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Open Books
905 W. 19th St., Chicago , IL  60608
(312) 243-9776

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If you are not already familiar with Open Books, you must check out this very special organization. Part book store, part social program, part online sensation, all inspiration! Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, a book warehouse, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond.

We do this work through our extraordinary bookstore in River North (Chicago), online sales, and through our recently opened Open Books Warehouse a second retail space in East Pilsen, (905 W. 19th Street, one block west of Halsted St., in Chicago). We carry books for both children and adults. Children's books prices start at $1 and adult books are currently priced at $3.

The East Pilsen warehouse, opened in 2012, holds our stock of donated books as well as our online-sales inventory, we also accept donated books at this location! All proceeds from online sales and the warehouse store support Open Books literacy programming throughout Chicago. The Pilsen warehouse is also home to our book granting program. Open Books builds in-classroom lending libraries, grants books to students, and donates reading resource materials to schools and nonprofit partners across Chicago. In 2014, we will donate over 100,000 books to children, parents, and teachers.
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