FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF is an occasional feature of the FOUNTAINDALE LIBRARY REFERENCE BLOG. Postings will highlight titles that you might find of interest, but haven’t yet picked up to read and explore.

If you happen to be a fan of books and enjoy reading reviews and articles about authors and their works in the Chicago Tribune, you may have seen notices about some new publications from that newspaper earlier this year. The new publications are PRINTERS ROW JOURNAL and PRINTERS ROW FICTION. The library now subscribes to both. They come out each Sunday and can be found in our Magazines and Newspapers area on the 2nd Floor, with the magazines.

Among the features of PRINTERS ROW JOURNAL are book reviews, author profiles and essays, book club guides and reports, and news from Midwest publishing circles. PRINTERS ROW FICTION presents original short works of fiction (around two dozen pages, in booklet form) by Chicago authors. The pictures in this post show a recent sample of each of the publications.

Also on the radar of book fans in the Chicagoland area is the major event coming up this weekend, June 9 and 10. Returning for its 28th year is the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. It’s the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest. Among this year’s headlining authors will be noted cookbook celebrities Rachael Ray, Rick Bayless, and Daisy Martinez. Also on hand will be former news reporter, Dan Rather and sports writer, Frank DeFord, among others. In all, close to 200 authors will be at the Fest.

The event draws book lovers from across the country and will feature more than 200 booksellers who will be displaying and selling new, used, and antiquarian books. For a more complete listing of what’s happening, check out this link: Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest.

– Tom D.

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