One of River North's hidden gems, After-Words Books houses two floors (and more than 70,000 titles) of new and used books. The shop features a wide variety of titles—fiction, poetry, literature, photography, history, cookbooks and plenty more. It also has rental space available for parties, lectures, and readings. Plus, the store is equipped to sell books off-site at book groups and other events. Cash book buying is also available by appointment.