The 6th Annual Chicago Book Expo


The 6th annual Chicago Book Expo
Sunday, October 1, noon-5pm
Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash

This fun event features 83 exhibitors and 21 free events, and this year includes the first Chicago Architecture Book Festival.
It’s a great opportunity for students to network with local publishers and nonprofit groups, and also to attend interesting events and workshops. The Expo is free and open to all, and will include free refreshments.
Speakers include Pamela Bannos discussing her new biography of street photography Vivian Maier, Eve Ewing and Nate Marshall, Third World Press founder Haki Madhubuti, National Book Award nominee Nancy MacLean, Jac Jemc, and many more.
The full schedule is available at

Two upcoming book fairs

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Mark your calendars for two exciting book fairs this month: The Chicago Book Expo and the Curbside Splendor Bookfort Fair. These are both wonderful opportunities to explore what’s new in Chicago’s literary world — and they are both FREE and open to the public.

The Chicago Book Expo
Sunday, November 13
12-5 PM
Columbia College
1104 S. Wabash
Learn more


Curbside Splendor Bookfort Fair
Saturday, November 19
11-4 PM
Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark Street
Learn more

DePaul Faculty and Poetry East at the CHI BOOK EXPO, December 6, 2014

Happy December, everyone! We here at The Underground hope you had a successful quarter and a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Stay tuned throughout break for reminders, updates, and news of events throughout the break–for example, why not spend your Saturday surrounded by books and supporting Poetry Eastthe DePaul-affiliated, nationally recognized journal of poetry edited by the great Richard Jones? DePaul faculty member and founder of Rose Metal Press Kathleen Rooney will also be present, speaking with a couple of other great novelists.

logo_cbe_2014Columbia College Chicago is proud to host this year’s Chicago Book Expo, coming up this Saturday, Dec. 6, 11am-5pm at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. This free event is open to the public and features 80 exhibitors, including local presses and authors selling their books. There will also be 17 author events with 50 Chicago-area writers. The full schedule is here.