TribNation Holiday Book Fair
at Open Books on Monday, December 9th
Chicago Tribune and Agate Publishing have released six books in recent weeks featuring some of the Tribune's most popular writers, weekly features and historic photos.
At this free holiday open house and book-signing event, you can meet your favorite Chicago Tribune authors:
• Mary Schmich
• Amy Dickinson
• Bill Hageman
• Mark Jacob
• Stephan Benzkofer
• James P. DeWan
Free; no registration required
Monday, December 9
Open Books, 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 207 (312-475-1355)
Chicago, IL—Chicago Tribune and Agate Publishing, the Evanston-based independent press, have released six trade books in recent weeks featuring some of the newspaper’s most popular writers, weekly features, and historic photos. On Monday, December 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the authors will discuss their books and sign copies at Open Books (213 W. Institute Pl., Suite 207, 312-475-1355).
Portions of the proceeds from the TribNation Holiday Book Fair will benefit the Chicago Tribune Foundation and Open Books’ ongoing programs promoting literacy in Chicago.
Recently published titles include first-ever column collections from Pulitzer prize-winner Mary Schmich (Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now, August 2013) and signature advice columnist Amy Dickinson (Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living, December 2013). Three new titles come from popular Chicago Tribune features: Bill Hageman’s Life Skills (September 2013), Mark Jacob and Stephan Benzkofer’s 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything (September 2013), and James P. DeWan’s Prep School: How to Improve Your Kitchen Skills and Cooking Techniques (October 2013).
The newest book, Capone: A Photographic Portrait of America's Most Notorious Gangster (December 2013), is a collection of never-before-released photographs of Al Capone from the Tribune archives and reproductions of contemporary newspaper columns detailing the infamous mobster’s exploits.
The authors will discuss their books and areas of expertise at the Dec. 9 Holiday Book Fair. Robin Daughtridge, the Tribune’s director of photography, will discuss the Capone book.
These trade books were originally published as Chicago Tribune ebooks under the Agate Digital imprint. Agate and Chicago Tribune have partnered since March 2012 on the ebook project, producing scores of digital books using Tribune content. A full menu of those digital titles is available at ChicagoTribuneEbooks.com.
Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides providing community programs, and mobilizes volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond. All purchases at Open Books help support literacy programs with students throughout Chicago. Since mid-2012, Open Books’ programs have served over 6,000 students in and around Chicago through nearly 25,000 programming hours. For more information, visit www.Open-Books.org.
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