Welcome, Dear Readers!

The Bookshop will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Saturday May 28th.

Located inside the historic Newberry Library, we are an independent bookstore enbodying both the exceptional collections and nerd fun ethos of our home institution.

We have curated our book selection to reflect the Library's unique collections spanning more than six centuries of history in Europe and the Americas. You'll find a range of subjects, including Indigenous Studies, the art of the book, Chicago history, intelligent children's books, cartography and more.

Interested in donating to the Newberry and supporting our mission to promote learning and inquiry in the Humanities in the open for use private library in the US? With an annual gift of just $50 (or more), you'll receive a 10% discount in the bookshop, as well as other fabulous benefits.   

Learn about becoming a member of the Newberry.