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Printers Row

57 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60605-2030
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Neat spot to visit

We were in town for a concert and wanted to go someplace different. We visited a couple bars, just... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Dixon, Illinois
via mobile
Litfest 2017

Fantastic even with a lot of wonderfully books and author talks to choose from. Definitely worth a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
goldsboro, NC
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14 Aug 2017
“Neat spot to visit”
19 Jun 2017
“Litfest 2017”
57 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60605-2030
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a concert and wanted to go someplace different. We visited a couple bars, just a nice quiet area that wasn't so busy.

Thank 833Christine_B_12
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic even with a lot of wonderfully books and author talks to choose from. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank kristiep34
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Wonderful event. Been to this event a number of times, and look forward to it, parking is at a premium, many times $25 for the event, but if you don't mind walking, you can get better deals, and could park on many of the streets...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 18 June 2016

If you're interested in books, this is the place to be during the Book Fair. Dozens of knowledgeable booksellers (yes, there are still some to be found) who have great books and caring staff. Printer's Row is the old area of Chicago where printers once...More

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

On vacation with my husband and was hoping to buy a few bottles of wine for our hotel room, which was just down the street. The vibe in this place was incredibly uncomfortable. The older man behind the counter was straight out rude and it...More

1  Thank jbzielinski
Reviewed 22 September 2015

A bookshop with the right attitude, Great variety of books, very polite & knowledgable staff ready & willing to guide & help you with your requests

1  Thank George C
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I love this little oasis just south of downtown. The cool old industrial buildings full of character have been converted to lofts. The neighborhood has a very intimate feel due to its small clearly defined area. It has a cute little park with a fountain...More

3  Thank James T
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Arguably the first official artist loft living area sanctioned by the city. Cut off from the Loop in the 60's by the main western highway expansion, it was saved from demolition by a handful of visionary preservationist architects before it was a popular idea. They...More

1  Thank hovaard45
Reviewed 13 September 2014

This is a nice area south of the loop (downtown area). There isn't that much to do except walking around and take pictures. It looks like a slightly industrial area that is actually changing fast now. There are a few restaurants and blues bars in...More

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 18 July 2014

One bookshop, admittedly a good one, and a few attractive, gentrified industrial buildings along a very quiet street. Not worth making an effort to get here unless there’s a special event happening.

Thank BadgerCT
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
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