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Under the Table Books

View Map1443 W. Jarvis St., Chicago
Tel: (773) 743-3728
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Formerly: The first thing likely to jump out at you (literally) at this local used book hole is Rocky, the owner’s friendly, although not particularly small, dog. Once Rocky calms down, you can get to browsing, and an ample library awaits. It is amazing how a store that could fit into one of Borders' bathrooms can deliver so many unexpected hits, but Under the Table does just that.

It has a shelf upon shelf of biography and history books, featuring notable moments from the past galore. The fiction section delivers some unheard-of offerings from classic authors like W. Somerset Maugham, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Saul Bellow (no pretentious first initial from this Chicago-bred Nobel Laureate, thank you very much.) And unlike some used books stores, Under the Table's prices are such that you can stockpile weeks of good reading for less than $15.

Reviewed By: Patrick Corcoran

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Directions  to Under the Table Books

Exit Jarvis Red Line.

Hours

1-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; closed Monday-Tuesday

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