Upcoming Literary Showcase

Join Chicago readers and book lovers at the Printers Row Lit Fest which will feature selected offerings from over 100 booksellers, including beloved used books, rare finds, and brand new, just-published works. 

 There are also more than 100 authors participating in panels, discussions, a variety of other programs, and opportunities for book signings. 

Find out more here, and we hope to see you there!

2015 Printers Row Lit Fest Happening June 6-7, 2015


The 31st annual Printers Row Lit Fest – the Midwest’s largest gathering of book lovers – will be June 6-7 in the South Loop (historic Printers Row district at Dearborn Street, from Congress to Polk streets).

See below for some notable authors and visit the Printer’s Row Lit Fest website for full lineup and details!

LeVar Burton, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s 2015 Young Adult Literary Award, an annual award recognizing excellence in literature for young adults. Over the past two decades, Burton has inspired and entertained readers through his work as host and executive producer of the long-running PBS television show, Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton in conversation with Michael Phillips; Chicago Tribune Film Critic; Introduced by Gerould Kern; Senior Vice President and Editor of the Chicago Tribune.

June 6, 12 p.m. at Jones College Prep/South Auditorium

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, co-authors of “The Royal We” as well as co-creators of the hugely popular celebrity fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, in conversation with Elizabeth Fenner, Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Magazine.

June 6, 1 p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room

Amber Tamblyn has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit awards. Tamblyn’s work has appeared in Interview, Cosmopolitan, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. She will be reading from her newest book of poetry, “Dark Sparkler”. Tamblyn will be in conversation with Megan Stielstra author of “Once I Was Cool” and contributing writer to The New York Times.

June 6, 2 p.m. at Arts and Poetry Stage

David Axelrod; author of ” Believer”, Clarence Page; author of “Culture Worrier” and Kristen McQueary; member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, moderated by Bruce Dold; Editorial Page Editor of the Chicago Tribune.

June 6, 10 a.m. at Jones College Prep/North Auditorium

Stacey Ballis; author of “Recipe for Disaster”, Jen Lancaster; author of “I Regret Nothing”, Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton; co-authors of “The Status of All Things”, moderated by Courtney Crowder; Chicago Tribune Digital News Editor and Reporter.

June 6, 11 a.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of five books, including “Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name” and “The Lovers”, and a founding editor of The Believer magazine. Rebecca Makkai, author of “The Hundred-Year House” and Vendela Vida, author of “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty” in conversation with Jennifer Day, Chicago Tribune’s Books Editor.

June 7, 2p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room

Bob Saget is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian, actor, television host and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir “Dirty Daddy”; in conversation with Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune Reporter.

June 6, 7 p.m. at Jones College Prep/South Auditorium

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