Stock Your Apartment at 850 Lake Shore Drive With New Books From After-Words
“Coolest little bookstore, such a chill place. Walking downstairs was like walking into a book Narnia.” That’s one Yelp reviewer’s impression of After-Words, a local independent bookstore.
What sorts of titles create a book Narnia? Popular and literary fiction, poetry, children’s, history, new age, cookbooks, art, and local interest books, to name just a few! After-Words takes up two floors with a varied selection and emphasis on used titles as well as new. Chicago authors and interests, young adult titles, and signed editions of various books make up the top floor, while a trip downstairs will provide fiction and nonfiction for all interests.
Book lovers are sure to love After-Words for more than the books themselves—though, naturally, that’s a major selling point. As reviewer Sarah H. writes, “The bookstore welcomes you with the smell of a traditional library (versus the coffee shop smell of modern, pedestrian book stores) in such a way that says, welcome in old friend.” After-Words is more than just another bookstore; like one reviewer explains, it’s a bookstore “with a terrific personality.”
A visit to this book Narnia really will leave you feeling like you’ve met an old friend—and, more likely than not, a few new reads to remember it by.