book donations                    .

Thank you for considering a book donation to Pilsen Community Books. Book donations help support our brand new book giveaway
program, Pilsen Reads! The books you donate will either be given directly to schools or sold to support this literacy program.
After much deliberation we have decided that we can affect the most change in our community by creating a sustainable business
that uses its proceeds to support a social mission. For this reason we are not able to offer you a donation receipt for your taxes. If
you would like to learn more about our business model, please check out our About page. If you are interested in following the
classrooms we help, check out the Pilsen Reads! page on our website. If you believe in what we're doing, please check out the
donation options below. 

We gladly accept all types of adult and children's books with four exceptions:

NO encyclopedias            NO magazines             NO pre-collegiate textbooks           NO cigarette smoke soaked books

      drop off                           

>> store drop offs

We will accept small donations (less than 100 books) at our retail store in Pilsen during business hours, 11am-7pm.

Pilsen Community Books
1102 W. 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

>> warehouse drop offs

We accept donations of any size at our warehouse in Pilsen. Our warehouse hours fluctuate due to our pick up schedule, so please email us to set up a drop-off time. We have both weekday and weekend availability.

Pilsen Community Books Warehouse
1932 S. Halsted, Ste 206

       request a pick up                                     

We offer a book pick up service, free-of-charge, to book donors located in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Please fill out the form below and we'll contact you shortly to coordinate a pickup time. Please note: we are not able to offer you a donation receipt for your taxes. Please see above. 

Current wait time for a pickup: 1-2 days

Book Pickup Request