Chicago is a hotbed of alternative comics. Here is an alphabetical list of stores that support alternative comics in Chicago.

Alley Cat Comics
5304 N Clark St Rear, Chicago, IL 60640
773.907.3404
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm
​Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60077
847.423.2916
Monday – Tuesday 11 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

BrainStorm
1648 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
773.384.8721
Monday – Tuesday 12:30 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 10 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm – 8 pm
Friday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
773.293.2665
Monday 10 am – 10 pm
Tuesday 12 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday-Saturday 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

The Boring Store (826CHI)
1276 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
773.772.8108
Monday -Thursday 12 pm –6 pm
Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Challengers Comics + Conversation
1845 N Western Ave, Chicago IL 60647
773.278.0155
Monday-Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Chicago Comics
3244 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
773.528.1983 | 800.509.0333
Monday – Friday 12 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm

Comix Revolution
606 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201
847.866.8659
Monday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

115 W Central Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847.506.0800
Monday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Graham Crackers Comics
9 Locations throughout Illinois,
including one in Chicago’s Loop:
77 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60602
312.629.1810
Monday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Myopic Books
1564 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
773.862.4882
Monday – Sunday 9 am  – 11 pm

Powell’s Books
Hyde Park:
1501 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
773.955.7780
Monday -Sunday 9 am – 11 pm

University Village:
1218 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
312.243.9070
Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
773.342.0910
Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday 12 pm – 10 pm
Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm

Seminary Co op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
773.752.4381
Monday – Friday 8:30 am–8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 12 – 6 pm

Third Coast Comics‎
6234 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660
847.863.7450
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Unabridged Bookstore
3251 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
773.883.9119
Monday – Friday 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 7 pm

Uncharted Books
2620 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647
Monday – Friday: 1 pm – 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm

Women & Children First
5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
773.769.9299
Monday – Tuesday 11 am – 7 pm
Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm