Owner Ed Devereux opened Unabridged Bookstore on Saturday, November 1, 1980, and the store has been thriving ever since.
Unabridged is known for its dedicated and knowledgeable staff and their hand-written personal recommendations. Unabridged has an unparalleled sale book section, an award-winning children’s section, an extensive travel room, and an outstanding selection of fiction and poetry. For
35 36 years, Unabridged Bookstore has also been Chicago’s premier go-to-bookstore for LGBT literature. Voted “Best Bookstore in Chicago 2015” by Chicago Magazine, Unabridged remains an iconic institution in the Lakeview neighborhood.