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Chicago Book Expo 2017

  • Columbia College Chicago 1104 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

Buy local and read local at the 6th annual Chicago Book Expo ( on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. This free celebration of Chicago’s literary community features 20 programs and workshops with local authors, plus 75 exhibitors selling books from local presses and literary organizations. Presenting authors this year include Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Eve Ewing, Nate Marshall, Jac Jemc, Wendy Pearlman, Fred Sasaki, Liesl Olson, Pamela Bannos, Donna Seaman, and many more. All programs are free and open to the public. 

This year, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, we also feature the first Chicago Architecture Book Festival, with a variety of architecture book exhibitors and programs about architecture and public art.

Many thanks to our sponsors Columbia College Chicago English and Creative Writing Department, Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, Writer's Studio at the University of Chicago Graham School, Chicago Writers Association, South Side Weekly, Chicagoly Magazine, CHIRP - Chicago Independent Radio Project, and Newcity.