Open Books Launches Third Community-Focused Bookstore in Logan Square

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Open Books, a local nonprofit providing literary experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year, announced the launch of its third community bookstore in Chicago, located at 2068 N Milwaukee Ave in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood. Open Books also has locations in the West Loop and Pilsen neighborhoods. The opening, which bolsters the organization’s inventory by nearly 70,000 books, makes Open Books home to the largest network of used bookstores in Chicago. The new location, situated on a stretch of Milwaukee Avenue that has long endured shuttered storefronts and vacant buildings, is expected to help revitalize a part of Logan Square hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in 2006, Open Books is a transformative social venture designed to foster literacy and encourage reading among thousands of Chicago children and families. By selling donated books to community members, the organization can fund neighborhood reading and writing support programs, free book grants, and affordable access to books for underserved and historically marginalized residents, schools and nonprofit partners. Readers can donate their used books at the new location on 2068 N Milwaukee Ave, in addition to many Open Books locations across the city, and learn more about becoming a volunteer by emailing

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