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Sunday- CLOSED

Monday- CLOSED

Tuesday- 11:30am-6:30pm

Wednesday- 11:30am-6:30pm

Thursday- 11:30am-6:30pm

Friday- NOON-6:00pm

Saturday- NOON-6:00pm

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery

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515 N Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60642


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Would you like Semicolon Bookstore to carry your book?



Semicolon is 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 first three (3) months, this $25 fee is rebated.

  • Semicolon Bookstore agrees to display books on a consignment basis for a minimum of three (3) 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.  Please do get in touch 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.


Helpful 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 our consignment process, please download and fill out the consignment contract below, then send it to We will then send you an invoice via SQUARE for your administration fee and add your book to our system!