Maps and Directions

Maps and Directions

The Seminary Co-op and 57th Street Books

The Seminary Co-op Bookstores has two locations in the heart of Hyde Park. In case you need assistance, here are some of the routes you can take to get here:

  • Take the Red Line to the 55th/Garfield stop, followed by the eastbound #55 bus. For the Seminary Co-op, get off at Woodlawn Ave and walk 3 blocks south. If 57th Street Books is your destination, wait for the Kimbark stop, and walk 2 blocks south.
  • Take the Metra to the 57th or 59th Street stations. Then follow the map below walking west.
  • Take Lake Shore Drive to 57th Street and follow the map below:
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The Newberry Library Bookstore
For those of you already in downtown Chicago, our store in the beautiful Newberry Library is also easy to get to. For a variety of Chicago- and Midwest-themed titles (among others, all handpicked with care to fit the Newberry's community) along with one of the best card selections in the city, just make your way to the Near North.
  • Take Lake Shore Drive to Chicago, followed by a right on Dearborn (watch those one way streets!)
  • Take the Red Line to Clark/Division and walk 2 blocks south along Clark.
  • Take the 22 bus north from the Loop directly to the Newberry.
  • And, of course, cabs are readily available all over downtown.
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Map of the Seminary Co-op at 5757 S. University Ave
Our mother store in the basement of the Chicago Theological Seminary can be a bit intimidating for the uninitiated. Words heard frequently among customers, new and old, inclyde "maze," "labyrinthine," and "convoluted." But fear not! Not only do we have knowledgeable staff and printed maps in the store to guide you, we've even posted the floor plan right here for your perusal. Get to know your bookstore, plan your trip, and impress your friends and families. 
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