Chicago Book Expo is a nonprofit group of volunteers whose mission is to celebrate Chicago’s vital indie publishing scene. Thank you to Uptown United and Uptown Special Service Area #34 for supporting this year’s Chicago Book Expo.

The Expo originated in 2011 as a project of Chicago Writers House. Forty publishers participated, and a wide array of workshops and other events accompanied the Expo; here’s a link to the previous site, with more information about it. Since then, a variety of pop-up events at the Empty Bottle have continued to bring readers and indie publishers together.

While Chicago Writers House is no longer officially associated with the event, we plan to continue its vision with a new Expo in 2013. We hope you’ll join us–as a vendor, attendee, or sponsor!