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Prairie Archives

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About Us


Prairie Archives is a general line used book store that offers a large selection of books, prints, newspapers, ephemera, posters and paintings. We have been in business since 1971, starting out as a specialist in Illinois history but quickly generalizing into all things paper. Our store has 18500 square feet of space with no appreciable empty surfaces to be found. Only the main floor is open to the public but we continue to attempt to refine our storage space for easy retrieval of various types of inventory. We are located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Illinois, across the street from the original State Capitol where Lincoln gave his “house divided” speech in 1858, just 2 blocks from the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and abut 3 blocks from the Lincoln Home. If one is interested, it is easy to spend a day or two touring the dozen or so Lincoln sites in Springfield and environs but our community offers much more for the curious tourist.


Prairie Archives Booksellers
522 East Adams
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217-522-9742