December 7, 2012

Come join us at the Pop-Up Book Fair this Sunday!

2012 Pop-Up Book Fair at the Empty Bottle

Hey Chicagoans! If you're not doing anything on Sunday, you should come by the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave, just due west of Wicker Park), between 2 and 7 pm, for what's being billed as a "Pop-Up Book Fair." Sponsored by the Chicago Book Expo*, The Chicagoan magazine and our friends at Curbside Splendor, it's essentially a holiday showcase for over 25 local small presses, and a great way to pick up a cool and unique holiday gift for your favorite hipster friend. CCLaP will be selling all 13 of its books there on Sunday, plus giving away free samplers and Christmas-themed magnet bookmarks made by my mother (!); and authors Ben Tanzer and David David Katzman will be putting in some signing hours in the afternoon, so I hope you'll have a chance to stop by and say hi. Remember, the event is free if you RSVP in advance at this web page, otherwise costs $5. Oh yeah, and some indie rock bands will be playing throughout the afternoon as well, including one featuring our own Jacob Singer! I hope to see you there on Sunday, and don't be shy about saying hello!

*And on a related note of disclosure, I'm happy to announce that I'm now a member of the advisory board of the Chicago Book Expo; originally an offshoot project of a larger organization called the Chicago Writers House, it has grown so popular that the group has decided to spin it off into its own nonprofit organization. I will be helping and providing advice during this process, and am proud to be doing so -- I'm impressed with what the Expo has already managed to accomplish in just the last year and a half, and am excited about them becoming their own self-sustaining organization.

Filed by Jason Pettus at 11:21 AM, December 7, 2012. Filed under: Arts news | CCLaP 100 | CCLaP Publishing | Chicago news | Events | Literature |