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“Don't miss the Book Fair!”
Review of Printers Row

Printers Row
Ranked #245 of 648 things to do in Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Don't miss the Book Fair!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a vibrant neighborhood just south of the loop with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants to suit all tastes. My favorite event is the annual Printer's Row Lit fest, a huge book fair, generally held around the first weekend in June.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
952 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“What is there there?”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

It's a location, historically. Not much to see there now. Few shops. Not vibrant. You can skip it. You won't even know you're there when you are there.

Visited July 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“LitFest 2012”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

The written word is far from dead. An amazing collection of the real and rare book sellers. Parking was easy (I had a walking boot on so close was important) and the people watching alot of fun. Have always wanted to go to this festival. A fun day

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Little Urban Heaven”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

I lived near printers row and would wander down on the weekend for a cup of coffee or lunch and a new book. It feels quaint and relaxing but is still downtown. During the summer they have a book festival where tons of book sellers block off the street and sell books at amazing discounts. I found tons of books that were unique at amazing prices.

Visited July 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Area”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

A ton of little restaurants, especially Hackneys, where they offer beer by the liter!

Visited May 2012
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Thank Melissa H
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