The Children's Book Fair began over 30 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.

This year, join us on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 on 57th Street from
11AM to 5PM
for hands-on fun for the whole family.


Browse our book vendors at the Fair for an unlimited supply of your favorite classics alongside the new generation in children’s literature.

The Children’s Book Fair also has a large concentration of Museum shops offering fair-goers a glimpse of famous exhibits. Most of these non-profit organizations provide exciting hands on displays plus arts & crafts activities for kids to take home. To see your business or organization here, contact us.

Autumn Leaves Books * Barefoot Books * Chicago Rare Book Center
phazelfoz Company * First Aid Comics * Gyroscope Books * Magic Tree Bookstore * PhazelFOZ Company * 57th Street Books * Stallion Books *
Smile for Humanity * Chicago Area Reading Association *
Children's Book Corner * Powell's Books * Rocket Robinson *
Usborne Books and More

University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement * 57th Street Books *
South East Chicago Commission * Noodles, Etc.
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club *Robust Coffee Lounge * Children's Plus Inc.
State Senator Kwame Raoul * State Representative Barbara Flynn Currie
Medici * Avision Young * Hyde Park Bank *
Powell's Bookstore * Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
Marian Realty / Carolan Apartments * Angela Williams Design *
Seminary Co-op Bookstore * WYCC




2018 Vendor Registration Form
2018 Non Profit Registation Form

Sponsor Opportunities

On 57th Street
Between Woodlawn and Kimbark

Rain location:
Ray Elementary School
5631 S Kimbark Ave

Rebecca Janowitz | Founder & Director
Jeff Deutsch
Chelsea Nash
Brad Jonas
Suzette Pierson
Johanna Russ
Bronwyn Nichols
Susana Vasquez
Judy Jakush
Sara Kennedy
Jean Williams

For general information for sponsorship, entertainers, vendors, non-profits and volunteers contact: Tara Baldridge @ or
The Children's Book Fair
1448 E 52nd Street #380
Chicago, IL 60615

Logo, banner and poster design Angela Williams :: art + design

Banner Printer:
Kenneth Sitkowski