Created, owned, and curated by an art and literature lover, Semicolon Bookstore attempts to merge both worlds seamlessly. Few things are better than books, art, and comfy couches!

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery is a Black Woman-owned safe space that was created to merge minds through books and art alike.
Semicolon Bookstore and gallery is a Black woman-owned bookstore that also has a nonprofit arm dedicated to raising literacy rates in Chicago by providing free books to Chicago Public School students. Getting students reading and an art-filled, inviting space? Count us all the way in.
We pride ourselves on continuing the narrative of Black stories, authors, and artist that created them. Instead of a section in the back, we proudly fill the entire space with color to represent a culture of people who are celebrated not tolerated here.

Enjoy the curated gallery and make yourself at home in our cozy store!

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  • Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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