Drive N’ Dine: Pita Inn

Drive N’ Dine: Pita Inn

Pita Inn* of Skokie is a Bernie’s Book Bank driver staple. This family run Mediterranean Style food chain was crafted by Falah Tabahi and his wife with their flagship location rooted in Skokie. The combination of a menu that brims with delicious dishes and a consistently efficient, caring staff leaves us having never tasted anything […]

8 Pieces of Advice from 8 Interns

8 Pieces of Advice from 8 Interns

Bernie’s Book Bank is proud to offer internships to qualified high school and university students who are interested in using their time and talent to support our mission of increasing book ownership among at-risk Chicagoland children. Internship positions are available in a variety of departments in order to deliver a rewarding and personal real-world experience […]

Back-to-School Book Donations

Back-to-School Book Donations

Back-to-school season is on the mind. Talk of how fast summer went and how people can’t believe it’s already the end of August is coupled with a lengthy list of all things to do before the school year is in full swing. As you start the process of clearing gently used books from the shelves […]

Drive N’ Dine: Tony’s Subs

Drive N’ Dine: Tony’s Subs

Tony’s Subs of Deerfield* is a Bernie’s Book Bank driver find that deserves a week in the spotlight. Proud to claim they have the best subs hot or cold in town, our drivers can’t help but think they just might be right. This local sub shop has been run by its owner, Tony, for over […]

Drive N’ Dine: Papa Marcos

Drive N’ Dine: Papa Marcos

Papa Marcos* is a family-owned gem of a Mediterranean style eatery located in downtown Waukegan. Their top-notch service delivers on their mission to provide an informal dining experience that makes people feel at home. Papa Marcos serves up everything from Chicago style sandwiches to their specialty, Middle East cuisine. This Bernie’s Book Bank driver frequents […]

Volunteer Downtown at Macy’s

Volunteer Downtown at Macy’s

Bernie’s Book Bank is heading downtown August 26-30 for a unique volunteer opportunity at Macy’s on State Street in Chicago. Gather friends, family, and coworkers for this convenient opportunity to give back to Chicagoland children without the hassle of leaving the city. There are 3 volunteer sessions scheduled daily to accommodate your busy schedule. Session […]

Drive N’ Dine: Antioch Pizza Shop

Drive N’ Dine: Antioch Pizza Shop

Antioch Pizza Shop* of Antioch is yet another esteemed stop for the Bernie’s Book Bank team. With humble beginnings of a shared recipe by friends, this easygoing nearby pizza joint has grown into a local crave haven. Their top-notch pizza is dressed with the freshest natural ingredients without skimping on portions. A wide variety of […]

Drive N’ Dine: Luke’s of Lake Bluff

Drive N’ Dine: Luke’s of Lake Bluff

Luke’s of Lake Bluff* is a fellow Lake Bluff establishment. This family restaurant takes pride in its motto, “We don’t serve fast food, we serve good food fast,” and we can’t help but agree! As well as having one of the widest menu selections around, they also host a kindly staff committed to quality eats […]

Drive n’ Dine: Jay’s Beef

Drive n’ Dine: Jay’s Beef

Jay’s Beef of Harwood Heights is one of a plethora of Italian Beef joints found in the Chicagoland area. However, this long-time family run restaurant’s mouthwatering array of hotdogs, sausage beef combos, cheese fries, poppers, cheese puffs and tamales set it apart from the competition. The always delicious Wunder Bar is another signature menu item that makes Jay’s […]