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Event Guidelines: If you are planning on attending an event & getting a book signed you must pre-purchase the author's new book at Anderson's. Options: You can purchase a book online (leave a note in the comments field you will be attending), you can stop in to purchase a book and ticket or you can give us a call Naperville (630) 355-2665 | Downers Grove (630) 963-2665
• When ordering a book for an event online you will receive an email back with a confirmation and what ticket number you have. After ordering online please refrain from calling the store to find out your ticket number. Your ticket number will be sent in your confirmation email. - Thank You
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SATURDAY STORYTIME
Bring your little ones in for a storytime with activity to follow. Always a fun way to greet the day on a Saturday morning! No registration required. Free.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP

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Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is aimed at daughters ages 13-16 and their moms. This time we’ll discuss Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein. Read the book together, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome. Please RSVP by calling our Downers Grove store at (630) 963-2665.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 at 2:00 PM
Bello Tea, 5111 Main Street in Downers Grove
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WORLD BOOK NIGHT GIVER PARTY
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23. Let’s rally around our book givers! It’s book pick-up time for our local volunteer givers in preparation for the upcoming World Book Night. We want to send our book givers off with our excitement and thanks!
MONDAY, APRIL 21 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville & Downers Grove

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BOOK GROUP OPEN HOUSE
Calling all book groupies! Join us for a lively book discussion with Anderson’s staff and other book lovers. Whether you are in a reading club or are looking for one, find out what’s new and notable in book group reading. Free, but please call to register.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22 at 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

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JAMES KLISE

So many interesting aspects to this middle grade novel! The Art of Secrets, by area author James Klise, follows a family in temporary housing. But living in a luxury apartment puts the teen daughter in an unusual situation with repercussions that shift her life. Truth, ethics and judgments all fascinate readers.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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LITWITS BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the LitWits Book Group, for those who love to read, meet new people and like to have fun. Our new pick for discussion is French Lessons, by Ellen Sussman. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to please call and register: (630) 963-2665.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:30 PM
Caribou Coffee, Main St. & Burlington Ave. in Downers Grove
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WORLD BOOK NIGHT

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This is our nation’s third year to celebrate World Book Night and along with national host Amy Poehler, we are all excited to celebrate reading and books! Watch for tens of thousands of people sharing free editions of top reads with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23



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MEG WOLITZER

New York Times bestseller, The Interestings, is new in paperback and we’re delighted to welcome author Meg Wolitzer. The story of close friends as they enter the decades of their adulthoods reveals the nature of success, envy, class and power. Wonderful reading.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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RIDLEY PEARSON

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The popular Kingdom Keepers middle grade series comes to its terrific conclusion in The Insider. Meet author Ridley Pearson and discuss the fantasy. Learn why The Keepers have one last chance to preserve the heart of the Kingdom-Disneyland-from a terrifying destruction decades in the making.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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#1s LIVE WORLDS COLLIDE TOUR
A rare event: one of only four nationwide! Meet Gordon Korman, James Dashner, Brandon Mull, and Jude Watson, authors of the #1 books in the multi-platform adventure series for middle readers The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals. Tickets are required and available at Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville. Loads of fun for fans! Don’t miss this.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 at 7:00 PM
Nancy Young Elementary School, 800 Asbury Dr. in Aurora

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ELAINE LUI

Elaine Lui is the voice behind the wildly popular and successful blog LaineyGossip.com, which gets nearly 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. She lives in Toronto with her husband and beagles. Listen to the Squawking Chicken is her first book, and as her fans know, The Squawking Chicken is Lui’s mother, who pulls no punches. Expect some fun tonight!

THURSDAY, APRIL 24 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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STU GIBBS

 

Stu Gibbs is well known for his middle grade title, Belly Up, and now visits with the sequel: Poached, another clever zoo mystery. Things at FunJungle- the zoo/theme park setting- are heating up and you can blame it on the koala caper!

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MARGARET STOHL

Please help us greet Margaret Stohl. Her new Dangerous Creatures is a spinoff of her popular Beautiful Creatures series for teens, and her sci-fi solo novel, Icons, is now in paperback.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main Street, Downers Grove
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JALEIGH JOHNSON

Tween fantasy fans, here’s the latest for you! The Mark of the Dragonfly, by debut author Jaleigh Johnson, is out. The thrilling adventure story follows a mysterious girl, a magical world, true friendship, and a treacherous journey. What more could you ask? Meet the author this morning at Anderson’s.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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TED GREGORY and WHITELY KAPSALIS

 

Winning is a team experience, and authors Whitey Kapsalis and Ted Gregory have the answers to motivate and inspire teammates in To Chase a Dream. It’s Kapsalis’ personal journey as an unlikely soccer star, and a leader in life.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ARUN GANDHI

A beautiful new picture book from Arun Gandhi, grandson of the icon, Mahatma Gandhi. Children will love the message in Grandfather Gandhi: one of peace and nonviolence-even in the face of anger from a bully. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, the author travels the world promoting his peaceful practices.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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WHAT'S NEW IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Join staff to hear about the newest in children’s books, aimed at target age groups. This special event is designed for teachers, parents, caregivers and all who love children’s books. CPDU credit is available. Space is limited. Attendees will receive 20% off all purchases made at the event. Please call (630) 963-2665 to register for this event.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main Street, Downers Grove

 
NOT FOR KIDS ONLY BOOK GROUP

Our Not for Kids Only Book Group, for adults who like to read books for children and teens, continues with a fun and lively discussion of Ungifted by Gordon Korman. Read the book, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27 at 2:00 AM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DAVID LUBAR

 

David Lubar is back with another exciting edition of his award-winning Weenies series, Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies. If warped and wacky tales are favorites at your house, get in here to meet the author. The clever, cool world his characters inhabit grabs even the most reluctant young reader.

MONDAY, APRIL 28 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MARCUS SEDGWICK

Visiting all the way from the UK is Marcus Sedgwick, who comes to us with his new children’s novel, She is Not Invisible. He’s also the new Prinz award winner for Midwinterblood. Let’s make him feel welcome!

MONDAY, APRIL 28 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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THE GENTLEMAN'S TOUR
We are happy to bring in The Gentleman’s Tour, featuring Printz award winner John Corey Whaley (Noggin), and two great debut authors Jason Reynolds (When I Was the Greatest) and Brendan Kiely (The Gospel of Winter). Three great authors; one great night at Anderson’s!
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

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GABRIELLE ZEVIN

 

We can’t wait to see Gabrielle Zevin, who inspired our April Fool’s Day prank that transformed our stores into Island Books. Her new book, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, is a charming, wonderful story in the life of a bookshop and a memorable character we’ve come to love.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BETH HOFFMAN

The charm of Charleston, the Southern characters she crafts so well, a story with heart, love and family in its soul and you have all the makings for another big hit for author Beth Hoffman. Hoffman, the author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, returns to Anderson’s with her new paperback edition of, Looking for Me.

THURSDAY, MAY 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ANDREA CREMER

 

Great news for YA fans! We welcome back Andrea Cremer to celebrate the launch of her new steam punk series, The Inventor’s Secret. How about this for a plot? The British win the American Revolution! It’s an alternate history that follows a band of teens-Revolutionaries all-deep in hiding on the fringe of Britain’s industrial empire.

THURSDAY, MAY 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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KEN OPPEL

Let’s welcome back Ken Oppel, author of the bestselling Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy for middle grade readers. His newest action-packed adventure features a train, The Boundless, that takes a young boy on the journey of his life! But he needs a circus ringmaster and a young girl skilled in the art of escape.

FRIDAY, MAY 2 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DARK DAYS TOUR
It’s four authors packed into one great afternoon for a special Young Adult readers event presented by Anderson’s. It’s the Dark Days Tour, starring Kiera Cass (The One), Kelley Armstrong (Sea of Shadows), Kimberly Derting (The Taking) and Danielle Paige (Dorothyy Must Die). Ready, willing and able to greet fans!
SATURDAY, MAY 10 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

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- What's New in Children's Literature (Grades 6-8)  5/4/14 (Grades 6-8)
- Robin Preiss Glasser & Jane O'Connor   5/4/14 (Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century & Nancy Clancy, Secret of the Silver Key)
- What's New in Children's Literature   5/5/14
- Pageturners Book Group   5/6/14 (reading Autobiography of a Face)
- Gale Gand   5/6/14 (Gale Gand's Lunch!)
- Rick Springfield   5/7/14 (Magnificent Vibration)
- Dark Days Tour  5/10/14
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   5/17/14 (reading The Madman's Daughter)
- Downers Grove Spring Teacher Open House   5/18/14 (Preschool)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   5/19/14 (reading How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia)
- LitWits Book Group  5/20/14 (reading The Yellow Eyes of the Crocodile)
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- Adam Carolla   5/23/14 (President Me)
• JUNE •
- Cover to Cover Book Group   6/16/14 (reading Schroder)
- LitWits Book Group  6/17/14 (reading The Days of Abandonment)
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   6/21/14 (reading Allegiant)
• JULY •
- LitWits Book Group  7/15/14 (reading The Chaperone)
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   7/19/14 (reading Etiquette and Espionage)
• AUGUST •
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   8/16/14 (reading Out of the Easy)
 
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