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Temporarily Closed to In-Store Traffic

Due to COVID-19 considerations, we will be temporarily closed starting Monday, March 16th. We're unsure how long we will be closed, but we'll share news here and on our social media when we have it. 


However, we will continue to virtually recommend books! We'll share some of our favorite picks on instagram and twitter, and feel free to slide into our DMs or shoot us an email if you'd like a personalized recommendation.


Our brand new webstore is up and running (and, hey, you're already on it)! You can buy a book 24/7 with any amount of social distance to be shipped via USPS to your home. Not sure what to buy? We've got a slew of staff picks ready for you, with more on the way soon!


We appreciate your support, and we look forward to seeing y'all soon. Take care of yourselves and one another!


Love and solidarity,

Pilsen Community Books


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 will become 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.

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