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Events Tue May 05 2015

Help Open Books Move by Clearing the Shelves

openbooks literacenterOpen Books is moving its original store from 213 W. Institute Pl. in River North to 651 W. Lake St. in the West Loop next week, and to help make the move easier, they're holding a sale May 5-10. The deal gets better each day, with discounts rising to 60 percent off by Sunday, May 10, the store's last day open.

Open Books' new location will open May 26 in the new Literacenter, the first-in-the-nation shared nonprofit workspace exclusively for literacy organizations. Developed by the Chicago Literary Alliance, the space, which opened May 4, will host more than two dozen organizations and provide work space, meeting facilities, classrooms, social/event space and office support. A grand opening event is planned for June 10.

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