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Starting on Monday, November 16th, we will be closed to the public for in-store browsing for the forseeable future. However you can still support Pilsen Community Books by purchasing books on our wesbite for curbside pickup or delivery.

Our curbside pickup hours are Monday-Saturday 12-5pm. Order fulfillment is not instantaneous. Please wait until you receive an email with confirmation that your books are ready for pick up before coming to the shop to collect your order.

We offer delivery via USPS. We charge $4.99 for the first item and $1 for each additional item. Gift certificates are shipped free of charge. We do not offer international shipping or shipping to Alaska or Hawaii.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us through these uncertain times by purchasing books, saying hello, and spreading the word. A better world is possible, we know it.

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.

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