Myopic Bookstore is filled from floor to ceiling with used books. This is the perfect place to spend a rainy Saturday roaming around all three floors full of books including fiction, art, music, film, religion, sci-fi, and children’s sections. Between the old paper smell, the live music series, and the poetry readings, you’ll feel as though you died and went to literary heaven. Book buying hours are on Fridays from 6pm – 10pm and Saturdays from 9am – 4pm.
Printing House Row used to be home to (you guessed it!) several of Chicago’s first printing houses. During the first week of June, be sure to catch the annual Printer’s Row Lit Festival. Booksellers line the streets and famous authors host readings. And the best part? It is all free! That is, if you can refrain from buying all the unique books and literary gifts.