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The Book Cellar

4736 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago  Illinois  60625
United States
(773) 293-2665
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Midwest Living Review

Cradle a coffee cup at this cozy book shop and cafe.

The homey Book Cellar can take the better part of a day to leave. The relaxed, literary vibe appeals to bookworms and to patrons looking to nibble fresh pastries and sip coffee brewed at the bookstore's counter. The cafe, which serves wine, beer, salads and sandwiches, fills one side of the store, while books fill the other. There's enough shelf directional signage to find what you came in for, but the store's overstuffed shelves encourage browsing, so allow time for that pleasure. Half the fun of reading books is talking about them. Helpful staff shares their picks. Like a European coffeehouse, the Book Cellar has literary journals, international magazines and newspapers free for patrons to read while hanging out.

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