FREE Kids Books! Pay What You Want Adult Books!
We’re FULLY OPEN Again!
The whole store is back better than ever. Newly redesigned; new inventory; new used books to fall in love with.
A New Model
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.
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.