The Family-Owned Chain Of Bookstores That’s Been An Illinois Favorite Since 1875

There’s a small chain of family-owned bookstores in Illinois that deserve your attention. Since the 1800s, this chain has been an iconic part of the state, and you’ll want to do all your book shopping there.

Book lovers unite for these adorable stores. Check ’em out:

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Anderson’s Bookshop has locations at 123 W Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove, IL 60515, and 26 South La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL 60525. Learn more about them on the store’s website or Facebook page.

For more like this, check out these eight vintage county stores in Illinois that will enrapture your soul.

Have you been to one of these family-owned bookstores? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.