Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with both Open Books location on May 2! We'll have special events, author appearances, and more.
Join Open Books for a Night of Asian American Writing in Chicago on May 1.
Bust a gut and support our programs at the Laugh Factory on April 28!
Our summer Publishing Academy Program is now open for registration!
Lace up your running shoes for Open Books and join Team Bookin' It!

We are moving to the West Loop! 

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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.


We collect used books.

 

All books in good condition are welcome, and all donations are tax-deductible. Find out where to drop them off and how to have us pick them up.

We sell and grant them.

 

We give books to students in our programs, donate them to educators, and sell them in our Chicago stores (River North and Pilsen) and online.

They fund our programs.

 

We provide inspirational 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 we do possible.