About Centuries and Sleuths
Celebrating its independence in specialty bookselling for almost 30 years, Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's atmosphere is warm and friendly, with oak/cherry bookcases, shelves clearly labeled with the historical era / topic, mystery, or related subjects of their books, and comfortable seating, inviting you to browse your chosen subject(s). You won't "get lost in the stacks", but you can definitely get lost in the books.
If you're unsure where to start, our knowledgeable, helpful staff will be happy to act as your guide through fact or fiction, history or mystery, and adults' or children’s books. We'll even giftwrap your book purchases upon request.
Often, you can discuss your opinion about a book with other like-minded (or not) readers, or even with the author who excited your curiosity, rapture, or dissent, because five different reader/writer discussion groups meet here regularly; and we host frequent author and community events.
You can follow our events, order books online, and see "staff picks" of books we recently enjoyed, or our groups are discussing, on our web page, Facebook, or Instagram. Or sign up to receive our monthly newsletter. By all means, get to know us better!
While phone & online orders will still be taken, Governor Pritzker's order insists on us all sheltering at home and social-distancing from Mar. 20 - April 30 to prevent overwhelming our healthcare system, by protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones at higher risk.
This means the store is tempoarily closed to walk-in business. Our group events for the forseeable future are being postponed in observance of the COVID-19 guidelines & Augie CANNOT be available during regular store hours for individual book sales.
But phone (708/771-7243) and online orders (firstname.lastname@example.org ) are accepted in the usual manner. Due to the uncertainty of the ultimate pandemic timeline, we strongly recommend you call us before attending events beyond the current Illinois shelter proclamation.
Thank you all, wishing you wellness..
Centuries and Sleuths