Shipping Update from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop


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 for UPS, there is an additional surcharge on all UPS parcels we ship. This surcharge might be as high as $12.00. This is in addition to the packing and shipping costs. We are shipping on Thursday only for the time being.

Curbside service for local customers is by appointment only. If you are local and would like to order, please call the shop and we will schedule something with you.

Remember to look at the Extra Value Books section. We’ve discounted some good reads to get you through this unprecedented time. Also join us for Take a Break–With History, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm (C). You can have a virtual visit with the shop on our Facebook Page.

Dear Colleagues, Customers, Friends, and Visitors of Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.,

In accordance with recent directives, we have closed for in-shop visitors. Safety is always our first priority.

Books are a great way to escape from the difficulties for a little while. We have a special selection of Extra Value Books right now, too. There are limited copies of some great contemporary titles at reader-friendly prices. Take a look!

You can order here at the web site and we are available to take your orders at 312-944-3085 10am-4pm, Monday through Saturday. Please give us a call if you would like to order something.  We are packing and shipping on Thursday. We can schedule curbside service, for local customers.

Staying in Touch

We want to stay in touch during these unprecedented times.

As a way to do that, we are launching a new program called Take a Break With History. Watch live when Daniel Weinberg or another member of the shop shares an item from the shop and gives you an in-depth look at it. You can have a quick, virtual visit to Abraham Lincoln Book Shop!

The program airs live at 1pm (C) on our Facebook Page. If you can’t take a break at 1pm, watch it at Facebook when you do!  The item will be posted along with the video under the Take a Break with History tab at the top of the home page after the broadcast.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for teasers about the next episode of Take a Break–With History! Join our Mailing List for special offers, too.

We wish everyone good health during these arduous times. We hope to see all of you very soon.

Everyone here believes themselves truly fortunate to do the jobs we do. Thank you all for all your support (and your business!) over the years!


The Staff of Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.