Past Events

Wendy Mogel - "Voice Lessons for Parents"

19 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 19 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
In this intelligent and useful book, Wendy Mogel explains how the tenor of your remarks may make as much difference as their content. In accessible terms, she shows how minor...   More info

Curtis White - "Lacking Character"

21 Apr 15:00 - 16:30 21 Apr 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Raw, rude and rowdy metaphysical slapstick, packed with buffoonery, frantic, at times wistful. Lacking Character is meant to amuse, piss off and, above all, distract from...   More info

Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Dan Cooper - "The War on Neighborhoods"

23 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 23 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Lugalia-Hollon and Cooper call for a domestic Marshall Plan to boost employment, health, and education, and urge policymakers to focus on removing problem situations, rather than...   More info

Jodie Hollander - "My Dark Horses" - Chris Green

25 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 25 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Jodie Hollander reads and discusses My Dark Horses. She will be joined in conversation by Chris Green. At 57th Street Books About the book: Set against the charms and...   More info

Alex Todorov - "Face Value"

26 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 26 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
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A mesmerising book. Carol Midgley, The Times Hugely entertaining. Kate Douglas, New Scientist Alex Todorov discusses Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions...   More info

Mike Gunter - "Tales of an Ecotourist"

28 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 28 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Gunter takes us to the far corners of the globe to understand the lived experience of climate change. More than a travelogue, Tales of an Ecotourist explains how getting outside...   More info

The Madness Machine Tour: Franny Choi & sam sax

30 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 30 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Franny Choi and sam sax discuss their latest collections, Death by Sex Machine and Madness At 57th Street Books About Death by Sex Machine : To be clear, Franny Choi’s poetry...   More info

David Kerns - "Fortnight on Maxwell Street" - Daniel Brauner

01 May 18:00 - 19:30 01 May 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
With craft and compassion, David Kerns has written a gripping story of one young medical student's journey into America's racial divide in 1968 Chicago Hillary Homzie, author of...   More info

Karen L. Cox - "Goat Castle" - Joan Marie Johnson

03 May 18:00 - 19:00 03 May 18:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
A riveting exploration of a true crime that illuminates the complicated relationship between race and the law in the post-Civil War South. Foreword Reviews A detailed...   More info

SCBWI Presents: Penetrating the Publishing Forcefield

05 May 12:00 - 13:00 05 May 12:00 - 13:00 - Chicago Chicago
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SCBWI-Hyde Park/South Side Network invites you to join five celebrated authors and illustrators for a lively panel discussion on Penetrating the Publishing Forcefield: How Five...   More info

Bernice Yeung - "In a Day's Work"

10 May 18:00 - 19:00 10 May 18:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
In a Day’s Work is exactly what I’ve been waiting for some serious attention to the great majority of sexual harassment victims, who aren’t Hollywood stars but the low-paid women...   More info

Gary Rogowski - "Handmade"

14 May 18:00 - 19:30 14 May 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Gary Rogowski leads us gently but surely upon the path to a type of success we may not have previously considered. (Hint: it involves blisters.) Nick Offerman, author of Paddle...   More info

Spring Educators Night!

16 May 18:00 - 20:30 16 May 18:00 - 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
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57th Street Books invites Chicago's educators to Spring Educators Night! Since 1983, 57th Street Books has built a reputation as a fine community bookstore with an exceptional...   More info

Poetry Reading: Lisa Dordal and Sarah Browning

20 May 15:00 - 16:30 20 May 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Here a bird drags its universe of feathers across the yard, and Dordal is the breath that sends them aloft like prayer. Traci Brimhall The poems in Killing Summer are empathetic...   More info

Andrea Lawlor - "Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl"

22 May 18:00 - 19:00 22 May 18:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
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I am such a fan. Andrea Lawlor’s prose is restless, muscular and playful and uncannily able to zero in on the cultural details that make the world Paul is traveling through...   More info

Book Launch: Liesl Shurtliff - "Grump"

01 Jun 18:00 - 19:00 01 Jun 18:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Hilarious and heartfelt . . . Lovable Borlen’s grumpy first-person narration explores themes of belonging, friendship, and doing the right thing. Sure to please fans of reimagined...   More info

Dan Egan - "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes"

17 Jul 18:00 - 19:00 17 Jul 18:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Outstanding. . . . Egan skillfully mixes science, history, and reportage to craft a compelling story. Library Journal (starred review) With narrative flair, Egan tells the story...   More info


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