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Thursday Storytime

Join us at 10 am every Thursday and Saturday for Storytime at our Open Books West Loop location. Come for the books and songs, stay for the memories!

Comic Book Trivia

Avengers-X-Men-Fantastic Four- Now put your team together for a night of comic book trivia at Open Books. We are excited to be teaming-up with Chicago Nerd Social Club and National Novel Writing Month. Come put your trivia skills to the test. Prizes include tickets to C2E2.

Storytime at Open Books Pilsen

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a special Storytime at Open Books Pilsen (905 W 19th St.). Come for the books and songs stay for the memories! Perfect for Pre-K and first graders. There will be bi-lingual stories and songs as well as fun games and activities!

Creative Writing Club

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our weekly program for young writers to sharpen their literary skills. An hour and a half full of creative games, writing time, and feedback from peers awaits you! We’re looking forward to forming a community of young writers who can inspire each other and write the next Read More

Thursday Storytime

Join us at 10 am every Thursday and Saturday for Storytime at our Open Books West Loop location. Come for the books and songs stay for the memories!

Open House/OpenMic- University of Chicago Writer’s Studio

  The University of Chicago Writer’s Studio is heading to Open Books West Loop for our next Open House/Open Mic! Join us for instructor Dina Elenbogen’s FREE craft mini-lesson on Cultivating Voice in Memoir. After that, we’ll start up our always-inspiring creative writing open mic! Join the Writer’s Studio community for this signature event to Read More

Saturday Storytime

Join us at 10 am every Thursday and Saturday for Storytime at our Open Books West Loop location. Come for the books and songs stay for the memories!

Almost Pi(e) Day

Open Books is excited for the 8th annual Almost Pi(e) Day! The Chicago Nerd Social Club aren’t just math fanatics; it’s more of an excuse to mingle with your fellow nerds and maybe make new friends all while eating some delicious pie. So come and join us for Almost Pi(e) Day! All ages welcome. Please Read More

Book Club- Chicago Nerd Social Club

Join Chicago Nerd Social Club for a discussion of Circe by Madeline Miller on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 PM at Open Books West Loop.

Open Book Club

Join Open Book Club on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:15 PM for a discussion of The Idiot by Elif Batuman.