Chicago Book Expo 2013
Pop-up Bookstore and Literary Fair
The Chicago Book Expo 2013 (www.chicagobookexpo.com) is a pop-up bookstore and literary fair in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. The event features an expo with the Chicago area's best independent publishers and authors selling books, plus free author readings, panel discussions, writing workshops, and bilingual/Spanish programs. Nonprofits and associations serving the writing and publishing communities will be represented. All events are free and open to the public.
New this year:
An afterparty will follow at 5 pm at Fat Cat, 4840 N. Broadway.
Chicago Book Expo run by a nonprofit group of volunteers whose mission is to celebrate Chicago’s vital indie publishing scene. Our fiscal sponsor is Uptown United, a 501(c)3, with generous support for the Chicago Book Expo provided by the Uptown SSA.
The Expo originated in 2011 as a project of Chicago Writers House, and was founded by John Rich. Forty publishers participated, and a wide array of workshops and other events accompanied it. Named by Newcity named as “best new literary event” in Chicago, it was attended by 1,200 people. Since then, a variety of pop-up events at the Empty Bottle have continued to bring readers, authors, and indie publishers together. While Chicago Writers House is no longer officially associated with the event, we plan to continue its vision with this new Expo.
For more information, visit www.chicagobookexpo.com.
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