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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

Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre
July 24, 2016 - 10:00am
City Lit Books
July 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Green Mill
July 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Le Fleur de Lis
July 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Chicago Public Library (Chicago Bee)
July 25, 2016 - 6:00pm


From the Directory of Writers

Chicago, IL
Lincolnwood, IL
Chicago, IL


Conferences and Residencies

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


Literary Places

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...

Shake Rattle & Read is an independent used-book store that sells a wide variety of older titles, as well as some newer ones. The store stocks vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, old magazines, and rare...


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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