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Event Overview:

The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city's bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the written word and its support of literacy and literary endeavor, the Chicago Tribune purchased the Printers Row Book Fair in 2002 from the Near South Planning Board. Recently renamed to be the Printers Row Lit Fest, it is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest-drawing more than 150,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase.

Exhibitor Information:

Printers Row Lit Fest continues to cultivate its commitment to the written word, support of literacy, and literary endeavors. Attendees will enjoy programming featuring: discussions, readings and book signings from an array of talented authors, a children's stage and activity area, an area for booksellers, and much more.

LOCATION: Chicago’s central business district; the 500, 600, and 700 blocks of South Dearborn Street (Congress Pkwy. to Polk St.) and Polk Street (800 South) from Plymouth Court to Clark Street, which will be closed to street traffic

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Website: http://printersrowlitfest.org/...
Conference/Event Dates: 06/11/2016 - 06/12/2016
Conference/Event Hours: Sat & Sun, 10am-6pm
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 06/11/2016 - 06/12/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sat & Sun, 10am-6pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: Book - Literary Art Fairs
Other Industries: Book - Literary Art Fairs, Local Shows & Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 150,000
Audience: Open to the public.
Venue: Printers Row
Venue Type: Outdoor - Street
Number of Exhibitors:200+
Show Owner:Chicago Tribune
Show Manager:Criterion Productions
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: By participating in Printers Row Lit Fest, your brand has the opportunity to connect with thousands of people throughout the weekend! There are endless possibilities for targeted branding and customized activation onsite.

http://printersrowlitfest.org/sponsors.html

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
8' x 30' Sidewalk Space - One table, no canopy $375   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
8' x 30' Sidewalk Space - Two tables, no canopy $575   Water: n/a
1/4 Tent - Two tables $1,125   Generator: n/a
1/2 Tent - Four tables $1,750   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: n/a
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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