It isn't all Democratic Machine politics and corruption all the time in Chicago.
This weekend will see the annual Printer's Row LitFest, courtesy of the Tribune Company (with additional sponsors).
Most of the panels discussions are now booked solid, but there is still plenty of book related fun to be had.
Admission is free. There will be loads of books for sale, a trove of used books that will provide you with quality reading for the rest of the year. It's a chance to discover good, old-fashioned story-telling and wordplay, a chance to lose hours of time at one stall as you pick and choose and debate and stretch the budget just a little bit further.
Bring a sturdy tote bag and plenty of money. While you can get in for nothing, you'll not be able to resist the literary bargains.