Looking for writing prompts and games? Want to meet other writers? Itching to tell everyone about the fantasy world you’ve created? Just need somewhere to sit and write? The Creative Writing Club is the place for all that and more!


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. Join us in spreading the joy of literacy through reading, writing, and the GIVING power of used books. Make a financial donation that will have a lasting impact.

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.