After-Words Bookstore

★★★★☆
  • 23 E Illinois St

    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • 312-464-1110

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I don't know where the previous reviewer was looking, but After-Words has an enormous children's section. They mix new and used editions together in the same area, which is at the back of the first floor. It's true that the selection of new adult books is small (although still not bad)--but this store's strength is the breadth and depth of selection of used books downstairs. I never leave without something! They have a good classics section, but quite a few newer books, too. Even their film and theatre sections are interesting.

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I don't know where the previous reviewer was looking, but After-Words has an enormous children's section. They mix new and used editions together in the same area, which is at the back of the first floor. It's true that the selection of new adult books is small (although still not bad)--but this store's strength is the breadth and depth of selection of used books downstairs. I never leave without something! They have a good classics section, but quite a few newer books, too. Even their film and theatre sections are interesting.

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'After Words' is a cute bookstore, that's all. They are a small store and the employees are very helpful and seem to be knowledgeable but even good service and a delightful store cannot make up for bad selection. Because of the store's very small size, they hardly have a lot of products! A lot of their books I have never even heard of and I could find NONE of the 15 books I had on my list to find. Most were well known. They do not have a children's section either, so, it's all books for adults. I am not doubting that the books that they do have are not quality, because the one book I did buy (as not to waste my time) turned out to be actually, pretty good. Employees are friendly and helpful and can recommend good books in your favorite genre. Prices are fair, nothing amazing, but since, you can't find most of these books anywhere else locally, then, this is about the only choice you have. It's a good store with great employees but that selection really hurts it. =/

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'After Words' is a cute bookstore, that's all. They are a small store and the employees are very helpful and seem to be knowledgeable but even good service and a delightful store cannot make up for bad selection. Because of the store's very small size, they hardly have a lot of products! A lot of their books I have never even heard of and I could find NONE of the 15 books I had on my list to find. Most were well known. They do not have a children's section either, so, it's all books for adults. I am not doubting that the books that they do have are not quality, because the one book I did buy (as not to waste my time) turned out to be actually, pretty good. Employees are friendly and helpful and can recommend good books in your favorite genre. Prices are fair, nothing amazing, but since, you can't find most of these books anywhere else locally, then, this is about the only choice you have. It's a good store with great employees but that selection really hurts it. =/

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This store carries some new books, but the majority is made up of used books. Prices seem very reasonable, it's a great way to save a few dollars. Books are pretty well organized. They also buy books on certain days, you can get cash when it's available (come early) or get more via store credit.

PROS: Bargain books
CONS: not a lot of places to sit down

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★★★★☆

This store carries some new books, but the majority is made up of used books. Prices seem very reasonable, it's a great way to save a few dollars. Books are pretty well organized. They also buy books on certain days, you can get cash when it's available (come early) or get more via store credit.

PROS: Bargain books
CONS: not a lot of places to sit down

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After Words is a cute little bookstore that is an alternative to a super chain bookstore. On the upper level, it offers new books, and they showcase books according to themes and staff recommendations. On the lower floor are used books, and quite a variety of them. They also pay cash for used books at certain times in the week.

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★★★★☆

After Words is a cute little bookstore that is an alternative to a super chain bookstore. On the upper level, it offers new books, and they showcase books according to themes and staff recommendations. On the lower floor are used books, and quite a variety of them. They also pay cash for used books at certain times in the week.

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Located just off the "mag mile" this gem of a store has a wide selection of new & used books and a friendly staff that will find the book you're looking for either new or used and if they don't have it, they offer to order it for you. Those monolithic book stores may seem convenient but if you want to slow down and enjoy the experience of sales people who care about helping you find great books, shop here.

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Located just off the "mag mile" this gem of a store has a wide selection of new & used books and a friendly staff that will find the book you're looking for either new or used and if they don't have it, they offer to order it for you. Those monolithic book stores may seem convenient but if you want to slow down and enjoy the experience of sales people who care about helping you find great books, shop here.

Pros: Location, Friendly staff, new & used selection

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Sells used and new books from many genres. On-site computers with Internet access available for a fee. Staff picks on display.

 

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