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Book Talk & Signing
57th Street Books
Thu. May 23 @ 6pm

Now booking for Summer 2024

The Secret is out!


Where to buy:

Barnes & Noble


Luster Publishing

For Chicago stockists,

"The book helping Chicagoans explore the city" — TheCW26 — Feb. 22, 2024


"[Lauren Viera's] new book is an insider’s guide to Chicago’s hidden gems and lesser-known spots." —  WGN Morning News — Dec. 5, 2023

"Every day is a good day for duckpin bowling." — FOX32 Good Day Chicago — Dec. 4, 2023

"Writer and Logan Square resident Lauren Viera said there's always an interesting story to tell. Five hundred in Chicago, to be exact." — WTTW  — Dec. 2, 2023

"Lauren Viera’s new city guide to Chicago doesn’t read like a typical guidebook."  — WBEZ — Nov. 22, 2023


"Read the whole book and it is impossible not to feel Viera’s affection for the city." — Chicago Tribune — Nov. 21, 2023

"For Chicago newbies, it's a gold mine." — Axios Chicago — Nov. 5, 2023 

"Part of being a Chicagoan is hoarding secret spaces to show off to visitors and locals to prove how well you know the city. This is also the guiding spirit of Lauren Viera's new book." — Block Club Chicago — Nov. 3, 2023

"Lauren Viera takes us around the city to the best coffee shops to kill some time in." — Chicago Magazine — Oct. 25, 2023

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