Open Books @ the Flower Shop

It was great to see everyone. Come back next winter.

Thanks to Cornelia McNamara for having us! We had a great time over the holiday season meeting new neighbors, hanging out in Ukranian Village, and, of course, connecting customers new and old with great books.

We hope to be back next Winter, so keep an eye on all our social media for new announcements.

Visit Cornelia's webpage!


Check the Calendar!
Pop Ups
Special Giveaways
…and more!

Hours and Location

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2130 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
No phone: just stop by!
 [email protected]

Best Of...

Chicago Reader Best of Chicago 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Newcity Best of Chicago 2016
Time Out Chicago Love Chicago Award 2016
Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award 2016
Chicago Magazine Readers’ Choice Best of Chicago 2015

Open Books @ the Flower Shop is a collaborations with our friend, Cornelia McNamara Flowers, is a smaller version of Open Books: a carefully curated collection of 10,000 books in dozens of genres for all your Holiday (and non-Holiday) book shopping needs. All our proceeds support our neighborhood literacy programs and increased at-home access to culturally relevant and engaging books for readers of all ages in Chicago.

Open Mic

Your Event Here

Have something in mind for our store? Tell us about it! We love hosting book events, small concerts, and more. Just email us with your idea.

Volunteer With Us!

Volunteers make everything we do possible, from helping customers find books through sorting through brand-new donations. See the details and get started!

Got Books to Donate?

Wonderful! Bring them during any open hours!
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At Open Books, something wonderful is always happening! View our events calendar to learn more about upcoming events.

Events Calendar