2024 Printers Row Lit Fest Bookstore Gallery


At the heart of Chicago’s iconic printing quarter, over 100,000 readers gather annually for the largest outdoor book fair in the Midwest: The Printers Row Lit Fest.

This two-day, community-based bookish celebration aims to bring readers from all ages together through a variety of talks, mini events, and of course, books! It showcases thousands of titles, from rare literary gems to self-published works --- like yours!

This year’s Printers Row Lit Fest will be on September 7-8, 2024, at South Dearborn Street, from Ida B. Wells to Polk Street, in the historic Printing House Row District. Sign up for your spot today and don’t miss this chance to reach out to a passionate reading community!

What you get:

  • Placement in the Author Solutions Bookstore Gallery – Four softcover copies of your book will be on display and available for sale onsite at the event.
  • A spot in the Author Solutions Digital Book Catalog – Your book cover and description will appear in our digital catalog, which features all the books in our gallery. Interested buyers can purchase your book through trusted online retail websites with just one click from the catalog. Attendees can access the digital catalog through the QR codes displayed in the gallery and printed on the bookmarks that are handed out.
  • Custom Book Banner – You'll also get a digital book banner that you can use to promote your book's participation through your social media accounts.
  • Social Media Announcement – We'll announce your book's involvement on our active social media pages!

To be eligible for this service, your book must be live and currently available for purchase.

What You Need to Know

The deadline to sign up is July 31, 2024, but spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't wait.

*Please Note:

  • Your book must be live and available for sale before purchasing this service. No exceptions.
  • If your book is in resubmission, we cannot guarantee that the resubmitted version will be available for the event; the older version of your title may be used instead.
  • Your catalog description will be adapted from your book’s description in our bookstore.