We’re gearing up for the fifth annual Chicago Book Expo on Sunday, November 13, 2016, from noon to 5pm. This celebration of Chicago small presses and publications will, as always, feature a book fair and expo floor where you can buy books from local presses, as well as programs, readings, and workshops. Special thanks to Columbia College’s Creative Writing Department for hosting this event. New to the Expo this year, Myth-Ink—a club of more than 50 Columbia College Chicago students who write fantasy, science fiction, and horror—is hosting a special, all-day So You Want to Be an Author seminar; more details about that can be found hereCheck back to our site soon for full list of programs and speakers.

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For more information about past Chicago Book Expo events, check out these stories from the Chicago Tribune and Newcity. And check out press for the 2015 Expo from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Book Review, and UR!

Thanks to our sponsors: the Poetry Foundation, Ankerwycke Books, Chicago Writers Association, Columbia College Creative Writing Department, Chicago Book Review, CHIRP Radio, Newcity, and South Side Weekly.

Our 2016 poster and collateral were designed by Andrea Bell.