2255 173rd St
Lansing, IL 60438
Phone: (708) 418-3700
Fax: (708) 418-4330
If you are after authentic African clothing and apparel, this place has a wide selection that will satisfy even the most discriminating shopper. In addition to garments, the store also carries a wide range of cassettes, videotapes and compact discs. You can also pick-up Kwanzaa supplies, hand-carved statuettes, figurines and jewelry. Finally, it offers a full-line of cosmetics that you can take home or use for an in-store make-over.
Specializing in albums, tapes and 1945s from the 1960s and 70s, this family-owned record store also features a decent selection of rare and collectible vinyl. For a bit of an anachronistic feel, you can also look through the collection of contemporary 1945 year, ideal for jukeboxes for your home or your business. The store also offers a selection of rock-oriented posters and the help here is friendly.
This is a great source to learn about African and African American culture. The store offers a large selection of significant works, some of which are politically controversial. In addition to books, the shop offers a wide selection of newspapers, magazines and tape-recorded speeches by Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Minister Louis Farrakhan and other influential African American leaders. The children's selection is immense, with many titles that probably aren't available anywhere else in the city.
This bookstore offers a diverse selection of merchandise and activities for its mainly African American clientelle of all ages. You will find a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as a wide variety of instructive periodicals. For children, the bookstore offers weekly storytelling and after-school tutoring. For adults, the store offers frequent book signings and poetry readings. But the store's selection is not limited to books, it also stocks hand-carved figures, jewelry, posters and a variety of handbags and fashion accessories.
Be sure not to miss Seminary Co-op Bookstore buried in the University of Chicago's Theological Seminary. The shelves are virtually stuffed with more than 100,000 titles covering almost any academic subject you can think of. Books on theology, philosophy, and literary criticism are their particular areas of specialty, but there are plenty of books on more general subjects as well. This is a truly amazing bookstore located in a particularly lovely and tranquil part of the city.
Powell's Bookstore offers a very broad range of selections, notably in the used academic non-fiction department, with special attention to American/European history and literary criticism. Fiction can be found in large quantities, alongside titles in philosophy, anthropology and others. If bargains are what you are after, walk down to the basement for a grand selection of books, especially in children's and foreign language.
Anyone with a love of books or history will enjoy stopping at the oldest operating bookstore in the city. Established in 1888, this quaint, well-visited shop is nestled comfortably in the center of the Hyde Park-South Kenwood district. Within the hushed, intimate confines, one can mull over works of fine literature, history and art to the quiet hum of classical music. The vast selection of quality used books is reasonably priced.
This shop is one of three bookstores that makes the trimvarnt of shops that are the Seminary Co-Op bookstores. If you are in the Hyde Park neighborhood, it is a must-see. The area literary set has come to depend on 57th Street Books for its wide selection of general titles, specialty books and children's literature, as well as poetry readings and other events. Be careful, though, it is easy to miss the shop, located in the below-ground floor of a residential building.
Find whatever you are looking for at this great mall just southwest of Downtown Chicago. With dining and entertainment in house, shopping in Westfield Chicago Ridge is quite an experience. They have products that cater to everyone irrespective of age and gender. With food chains like Burger King and Tokyo Express dishing out delectable dishes, hunger pangs after the shopping can be well taken care of. For an awesome dose of retail therapy go to Westfield Chicago Ridge that makes you want to shop till you drop.
Located in historic Hyde Park near the University of Chicago, this charming collection of neighborhood shops and restaurants offers shoppers a welcome getaway from crowded shopping malls and long lines. Specialty shops offer unusual handcrafted items, Afrocentric fashions, collectibles, and beautiful antique treasures. Restaurants include the Calypso Cafe, featuring island specials, and the Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop, serving authentic Southern cooking. Credit cards are accepted, types vary by the establishment.
Although some of the antiques here are "scratch-and-dent," most are in great shape. In fact, the managers here are real sticklers for finding exquisite antiquarian collectibles, mostly from the Hyde Park area and have had several years of experience refining their craft. Inside, you'll find armories, dining room and living room furniture, architectural pieces, and housewares. Jewelry, bedroom sets, vintage clothes, shoes, hats and coats are also on display. The staff is friendly and helpful, especially when commenting on specific selections.
As the name implies, this store specializes in rare and collectible coins, especially those made of silver. However, gold, silver, and platinum treasures such as jewelry, chains, rings and silverware are also available. For example, a full-line of 14-karat gold watches, coin mountings and gold rings are available. In addition, you can sell your wares to the store; it pledges to buy all pocket and wrist watches, as well as war relics. On site numismatists Steve and John Hill are very qualified to answer your questions.