Open Books is at its heart, a literacy nonprofit, it just so happens to be powered by a bookstore. With store locations in West Loop and Pilsen, Open Books operates a used (and new) bookstore through donations. They donate books to students and schools and sell the rest in store and online. The proceeds contribute to the various educational programs and resources that support the community.
Go here for: donating used books and buying used books, volunteering
Amount of time to spend: give yourself a solid 30 at least to peruse the many many shelves
When to come: any time
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Last visited: August 2019
Last updated: April 2021