At Make The Case
, Open Books’ first annual bookcase decorating event, teams of local literacy supporters will gather at Enclave to compete for fame and glory as they change standard 3-shelf bookcases into stand-alone marvels themed on the POWER of used books.
Non-competitors will cheer on the teams, enjoy food, drinks, and tunes (spun by Karl Almaria
and Doug Black
), vote for their favorite bookcase, and visit the award-winning Open Books store (right next door) for special sales on used books to support literacy in Chicago.
At the conclusion of the evening, distinguished judges Amy Guth
, Jonathan Messinger
, and Patrick Somerville
will award prizes based on creativity, execution, and fidelity to the theme.
The following week, Open Books will fill the bookcases and donate them to partner nonprofit organizations across the city.