In addition to keeping a carefully curated selection of books in our store — which we encourage you to browse in person — we offer online shopping.


  • PERUSE the book lists that West Side Books staff have prepared in various categories, and tell us if you'd like further recommendations.
  • DISCOVER titles that might not be on your radar in our Staff Picks.
  • JUDGE for yourself whether the winning book deserved the prize — or just enjoy genre-specific collections of excellent literature — by studying the lists of award-winning and -nominated books.
  • BROWSE the online catalog. Please note that we can't always get every book on it, though we will try our best and keep you informed of our efforts.


REMEMBER: It's always worth checking if we have a book in the store (and possibly used) before buying it through our website. Just call, email, or visit to find out!