Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery

Store Hours

Monday — CLOSED

Tuesday to Sunday—

NOON to 7:00PM

515 N Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60642


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Can you envision your book on our shelves?

 We are proud to support local authors, especially minorities (women, p.o.c., LGBTQ+), through our consignment program, which will allow us to carry and feature a much wider variety of self-published and print-on-demand titles than we could through traditional purchasing. We have created shelf space specifically for local and independent authors.


General Info


  • Books must have a spine displaying the title and author’s name (no spiral-bound books).

  • Upon the sale of your book, you will receive 60% of the retail value of the book per copy sold. Retail pricing must be consistent wherever your books are sold. Once a month we will send payment accrued from book sales to an address provided by the consignor. Payments will be sent between the 28th and 30th of each month.

  • The basic administrative fee for consignment is $25. If 10 or more books are sold within the two months (2) months, this $25 fee is rebated.

  • Semicolon Bookstore agrees to display books on a consignment basis for a minimum of two (2) months. If there is a three-month period without sales, we will return books by mail.  Once a book has been removed from our shelves, that title will not be restocked.  However, please contact us when you have a new title to consider for our consignment program.


We will pay only for items sold. Damaged or stolen items are the sole financial responsibility of the consignor.*


Tips to make your consignment successful:


  • Encourage friends, family, and other contacts to purchase your book at Semicolon Bookstore!

  • Contact your local media and mailing lists to announce that your book is available at Semicolon Bookstore.

  • Send out press releases, review copies, and other promotional materials.

  • Get involved with book clubs, libraries, and other community organizations. Greater success comes from a wide array of author-coordinated promotion.

If interested in consignment with Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery,

submit your work here.