The Chicago area has a wealth of writerly and publishing talent producing a steady stream of new volumes. If you haven’t yet burned through those Barnes & Noble and Amazon gift cards from the holidays, consider directing your book browsing to the city’s literary scene and some of the latest Chicago-related offerings from the publishing world. Here is a selection of eight current releases to consider adding to the “local” section of your personal library.
Chicago’s literary history lives largely in its stories and structures, two things that are often intertwined in urban literature. Here’s a selection of notable sites of literary history in and around Chicago.