August 9 National Book Lovers Day, and if you're looking for a place to snag a read and celebrate, Chicago's got you covered.
The city has dozens of bookstores, from the big-box chains to museum-like collections of rare gems. But for this year's holiday, we wanted to show some love to the city's more independent, local-exclusive literary landmarks.
So if you're cashing in on the Chicago Public Library's rare amnesty offer and cleaning your bookshelves of delinquent texts, we've got some suggestions for where to restock.
Check out our roundup of some of our favorite local bookstores, and share any great ones we missed in the comments: