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The Midwest’s largest literary event?

Dispatch just in from our Department of All Things Reference and Regional about annual Chicago favorite, the Printers Row List Fest:

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Come out and join us this weekend at the 2011 Printers Row Lit Fest, one of the most anticipated events of the year for authors, publishers, booksellers, and book lovers in Chicago. Among the bookstalls and reading stages occupying five city blocks in the South Loop, you’ll find the University of Chicago Press booth on Dearborn just south of Harrison. We’ll be selling some of our most popular regional and general interest titles at great prices, including The Thinking Student’s Guide to College by Andrew Roberts for $10 and a table full of books such as the The Rules of Golf in Plain English and The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary for just $5. While you’re there, catch our distinguished authors speaking at the following events:
10:00 AM on Saturday at University Center/River Room
Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Melissa Ann Pinney, author of Girl Ascending, in conversation with Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune
10:30 AM on Saturday at University Center/Loop Room
Adoption Nation with Jane Katch, author of Far Away from the Tigers: A Year in the Classroom with Internationally Adopted Children and novelist Gina Frangello, moderated by young-adult librarian Amy Alessio
11:00 AM on Saturday at the Central Stage
Bob Riesman, author of I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy, and Michael Charry, author of “George Szell: A Life of Music,” in conversation with Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune

11:00 AM on Saturday at University Center/Lake Room
Carrie Pitzulo, author of Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy in conversation with Kimberly Yuracko, author of Perfectionism and Contemporary Feminist Values
2:15 PM on Saturday at University Center/Loop Room
John Vinci and Ward Miller, coauthors of The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan, in conversation with writer and Northwestern professor Bill Savage
11:00 AM on Sunday at the University Center/River Room
Eric A. Posner, author of Law and Happiness and The Perils of Global Legalism, speaks to BookTV

2:30 PM on Sunday at Hotel Blake

Larry Bennett, author of The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism, and Kristina Ford, author of The Trouble with City Planning, in conversation with Donna Robertson, dean of the IIT College of Architecture
For more information and a full schedule of events visit the Fest’s official website. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!
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