Our Story

 1373 N Milwaukee Ave 

10am-6pm Everyday



Volumes Bookcafe is Wicker Park's neighborhood independent bookstore cafe. With heavily curated shelves of books, and a tasty menu of baked goods, quality espresso drinks  AYA pastries. We aim to create a warm and inviting community space for book lovers of all ages.

Volumes is a family owned business, brought to life by two Chicago area sisters. Rebecca and Kimberly have always had careers that were intertwined with books. While Kimberly was spending her career in early childhood, introducing youngsters to the power of reading, Rebecca was spending her career in secondary and higher education, trying desperately to keep students reading. While academia has its perks, both sisters longed for a different career that could still bring their passion for learning and reading into the community at large.

They both wanted to create something that contributed to their community. Having lived in the Wicker Park/Bucktown/West Town neighborhoods for years, they wanted to create a store that would complement the existing niche bookstores. What started as a childhood dream has finally become a reality in the neighborhood they call home.

Looking for ways to support your local indie bookstore? You can donate to our gofundme  here: https://gofund.me/af2629d8


Thank you! Kimberly, Rebecca and the Volumes Team!