The Seminary Co-op Bookstore has been independent and member owned since 1961. Members are part-owners of the Co-op. Members not only invest in a local company; they become part of an intellectual community. Over the years, members have included authors, intellectuals, and public figures such as G. E. M. Anscombe, Saul Bellow, S. Chandrasekhar, Friedrich Hayek, Paul Ricoeur, Susan Sontag, and Harold Washington, to name just a few. All of our members share equally in ownership of the Co-op, and help shape us. Since our founding, we have grown from a small basement store into a labyrinth of books, and we now have three locations across Chicago. We believe there is no substitute for being in the physical presence of books. We give a lot of thought to what we keep in inventory and what we highlight, and feel that our knowledgeable staff heightens the bookstore experience.
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