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There's nothing better than getting cozy and reading a good book on a chilly, fall day in your gorgeous apartment at Millie on Michigan! Not only is our community located near storied theaters, world-famous museums, and cutting-edge cuisine, Millie on Michigan is only a short drive away from Evanston where you will find some of the best, most unique bookstores in Illinois. Keep reading to find out which stores are our favorite bookstores in Evanston, Illinois.

Bookends and Beginnings

Bookends & Beginnings was founded in 2014 by food reporter and author, Nina Barrett. Before founding Bookends & Beginnings, Nina had lived in Evanston for thirty years and has been featured as one of the top fifty most influential figures on Chicago's literary scene! This charming bookstore is located down the alley behind 1712 Sherman Avenue and offers a large selection of new books, used books, and publisher remainders. They recently opened a second location that offers cute stationery and gift items, including greeting cards and boxed cards, journals, pens and pencils, literary-themed apparel, games, and puzzles. When you walk in the doors, you immediately feel at home. This is a hidden gem you don't want to miss!

Squeezebox Books and Music

If you're looking for a wide selection of both books and music, this is the store for you! Squeezebox Books and Music is a boutique-style, thematically based used book and music store. With a wide selection of books, vinyl records, music, CDs, and DVDs, you'll find everything you could possibly want to add to your collections and feel the comfort of nostalgia. If you need to make room for new, you can bring a bundle or a bag full of books and music to sell at any time!

Booked

This adorable Evanston bookstore is our favorite for young readers! Booked is a must-stop for anyone that has a kid or young adult who either loves reading or is about to fall in love with reading. The beautifully painted front door will have your kids jumping for joy as soon as you enter this unique store. Don't worry, they have plenty of books for adults as well.

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