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Tangible Books

"Your Favorite South Side Neighborhood Bookstore"

About Us

Tangible Books, located in Chicago IL, is the Chicago Land Area's newest premier bookstore. We specialize in a large selection of books. We carry a wide range selection of topics and interests, and have a constant turnover of books with new books added daily. We would personally like to invite you to visit us at our new location off of South Halsted. For your next book purchase, visit Tangible Books in Chicago.

Areas Served

Chicago and Chicago Area | Chicago and Chicagoland Suburbs

What We Offer

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On 3/15/2024 C C had this to say:
I love this place sooooo much.

On 3/8/2024 Adan Adan had this to say:
Awesome Service! Great place full of treasures!

On 3/7/2024 Helen Rivera had this to say:
Very nice shop. Orderly, clean, and friendly service. It is quite an intriguing They have Amazon pick-up service. Update: Tangible Books hosts a free comedy show monthly. You can get tickets via their website. We enjoyed the comics. There is very limited seats. FCFS

On 3/3/2024 Kim Vitek had this to say:
Great selection, nice people!

On 1/21/2024 Tommy H. had this to say:
Bridgeport is lucky to have such a bookstore, and if you live anywhere close, you are lucky, too. Tangible Books is crammed with titles, and I have found a few books there I could not find on Amazon. I also found a few editions to which I am sentimentally attached (and never expected to see again, including a few books from when I was a teen), and stumbling across them was an incredibly good feeling. I am a connoisseur of used book stores, and this is one of the very best ones in the Midwest. You won't pay an arm and a leg for the books, either; the prices are right. I can't recommend a bookstore--or a business--any higher. The owner is always there, and he is really helpful when it comes to navigating the store or finding something. You can tell that he loves what he is doing.

Contact Us

Tangible Books
3324 S. Halsted Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (773) 565-4088

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Payment Types Accepted

Checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Debit Cards

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


On 2/6/2024 this was posted:
Nurrah Muhammad's film "Erin and Elaine" filmed at Tangible Books! Check it out
Expires 2/29/2024

Nurrah Muhammad's film "Erin and Elaine" filmed at Tangible Books! Check it out

Tangible has 6620 books that are either on Amazon, on Ebay, or being processed in the bookstore. Can you guess the number of books on the shelves? Leave guesses on our Facebook page.

Closest guess gets: a tote bag and a $30 gift certificate.
2nd place gets: a tote bag and a $20 gift certificate.
3rd place gets: a tote bag and a $10 gift certificate.

Winners announced on Sunday January 21st.

Come check out some events we are hosting at Tangible Books! Everyone is welcomed!

September 9th: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Sobotka Release Party

September 16th: 7:00 pm To Whom It May Concern: Letters from Dmity Samarov Featuring Mallory Smart and Annie Howard

Do Not Submit Presents: Open Mic Night the First Thursday of every month. Sign up list 7:15 pm / Show 7:30pm
- Free Entry
- Light refreshments provided.
- Join DNS Chicago and your hosts for a storytelling open mic in Bridgeport. You'll have 7 minutes to tell or read any story you'd like. All levels welcome!! No pressure. No judgement. No scoring. Everyone has a story to tell and we want to hear yours!

New Poetry Show. First Saturday of every month: 7:00pm-9:00pm
- Poetry/Spoken Word (also some music, stand up, and performance art)
- Email: for more details

joshdimension and Tangible Books present Tangible Music: 3rd Wednesdays at 7:15pm

Hey, music aficionados! Ready to let your creative juices flow? Join us for our experimental music workshop and be prepared to explore a kaleidoscope of innovative sounds and rhythms. Come and discover the melodic thrill of synthesizers, the splendor of looping, and the joy of collaborating with other like-minded music connoisseurs. Let's get together and craft some truly remarkable music! This takes place every 3rd Wednesday of every month.


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