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September 2016
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July 2016
A Visit To Open Books

March 2016
Around Town: M^ELK Beatbox Train Beatbox Train with Dabble Kids, Open Books

January 2016
7 Cozy Chicago Bookstores

January 2016
Chicagoan Of The Year: Stacy Ratner

December 2015
Chicago's 10 Best Independent Bookstores For Bibliophiles

December 2015
Here Is Why We Need Local Bookstores

August 2015
Best Of Chicago

August 2015
Group Works To Boost Literacy In Chicago

July 2015
Literacenter And Open Books

May 2015
Best Of Chicago

June 2015
Chicago Independent Bookstore Day Expands To 12 Stores

April 2015
The Local Look: Open Books

March 2015
Literacenter Aims To Do For Literacy What 1871 Does For Startups

March 2015
Wander Around These 15 Amazing Bookstores

March 2015
Open Books Moving Into Literacenter

March 2015
Open Books Works To Turn Page On Illiteracy In Chicago

February 2015
Free Children's Books On CTA Holiday Train

December 2014
How To Grow For The Greater Good

December 2014
8 Questions With Stacy Ratner

December 2014
The ABCs Of Shopping In Chicago

September 2014
Best Bookstores In Chicago

August 2014
Joey King Heads Here To Help Boost Literacy

August 2014
Best Indie Bookstores In Chicago

July 2014
Rain Didn't Hamper Independent Bookstore Day

July 2014
Chicago Indie Bookstore Day

July 2014
Inaugural Chicago Independent Bookstore Day

July 2014
A Puzzle For Bookstores

July 2014
Chicago Indies Schedule Bookstore Day

July 2014
What A Time To Be A Bookseller!

June 2014
The 25 Best Tumblr Accounts For Book Nerds

March 2014
Turn The Page: Open Books Opens A Bookstore In Pilsen

March 2014
Youth Reading Program Coming To Englewood

February 2014
Literary Tourism: A Book Lover's Guide To Chicago

January 2014
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2016
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Best Bookstore/Shop


2016
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2016
Chicago Magazine: Chicagoan of the Year - Stacy Ratner

2015
Chicago Magazine, Best of Chicago: Readers' Choice: Best Bookstore - Open Books West Loop

2015
Chicago Reader, Best of Chicago: Best Hidden Bookstore - Open Books Pilsen

2015
Chicago Reader, Best of Chicago: Runner-Up, Best Charity - Open Books

2014
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network: Associate Board of the Year - Open Books

2014
Chicago Reader, Best of Chicago: Best Charity - Open Books

2013
Lumity Nonprofit Technology Leadership Award: Finalist - Open Books

2013
Chicago Reader, Best of Chicago: People’s Choice: Best Bookstore - Open Books

2012
Social Enterprise Alliance:
Innovation Award
- Open Books

2010
Talk Of The Town: Excellence Award - Open Books

2010
PACTT: Work Of Heart Award - Open Books

2009
Opportunity Knocks: Best Nonprofit To Work For - Open Books

2008

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