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59th Chicago Book and Paper Fair

After a two year hiatus, the Chicago Book and Paper Fair is back as an in-person event!

On Saturday June 18th, 10 am to 5 pm, the fair sponsored by the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Assn (MWABA), will take place in the ballroom of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 West Washington Blvd, Chicago, Il 60607 The ballroom is an elegant Beaux Arts space with excellent lighting for browsing the books, maps, prints, and ephemera that will be exhibited there. There is free parking on the adjacent surface lot, and a modest charge for the parking garage. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students with ID, children 12 and under admitted free.

If you are in the area, please plan to visit. For more information, visit  find us on Facebook, or contact John Montes, fair manager, at


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