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So many books, so much time! Yes, now you can shop the book sale on two days! Saturday, April 26 from 12-6pm and Sunday, April 27 from 12-5pm.

This year's book sale is bigger and better than ever and we want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to come by and stock up. All hardcover books are $2 and all paperbacks are $1 so bring your shopping bags and your friends and have a blast!

We will have LGBT and non-LGBT books of all genres, some videos and music, and even a few book cases for sale. Until we run out, each purchase comes with a free shirt from our inventory.

We will have our regular open hours as well, so plan on hanging around with us for a bit! We would be thrilled to show you the new space if you haven't seen it yet!

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Chicago House

Chicago House has generously offered to join us on Saturday April 26th from 12pm-6pm to provide our book sale attendees an opportunity to receive a free rapid HIV test.

In addition to testing, Chicago House has also given Gerber/Hart condoms, dental dams, and informational materials that are freely available to any visitors who joins us during our weekly open hours. These include Thursdays from 6pm-9pm and Saturdays from 12pm-6pm. Thank you so much, Chicago House!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

With lots of work leading up to the book sale, we have some more volunteer opportunities! If you have any interest in donating your time for one or more of these events, please email to RSVP. The details of the events are as follows:

Saturday, April 19

Saturday, April 26

Finally, the book sale itself! We are looking for:

Sunday, April 27

On day two of the book sale we are looking for:

To see more upcoming volunteer opportunities please click here for our volunteer page...

Thank you all so much for even considering to help out on one or more of these Saturdays. If you're interested in receiving emails specifically addressing volunteer opportunities, please click here for our volunteer page and use the big blue VOLUNTEER NOW button to sign up and let us know how you want to be involved.

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
6500 North Clark Street • Chicago, Illinois 60626
(773) 381-8030 •

hours: Thursdays 6:00–9:00 PM
Saturday Noon–6:00 PM

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is supported in part by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation and by a CityArts Program 1 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

This page was last updated April 16, 2014.