Upcoming Events


Thu Feb 11 at  7 pm

LGBTQ Valentine's Day

Party with B. Proud



Fri Feb 12  at  7:30 pm

Amina Gautier

The Lost of All Things

Wed Feb 17 at 7 - 8:30 pm

Mara Zimmerman

How to Meditate and Why Workshop

For our complete February scheduleCLICK HERE


Looking for your new favorite author? A great vacation read? Something perfect for your book club? We have recommendations!

Our Bestseller List for 2015 



My Life on the Road

 Bad Feminist Between the World and Me

Furiously Happy




Fun Home

We Should All Be Feminists



My Brilliant Friend

All the Light We Cannot See

Paris, He Said

Check here for more staff recommendations  

Our storewide renovation is complete! Come see our new look!

After undergoing a storewide renovation, we are now open. Come check out our:

  • New flooring!
  • New register counter!
  • New layout!
  • More comfortable places to sit & read!
  • New events & community space!

Click here for more information about our successful Indiegogo campaign  

If you have any questions please email wcfbooks@gmail.com

Announcing New Owners of Women & Children First

After sharing their plans to sell Women & Children First last October, Ann and Linda are thrilled to finally share this heartfelt news with the community. By selecting two of their colleagues--Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck--to step into the roles of co-owners, friends of the store can rest assured that the store, though changing hands, will not be changing heart.

Please read a letter from Ann & Linda to our customers & friends of Women and Children First. And for more details about the new owners check out the press release.

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Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: 773.769.9299 Fax: 773.769.6729

Hours: M-T 11-7, W-F 11-9, Sat 10-7, Sun 11-6

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