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At O’Gara & Wilson, you may find what you are looking for – a paperback mystery for yourself, a nicely bound gift for a friend. These finds are the small triumphs of used bookstore shopping.

But they are not the great triumphs. In used bookstores, great triumphs are always the unexpected fruits of browsing. They seek you out, rather than the reverse. Your eye is drawn, perhaps, to a lower shelf, or a darkened corner. What is it? Come and find out!

Discover the Dunes!

Less than an hour from Chicago, and only minutes from Exit 26A off I-94 or from Exit 31 off the Indiana Toll Road, our shop is in the downtown Chesterton Commercial Historic District. We're five minutes from Indiana Dunes State Park, ten minutes from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and just blocks from the Prairie Duneland Trail. And every Saturday from May to October, the Chesterton European Market takes place right on our doorstep! While you're in Chesterton, visit one of our many local shops and restaurants, including:

Yesterday's Treasures Antique Mall

Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor 

Octave Grill

Villa Nova Pizzeria

Butler Winery

Red Cup Cafe


Peggy Sue's Diner

Northside Diner

Westchester Township Museum

Tao Chen's

Third Coast Spice Cafe

Val's Famous Pizza & Grinders

Hunter's Brewery

Santiago's Mexican Restaurant




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Thousands of our books are available online at If you know what you're looking for, that's often a great place to begin. But there's really nothing like the serendipity of browsing in a real shop!

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