About Space Oddities

We first opened our doors on November 1st, 2013, if you don't count our opening party. Space Oddities was founded with the intent to bring books, art, local goods, and magical items for sale under one roof - the more one of a kind and handmade, the better.

The finest little bookstore & gallery in Humboldt Park, Chicago.

We are equal parts bookstore and gallery, featuring work by local artists and artisans. We host a carefully curated selection of paintings, framed drawings, archival prints, along with ceramics, sculpture, hand created jewelry, candles, tarot and oracle decks. Our new and used books span a broad variety of subjects, paying special mind to dystopian and otherworldly literature, poetry, art books, comics, esoteric tomes, how-to books, mythology, philosophy, pulp sci-fi, and speculative non-fiction, as well as general fiction.

We stock a wide variety of candles, incense, herbs, crystals, perfume oils, and other items of a natural and eclectic nature. We love carrying zines, ephemera, and notebooks. After hours, we host workshops, artist pop-ups, tarot readings, book release parties, salon evenings with performance art and poetry, all sorts of things. We’re pretty friendly. Come visit once COVID lifts!

We are always looking to make new connections and love working with other innovators. If you'd like to inquire about showing your artwork at Space Oddities or teach a workshop, please email us! We especially love working with Chicago-based artists, authors, and makers. Please feel free to send photos of your work and a line sheet to space.oddities.chicago@gmail.com.

In these strange COVID times, we are especially interested in collaborating for online events!