Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that transforms lives through reading, writing, and the UNLIMITED power of books. 


Through our reading and writing programs, we reach over 6,000 students a year, offering over 25,000 hours of instruction.


In our Book Grant Programs, we give away over 150,000 high quality, age-appropriate, hand-selected books to schools, students, and fellow nonprofits throughout the Chicagoland area.


We also run two amazing award winning bookstores in Chicago: one in the West Loop (inventory on this site); and one in Pilsen (inventory coming soon).


Learn more about donating books, funds, or time.