Open Books West Loop features 50,000+ used books (plus a curated selection of new books), full customer service including watchlist and ordering, a membership program, frequent buyer discounts, and a slate of events for readers of all ages.
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Chicago Reader “Best of Chicago 2017”
Best Bookstore

Open Books Pilsen stocks a huge selection of books especially suitable for families and educators. The warehouse-style setup also features books starting at $2 and special sales events tied to neighborhood celebrations.
Learn more and come visit!


Red Tricycle’s 2016 Totally Terrific Toy & Book Stores Award!higher-res-taa2016_winner_10-12

Can’t make it to our stores? We sell books from our Pilsen warehouse online and ship them worldwide.
Also available are gift cards and memberships, in case your schedule does bring you to our neighborhoods soon.

Open Books operates two incredible award-winning stores whose sales support our mission. We also sell our books online. About 60% of our annual budget is covered by earned income, including sales in our stores, online commerce, and events.

Support literacy in Chicago by visiting us in the West Loop, in Pilsen, and online!