June 12-13, 2010
Organizer: Chicago Tribune
What to expect: Books for sale, author readings, cooking demonstrations and children's activities.
Why to go: Looking for a good book? In addition to the massive sales, this event includes the opportunity to hear readings and panel discussions from some of the country's most respected authors.
Additional info: The Fair will have 11 stages with more than 100 free literary programs, drawing upwards of 90,000 people. There will be more than 150 new, used and antique booksellers on hand as well. Authors will be available to sign books throughout the weekend. All events are first come, first served, except for those at the Harold Washington Library, which require tickets. Children's events such as participatory storytelling and and music will take place in Kids Alley.
Centerstage Reviewer: Ben Rubenstein