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 textbooks    NO smoke-soaked books    NO library discards

      drop off                           

>> store drop offs

We will accept small donations (less than 100 books) at our retail store in Pilsen. Drop-offs accepted every day EXCEPT SATURDAY.

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

>> warehouse drop offs

If you have a particularly large donation (greater than 400 books) we can arrange a drop-off time at our Pilsen Warehouse. Our warehouse hours fluctuate due to our pick up schedule, so please email us to set up a drop-off time.  


       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