Amazon plans to open a Chicago bookstore in Lakeview

Amazon is opening an offline bookstore in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

“We are excited to be bringing Amazon Books to Southport in Chicago,” Amazon spokeswoman Deborah Bass said in an email Thursday.

Bass said the store, targeted to open next year, will be at 3443 N. Southport Ave., the former location of the now-closed Mystic Celt bar and restaurant.

Building owner L3 Capital couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.