November 23-25 from 9 am to 7 pm, all used books at Open Books West Loop are 50% off! New books will be discounted at 25% off and 100% proceeds will support our literacy programs. Open Books Members can come in early on November 23 from 8 to 9 am for first dibs on our stock!
No other deals or discounts apply during this sale.
On October 27 from 11 am – 12 noon, Open Books Pilsen welcomes all to a very special Halloween & Día de los Muertos Storytime! There will be live music, bi-lingual Storytime readings, book giveaways, arts & crafts, and more! Special prizes for those wearing costumes, this is open to all-ages!
All kids books will be $1, all paperbacks $2, and all hardcovers $3. You can also fill up an entire box of books (35-40 books total) for only $40! The sale runs 10 am – 5 pm on both dates. Special discount box for teachers also available! No other deals or discounts can be used during this time.
We are pleased to invite you to the King’s Landing in West Loop’s Open Books for a grand evening of the finest event this side of the Narrow Sea. Join the Queen for trivia of our history as recorded by Grand Maester George R. R. Martin.
Kindly arrive in your best Westeros, Medieval, or Chicago attire at 5:30 in the evening to register your House for the Maester’s trivia, which will begin in the throne room at 6:30.
Pose for your royal portrait as the Queen allows you to briefly sit on the Iron Throne. Enjoy Dornish wine and spirits in exchange for donations to the Night’s Watch. The first 30 in attendance will leave King’s Landing with your very own dragon egg.
Send a raven to your Allied Houses to gather together for this most excellent evening and win the great honour of First Place of Trivia.
We look forward to your presence. All proceeds support Open Books literacy and book programs.
On June 22-24, all used books at Open Books West Loop are 50% off EVERY used book in the store! 25% off new books and special orders. Doors open at 9:00 am; Open Books Members can come in early on Friday, June 22 starting at 8:00 am for first dibs on our stock. All purchases support our literacy programs. Not an Open Books Member? Buy your membership here!
On June 22-24, all used books at Open Books West Loop are 50% off! 25% off new books and special orders. Doors open at 9:00 am; Open Books Members can come in early on Friday, June 22 starting at 8:00 am for first dibs on our stock. All purchases support our literacy programs. Not an Open Books Member? Buy your membership here!
Spend Prom in the Library: A celebration of all things Buffy
Are you tired of dances being crashed by demons? Were you too busy stopping the apocalypse to go prom dress shopping? Well don’t fret, spend prom in the library instead! Open Books invites all Scoobies to our West Loop Bookstore as we turn it into the Sunnydale High Library for our celebration of the anniversary of the Prom episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We will have Buffy trivia, Buffy themed drinks ($5 suggested donations), a photo booth, and general geeking out-ness. Feel free to break out your best prom wear or come wearing your finest Buffy or themed graphic tee. #PromUp
This is a free event open to all but we ask that you bring a book donation for admission and drinks have a $5 suggested donation.
*NOTE: trivia will include all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and contain SPOLIERS. Angel the series and the comic books will not be included in trivia.
Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Join us in spreading the joy of literacy through reading, writing, and the SLAYING power of used books.
Looking for writing prompts and games? Want to meet other writers? Itching to tell everyone about the fantasy world you’ve created? Just need somewhere to sit and write? The Creative Writing Club is the place for all that and more!
The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our new 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 great American novels (and poetry!).
This is a free, drop-in program, and no pre-registration is required. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m., beginning January 10, 2018. Open to grades 4-12. We’ll see you there!