Kibbitznest books, brews & blarney carries a carefully curated selection of primarily scholarly and academic remainder books in the liberal arts category. Most of the books are from A, B, and C SENSE-rated academic presses and publishers, including the University of Chicago Press. A portion of the proceeds benefits the nonprofit Kibbitznest, which accepts used books and sells them to fund their programming. A large selection of donated used books and rare books are for sale in the backroom and the ‘reading room.’ The nonprofit also welcomes everyone to read any of its used books while at the Kibbitznest. We add to our stock as we survey the preferences of our guests and patrons and the wider and local Chicago community.
We also stock fun and interesting book-related, retro, and socially engaging gift items geared toward encouraging social interaction, traditional human communication, and intellectual stimulation.