The kind of bookstore every college town needs


217-345-2627 | Charleston, IL

Bob's Bookstore - Bookseller | Retail | Charleston, IL

Don't get caught in the same routine, come see us in our easy-to-find location in the square, just south of the University.


Expand your social calendar, and come join us for our next event. Wi-Fi is available.

After 20 years of running the largest bookstore in Chicago, Joe's come to bring a little of the city to Charleston. Come in for a book, but stay in the warm, social atmosphere and the packed event calendar.


If you're looking for a way to spend your time, you're always welcome down at Bob's Bookstore. With new events scheduled every month, you'll always find something to do for the night here.

Join us for a reading

Enjoy a taste of city life in a small town

Meet some new faces at a new location

  • Poetry readings

  • Live music

  • Art installations

  • Prose readings

Come in for one of our event nights

Reading event

Call to find out

the events

we're planning

Tuesday Night Poetry: 7PM - close