Get Your Make The Case 2016 Tickets NOW! Find out ways you can help support literacy in Chicago by volunteering at Open Books! Vote Open Books West Loop bookstore for the Time Out Chicago #LoveChicagoAwards! Vote Open Books Pilsen bookstore for the Time Out Chicago #LoveChicagoAwards! Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Want to stay up to date on all things Open Books? Sign up for our newsletter! We collect used books. All books in good condition are welcome, and all donations are tax-deductible. Find out what we take and how to get them to us. We sell and grant them. We give books to students in our instructional programs, donate them to educators and students through our book programs, and sell them in our Chicago stores (West Loop and Pilsen) and online. They fund our programs. We provide transformational literacy experiences for more than 5,000 K-12 students every year, from reading help through novel-writing. Volunteers = magic. Volunteers work with our students, organize our books, staff our events, and make everything happen.