Open Books

Website Address
651 West Lake St, Chicago, IL,
ZIP Code
Contact Person
Dominic Loise
Phone Number
312-475-1355 ext.100

Open Books is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote literacy by operating a bookstore, tutoring and mentoring, sponsoring educational programs and community events. Open Book Buddies, a reading mentoring program, operates in several local elementary schools. Volunteers are always needed. Open Books also offer Book grants where they give away kids and adult books. Open Books’ colorful River North bookstore and Literacy Center are available for rental and private events.

Open Books accepts donations of:

  • All Children’s Books
  • Books in almost all genres that are in good, resellable condition
  • CDs, DVDs, and LPs in playable condition

The following items cannot be accepted as donations:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Older Textbooks
  • Books with significant damage
  • Magazines
  • VHS Tapes or Audio Books on Cassette

See for more information on book donations.

Book store is open Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., noon-6 p.m.

Public Notes

Associated with the Chicago Literacy Alliance (Not really a parent organization though)

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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