Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, May 25

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

Book Club
« Poem o' the Day Twenty Four Hour Comics Day @ Various Locations »

Miscellaneous Tue Sep 28 2010

Do You Suffer From Too Many Books?

I know, there's no such thing. But maybe you like seeing your furniture, and want to give someone else a chance to enjoy your gently used titles.

Here's a quick list of resources for those looking to donate or sell:

Can you think of anywhere else? Let us know.

GB store

anne / September 28, 2010 1:40 PM

Evanston Public Library takes books for their book sales, but I'm not sure if they accept donations year round or not. Info:

Anne / September 28, 2010 1:44 PM

Also, the Chicago Books to Women in Prison project takes donations of ONLY paperback books:

Lauren Kelly / September 28, 2010 5:21 PM

Bookworks on Clark St. just south of Wrigley Field buys books, but they're pretty picky about what they'll take.

Ruthie / September 29, 2010 3:21 PM

NaNoWriMo has partnered with Better World Books and will be collecting used books from October 1 through December 15. For details on where/how to donate in Chicago, see

GB store
Gapers Block presents Tuesday Funk, Chicago's ecclectic monthly reading series.
GB store



About GB Book Club

Book Club is the literary section of Gapers Block, covering Chicago's authors, poets and literary events. More...

Editor: Andrew Huff,
Book Club staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15