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Sandmeyer's Bookstore Reviews


"The air is thick with the words of Updike, Messud, Munro and McEwan. You feel as though you could browse for hours on end, stumbling across books you’ve never heard of and revisiting old stand-bys. In Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, you feel like a reader..."

-Annie Anderson, Not For Tourists

"Sandmeyer's  is a welcome respite from the sterile sameness of national bookstore  chains. Family-owned for nearly a quarter century, this wood-floored literary haven feels like an old-fashioned library. Sandmeyer's prides itself on go-out-of-its-way customer service..."

-Maureen Jenkins, Chicago Sun-Times

"The store's openness is instilled not just by space but by the Sandmeyers themselves, who are always available to make suggestions."

-Robert Duffer, ChicagoTribune.com

"...this store does not market itself the way the larger bookstores do, but when you walk on the creaking wooden floor and listen to the soft jazz playing overhead, you realize it does not need to."

-ChicagoTraveler.com

"If your book-buying experiences have been limited exclusively to the local Borders, an immediate pilgrimage to this Printer's Row mom-and-pop shop is in order."

-Jenny Seay, Centerstage Chicago

"Sandmeyer's focus is definitely on the books, with an inventory ranging from hip to highbrow."

-Citysearch Chicago