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

Be the first to get tickets with a Fest Pass

Use your discount code for:

  • Early ticket reservations
  • Access to express book signing lines
  •  A collector’s item festival tote bag
  • A 1-year Chicago Tribune subscription to our 7-day Unlimited Digital E-edition

After you complete your purchase we will send you an email regarding next steps.

Catch your favorite headliners

Enjoy guaranteed, up-front seating to see some of the most brilliant storytellers. Ticket prices will vary. Check back soon for more details!

Past headliners include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amy Dickinson, Rick Bayless, James Patterson, Dan Rather,  Rachael Ray, Buzz Aldrin, Erik Larson, Art Spiegelman, Joyce Carol Oates, LeVar Burton & Dave Eggers.

Matthew Pearl and Charles Finch moderated by David Heinzmann

Jonah Goldberg in conversation with Bruce Dold

Cooking Demonstration with Stephanie Izard

Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with Henry Bienen

Teammate: A conversation with World Series Champion, David Ross

Sloane Crosley and Marina Squerciati, Introduced by Elizabeth Taylor

Cooking Demonstration with Paul Kahan

Fredrik Backman "Us Against You" in conversation with Mary Schmich

Cooking Demonstration with Urvashi Pitre, author of "Indian Instant Pot Cookbook"

$2 general tickets

While these tickets don’t offer reserved seating, you are guaranteed a spot to see the authors, chefs and musicians of your choice.

Walk-ins are free

Didn’t get $2 general tickets? If there are open seats available, you can grab them! Plus the streets of Printers Row are filled with book vendors, music and fun for the whole family.