Lovelorn? Anxious? Vaguely frightened by a sense of impending apocalypse and/or dwelling in the general alientation and absurdity of the human condition? Have we got books for you! City Lit's upcoming Book Apothecary will feature over 50 pieces of curative literature hand-selected by some of our favorite authors to soothe your most searing of existential ailments.
Our kick off party will be held two weeks from now on Thursday, March 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, with bibliotherapists Juan Martinez and David Welch on hand to prescribe literature.
Authors will read from their recommended books, including Mary Wisniewski (author of Algren), Leslie Parry (author of Church of Marvels), Heidi Stevens (Chicago Tribune columnist), and David Zivan (Editor-in-Chief, CS Magazine).
A portion of sales that evening will benefit 826CHI, a non-profit organization in Chicago dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
The Book Apothecary pop up will run through April 30th.
We look forward to seeing you here!