Special Announcement
Abraham Lincoln Book Shop Virtual Visit

You can have a Personal Holiday Shopping experience via Zoom with Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. A curated, exclusive, personal shopping experience with our knowledgeable staff provides a safe and convenient opportunity to get meaningful gifts for the history lover on your list. It’s easy to make your appointment. Just complete the form below. After … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Book Shop Virtual Visit

A House Divided Presents
Elizabeth Mitchell
Lincoln’s Lie

Daniel Weinberg talks with Elizabeth Mitchell about her book, Lincoln’s Lie.  We will stream this program live on Facebook. A thrilling dive into the little-known, darker side of a Lincoln’s history and relationship with the media, Lincoln’s Lie untangles the threads behind a mysterious 1864 newspaper article to reveal how Lincoln manipulated the media during ... Continue Reading
Modifying our Open Shop Policy

Beginning Monday, November 16, Abraham Lincoln Book Shop will unable to accommodate people for in-store shopping. We are offering virtual visits using Zoom.  Follow the link to make an appointment. Also, we are available for sales assistance and recommendations. Just call the shop at 312/944-3085 or get in touch through email. There are almost 1,000 items here at the website too. We are shipping and providing by-appointment … Continue reading Modifying our Open Shop Policy

Lincoln’s Fly

This morning the media is all “abuzz” about a certain interloper to last night’s vice presidential debate. Although much less common than cats on a playing field, the fly is no stranger to photobombing politicians. Even Abraham Lincoln was not exempt. Take a close look at Lincoln’s pant leg to see another fly who earned … Continue reading Lincoln’s Fly

Abraham Lincoln Signatures – A Primer

People are always curious about Abraham Lincoln Signatures. Where do they come from? What makes one example a “starter signature” and another a once-in-a-lifetime find? In our latest video Daniel Weinberg shares examples of some of the most often seen types of Lincoln signatures. He also explains why knowing the differences can enhance your collecting … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Signatures – A Primer

Shipping Update from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop

UPDATE NEW SHIPPING POLICY Due to high shipping volumes, all three carriers UPS, FedEx, and USPS have suspended service guarantees. For the time being, we are shipping USPS parcels via Media Mail or Priority Mail only. UPS Ground is the only choice we are offering for UPS service. Also, as we incur a pick-up charge … Continue reading Shipping Update from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop

Quoting Lincoln… or Not…

Abraham Lincoln is one of the world’s most frequent victims of misattributed and inaccurate quotes. From the popular and folksy  “Whatever you are, be a good one”–probably paraphrased and usually attributed to William Makepeace Thackery–to President George H. W. Bush’s repeat of “Here I am-warts and all,” attributed to Oliver Cromwell; it seems everyone wants … Continue reading Quoting Lincoln… or Not…