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.

We said goodbye to our Humboldt Park storefront after almost 9 years in August of 2022. 

While we miss our little shop, we've gone online only for the time being. We have the same lust for books, art, and handmade Chicago made goods.

Shop with us here online, and find us out and about and popping up in all sorts of venues in Chicago!

The finest little (online) 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 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 with a focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing.

We love carrying zines, cards, and notebooks. We love printed matter in all of its forms. We are also all about the gifting, whether to yourself or your loved ones. A handwritten note or special gift can go a long way.

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.