Women & Children First

Women & Children First

5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
(773) 769-9299 serving: Edgewater, Far North Side
open:MON-TUE 11:00 am-7:00 pm WED-FRI 11:00 am-9:00 pm SAT 10:00 am-7:00 pm SUN 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Sidewalk Score: 10 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Bookstores, American Express Accepted, Cash, Check, Discover Accepted, Gift Certificate Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Shop Online, Visa Accepted, Internet Shopping, Newspaper Publishers, Magazine Publishers, Magazine Dealers,

The Low Down


The Extras: There's also a small women's music section (Ani DiFranco to Madonna), gift items and a small library of rental DVDs.

Know Before You Go: All of the books are either by or about women, though any current and hard-to-find books can be special ordered.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

This feminist bookstore offers a comprehensive, wide-ranging selection.
by Contributor at Citysearch

In Short
Warm, cheery, welcoming and scholarly all at once--and yes, there are plenty of men who shop here. Guest authors have included Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly Ivins and Louise Erdrich. The store has co-sponsored…
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By zazz5657 at Citysearch

This place has the best books!!! I can always find unique books here for both myself and kiddies. I love the fact that they have a lot of communi... Read More

By hitachi_obsessed at Citysearch

Brilliant!!!!! This store is doing something that most stores can only dream of. A perfect mix of feminist, hip, caring, and smart. This store h... Read More

A good place to hang out.
By S W at Insider Pages

Not as laid back as I would like. But its okay. Aside from books, of course, they have book groups, various speakers, and comedians, poetry read... Read More

Great Indie Bookstore
By Christine Z at Insider Pages

The age of the independent bookstore has passed and just a few outstanding indies remain, and this is definitely one of them. Find books on any top... Read More

It's more than a store it's a community
By Courtney B at Insider Pages

This is a wonderful store located in Andersonville. It has a wide selection of books including LGTB books - probably the largest slection in the c... Read More