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Open Books Warehouse

Shopping, Bookstores Lower West Side
5 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki Open Books Warehouse

You can find your next great read starting at just $1 at this mega bookstore in Pilsen. Choose from a wide variety of selections appropriate for families or educators. But the store not only offers a bit of everything to benefit your kids; it also hosts an array of special programming, like creative writing workshops for third through 12th graders and programs that provide free reading materials to schools. Always on the go? You can also shop Open Books in the West Loop or online. The store even ships worldwide. 


Venue name: Open Books Warehouse
Address: 905 W 19th St
Cross street: between Peoria and Sangamon Sts
Opening hours: Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm
Transport: El: Burlington/Santa Fe to Halsted. Bus: 8, 18, 62.
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Huge warehouse full of every book you can imagine. Proceeds from your purchase go towards their literacy programs!

Part of the great West Loop nonprofit organization/bookstore that does literacy work for Chicago kids; this location is a cool place to browse for used books in Pilsen. Flat-prices for all adult and kids books makes it irresistible to treasure-hunt.

A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL place to secure books for classrooms, literacy events and to grow personal libraries. Open Books does an excellent job of securing high quality text in both appearance, complexity and genre, leveling books and providing recommendations. The warehouse is truly a gem.

The best part about Open Books is that all their proceeds go to supporting the literacy programs they run, which support 5,000 Chicago students each year.

Open Books Pilsen Warehouse is one of the most unique bookstore in Chicago. Housing a collective of the best used books and also donating and using those books to enrich children throughout the city through various literacy programs this place is a multi-dimensional goodwill machine! Check it out sometime. So many great books to choose from!