Most of this site's functionality requires JavaScript to be enabled.

Invalid email/password
Log In

We will reopen to the public for in-store browsing on JULY 1ST!  We are so excited to see you in person again! We will be taking a lot of precautions for our and everyone's safety, and we thank you in advance for helping us keep folks healthy. We are reopening with the following procedures in place:
  • Only 10 people are allowed in the store at one time. Once we reach capacity, we ask that folks to wait outside 6 feet from one another until someone leaves before entering.
  • Masks must be worn in the store at all times. No exceptions.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided by the door. We ask that customers apply it as they enter.
  • We will provide a box for folks to put any books that they have touched that they do not wish to purchase. We will sanitize those books before putting them back on the shelf.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us through these uncertain times by ordering for delivery and curbside pickup through our website. We’ll continue selling books online for delivery and curbside pickup up to and after July 1st, and we’re so excited to see your (masked) faces IRL this summer. Until then, we’ll see you for curbside pickup every day from 11am to 5 pm.

Worker Owned and Operated since March 2020

Pilsen Community Books is a bookstore carrying new and used books in the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. In March 2020, Pilsen Community Books became a worker cooperative staffed by career booksellers with a combined 40+ years of experience.

We buy quality used books in a variety of subjects. Please contact for more information.

Upcoming Events...

Calendar (Placeholder)