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1. an institution for the promotion of literary or scientific learning.

2. a library or reading room.

3. (initial capital letter) a sanctuary of Athena at Athens, built by the Roman emperor Hadrian, and frequented by poets and scholars.


Athenaeum Librarium combines two tried and true concepts into one inviting space!

The Library: Combines Old World charm with futuristic technology to create a one-of-a-kind bookstore experience. Purchase a monthly membership to 'checkout' books. Or come in, pickup a book, and lounge with us for a while. It's all up to you!

The Study: What's a good book without the perfect cocktail to go along with it? Experience novel-curated cocktails based off of the classics and get a small bite to go along with it. Philosophize with your fellow drinkers. Who knows, you may become the next Socrates...


Whether it's 1 book, 3, or 5, we'll have a package that suits your monthly reading needs, as well as an app that lets you know exactly what's in stock and when you can come in to get it!


Opening In Chicago

spring, 2019

Be sure to check out our kickstarter campaign!