The Expo will be from 11 am – 5 pm at St. Augustine College, 1345 W Argyle St, Chicago. Admission to all events is free.

ATM: There is no ATM at St. Augustine College, and some exhibitors only accept cash. There are some ATMs at banks along Broadway, a few blocks east.

Via El:

Get off at the Argyle stop on the Red Line; the Expo is about three blocks west of the stop.

Via car:

If coming via Lake Shore Drive, get off at the Foster Avenue exit and get in the left-hand lane; go about four blocks, then turn left at Broadway. Go about four blocks and then turn right on Argyle; St. Augustine will be to the left.


There is a parking lot onsite (with rather nasty speed bumps), but it may be full. There is free street parking on Argyle and the surrounding streets. On Sundays, there is free parking at all parking meters around Clark St. and Broadway Ave.


While in Uptown, be sure to stay for dinner and visit the nearby Argyle Street District area, which features edible delights from throughout Asia – from dim sum to barbeque duck, from bahn mi to fresh bao, from pho to pad thai. Find out more at and

Thank you to Uptown United and Uptown Special Service Area #34 for supporting this year’s Chicago Book Expo.

While in Uptown for the Chicago Book Expo, be sure to visit the nearby Argyle Street District area which features edible delights from throughout Asia – from dim sum to barbeque duck, from bahn mi to fresh bao, from pho to pad thai. Learn more at and

Restaurants in Uptown

African Fare:
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant: 4801 N. Broadway
Iyanze Restaurant: 4623 N. Broadway

American Fare/Brunch:
Big Chicks/Tweet: 5020 N. Sheridan
Citizen Skate/Cafe: 924 W. Wilson
Crew Bar + Grill: 4804 N. Broadway
Fat Cat: 4840 N. Broadway
Golden House Restaurant & Pancake House: 4744 N. Broadway
Inspiration Kitchens: 4715 N. Sheridan
Palla’s Grill: 4570 N. Broadway

Asian Bakeries:
Chiu Quon: 1127 W. Argyle
La Patisserie P: 1050 W. Argyle
Thai Pastry and Restaurant: 4925 N. Broadway

Asian Fusion:
Dib Thai & Sushi: 1025 W. Lawrence

Chinese Fare:
Furama: 4936 N. Broadway
Hon Kee Restaurant: 1064 W. Argyle
Lao Sze Chuan: 4832 N. Broadway
Silver Seafood: 4829 N. Broadway
Sun Wah BBQ: 5039 N. Broadway

Uptown Lounge: 1136 W. Lawrence

Japanese Fare/Sushi:
Agami Sushi: 4712 N. Broadway

Indian & Thai:
Masala Indian & Thai Cuisine: 1002 W. Argyle

Mexican Fare:
Carmela’s Taqueria: 1206 W. Lawrence
Fiesta Mexicana: 4806 N. Broadway
La Cuidad Mexican Cafe & Grill: 4515 N. Sheridan

Persian Fare:
Caravan: 4810 N. Broadway

Thai Fare:
Siam Cafe: 4712 N. Sheridan
Siam Noodle and Rice: 4654 N. Sheridan

Vietnamese Fare:
Ba Le: 5014 N. Broadway
Hai Yen: 1055 W. Argyle
New Saigon Restaurant: 5000 N. Broadway
Pho 777: 1065 W. Argyle
Pho Lily: 5100 N. Broadway
Pho Viet: 4941 N. Broadway
Tank Noodle: 4953 N. Broadway

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