Papa or Pop-up?

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By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

This Saturday, April 12, the Hemingway Museum, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., will hold its first pop-up book fair. More than 40 independent Chicago publishers will be on hand with books to sell, authors signing, plus family and children's programming. 

Featured publishers, organizations and authors include: &NOW Books, 2nd Story, 57th Street Books/Seminary Co-op, 7 Vientos, Allium Press, Bookslut, Burial Day Books, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Chicago Literati, CHIPRC, Chicago Quarterly Review, Christian Larsen, Convulsive Editions, Dead Tree Press, Dream of Things, Fifth Star Press, Half Letter Press/Temporary Services, Hobart: another literary journal & Short Flight/Long Drive Books, Lake Claremont Press, MAKE, Miss Nyet Publishing LLC, Ricochet Review, Soberscove, and Switchback Books. With names like these, how could any reader resist?

In addition, Hemingway Foundation board member Nancy Sindelar will read from her upcoming book, Influencing Hemingway, about the places Ernest lived and worked. 

It's free if you RSVP ( or 708-848-2222); otherwise $8 at the door. More programming follows at the Oak Park Public Library from 6 p.m. on.

Sponsored by Curbside Splendor, 826CHI, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park & the Oak Park Public Library. 

Additional information:

Recent additions to the daytime fair are the following panels.
Noon - 1 p.m. 
Conversation with Chris Ware and Hilary Chute, presented by 57th Street Books
2 - 3 p.m.
The Fictional Ernest Hemingway, presented by Don Evans of Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
3 - 4 p.m.
People and Places that Influenced Ernest Hemingway, presented by author Nancy Sindelar


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