Regular visitors to this space are surely aware of Agate’s publishing partnership with the Chicago Tribune, which has flowered over the past two years into an array of both stand-alone ebooks (roughly 50 published to date) and six newly published print titles. As part of the Tribune’s TribNation live event series, Agate and the Tribune are co-sponsoring a large-scale author event featuring the authors and editors behind these new books, to be held at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Place, #207, in Chicago, on Monday, December 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chicago Tribune Foundation and Open Books’ ongoing programs promoting literacy in Chicago. Guests can find great holiday gifts, meet celebrated Tribune authors like Amy Dickinson, Mary Schmich, and James P. DeWan, and contribute to the great work of these charitable organizations. We hope to see you there.