This quiet and understated urban area with not an ounce of pretentiousness, Printers Row offers new lofts, condos, bars, restaurants and retail shops, yet nothing seems to take away from the literary vibe that was and will always be at the heart of this historic Chicago neighborhood. Here in Printers Row, book dealers are abundant in this section of town. Rare works, university texts, literary classics and everything in between can be found at these long-established storefronts that epitomize the underlying foothold of Printers Row. Each year, shop owners and residents take it to the next level when the annual book fair closes off the neighborhood streets to welcome booksellers, small presses and literary organizations from across the country.
To find Printer's Row just head immediately south of the Loop. The boundaries extend from Congress Parkway to the north, State Street to the east, Polk Street to the south and Clark Street to the west with the Loop and Dearborn Park as the bordering neighborhoods.