FREE Kids Books! Pay What You Want Adult Books!
Open Books Pilsen is OPEN again!
Come on in for FREE KIDS BOOKS, and pay what you want for everything else.
The whole store is back better than ever. Newly redesigned; new inventory; new look; new used books to fall in love with.
A New Model and a New Look!
With the overwhelming positive response to our self-service bookstore, we've opened the door to the whole store with the same pricing model:
All kids books are FREE; Adult books are pay-what-you-want.
Hours: Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm
Donations: We are currently accepting book donations through the drop slot and the west garage door.
Thanks to the generosity of Diosa, we've got a new book themed mural. It's beautiful.
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905 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
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.
Free Book Corner
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 section!
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.