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Open Books Bringing Huge Nonprofit Bookstore To Logan Square

Literacy nonprofit Open Books is taking over an old furniture store on Milwaukee Avenue with the goal of opening in the spring.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

West Siders Aim To Bring Holiday Cheer To Lawndale With Neighborhood Lights Display — And They Need Your Help

For the second annual Light Up Lawndale event, neighbors are seeking donations and volunteers to help them illuminate Douglas Boulevard.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Shop Local 2021: A Downtown, Near North Side And West Loop Holiday Gift Guide

Asrai Garden has floral arrangements for the flower lover in your life — or you can sign someone up for monthly cupcakes from Sugargoat.


Open Books Launches Holiday Pop-Up In West Town

The nonprofit will sell new and used books on Chicago Avenue through January. "We want to be the bookstore that anyone walks in and can find something," an employee said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

A Pay-What-You-Can Bookstore Is Popping Up On The West Side

The mini bookstore will allow residents to pay whatever they want for quality books at the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘Elvin Explores North Lawndale’ Coloring Book Gives Kids A Chance To Get Creative While Exploring Their Neighborhood

The coloring book was designed by a group of creatives to promote art, literacy and pride in the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Neighbors Light Up West Side Boulevard To Let Community Know ‘They’re Cared About’

The holiday light show spanned the length of Douglas Boulevard, the first time the street has been fully decorated.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How You Can Help West Side Students Access Culturally Diverse Children’s Books

The Open Books | Open Minds program is putting books featuring Black, Latino and diverse characters into the hands of kids on the West Side.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

With School Libraries Closed, Open Books Literacy Nonprofit Is Giving Free Books To Pilsen Kids

Open Books, 905 W. 19th St., opened a free bookstore for kids in late September. The nonprofit has also adopted a pay-what-you-can option for grown-ups.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop