"Sweet home Chicago" is worth visiting for many reasons: Walking through the streets visitors will notice its manifold cultural traces: Chicago is not only the home of the amazing Symphony Orchestra, but also of jazz, blues, soul, house and hip-hop, a famous destination for baseball, football and basketball players, and renowned for the traditional deep-dish pizza. After the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, the city became a centre of modern architecture. From the ruins of the previous wooden structures arose modern constructions of steel and stone. In Chicago the world's first skyscraper was built in 1885. Some of the United States' tallest towers are located there along with gems of architectural history, such as the Chicago Building by Mies van der Rohe. Another famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed The Robie House near Chicago University, and he was a member of the Cliff Dwellers Club.
At the elegant premises of the Cliff Dwellers Club, where the intellectual high-society meets, the Chicago booksellers will hold an amazing ILAB Pop Up Book Fair overlooking Lake Michigan from the skyscraper windows, where Frank Lloyd Wright very likely had a drink with Carl Sandburg.
Exhibitors: Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.; Beasley Books; Bookleggers; Kurt Gippert Bookseller; Harlan J. Berk Ltd.; Jeff Hirsch Books; Powell’s Bookstore; Garrett Scott, Bookseller; and Stick Figure Books.
Where and when?
THURSDAY 23 APRIL – 5:30 to 7 pm, on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day
Cliff Dwellers Club - 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor - Chicago - UNITED STATES