It’s National Read A Book Day! 📚
We run book drives on college campuses and in the local Chicago area We are expanding our focus to support additional causes and continue to help those in need.
Books4Cause runs book drives and book donation campaigns which help fund and support various initiatives locally, nationally, and around the world. Since we began arranging book donation drives in early 2006, we have raised thousands of dollars for our non-profit partners and salvaged tens of thousands of books that were headed for landfills. We reprocess donated books in several ways. Books with
resale value are sold in online marketplaces. For every book we sell we send three books to Africa. We also run individualized book drives to support additional local organizations and student groups. Most of our donated books are sent to Africa with the assistance of our non-profit partner Human Service Resources, Inc (HSRI). HSRI runs the Good Books for Africa program distributing books to children in classrooms and libraries in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa. To date HSRI has sent more than 300,000 books to Africa. Books that are not fit to be reprocessed are pulped and recycled.
It’s National Read A Book Day! 📚
Summer Explorers Camp 2022! ⛺️
Happy Sunday! Here are some cool finds from one of our recent local pickups. Hoping everyone has a great weekend. August, we’re ready!
Sunday, July 24th!! Come see us!! Our table will be lit…erature. 🔥
Happy Sunday! Who is your favorite author? Tell us down bellow 👇🏾
2931 N. Milwaukee 60618
Saturday June, 25th!
2931 N. Milwaukee 60618
Tuesday June, 28th!
Get ready to type. ❤️
Happy Father’s Day to all of the daddies & papi’s of the world! We love you! ❤️👔
After the success of our first clothing swap, B4C is happy to announce we will be hosting one seasonally!
Join us next Friday and/or Saturday for free clothes, drinks, and books! Swap will include items and beverages courtesy of our neighbor shop ! No one is obligated to bring clothing in order to participate. Whatever remains at the end of the swap will be donated to Brave Space Alliance.
Happy National Best Friend Day!! 👯♀️
….you don’t say! 🌈 !
B4C will be hosting a board game night every Thursday (including this coming Thursday, June 2nd) for the next 3 weeks! We would love to see you there!
Ziggy M, Warehouse Manager
“I love helping everyone be successful at B4C”
Last Book I read: “Zorba the Greek” by Nikos Kazantzakis.
“My favorite part of working with Books4Cause is meeting all the people passionate about spreading literacy!”
“I started at the warehouse as an inventory clerk at the end of 2020.”
“On my days off, my partner and I like to go on day trips and hike around in all kinds of parks. We like to go back to ones we’ve been to as well as making sure to go to ones we haven’t, there’s tons of surprises very close to Chicago.”
“PS I’ve included a picture of a house I visited while working, the former home owner had painted his bedroom to look like the palace of Versailles which I thought was amazing!”
Tuesday 5/31! 5-9 PM!
2931 N Milwaukee Ave
Come join us at our Avondale store!
Join us this coming Thursday, May 26th from 5-8 pm for B4C’s first inaugural board game night! Bring your own games or borrow from our selection. Play games, meet new friends, enjoy snacks and take home some free books!
5/26 @ 5-8PM
2931 N Milwaukee Ave
Come thru!! 🎲♟
Happy Friday the 13th!!
Reading anything superstitious this weekend? 🐈⬛🪜✨
Today from 4PM-7PM! See ya there! 👋🏾
Happy Mother’s Day! 💐❤️
Know a friend who should know about Books4cause? Tag them in the comments below.
Your book donations make a difference.
Did you know that Books4Cause has created 150 libraries in Africa and saved move than 4 million books from landfills?
Your book donations make a difference!
Did you know that Books4Cause has created 150 libraries in Africa and saved more than 4 million books from landfills?
B4C is looking to open a second free bookstore location in Chicago. What neighborhood would you like to see us in?
Leave your community choice in the comments below 👇🏾
Email: [email protected] to set up class visits to our Avondale store. There are free books for all ages! 📚
A day in the life of local pick ups!: Downtown Chicago edition. With a very special appearance by these awesome cross stitch portraits.
“Happy Easter!!!!! 🐰🐇🐣”
- Books4Cause warehouse
Help us support UNICEF’s Ukraine relief fund at Books4Cause’s Avondale location. 100% of the proceeds will be donated.
For more info visit: unicefusa.org
Very pleased to announce we will be hosting a clothing swap in collaboration with on Friday, April 15th from 5-8 pm!
Books 4 Cause Clothing Swap sponsored by Vintage Frills
Looking for Spring digs, affirming clothing, or to purge your own closet? Books 4 Cause invites you to join us at our clothing swap!
Bring clothing you’d like to part with or simply come as you are! We won’t prevent anyone from participating if they don’t have items.
Whatever clothing remains at the end of the swap will be donated to QT Shop.
Books4Cause has officially become BOOKS4PAWS! 🐾
Our mission: Change the world, one b̶o̶o̶k̶ belly rub at a time. Donate your pets to our warehouse today!
Mr. Demille, our books are ready for their close ups. 🎥🎬📚⭐️
Who else is excited for the Oscars tonight? 🙋🏾♂️
And the Oscar goes to. . . Books4Cause! Because sometimes even books deserve the red carpet treatment!
B4C is pleased to announce we will be hosting the for ! Bring your own typewriter, or try one of theirs!
This intimate community container is a judgement-free place to develop your spontaneous writing skills, trust in the quality of your drafts, and meet fellow typewriter enthusiasts.
The Tarts will support your creative bravery by offering encouragement and writing prompts, and by drawing on their own linguistic and performance practices to stoke inspiration and banish hesitation.
After a short intro, they will spend time writing in community, will feature a readings from the Tarts in the last half hour.
This event is donation-based (suggested donation between $10-$30). None will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations can be sent via venmo to , or in cash at the door.
All donations will be split between Books4Cause and towards supporting the free programming the Typewriter Tarts will be offering through the City of Chicago's Nights Out in the Park program this summer.
Books4Cause is celebrating Saint Paddys Day with 3 reccomended works written by Irish authors:
Ireland, A Novel (2005) by Frank Delaney
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir (1996) by Frank McCourt
& Normal People (2018) by Sally Rooney
You can find these titles & more in our free Avondale Bookstore.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️🍀
the spring is the perfect time to start a book club and we’ve got you covered with assorted collections of classics, non fiction, and fiction books! come by and check em out 📚
Looking for a quiet place to work? Books 4 Cause has you covered! Morph, an Avondale resident, likes to come here to work on job applications!
It’s the first day of Women’s History Month and we’re so excited to share these titles with you!
Thanks for coming Isabella and Monica - so happy you found some books to share with friends and family.
As Black History Month comes to a close, we celebrate the works of prominent African-American authors whose stories have made a tremendous impact. These rich & deeply significant classics can be found at our free Avondale bookstore. Stop by to see these titles (and many more) located near the front entrance
At the B4C warehouse, we collect book donations to send to children (ages K-8) in Africa. Soleil oversees this project each day of the week to ensure our global mission of instituting higher learning in developing countries. For more info, visit our website: Books4Cause.com to learn about our different programs.
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