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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 7/21/2024 Joseph Burey had this to say:
Amazing selection

On 6/24/2024 k c had this to say:
Fantastic used bookstore in Bridgeport! Owners are still importing their books from southern Illinois, can't wait to keep going back over time to see what they have. The store has Myopic Books' (bookstore in Wicker Park) vibes because the shelves are homemade by Joe, the original owner of Myopic Books. Update 6/2024: It has been about two years since my first review.. the bookstore moved next door and is very spacious. Book selection has gotten better and better over time. It's my favorite bookstore in the city!

On 6/19/2024 C C had this to say:
I love this place sooooo much. They moved next door and they have so many more books.

On 6/10/2024 Jeremy Kitchen had this to say:
Excellent selection, you can spend days in here as I often do. Used bookstores are a dying breed. This one is special, so get in there and find some gems.

On 6/10/2024 Frank Cihak had this to say:
This is a wonderful used book store. It is from a bygone era. Only lover of books need to be there.

Contact Us

Tangible Books
3326 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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