The Gallery Bookstore Ltd. is located 923 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago, Illinois
Open Everyday 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Closed Wednesday
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From O'Hare International Airport:
Use the Interstate 190 O'Hare access extension East which flows directly into I-90/94 East toward Chicago.
You can correctly exit at one of two exits:
Either Exit 43A, Keeler/Irving Park Rd. At bottom of ramp cross Keeler to the next stoplight which will be Irving Park Rd. Turn left, or East on Irving Park and proceed, a long way, to Southport Ave.(1400 W.) Turn right, or South, and go to Belmont Ave. (3200 N.), then turn left, or East again and we're 4 & 1/2 blocks down (923 W. Belmont Ave.) on right (South) side of street just passed the elevated train underpass.
Or you can use Exit 45C, Kimball/Belmont. Here you go to bottom of ramp and turn right, or South, and go 1/2 block to first stoplight, Belmont Ave. Here Turn left, or East. Watch the store/house numbers and go all the way down to 923 W. Belmont Ave. We're on the South (or right hand) side of Belmont Ave.
From Midway Airport:
Take Cicero Ave. (IL Route 50) North a mile or so to the Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55).
Go East (actually Northeast) to Lake Shore Drive North Exit (U.S. Route 41).
Go North on Lake Shore Drive to Belmont Exit. At bottom of ramp, turn left, or West, and go about a mile or so to 923 W. Belmont Ave.
The store is on the left hand (or South) side of the street.
From The Loop, North Michigan Ave:
Find Lake Shore Drive (US Route 41). It is extremely easy to find; just go East, or towards the Lake, until you find it.
Proceed North to Belmont Ave. Exit (there's only one exit here.) At bottom of ramp turn left, or West and, watching the numbers, go to 923 W. Belmont Ave. (about a mile or so West.)
The store is on the South (or left hand) side of Belmont Ave.
Directions for public transportation
In Chicago it's called The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority.) We are steps from the Red Line, Brown Line and Purple Line stops (stations) at Belmont Ave. (All three Lines stop at the same station.) Walk East less than 1/2 block to 923 W. Belmont (on South side of Belmont Ave.)
All other "Color Coded" Lines connect to each other in the Loop. Connections are easily found at any CTA station by map or by inquiry.
From the Loop, by foot: It is about 5 miles or so as the crow flies from the intersection of Madison Ave. and State St. (00 North-00 South / 00 East-00 West) to the shop. Healthy walkers can make it in 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours of steady, minimally distracted walking. Allow more time if you're a visitor, of course. There are lots of distractions in Chicago. And there are only a few, and these are heavily disguised, flights of the crow in Chicago.