Chicago hosts a one-day-only pop-up bookshop featuring the best of the Midwest’s independent presses, bookstores, and magazines. They’ll be plenty of book shopping (just in time for the holidays) as well as sporadic performances, all at the Green Lantern Gallery, originally meant to be the home for the new bookstore The Paper Cave. Instead, we’ve condensed the bookstore into a one-day booktravaganza. This will be your first and last chance to shop Chicago’s curatorial pop-up bookshop. In honor of the venture there will be a ribbon un-cutting, and Artifice Magazine’s papier-mâché cave, which the curious can crawl inside to hear some of the best in Chicago readings.
Switchback Books joins presenters Featherproof Books, Green Lantern Press, Artifice Magazine and Knee-Jerk Magazine and participants Quimbys, Hobart, Poetry, The Book Cellar, Another Chicago Magazine, Rose Metal Press, THE2NDHAND, Dzanc, Make Magazine, The Show ‘n Tell Show, Other Voices Books, The Encyclopedia Show, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Vouched Books, The Paper Cave, PANK Magazine, Golden Age, and Stop Smiling Books.
December 12th, 10am to 10pm
The Green Lantern Gallery/The Paper Cave
2542 W. Chicago Ave., Storefront
The Indie Lit Roadshow is a cross-country celebration of the best in independent literature. It represents a coming-together of some of the most innovative book lovers around: independent bookstores, presses, journals, magazines, reading series and pop-up bookshops. It’s a weekend full of events, each rooted in the home-grown literary scenes blossoming in the following cities:
Austin, TX (N.A.R.W.A.L.L.)
Baltimore, MA (Monumental ...Genius)
Baton Rouge, LA (River Writers)
Brooklyn, NY (Gigantic)
Brooklyn, NY (Birdsong)
Chicago, IL (Featherproof, Green Lantern, Artifice, Knee-Jerk)
Lawrence, KS (Beecher’s Magazine)
Hadley, MA (Flying Object)
Portland, OR (Redefine Magazine)
Seattle, WA (Pilot Books)
So join us for a weekend of nonstop parties, performances, and pop-up book shops from coast to coast!
More info at: http://www.indielitshow.com/.
A selection of Participants: Pilot Books, N.A.R.W.A.L.L., Ampersand, Monumental Genius, River Writers, Birdsong, Featherproof, Green Lantern, Artifice, Knee-Jerk, Beecher’s Magazine, Gigantic, Bouwerie, Flying Object, Redefine Magazine, Paul Legault, Margo Greenfield, John Haskell, Melissa Broder, Quimbys, Hobart, Poetry, The Book Cellar, Another Chicago Magazine, Rose Metal Press, THE2NDHAND, Dzanc, Publishing Genius, Shattered Wig Review, The Monumental Reading Series, Normals Books & Records, the WORMS reading series, Stephanie Barber, Laura van den Berg, Dina Kelberman, Michael Kimball, Justin Sirois, John Dermot Woods, Make Magazine, The Show ‘n Tell Show, Other Voices Books, The Encyclopedia Show, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Vouched Books, Switchback Books, The Paper Cave, PANK Magazine, Golden Age, Domy, and Stop Smiling Books.