Learn more about the Open Books used bookstore in River North, Chicago. Find store updates and event information. Come visit and help support our literacy mission.
Learn More about the Open Books used bookstore.
It's been called "the most beautiful bookstore in Chicago," and it holds more than 70,000 donated books (including 10,000+ kids' books!) for sale to help support our literacy mission. Come visit!
213 W. Institute Pl.
Chicago, IL 60610

Monday - Saturday
10am - 7pm
12noon - 6pm
The Open Books store will be closed on
Monday, September 1.

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1 block north of Chicago+Franklin
on the Brown / Purple lines.

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Memberships and
Gift Cards

Become an Open Books member!
Want special savings in the store, early entrance to sales, and more? Become a member!

Buy Open Books store gift cards!
Share the love of literacy with everyone on your list by giving them Open Books store gift cards.
Kids' Card
Kids can earn free books just by visiting the store! Find out how to get started.


Book Search
Book Search

Looking for a particular book? Fill out our quick search form and we will check our shelves!


Store Events

From special sales to author readings, there's always something happening at the store. See the full calendar!

Open Book Club
Open Book Club

Join us every month for our free and friendly book club! Get the details and see what we'll be reading.


Store Updates
Store Updates

Store Extras

Photos - See the gorgeous store!
Shop - Buy books, shirts, mugs, and more online.
Private Events - Find out about hosting your party, book club, or other event in the store.
Volunteering - Sign up to help sort, shelve, and do other things in the store.
Membership - Get special store discounts and other great perks by becoming a member!
Warehouse - Browse specially priced children's books for your classroom or nonprofit.

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