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The 57th Street Children's Book Fair began twenty one years ago as a back-to-school celebration. The Fair has grown every year since its inception, and now hosts dozens of local booksellers and community organizations.

Last year, over 7,000 people from all over Chicago attended the Fair and participated in reading-related activities, enjoyed live entertainment and delicious refreshments, and browsed a huge selection of books and merchandise available from Fair participants.

Downloadable Forms & Media
2007 Invitation
2007 Non-Profit Package

2007 Vendor Registration
2007 Chicago Neighborhood Festivals

Looking for your childhood favorite? Explore our antiquarian booksellers!
Bibliodisia Books
Chicago Rare Book Center
Dorothy Meyer Books

10 year flashback

10yr ann poster

Poster from 2004

Poster from 2005

Poster for 2006 (20th Anniversary)