Host your next event at Bernie’s Book Bank

“Booking” your event at Bernie’s Book Bank helps support our mission of increasing book ownership among under-served children.
Bernie’s Book Bank has two private event rooms, as well as the option to rent out the whole facility on Friday and Saturday nights. Our modern venue features an industrial-chic design with lofty ceilings, glass barn doors, and charming children’s book displays. Each space can be customized for your corporate or social event. Tables, chairs, black tablecloths, use of an A/V system, and wi-fi are all included in the rental fee.

When you gather for the greater good at Bernie’s Book Bank, you can feel good knowing that your event enabled more under-served children across Chicagoland receive books to call their own.

We are not currently booking 2021 events due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety guideline. To book an event in 2022 or beyond, please inquire below. Thanks for your understanding and support.


Think Tank

Our Think Tank room is a bright, creative space featuring skylights, a wet bar, and a white board wall. The Think Tank is best suited for groups of 40 people or less. 

Room Setup Options:

  • Banquet style for event/meeting without projector: Maximum capacity 40 people
  • Banquet style for event/meeting with projector: Maximum capacity 32 people
  • U shape: Maximum capacity 20 people

Flex Space

Our Flex Space room is great for large meetings and events up to 150 people. The Flex Space features an overhead projector, 160” projection screen, sound system, and windows that provide natural light.

Room Setup Options:

  • Theater style: Maximum capacity 150 people 
  • Banquet style: Maximum capacity 120 people 

Processing Center

Our Processing Center area transforms into an event space offering a wide-open area to customize as you wish.

Room Setup Option:

  • Banquet Style: Maximum capacity 300 people 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety guidelines, we are not currently booking 2021 events. For future events, please complete the inquiry form below. Thanks for your continued support and understanding.

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