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 Stan R on Jun 24, 2016

Excellent in all ways...

positive comment by d on Jun 20, 2016

I greatly appreciated that the book was wrapped inside the mailer. Thanks so much for that!

positive comment by Kwazi N on Apr 15, 2016

Book was in very good condition, and delivered very swiftly! Excellent seller. Thanks!

positive comment by James W B on Mar 26, 2016

Excellent seller,quick service,honest description.

positive comment by Daniel L on Mar 4, 2016

2 for 2! Awesome, hope to do business again!

positive comment by Daniel L on Feb 29, 2016

Awesome Sellers! Came perfectly described! Made me buy another from you guys! :)

positive comment by Warren L M on Feb 8, 2016

This is a first class transaction. The book is exactly as presented and the shipment was super fast. Very professional all around.

positive comment by James P on Nov 17, 2015

A great copy!!!

positive comment by Sally M on Oct 25, 2015

Thank you for prompt delivery in the condition described!

positive comment by Gloria D on Oct 19, 2015

Easy purchase, would deal with them again. Thank you.

positive comment by Barbara B on Sep 28, 2015

Perfect, thank you

positive comment by 1958Student on Aug 2, 2015

No problems, Thanks.

positive comment by Michael G on Jul 25, 2015

nice book -all ok

positive comment by Chris H on Jun 14, 2015

Well described, fast international service. thank you

positive comment by GIL P on May 11, 2015

A great book from a great Seller!

positive comment by RBB on Apr 26, 2015

Excellent all the way around -- the book's condition was better than reported; the packaging was expert and professional; the book arrived before when I expected. I would DEFINITELY do business with this dealer again. Highest recommendation.

positive comment by Kim S on Feb 13, 2015

I'm very pleased with book's condition and how quickly I received the item. I would be happy to purchase from them again!

positive comment by Teresa I on Dec 16, 2014

Great book in great condition!

positive comment by Marcantonio B on Dec 15, 2014

Excellent, prompt service.

positive comment by DustyWhite on Dec 4, 2014

These guys are great! Great prices, outstanding service, genuinely nice people. They have an extra 10,000 books NOT listed on the website (hmm... I probably should keep that part a secret--I may want those books). They went above and beyond for me.

positive comment by Dennis R on Nov 7, 2014

Great book, great condition!

positive comment by Laurentiu on Nov 7, 2014

The book was listed as used, but it looks as just taken from the shelf from bookstore. Thank you very much!

positive comment by Ronald R on Oct 24, 2014

Very Good

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positive comment by Chris R on Oct 9, 2014

Buy with confidence This seller was helpful and friendly I would use them again without hesitation

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