This Month’s ‘Conversation’ Is About “Being American” Under a Hostile Regime

This Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., join us for the third edition of The Conversation, a new a literary and cultural series at Chicago’s Women & Children First Bookstore. This month, Boris Fishman, Cristina Henriquez, Riva Lehrer, Erika L. Sanchez, and Zoe Zolbrod will have a timely conversation about “Being American: Identity and Belonging Under a Hostile Regime.” This is not … More This Month’s ‘Conversation’ Is About “Being American” Under a Hostile Regime

12 Chicago Bookstores to Visit Instead of Amazon Today

Today, Amazon opens a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Chicago—in my own neighborhood of Lake View, no less. Like the vast majority of Chicago’s literary community, I’m pretty pissed about that, so I was comforted to see the following post on Rebecca Makkai‘s Facebook account last night (repurposed here with her permission), where she implores Chicagoans to stay … More 12 Chicago Bookstores to Visit Instead of Amazon Today

Three Ways to Support the Chicago Review of Books

Are you passionate about diverse voices and genres in literature? Do you wish small, independent, and university presses got just as much attention as the Big Five publishers? You can help the Chicago Review of Books and Arcturus make the literary world more inclusive by becoming a member, patron, or sponsor. Each option comes with its own perks … More Three Ways to Support the Chicago Review of Books

Join Us for a Literary ‘Conversation’ on Civil Disobedience

Update: Unfortunately, we won’t be able to stream this month’s event after all. Rest assured the event is still happening tonight at Women & Children First, and we’ll be back with a live stream in March! On Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m., the Chicago Review of Books will live-stream the second edition of The Conversation. If you can’t … More Join Us for a Literary ‘Conversation’ on Civil Disobedience