About Us

Bookie's opened as The Bookie's Paperbacks and More in 1989, and it has been providing books to the south side of Chicago for over 28 years. When a long-time employee took it over in 2006, it became brighter and more inviting. Its labyrinthine shelves stocked books from every genre

Every evolution of the store has seen it become brighter and more modern.

In 2015, former high school English teacher, Keith Lewis, took over the store, and the evolution continued.

On July 1, 2017, Bookie's moved into a new double storefront, almost tripling its square footage, right around the corner from its previous location.

Modern, bright, spacious, and easy-to-navigate, the new Bookie's boasts full ADA-compliance.

This new site is the latest event in the upgrade of the store. Here, you can purchase books and gift cards, see our upcoming store events, explore what we like and what we're reading, purchase audiobooks, purchase e-books, learn all about us and what we do, and sign up for various newsletters.

We are a true community bookstore, helping customers of all ages, as well as neighborhood schools and businesses, to get reading!

Shop locally, support independent bookstores, and keep our neighborhood flourishing for years to come.