Best of Chicago 2015
Best Hidden 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 $1 and special sales events tied to neighborhood celebrations.
The legacy project of Pablo Helguera’s Librería Donceles is also hosted at Open Books Pilsen. The city’s only collection of used Spanish-language books is available for any price the buyer deems appropriate, with inventory constantly being replenished from book donations.
Book Grab Table
K-12 educators: Come over any time we're open (Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm) and we'll give you a box to fill with the FREE books of your choice from our special table!
Picking up a book grant from us? Come on over any time we're open (Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm) and we'll help you load your new treasures into your car.
Can't find it in stores? Check out our online inventory to find your specific needs!
Looking for a colorful and creative venue for a party or meeting? Our store and classrooms are available! See the details and contact us to discuss dates.