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Event Guidelines: If you are attending an event & getting a book signed you must pre-purchase the author's newest book at Anderson's. Options: 1) Purchase a book online (leave a note in the comments field that you will be attending) 2) Stop in to purchase a book and ticket. 3) 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 a second email with your ticket number. Please refrain from calling the store to find out your ticket number. Your ticket number will be sent in an email. - Thank You
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ERIC KAHN GALE

Middle grade readers will find a great read in The Zoo at the Edge of the World by our guest, Eric Kahn Gale. He made his mark with his first children’s novel, The Bully Book, and we are happy to welcome him back!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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LISA MCMANN & MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX

Calling our middle grade readers: Celebrated authors Margaret Peterson Haddix and Lisa McMann are headed to town with their latest and greatest new books. Haddix shares the second to last book in her Missing series, Revealed. and McMann presents her next Unwanteds title, Island of Legends. A great night is in store for you!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main Street, Downers Grove
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CANDACE FLEMING

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Talk about family dynamics! The Family Romanov tells the story of the Russian Revolution for middle readers in a fascinating way. The family of Russia’s last tsar was one memorable bunch living at a time of unrest that we’re still talking about! Meet the author, Candace Fleming, at Anderson’s.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SARAH J. MAAS, ERICA O'ROURKE & SUSAN DENNARD

It’s a triple threat with terrific Young Adult authors Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire), Erica O’Rourke (Strange and Ever After), and Susan Dennard (Dissonance). Hosting some of our fave young adult authors makes for a great night at Anderson’s! Join us.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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NUALA CALVI & DUNCAN BARRETT

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In GI Brides, the real life stories of four of the 70,000 British war brides are featured in a novel about their adventures crossing the ocean for love.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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PAGETURNERS BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the Pageturners Book Group, a club that focuses on non-fiction books. This month’s title is Bill Dedman’s Empty Mansions. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. For more information, call Kathy at (630) 355-2665.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 9:30 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

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We’re tickled blood red to welcome back Melissa de la Cruz, who shares her new novel to sink your teeth into! It’s the launch of her new Blue Bloods debut: Vampires of Manhattan. Expect to find the Heartland Bloodmobile here too.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ERIC LITWIN

We’re going nuts about this one! Help us welcome back Eric Litwin, author of The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House. This family fun night will include interactive musical entertainment led by the author himself, and a celebration of this nutty picture book. Tickets required and available at Anderson’s with the purchase of the new book. Join us.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 7:00 PM
White Eagle School | 1585 White Eagle Drive, Naperville
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MATTHEW THOMAS

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What a pleasure to introduce Matthew Thomas, with his compelling debut of an Irish-American family in We Are Not Ourselves. It’s an epic saga with lively characters, drama, successes and utter failures. It’s life, beautifully told.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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KELLY LIGHT

Learning to love creativity in all its forms is the message in Kelly Light’s wonderful debut, Louise Loves Art. Meet this author of this artful new picture book!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DANIELLE FISHEL

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You loved her as Topanga on Boy Meets World, now stop by as Naperville meets Danielle Fishel! She visits with her new book, Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern. Fishel’s memoir is entertaining and down-to-earth. Perfect, from the girl next door from Boy Meets World.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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PATRICIA POLACCO

We’re delighted to present the beloved author/ illustrator Patricia Polacco with her brand new picture book, Fiona’s Lace. A lovely take on her family’s history, and a wonderful story to share with little ones.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER

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Back with a new novel is one of the country’s best mystery writers, William Kent Krueger. Now we’re tickled to host him for his new one: Windigo Island. Last year’s Ordinary Grace won the 2013 Edgar Award. Come meet this talented writer!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SANDY HALL

 

If teen romance is what you’re looking for, you’re in luck. New is a crowd-sourced project called Swoon Reads and the very first novel offered is A Little Something Different. Get behind this exciting literary opportunity and meet the author, Sandy Hall.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JASON SEGEL

Jason Segel is an actor, writer and musician. You might know him from How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Despicable Me and much more. Nightmares! is his first middle-grade novel. It is the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town. To attend purchase a copy of Nightmares! from Anderson’s plus a $6 ticket. There is a three book limit per person and Jason will personalize one book. *no memorabilia

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at 2:00 PM
Tivoli Theatre | 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove
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NOT FOR KIDS ONLY BOOK GROUP

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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 Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout and The Giver by Lois Lowry. Read the books, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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TORY JOHNSON

Help us welcome Good Morning America contributor, Tory Johnson, as she shares her new book, The Shift. An eye-opening moment startles the author, and leads her to weight loss and so much more. Healthier, happier years for her, and now for you, too if you make the shift! Tickets required and available at Anderson’s.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 at 7:00 PM
Meiley-Swallow Hall | 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville
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JAMES & KIMBERLY DEAN

 

The new kid in town is very different from our friend, Pete the Cat. James and Kimberly Dean share Pete the Cat and the New Guy, their clever new picture book about acceptance to help young readers navigate an important and early social lesson.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main Street, Downers Grove
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TOM ANGLEBERGER

Help us say, “farewell for now” to Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series when he visits with the series’ final book, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus. Expect his wonderful interactive drawing demo and origami folding lesson. So much fun!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JEN MANN

 

If funny/cringe-worthy moments make up your life, you may be a suburban mom. At least that’s the laugh-out-loud way author/blogger Jen Mann sees it. Come meet Mann as she shares her hilarious new book, People I Want to Punch in the Throat.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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FIERCE READS

Good things come in threes, and it does tonight when three exciting authors for young adults arrive with their fierce new books. The Fierce Reads Tour features: Marie Rutkoski (The Winner’s Curse), Ann Aguirre (Mortal Danger), and Caragh O’Brien (The Vault of Dreamers). Come be part of the fierceness!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main Street, Downers Grove
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KAREN ABBOTT

Get ready to enjoy a fascinating evening thanks to Anderson’s and Naper Settlement! We present Karen Abbott author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy which tells the forgotten stories of four incredible Civil War-era female spies. Their daring efforts changed the course of history. Tickets available at Anderson’s or at the venue door.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 7:00 PM
Naper Settlement (Chapel) | 523 S. Webster St., Naperville
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SOPHIE HANNAH

 

Super exciting news: Sophie Hannah is making only two bookstore stops in the USA and one is here! She was granted permission from the Agatha Christie estate to carry on the famous Poirot character, which she does in excellent form in The Monogram Murders.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CHELSEA CAIN

There’s buzz building about this one from author Chelsea Cain and we’re thrilled to host her at Anderson’s. One Kick is the story of a child abduction victim, who vows never to be a victim again as she learns powerful survival skills. But when she is called on to help in another stolen child’s hunt, the plot begins to turn.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main Street, Downers Grove
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DEBBIE DIESEN & DAN HANNA

 

Back to school time, and that means for fish too! In The Pout Fish Goes to School, young readers will find reassurance that school is where things are learned. A young fish is not sure he’ll know all the skills he should. But he discovers a bigger lesson about mastering new things. Meet author Debbie Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna at Anderson’s.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SOPHIE HANNAH

Sophie Hannah was granted permission from the Agatha Christie estate to carry on the famous Poirot character, which she does in excellent form in The Monogram Murders. Enjoy a plated lunch and hear from the author herself. Reservations required, please call Anderson’s for make your arrangements today! (630) 355-2665

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 11:30 AM
University Club | 78 E. Monroe, Chicago
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LAUREN BEUKES

 

All the way from South Africa comes Lauren Beukes. She’s here to talk about her praised-and slightly surreal-book, Broken Monsters. Human-animal hybrids are turning up and a killer may be behind them. A Detroit detective is on the case, but it’s unlike any she’s ever seen.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MELISSA GILBERT

Comfort food and childhood memories- those things are deeply cherished. And Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert shares both with fans in her new book, My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours. Tickets available with purchase of the book from Anderson’s.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall| 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville
on the campus of North Central College
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RICK YANCEY

 

We are launching a big one here for the award-winning Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the Fifth Wave. This YA fantasy is gripping and wildly entertaining with forces trying to strip humans of their humanity.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP

Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is aimed at daughters ages 13-16 and their moms.This time we’ll discuss Scarlet by Marissa Meyers. 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, SEPTEMBER 20 at 2:00 PM
Bello Tea | 5111 Main Street, Downers Grove
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• SEPTEMBER •
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   9/20/14 (reading Scarlet)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   9/22/14 (The Lowland)
- Seth Casteel   9/22/14 (Underwater Puppies)
- Chris Guillebeau   9/23/14 (Happiness of Pursuit)
- Michael Perry   9/23/14 (Scavengers)
- Emily St. John Mandel   9/24/14 (Station Eleven)
- Mike Thomas   9/24/14 (You Might Remember Me)
- Slobhan Adcock   9/25/14 (Barter)
- Carl Hiaasen   9/26/14 (Skink No Surrender)
- Young Adult Literature Conference   9/27/14
- YA Fandom Frenzy   9/28/14
- Paige Rawl   9/29/14 (Positive: A Memoir)
- Mike Curato   9/30/14 (Little Elliot Big City)
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• OCTOBER •
- Melanie Kupchynsky   10/1/14 (Strings Attached)
- Super Saturday: Storytime   10/4/14
- Garth Stein   10/6/14 (A Sudden Light)
- Jane Smiley   10/7/14 (Some Luck)
- BJ Novak   10/8/14 (The Book with No Pictures)
- Kristan Higgins   10/8/14 (In Your Dreams)
- Andrew Grant   10/9/14 (Run)
- Dr. Lauren Streicher at Standard Club Chicago   10/9/14 (Love Sex Again)
- Madeline Kuderick   10/10/14 (Kiss of Broken Glass)
- Rick Riordan   10/11/14 (The Blood of Olympus)
- Star Wars Reads with Jeffrey Brown   10/11/14
- Joe Perry at The Standard Club   10/13/14 (Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith)
- Danielle Walker   10/13/14 (Danielle Walker's Against All Grain)
- Pageturners Book Group   10/14/14 (reading Life Itself)
- Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen   10/15/14 (Sam and Dave Dig a Hole)
- Alan Gratz   10/16/14 (The League of Seven)
- Anupy Singla   10/18/14 (Indian for Everyone)
- Mother Daughter Book Group   10/18/14 (reading Far, Far Away)
- Kendare Blake   10/19/14 (Mortal Gods)
- Jacqueline West   10/20/14 (Still Life)
- Adam Gidwitz   10/22/14 (The Grimm Conclusion)
- Shannon Hale and Dean Hale   10/23/14 (The Princess in Black)
- Grace Helbig   10/24/14 (Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up)
- R.J. Palacio   10/25/14 (365 Days of Wonder)
- Robie Harris   10/26/14 (What's So Yummy?)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   10/27/14 (reading Stoner)
- Heather Greene   10/27/14 (Whiskey Distilled)
- Jodi Piccoult  10/28/14 (Leaving Time)
- Herbie Hancock   10/30/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
- Herbie Hancock at Union League Club of Chicago  10/31/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
• NOVEMBER •
- Rebecca Dudley   11/6/14 (Hank Finds an Egg)
- Anna Quindlen at Union League Club of Chicago  11/10/14 (Still Life with Bread Crumbs)
- Dorie Greenspan   11/10/14 (Baking Chez Moi)
- Pageturners Book Group   11/11/14 (reading Nothing to Envy)
- Jason Mott   11/12/14 (The Wonder of All Things)
- Alex Marwood   11/17/14 (Killer Next Door)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   11/24/14 (reading So Big)
• DECEMBER •
- John Flanagan   12/8/14 (Scorpion Mountain)
 
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