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About Us

Little Bean Books is a small company with big plans. Located in the lakeside community of Antioch, Illinois, Little Bean Books is the only indie bookstore in the area. We sell all types of books: from fiction to non-fiction to children’s books to cookbooks. We support our patrons in whatever they want to read and are happy to be a part of your reading adventures.

Little Bean Books opened in June 2022 (we’re just a baby!). The owner of Little Bean started her small business journey by opening Little Bean Coffee Co. in 2018, however, it was always her dream to own a bookstore as well, and what goes better with coffee than books! Thus, Little Bean Books was born!

As an indie, woman-owned and operated business we work hard to make sure our values can be seen in everything we do. We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, as well as making sure we carry books that support diversity and inclusion

Little Bean Books is proud member of the Antioch community. We work to be active and supportive so we, as well as everyone else, can grow and succeed. We are so thankful to our community for supporting both our locations and helping us achieve our goals and dreams. 

Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and are always eager and excited to talk about books! We would love to see you and help you find your next favorite!


You can find us at 875 Main Street. We hope to see you soon! 

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm


You can also find us July to December at the McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes located at 1202 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050.

Monday - Thursday CLOSED

Friday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm