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O'Gara & Wilson, Ltd.

1448 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL, 60637, United States
TEL: (773) 363-0993

Billed as Chicago’s oldest used bookstore, O’Gara & Wilson has been a preferred spot for South Side booklovers since it first opened back in 1882. The shop’s inventory runs the gamut from $1 mysteries to pricey out-of-print volumes and scholarly books covering such subjects as religion, music, architecture, history, and science. The stock is also enhanced by a selection of antiques, old magazines, art prints, and acquired personal libraries. While browsing, patrons share the quiet space with a giant bison head hanging over the center aisle as well as Jerome, a life-size wax figure of a hooded monk transcribing manuscripts.

Insider Tip:

If you’re looking for a particular rare book and can’t find it in the shop, the staff will search for a copy through their various contacts.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Parking Available
  • Shipping Available

Shop Type:: Book


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