Uncharted Books

Used bookstore in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.

We have a general selection, but specialize in contemporary, literary fiction, Chicago interest, women's studies, and queer/LGBT.

2630 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Monday-Friday: 1-9
Saturday-Sunday: 10-10

Best of Chicago 2012

Uncharted Books was voted
Best New Bookstore
in the 6/21/12 issue of the Chicago Reader.


Exciting events to warm your bones

Here's a little taste of what's to come--take a look at our events page for more. These and all our events are FREE and BYOB, so c'mon lazybones, put your coat and boots on.

Becca O'Neal's comedy night Congrats on your Success has been BLOWING UP. She's hosting up-and-coming local comics and superstars like Brian Babylon of Chicago Public Radio--get your giggles this Thursday, February 7th and next month on Thursday, March 7th at 7 p.m.

ART in action: on Friday, February 8th, Meghan Lamb of Dark of the Male, Light of the Female is bringing in a text art show by program participants at Esperanza Community Services, an arts and education program for adults with developmental disabilities. And on Saturday, February 9th, Jennifer Hines will be at the store from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with her interactive installation Balanced and Stacked. The installation is housed in a briefcase, and viewer-participants can add their memories to the piece.

On Tuesday, February 26th, we're thrilled to host the first installation of PROJECTTILE, a reading series hosted by  brand new feminist literary journal and its editors, Anne Yoder and Meghan Burbank. This reading features Rebecca Elliot, Patty Petelin, and a personal fave, Mairead Case--readings start at 7 p.m. <3 <3 <3

Be sure to take a look at our events calendar for more about our monthly readings, PAMELA hosted by Gabriel Wallace, Dark of the Male, Light of the Female: Women Writing about Horrible Things hosted by Meghan Lamb, Permanent Records hosted by Dominick Mayer, Poetry Made of Diamonds hosted by Love Symbol Press, a new series brought to you by HEAVEmedia and The Button Down, and A Post-Moderately Acceptable Reading Series by Michael Malito and Ryan O'Malley. And if you'd like to set up an event, a book group, or a seance, say hello at ruth@unchartedbooks.com.