2018 Soulful Chicago Book Fairs

Soulful Chicago Book Fairs HAVE to be the most exciting book fairs on the planet!  They are celebrations of literacy and literary arts found throughout the African Diaspora, that flourish in the city of Chicago.

2018 marks our 3rd year in operation with the coming of our main event, Sunday, July 15th.  We block off 4 city, genre-specific blocks and feature approximately 100 Black authors and literary organizations that service our community.  The funds we raise help enhance the event with great sound &  entertainment, bathroom facilities, ample marketing, city fees and other fiscal demands. 2017's event pulled in nearly 4500 visitors, bringing much needed literary living to life!

While our events take place year-round, our summer main event brings Black literature to our south side "book desert."  We enhance the literary marketplace for Black writers and give lovers of Black literature exposure to a bevy of newly released titles.

Your demands and support for the past two years have forged us forward into the prediction of a successful 3rd year.  Your donations are massively appreciated and we thank you in advance!
  • Dr. Joyce H. Clark 
    • $150 
    • 33 mos
  • Michael Williams 
    • $35 
    • 37 mos
  • Carrlynn Richardson 
    • $500 
    • 45 mos
  • John Montana 
    • $5 
    • 49 mos
  • Chineka Washington 
    • $30 
    • 50 mos
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Chicago, IL