Indie Lit Roadshow: The Last Annual Midwest Pop-Up Bookshop at The Paper Cave

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Well, we had a silly little idea to have a few friends over for a one-day only pop-up bookshop before the Green Lantern Gallery shutters it’s doors. We asked Artifice and Knee-Jerk if they wanted to play along. And then a few others, and then Seattle, and it’s slowly spun out into a crazy national event. We can hardly believe the enthusiasm being brought to bare on one cold little weekend, but boy are we ever excited:

We are pleased to announce the nation-wide Indie Lit Roadshow, the weekend of December 10-12, 2010. The Indie Lit Roadshow is a cross-country celebration of the best in independent literature. It represents a coming-together of some of the most innovative book lovers around: independent bookstores, presses, journals, magazines, reading series and pop-up bookshops. It’s a weekend full of events, each rooted in the home-grown literary scenes blossoming in the following cities:

Austin, TX (N.A.R.W.A.L.L.); Baltimore, MA (Monumental Genius); Baton Rouge, LA (River Writers); Brooklyn, NY (Birdsong); Chicago, IL (Featherproof); Lawrence, KS (Beecher’s Magazine); Brooklyn, NY (Gigantic); Hadley, MA (Flying Object); Portland, OR (Redefine Magazine); Seattle, WA (Pilot Books)

So join us for a weekend of nonstop parties, performances, and pop-up book shops from coast to coast!

More information can be found at:

Indie Lit Roadshow: The Last Annual Midwest Pop-Up Bookshop

Chicago hosts a one-day-only pop-up bookshop featuring the best of the Midwest’s independent presses, bookstores, and magazines. They’ll be plenty of book shopping (just in time for the holidays) as well as sporadic performances, all at the Green Lantern Gallery, originally meant to be the home for the new bookstore The Paper Cave. Instead, we’ve condensed the bookstore into a one-day booktravaganza. This will be your first and last chance to shop Chicago’s curatorial pop-up bookshop. In honor of the venture there will be a ribbon un-cutting, and Artifice Magazine’s papier-mâché cave, which the curious can crawl inside to hear some of the best in Chicago readings.

Presenters Featherproof Books, Green Lantern Press, Artifice Magazine and Knee-Jerk Magazine are joined by participants Quimbys, Hobart, Poetry, The Book Cellar, Another Chicago Magazine, Rose Metal Press, THE2NDHAND, Dzanc, Make Magazine, The Show ‘n Tell Show, Other Voices Books, The Encyclopedia Show, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Vouched Books, Switchback Books, The Paper Cave, PANK Magazine, Golden Age, and Stop Smiling Books.

December 12th, 10am to 10pm

at The Green Lantern Gallery/The Paper Cave

2542 W. Chicago Ave., Storefront

We hope you’ll join us for a day of celebrating independent books that is not to be missed!

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