About Us


Our store

Uncharted Books is an independent brick-and-mortar bookstore in Chicago. We sell a highly curated selection of used books, zines, and rare titles, with a focus on the literary, the local, the strange, and the adventurous.

We are a small, scrappy, DIY business that has been serving our city since 2012. We especially pride ourselves on our eclectic selection, our unique and cozy atmosphere, and our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Uncharted Books purchases rare books and accepts donations of quality used books. If you would like to stock your book, zine, or chapbook at Uncharted, please bring 3-5 copies during our regular business hours and we’ll set you up with a consignment account.



Shop our collection online

Our online store contains highlights from our collection of rare, antique, and unusual items. Just like the books in our brick-and-mortar location, we hand-select every item in our inventory and expand our list every week.

Additional information and photos are available upon request. Some but not all of our online catalog is available at our store, so if you would like to view a particular book in person, please inform us in advance.

If you're looking for a place to start with our catalog, try our featured books.