Undercover Books

Undercover Books is a rare and used bookstore and community cultural hub (with a real private investigator office right in the middle) located in the West Washington Heights neighborhood on the far South side of Chicago at 1232 W 103rd Street. We 0ffer a thoughtfully curated collection of rare and used books in a warm and welcoming environment. We also host cultural and special events; featuring author readings, visual art openings, spoken word performance, music performance, local vendor collaborations, and children's story-times. Check out our events calendar below.

We hope to see you soon!

Contact us at 

email: admin@ucbookschicago.com

phone: 872-702-4456


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Please note that Undercover Books will be closed on Thursday June 13 from 2pm to 6pm for a private event.  We will be open to the public from 10am to 1pm and again from 6:30pm to 8pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  We will also be closed all day on July 4, 2024, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Thank you.

Hours of Operation

Monday 10am - 6pm

Tuesday 7am - 6pm

Wednesday 10am - 6pm

Thursday 10am - 8pm

Friday 10am - 6pm

Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 6pm