries general interest & popular titles). It's a great place to browse, even if it is in the basement. (Then again, what could be more U of C chic?) If you're tall, consider wearing a helmet when you go -- the low ceilings and exposed pipes create major hazards.

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★★★★★

This is a terrific academic bookstore, just a couple blocks from its sister store 57th St. Books (which carries general interest & popular titles). It's a great place to browse, even if it is in the basement. (Then again, what could be more U of C chic?) If you're tall, consider wearing a helmet when you go -- the low ceilings and exposed pipes create major hazards.

Pros: Member discount, Superb selection, Good special orders

Cons: Can be crowded & hot

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A haven for academics, bookworms and Chicago's literati. Housed in the basement of the Chicago Theological Seminary, more than 100,000 titles fill many small rooms with low ceilings and wall-to-wall shelves. Finding…

 

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