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The Greatest Ever Chicago Book Tournament

Between now and April, the Reader and its readers will be choosing the greatest book ever written about Chicago.

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Newberry Library Book Fair 2014 and Bughouse Square Debates

The 30th annual Newberry Library Book Fair kicks off tomorrow, Thursday July 24th at noon through Sunday, July 27th.  Chicago’s favorite book sale features more that 120,000 used books in over 70 categories from cookbooks to collectibles–most

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Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago

Photo: Joe Mazza/BraveLux When we began work on the 2012 version of Lit 50, there were some 200 published writers on our long list. This year, there were 437.

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Printers Row Lit Fest celebrates 30th birthday

What a difference three decades make. The first Printers Row book fair, in 1985, featured about 40 booksellers and attracted a reported 6,500 attendees to what once had been a somewhat dicey neighborhood. Considering the crowds in recent years, the 2014 P