The 35th Annual Printers Row Lit Fest will take place June 8-9 along South Dearborn Street, from Polk Street to the newly named Ida B. Wells Drive ( Congress Parkway ).
This year's fair includes more book dealers, all-free programs, a kids favorite book character costume parade, and much more.
Among the authors slated to appear are Valerie Jarrett, Jenny Boully, Alex Kotlowitz, Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, avery r. young, Rebecca Makkai, Ross Gay, M. Scott Heerman, Eve Ensler, Rick Bayless, Eve L. Ewing, Charlene Carruthers and many others.
New Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to take part in a welcome on June 8, 10-11 a.m., at Harold Washington Library Center's Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St.
People can also bring gently used books for Bernie's Book Bank.
See printersrowlitfest.org/ .