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Celebrate the 2010 Printer’s Row Lit Fest with the University of Chicago Press

Looking to indulge your literary side this weekend? Join the University of Chicago Press at the 2010 Printer’s Row Lit Fest this Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13. Not only will the Press be on site selling our fabulous wares, plenty of Press authors will be on hand reading from and discussing their books. Here’s a lowdown of what’s happening at the Fest.
All weekend long, the Press will be selling our books at our booth (located in Tent O, which will be closer to Polk than Harrison. This is a new location for us, as our usual spot will be occupied by construction equipment. Use this map to find us). We’ll have our newest releases, as well as many of our most popular Chicago titles and stunning picture books (all of which make great gifts for Dad!). We’ll also be bringing back our popular $5 table: everything on it will cost you just one portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Among the books you’ll find on the discount table will be Roger Ebert’s Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert, Normal Maclean’s Young Men and Fire, and Mike Royko’s One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko. Supplies of these discounted books are limited, so stop by early and often!
After you’ve met the men and women behind the Press, check out the men and women behind our books. Many Press authors will be reading from their works this weekend. Here’s a complete schedule (and refer to this map for more information about the venues):


Saturday, June 12

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11:00 am—12 noon
Cathy Maloney, author of Chicago Gardens: The Early History and Gardener’s Cottage in Riverside, Illinois, will sign books in the University of Chicago Press tent.

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11:15 am
Peggy Macnamara, author of Architecture by Birds and Insects: A Natural Art and Illinois Insects and Spiders, and Joel Greenberg, author of Of Prairie, Woods, and Water: Two Centuries of Chicago Nature Writing and Natural History of the Chicago Region will read at Dearborn Station/Lower Level

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1:30 pm
Reginald Gibbons, author of Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories will read at the
Arts & Poetry Stage.

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4:00 pm
Robert K. Elder, author of Last Words of the Executed will read at Digitally Lit, Room 2.


Sunday, June 13

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1:00 pm
Jack Fuller, author of What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism, among other books, will read at Digitally Lit Room 2.

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1:30 pm
Dominic Pacyga, author of Chicago: A Biography, and Liam T. A. Ford, author of Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City will read at Digitally Lit, Room 1.

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3:00 pm
Martin Preib, author of The Wagon and Other Stories from the City, will read at Digitally Lit, Room 2.

See you at Printer’s Row!