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Printers Row Lit Fest 2023

The Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago is the largest book festival in the Midwest, and readers from far and wide are anxiously awaiting the 2023 celebrations in September. There’s no better time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city while supporting Chicago’s independent bookstores, so learn all about the Printer Row Lit Fest 2023 festivities and start preparing for the big day!

38th Annual Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago: When & Where

If you’ve attended the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago before, you may remember visiting the city during the summer. The festival has historically been held in June but has been held instead in September since 2021. The celebrations take place on historic Printers Row, an area that includes Dearborn Street, Polk Street, and Ida B. Wells Drive (formerly Congress Parkway) in Chicago, IL. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th, and Sunday, September 10th, 2023.

Where to Park for Printers Row Lit Fest 2023

Where can you find parking for the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago? A parking garage is available just a block away at 75 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60605. Keep in mind that over 100,000 visitors are expected to attend Printers Row Lit Fest 2023; we suggest arriving early to secure your spot!

Printers Row Lit Fest 2023 Speakers & Events

The Printers Row Lit Fest 2023 promises to be one of the best events yet—with programs, panels, and workshops covering a wide range of fascinating subjects.

This year, the Printers Row Lit Fest welcomes 2023 Pulitzer Prize Winners for Nonfiction Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels, authors of His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice. 

Be sure to check the schedule for over 100 authors presenting panels on:

  • Arts and poetry
  • Biography
  • Children’s programming
  • Cooking
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Young adult programs
  • And more!

Plan Your Visit to the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago Today

While you prepare for your trip to the Printers Row Lit Fest 2023, why not see what else this great city has to offer? Check out some music at RiotFest, or plan a visit to Skydeck Chicago to see the Windy City like never before. We’re located in the historic Willis Tower, just a 15-minute walk from the festivities. Feel free to contact us with any questions about your Skydeck Chicago experience, and then purchase your tickets online!