Beloved Booklegger’s to close after 28 years in Lakeview, 38 in Chicago

Booklegger's Used Books, 2907 N. Broadway, will close on Oct. 23 after almost three decades in Lakeview. (Jessica Cabe / DNAinfo)

LAKEVIEW — A used book store that has been a Lakeview staple for almost three decades — and in its current location at 2907 N. Broadway for 18 years — will be closing its doors on Oct. 23.

Booklegger’s Used Books owner Lawrence Van De Carr said the decision to close isn’t a result of anything dramatic, but it’s “just time.” The store was open for a decade in Rogers Park before it moved to Lakeview.

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“I’ve been doing this a long time,” he said. “We’ve been in the neighborhood for 28 years. As you get older, you make changes.”

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