COVID-19 UPDATES

  1.  We are OPEN Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6 PM. We are  closed on Mondays.
  2.  Masks covering your nose and mouth are required for entry.
  3.  Our phones are open from 12-4 PM.
  4.  We offer curbside pickup from 11 AM-5 PM every day behind the store.
  5.  Please wait to receive an email letting you know that your order is ready.
  6.  Text 773-771-0099 with your name and order number when you're 10 minutes away.

In the News

    

Recent Press

"Women & Children First Bookstore 'Stronger than Ever' as it celebrates 40 Years in Business" - Block Club Chicago

"This Bookstore is Still on the Cutting Edge of Feminism, 40 Years Later" - Them

"Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance with Action, Not Just Words" - The New York Times

"Inside Indie Bookstores: Women & Children First in Chicago
" - Poets & Writers

"The Key to Staying Open Is Staying Niche." - Forbes

"One Way For An Indie Bookstore To Last? Put Women 'First'" - NPR

"Women & Children First Way Street Dedication" - Windy City Times

Celebrating New Ownership

"Andersonville's Women & Children First Bookstore has New, but Familiar Owners"  - Chicago Tribune 

"Literati of the Moment: Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, New Owners of Women & Children First" - Newcity

"Ownership Changes at Chicago’s Women & Children First Bookstore" - Chicago Sun Times

"Two Store Employees Buy Women & Children First" - Publishers Weekly

Resistance to Amazon

"What it Means for independent Bookstores when Amazon Moves into Town" - WGN

"Chicago's Indie Booksellers Blast Plans For New Amazon Store" - Here & Now

"Chicago Indies Decry Amazon Books" - Shelf Awareness

"Local Booksellers Brace Themselves for the Opening of the Amazon Store"- Chicago Reader

Feminist & Independent Bookstores

"The Last 13 Feminist Bookstores in the U.S. and Canada" - Paste Magazine

"The feminist bookstores that inspired Portlandia" - Melville House

"The 28 Coolest Independent Bookstores in the U.S." - Matador