Special Announcement
A House Divided Presents
James Oakes
The Crooked Path to Abolition

James Oakes visits A House Divided to talk about his book, The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution.This program airs live at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop Facebook Page. The long and turning path to the abolition of American slavery has often been attributed to the equivocations and inconsistencies of antislavery ... Continue Reading
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John Matteson
A Worse Place Than Hell

A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation brings together the prodigious forces of war with the intimacy of individual lives. Matteson interweaves the historic and the personal in a work as beautiful as it is powerful. Some you will know, others not as clearly–Walt Whitman, Louisa May ... Continue Reading
2021 Lincoln Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has awarded the 2021 Lincoln Prize to David S. Reynolds, for his book Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times. David joined us on A House Divided to talk about the book. You can watch it on The House Divided page.  We have a few first editions available. These include signed bookplates. Order your copy today.  The Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize is awarded annually for … Continue reading 2021 Lincoln Prize

The Latest Book List

Our stock of antiquarian books is larger than we can feature on the website. During usual times, we would have customers visiting the shop and these books would be finding new homes in collections everywhere. However these are not usual times. We endeavor to offer a new Book List every month. If you see something … Continue reading The Latest Book List

Download Catalog 183 Holiday/Winter 2020

The latest catalog is available in pdf format. You can download it here.   It is a work in progress. More items will have links shortly. We are working diligently to get everything here at the site. If you would like to see a photograph of anything, please let us know. We are happy to send photographs of any of our items. Of course … Continue reading Download Catalog 183 Holiday/Winter 2020

Abraham Lincoln Book Shop Virtual Visit

You can have a Personal 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; or something exciting for yourselg. It’s easy to make your appointment. Just complete … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Book Shop Virtual Visit

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