Our Bookstores

Welcome to the Co-op.  
Since 1961, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores have served the University of Chicago's community of scholars as well as the greater South Side, and acted as an epicenter of cultural and intellectual life. Over the past 50 years, the Co-op has grown from a small, basement store into a labyrinth of books at two locations in Hyde Park, with over 100,000 titles on their shelves. 
Our Locations:
The Seminary Co-op | 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. 
Widely regarded as one of the best academic bookstores in the world, the Co-op houses an extensive collection of scholarly titles with a focus on the humanities and social sciences. 
57th Street Books | 1301 E. 57th St.
Located a block from the Co-op, 57th Street Books houses a substantial selection of general interest titles, including kids’ books, popular fiction, cookbooks, science fiction, mysteries, and graphic novels.