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

‘Last Year’ Explores the Potential of Paradox-free Time Travel

Before there were skyscrapers in Chicago, the city was just a small cluster of buildings sprawled across the Illinois plains. Robert Charles Wilson’s latest science fiction novel, Last Year, gives us a glimpse into that distant Chicago, going as far back as 1876. … More ‘Last Year’ Explores the Potential of Paradox-free Time Travel

Join Us and Martin Seay at the 2016 Chicago Book Expo

This Sunday, November 13, the Chicago Review of Books and our sister publication Arcturus magazine will have a booth at the fifth annual Chicago Book Expo. The book fair and expo floor at Columbia College (1104 S. Wabash) are completely free and open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. We’ll be giving away dozens … More Join Us and Martin Seay at the 2016 Chicago Book Expo