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City Guide

by Zach Dodson

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Zach Dodson, cofounder of Featherproof Books, an independent publisher of fiction based in Chicago, takes us on a down and dirty tour of some of Chicago's most popular reading venues, with a few stopovers along the way.

Upcoming Events

Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk
57th Street Books
September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Performance
The Book Cellar
September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk
Poetry Foundation
September 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading
Women & Children First
September 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

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Literary Places

Open Books is "a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books." The store stocks...

Located in Wicker Park, Myopic Books is one of the oldest, and largest, used bookstores in Chicago. The store carries fiction, art, architecture, music, film, philosophy, science, religion,...

Selected Works is a used bookstore in Chicago's South Loop. The store sells fiction and non-fiction, as well as second-hand sheet music and musical scores. They also have vintage elevators and an...

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From the Magazine

by Michael Taeckens

July/August 2015

Jennifer Day, the editor of the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday books section, Printer’s Row Journal, discusses her commitment to assembling the best literary criticism on both the local and national level.

by Christie Taylor

July/August 2014

Mike Joyce, editor in chief of the online journal Literary Orphans, launches the Rookery, a permanent home for recently shuttered literary magazines whose content would otherwise be lost.  

by Staff

March/April 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Curbside Splendor, a recently expanded independent press located in Chicago.

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