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The Book Cellar

29 locals recommend ·
About this place
We are a unique independent bookstore where you can find literature for everyone of all ages. Our book store carries a variety of selections from young adult literature to self help books. In addition, we provide a lovely cafe where you can have a glass of wine, soup, salad, or sandwiches while y...
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November 10, 2019
Independently owned bookstore and cafe in Lincoln Square. Stop by to browse their shelves, attend one of their frequent events, or enjoy a selection of wine, beer, sandwiches, and pastries in the cafe.
July 19, 2018
Cute coffee shop in a local bookstore space with outdoor seating as well.
January 15, 2018
Great selection and a fine cafe
October 30, 2017
Cool little bookstore with a decent coffee shop inside.
August 02, 2017
This Lincoln Square bookstore has a great selection of titles, helpful staff (check out the staff picks near the front) and a delightful little cafe (which even serves wine). You can linger here for a long time! They also have readings by authors a couple of times a week and host book groups.

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“The Davis Theater, was originally known as the Pershing Theater. The Pershing Theater was built in 1918 and was named after First World War General of the Armies, John J. Pershing. It is the only remaining theater of five built in Lincoln Square, and one of the few neighborhood theaters still operating in Chicago. The Pershing opened showing vaudeville and silent films; it’s first being The Forbidden City. In the 1930s, the Pershing was renamed the Davis Theater. Starting in the 1952, the theater attempted to appeal to the cultural influences in the neighborhood by showing German-language films in addition to American films. The theater then transitioned to showing a variety of entertainment including puppet shows, second run films, and revivals through the 1970s. It was bought out in the late 90’s where it has remained a first run theatre ever since. In January of 2016 the theatre was closed for renovation and brought back to life in its current state as a historical landmark and community center for cinema and the arts. The Davis Theater is the longest continually operated theater in Chicago. In 2018 they were awarded the Award for Rehabilitation by Landmarks Illinois.”
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4736 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone+1 773-293-2665
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 9:00 PM
Beer, Wine
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