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Chicago, IL 60661


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Chicago Magazine
Best of Chicago 2015
Readers’ Choice: Best Bookstore

Our flagship store at the Literacenter features 50,000 books in dozens of genres, a dedicated youth section with 10,000 children’s and young adult books, plenty of comfy chairs and reading nooks, a full slate of events, watchlist and ordering services, and more, all to support our literacy programs in Chicago.

Are you a book lover? Do you know one? Then you most certainly need Open Books store memberships and gift cards.

Looking for a particular title? Fill out our quick Search Form and we’ll check our shelves!

Interested in hosting your reading, book club, birthday party, or other event in our award-winning bookstore? Learn more about the possibilities!