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Prairie Archives

522 E. Adams, Springfield, IL 62701 USA (217)522-9742
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We are generalists, covering all portions of the printed spectrum. However, because of our location we do try to emphasize local authors or historic figures thus Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Lee Masters and Vachel Lindsay as well as Illinois History are well represented in our inventory.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Springfield, Prairie Archives has been serving Central Illinois since 1973. We have occupied three locations since our founding and our current store has been located at 522 E. Adams since 1992. We have approximately 250,000 books in stock, documents, manuscript material, posters, prints, comics, collectibles, magazines, political buttons, postcards and lots more! If you don't see a title you're looking for, please feel free to inquire; only a small part of our stock is catalogued. Our email address is Our store hours are 10-5 Central time Monday through Saturday. Our black lab, Ruby, keeps a good watch on the shop and visitors.

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positive comment by Eva W on Jul 27, 2014

Thank you for selling me this book and sending it all the way to Australia.I bought it for an elderly friend who knew that her late mother had used it as a cookbook in the fifties and sixties, so it meant a lot to her that it was still in good condition.

positive comment by Andrea S on Jul 17, 2014

No complaints good service

positive comment by Christopher D on Jul 14, 2014

rapid and efficient service - thank you!

positive comment by ralph a on Jul 3, 2014

received the book in great condition and got it very quickly,thank you

positive comment by Harry E on Jul 1, 2014

Accurate description and fast secure shipping. Great book seller.

positive comment by William T on Jun 27, 2014

As described with very prompt shipping.

positive comment by Amy A on Jun 13, 2014

Book arrived with damage, but seller courteously and promptly resolved the problem with a partial refund.

positive comment by Kevin G on May 8, 2014

Accurate description and good packaging for shipping. Book was as advertised. Good transaction.

positive comment by JPss on Apr 30, 2014

An excellent transaction, thank you.

positive comment by Eric P on Apr 27, 2014

Just as described.

positive comment by david y on Apr 18, 2014

Item arrived in good time and in promised condition. Thanks!

positive comment by Gary B on Mar 24, 2014

Book came quickly and I was so pleased. It was in very nice condition for age of the book. I had the book years ago, and this was just what I wanted. Thank you.

positive comment by O on Mar 18, 2014

Book arrived in a timely manner and as described. Recommend Seller to everyone!

positive comment by Giancarlo I on Mar 11, 2014

very quick delivery and book as expected. Thanks!

positive comment by Carrie A on Mar 8, 2014

Item arrived quickly and in expected condition. Thanks!

positive comment by Anthony W on Mar 7, 2014

I received this set of books in excellent condition and in a timely manner. Thank you so much for scanning me the extra pictures of the set as requested.

positive comment by on Mar 6, 2014

Great condition. Thanks for extra care in packaging.

positive comment by GARY W on Feb 19, 2014

Excellent response time with book described exactly as it arrived. Would buy again from this seller.

positive comment by Angela on Feb 11, 2014

The book was sourced in America, dispatched on the day of the order and arrived within a month. My experience with this seller is wholly positive. Thank you.

positive comment by Sharon F on Feb 8, 2014

Book as described and received quickly, thanks.

positive comment by Cynthia A on Jan 28, 2014

Thanks! Great service.....

positive comment by William B on Jan 15, 2014

Like New condition. Will make a great reference book.

positive comment by John O on Jan 13, 2014

Excellent condition.

positive comment by David D on Dec 8, 2013

Beautiful book, packed well and delivered in a timely fashion. Exactly what I was looking for.

positive comment by Clay H on Nov 15, 2013

book arrived fine and in great shape-thanks

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