A favorite among local residents and visiting scholars, the Newberry’s A.C. McClurg Bookstore is located near the entrance hall on the first floor. Its specialties include American Studies, Medieval and Renaissance History, Literature, Native American Studies, Genealogy, Cartography, and books about Chicago and the Midwest. In addition, the bookstore offers a thoughtful selection of general interest titles, including children’s books, book-related gifts, and a wide selection of greeting cards, wrapping paper, and stationery.
The bookstore carries all required and suggested readings for Adult Education Seminars as well as printed copies of Newberry publications, including The Encyclopedia of Chicago and recent exhibition catalogs. See Publications and Digital Resources for more information on Newberry publication projects and collaborations. Additionally, the bookstore co-sponsors Meet the Author events at the Newberry, which are free and open to the public. Learn more about upcoming events in our Calendar.
Associates of the Newberry at the Author Level receive a 10% discount on all books and other items in the store. Learn more about supporting the Newberry
The Newberry Bookstore is operated by the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, a co-operative bookstore founded in 1961 by students at the University of Chicago. The Co-op carries over 100,000 titles in the humanities and social sciences. The flagship store on University Avenue in Hyde Park is widely regarded as one of the best academic bookstores in the world. If you cannot find what you are looking for at the Newberry location, place an order with the staff and the books will be delivered to Walton Street from Hyde Park within one or two days. Read the Co-op’s blog, The Front Table.
For more information, call (312) 255-3520 or email email@example.com. Hours are Tuesdays – Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm, Fridays from 10 am - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays). The bookstore often stays open late to accommodate special events at the Newberry.