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City Guide

by Zach Dodson


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

Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Chopin Theater
September 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
StoryStudio Chicago
November 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Book signing
Dollop Coffee Company
November 16, 2014 - 5:30pm


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Conferences and Residencies

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois United States
Chicago, Illinois United States


Literary Places

Since 1982, the family-owned Sandmeyer's Bookstore has been selling new books in Chicago's South Loop. The shop carries new releases, travel guides, and childrens books.

The Armadillo's Pillow is located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, and sells common, uncommon, and hard-to-find books. They also sell hand-crafted jewelry made by Eliza Jane.

Since 1989 The Bookie's Paperbacks & More has been selling used books. Their inventory includes a wide selection of new bestsellers, mystery, romance, children's books, and nonfiction. They...


From the Magazine

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.

by Staff

November/December 2013

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Midwestern Gothic, a Chicago–based micro press dedicated to publishing new writing by Midwestern writers. 


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