Category: Events calendar

Chicago bookstore spotlight: Monday, February 24-Sunday March 1, 2020

Spotlight on great events happening this week at Chicago’s independent bookstores. Many of these events are free. This is just a sample! Follow link for details and many more authors, book launches, book clubs and all sorts of memorable experiences for Chicago bibliophiles.   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Women & Children First, 7:00 p.m. The launch... Read more »

Chicago bookstore spotlight for Monday, February 17-Sunday, February 23, 2020

Following is this week’s Bookstore Spotlight. Please confirm all details before leaving home!   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 The Seminary Co-Op, 6:00 p.m. Gabriel Bump discusses his new book Everywhere You Don’t Belong, a coming-of-age on Chicago’s South Side. Discussion, Q&A and signing.         TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Toni Morrison Birthday Tribute at Front... Read more »

Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still! Kristina Kuzmic’s new memoir will change your world

If Kristina Kuzmic were a different type of person, she would be traveling to Chicagoland this Thursday to promote a cookbook. She would be sitting on top of a cooking show empire. She could have been the new face of culinary artistry. That’s the dream that television execs offered her just a few years back.... Read more »

Chicago bookstore events for Monday, February 3-Sunday, February 9, 2020

Bookstore ticket alert! N.K. Jemisin comes to Wilson Abbey on March 31 to discuss her new novel The City We Became. Sponsored by Women & Children First. Reservation info here.   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 American Writers Museum, 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. The museum gives Frederick Douglass tours twice a day throughout Black History Month. The... Read more »

Chicago bookstore events for Monday, January 20-Sunday, January 26, 2020

In the news: The Library of Congress named award-winning, bestselling author Jason Reynolds the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. More here. A new site is promising to redirect book-buying Amazon customers to their local independent bookstores. The site launches on January 28, 2020. The Chicago Tribune‘s John Warner breaks it down here. Book... Read more »

Chicago bookstore events for Tuesday, January 14-Sunday, January 19, 2020

Welcome to the inaugural post of “Dear Chicago Bookstores …” featuring the city’s magical, vibrant independent bookstore scene. Following is the first post highlighting some of the many outstanding events at bookstores around Chicagoland. Many are free. Follow links for all details. Please consider sharing this post and subscribing. More bookstore content to come. Thank... Read more »