There are many ways to enjoy Printers Row Lit Fest 2018. From Fest Pass to Headliner tickets, you can customize your experience to fit your literary needs.

Fest Pass

Fest pass holders receive exclusive perks such as: advanced ticketing access (lineup to be released early May), discount code to reserve your tickets to select programs early, express book signing lines, commemorative tote bag, 1-Year Chicago Tribune Digital Subscription to 7-day Unlimited Digital E-edition.

Please review your ticket confirmation carefully and look out for an email regarding next steps.


These exclusive tickets offer attendees guaranteed up front access to see some of the most brilliant storytelling minds. Past headliners include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amy Dickinson, Rick Bayless, James Patterson, Dan Rather, Neil Gaiman, Andrew Zimmern, Rachael Ray, Buzz Aldrin, Erik Larson, Art Spiegelman, Joyce Carol Oates, LeVar Burton & Dave Eggers

General Programming

For only $2 you can guarantee your spot inside popular general programming events. Walk-ins will be accepted, day of, if there are open seats available.

Lit Fest For All

There are endless ways to explore Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest. If you missed an opportunity to purchase ticket events, you can still enjoy the festival. The streets of Printers Row will be filled with book vendors, music and fun for the whole family!