Join us for a special evening supporting literacy in Chicago!

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, join us for One for the Books, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Chicago Literacy Alliance.

Enjoy music, art, refreshments, and an auction of a spectacular array of rare, signed, and special books, while perusing the display, enjoying drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Following a short program, you’ll have the opportunity to choose the items you most want to take home.

All proceeds will support our work in furthering literacy in Chicago. The success of One for the Books relies on the generosity of businesses, corporations, and individuals who sponsor this important fundraising event. Their support demonstrates the tremendous value each places on literacy.

Click here for photo booth images from One for the Books 2019!



We are honored to present the Champion of Literacy Award to Elizabeth Taylor for her local and national efforts in building an active, dynamic, and diverse literate culture throughout Chicago. Currently Literary Editor at Large with the Chicago Tribune, Liz also co-founded the National Book Review and is Spark and Creative Director of Chicago’s annual Printers Row Lit Fest. Liz has served as President of the National Book Critics Circle, chair of five Pulitzer Prize juries, and is co-author of American Pharaoh. 

We are excited to present the Leader in Literacy Award to BMO Harris Bank for their commitment to collaboration, learning, and innovation and for sharing in the CLA’s work to further literacy in Chicago.

One for the Books

June 13, 2020
7-10 PM

at the

641 W. Lake St.
Ste. 200
Chicago, IL 60661

One for the Books - Sponsors