Chicago has entered Phase 3 of Stay Safe. In order to protect the health of our customers, staff, and community Open Books West Loop and Open Books Pilsen are currently closed as we procure the necessary safety materials and redesign the layouts. We will be opening soon and will update this page. Thanks for your patience and support.

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Open Books Pilsen

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STOREFRONT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
10am–4pm
905 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
312.243.9776
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Best of Chicago 2015

Chicago Reader
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!

Book Grants

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.

Online Inventory

Can't find it in stores? Check out our online inventory to find your specific needs!