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United States of a Mystery: Essential Illinois Crime Fiction

Duchess of Detective Fiction Tracy Clark shares some of the best Illinois crime fiction as we continue a national tour of mystery favorites.

My Kind Of Town: YA Books Set In Chicago

It's nice we spend so much time dreaming of NYC. But the truth is: YA books set in Chicago are great, too. Probably because Chicago is a damn great town.

How To Take on Chicago’s Bookstore Day Challenge!

Last year, a bookish friend and I loaded into my old Subaru and drove  all over the city in the ...

5 Chicago Comics by Women

A Chicago woman's list of her top five favorite Chicago based female comic book artists, writers, and publishers

The Amazon Books Store Experience – What’s the Point?

In 2016 the first Amazon Books, a physical bookstore, opened in Seattle. Since then, Amazon has slowly rolled out more ...

Everything You Need to Know about the 2017 Printers Row Lit Fest

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, including schedule highlights, where to eat, how to volunteer, and more.

American Writers Museum is Chicago’s New Literary Paradise

The American Writers Museum, located in downtown Chicago, is a fully modern, incredibly interactive, playground for writers and the people who love them.

33 Beautiful Chicago Bookstores

This town has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to charming places to buy books. Here are 33 beautiful, independent Chicago bookstores.

Cool Bookish Places: The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

Get all your secret agent needs met at Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Company, a cool bookish joint in Chicago.

A Ranking of Chicago’s Used Bookstores

You're going to want to keep this ranking of used bookstores handy for your next Chicago trip!

100 Must-Read Books in and about Chicago

Mystery, coming-of-age, adventure, history, sociology, race, class. We have it all. All with Chicago at the heart.

The Book Riot Guide to Chicago for Book Expo America

Book Expo America is coming to Chicago! Here's your guide to the Windy City: what to see, eat, watch, and read while you're here.

From Tolkien to Lewis and Back Again: The Wade Center in Wheaton, Illinois

If you’re a Tolkien or Lewis fan looking to visit the haunts of your favorite author, your number one destination ...

7 Cozy Chicago Bookstores

Chicago used to have a huge Borders on the corner of Michigan Avenue overlooking the Water Tower. It was one ...

Reading Chicago’s Racial History

It’s very easy to get angry while reading comments on social media or on news articles about the shooting of ...