Out and About with the Quill: Printers Row Lit Fest

It was a sweltering weekend in the Windy City, and yours truly was on hand to experience the joy (and sunburn) of the Printers Row Lit Fest.

Held in the historic Printers Row neighbourhood of Chicago, this festival held its 33rd annual event, with a wide array of programming and exhibitors for adults and children. The Porcupine’s Quill was among those exhibitors, so of course I documented the experience in pictures for your viewing pleasure.

One of the neighbourhood mainstays is this gorgeous bookstore right on Dearborn Street–Sandmeyer’s Books.

Also in the neighbourhood, the Franklin Building, which formerly housed a catalogue and booklet printing company. The building has been re-purposed as a loft development.

Early morning set up was a bit lonely, I’ll admit.

This display configuration is what I like to call “wind abatement.” It ain’t exactly pretty, but it kept the books from blowing off the table. Much.

Finally, the people start to arrive!

One of the bonuses of the festival: free samples of KIND Bars and Häagen-Dazs ice cream.

And a couple of souvenirs.


And that, ladies and gents, was the Printers Row Lit Fest. Thanks to all who stopped by to learn about our books. And a special shout out to those lovely visitors from Guelph who knew who we were! 🙂


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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.