Our Sidewalk Sale is back on August 19-21!

Join our incredible volunteer corps for their Blastoff to the new school year!

In honor of our tenth anniversary, we’re celebrating a chapter of Open Books each month from February to November. This month’s chapter is Writing. Get to know two of our favorite student authors and their published novels!

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.

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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.