The South Side Book Far literary festival is taking place this Sunday in the Whiner Beer taproom at The Plant. Taking place from 4 PM-9 PM, the event aims to bring back nostalgic book fairs of the past with a modern spin.
Go ahead and purchase books and other items from local vendors, renew your library card, and learn about organizations promoting reading, and imagination. All the vendors will have books available in both English and Spanish.
Whiner Beer has pledged to donate 20% of each core beer sold (Le Tub, Miaou, or Curb Cutter) to Liberation Library.
The day is sure to be packed with exciting bookstores and literacy organizations, and more. Here’s the full list of participating venues.
Popular Youtube channel, Bonding with a Book will lead a story time and art activities.
The Chicago Public Library will host a Back of the Yards branch which is usually located in the Back of The Yards neighborhood. This program encourages students to explore, create, collaborate, and develop new skills.
A 51st Ward Books booth, which serves as an anti-racist place to find multicultural, bilingual, and Spanish children’s books that inspire children.
Haymarket Books booth.
A Liberation Library booth
An Open Books booth, which will be offering free children’s books during the Book Fair!
A Pilsen Community Books booth
Other vendors include Cacaoabunga Chocolates, Dulces Picantes from Sweet Picante, and Pásele Señito jewelry.
Start the day with a free hour-long vinyasa flow class with yoga instructor Candis Oakley (E-RYT 200) of Very Human Social. Join Candis at the Winter Garden on the 3rd floor at noon. Normal tours of The Plant and Whiner’s brewery are still ongoing as usual during 2 PM and 3 PM respectively, with a bilingual tour of The Plant. Get tickets here.
Stick around after the book fair to discuss your literary finds over fresh food and drinks in the taproom!
Address: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St. Chicago, IL 60609