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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. Internet Orders taken after 3:00 PM (Monday - Friday) will be processed the following business day. You will receive a second email confirming the the purchase. - Thank You
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HERBIE HANCOCK

We are beyond excited to host legendary jazz musician, composer, and 14-time Grammy winner, Herbie Hancock! What a treat for fans and music lovers when Hancock comes to share Possibilities, his insightful memoir. Breaking out as a child prodigy, Hancock went on to inspire and entertain the world. Tickets required and available at Anderson’s Bookshop.

To receive a ticket for this event purchase a copy of Possibilities from Anderson's Bookshop. To bring a guest who does not want a book you may purchase 1 companion ticket with the purchase of Possibilities.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665


ELLEN HOPKINS

 
The New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, is known for her edgy, contemporary novels for teens, including Crank and Tricks. Now, in Rumble, she explores bullying and forgiveness. This one’s griping, and highly-charged with feelings and resonance.

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Rumble from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665


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HERBIE HANCOCK LUNCHEON

We are beyond excited to host legendary jazz musician, composer, and 14-time Grammy winner, Herbie Hancock! What a treat for fans and music lovers when Hancock comes to share Possibilities, his insightful memoir. Breaking out as a child prodigy, Hancock went on to inspire and entertain the world. Enjoy a plated lunch and hear from the author himself.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 at 11:30 AM
Union League Club | 65 W. Jackson, Chicago
WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT


EILEEN CHRISTELOW

 
Happy to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Five Little Monkeys, and here is your chance to meet the author, Eileen Christelow. Young readers: come monkey around with us here at Anderson’s!

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Rumble from Anderson's Bookshop.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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TEACHER OPEN HOUSE

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 963-2665 to register for this event.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 2:00 PM (Grades K-5)
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove


 
SONALI DEV

Here’s a debut novel that dazzles with the colorful spirit and fascinating details on Indian-American and Bollywood culture. A Bollywood Affair, by author Sonali Dev, is a romance with diversity of love. And we all know love is the same in any language! Come meet the author at Anderson’s.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of A Bollywood Affair from Anderson's Bookshop.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CLAY RICE

Now this is a nice extra! Clay Rice is coming to share his clever children’s book, The Stick. But that’s not all. This wonderful silhouette artist will be available to make your child’s silhouette (for a fee) in our gift shop, Two Doors East, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Schedule your appointment today. (630) 355-2665 (Makes a great gift!) Then return to see Rice’s book presentation and book signing at 3:00 PM.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CHICAGO SPORTS WRITER PANEL

Attention Chicago sports fans: This night’s for you! Meet three celebrated sports writers who visit to share their books. Tab Bamford (100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die), Kent McDill (If These Walls Could Talk Chicago Bulls) and John Mullin (We Are the Bears!) Help welcome them and jump into the discussion about your favorite teams!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of 100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, If These Walls Could Talk Chicago Bulls or We Are the Bears! from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JIM PETERIK

Rock `n roll lives in Jim Peterik’s new memoir, Through the Eye of the Tiger. Chicago rock fans, you’ve grown up with Peterik and his bands: The Ides of March, and Survivor. Now you can get the inside story and a real rock saga. And, something super cool-an unplugged performance! Tickets are available with the purchase of Peterik’s new book from Anderson’s Bookshop.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 7:00 PM
Meiley-Swallow Hall on the campus of North Central College
31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville
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DR. LAURENCE STEINBERG

 
Adolescence now starts early, lasts longer and new discoveries about brain development make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success. This is the focus of Dr. Laurence Steinberg and his latest book, Age of Opportunity. As part of the Glenbard Parent Series join us for Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Tuesday, November 4th at Glenbard South Auditorium.

Copies of Age of Opportunity will be available for order the day of the event.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 12:00 PM
Glenbard South Auditorium | 23W200 Butterfield Rd., Glen Ellyn
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RENEE ROSEN

 
How about some Chicago history? What the Lady Wants tells the story of Marshall Fields and his department store success. But more than that, Fields led to a transformation of the Chicago fire-ravaged metropolis and helped put Chicago on the map.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of What the Lady Wants from Anderson's Bookshop.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Happy Birthday to Us! Anderson’s Bookshop was born 50 years ago and we are delighted to be celebrating with our community of readers. Free giveaways, special savings & goodies over our recognition weekend. Don’t miss it!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - SUNDAY, , NOVEMBER 9
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville &
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove


 
ANNA QUINDLEN
We are delighted to be the bookseller for this fabulous event with Anna Quindlen at the Union League Club, one of our Chicago partners. Quindlen presents her seventh novel, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and again, it’s a brilliantly told story of memorable characters facing life in their own remarkable ways. Luncheon reservations are required for this event by calling Anderson’s Bookshop (630) 355-2665
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 11:30 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


 
DORIE GREENSPAN

Just a peek at the cover of Dorie Greenspan’s new book is all it takes to get your mouth watering! Just imagine what you’ll learn inside. Baking Chez Moi is the latest in her string of wonderful cookbooks, and fans are welcome to meet Greenspan at our upcoming program.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Baking Chez Moi from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 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 Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. For more information, please call Kathy at (630) 355-2665.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 at 9:30 AM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JOHN CLEESE
Silly walk yourself over to Downers Grove for this incredible event with John Cleese, celebrating So, Anyway…, Cleese’s long-awaited memoir. This special program will be held at the Tivoli Theatre, and includes one autographed book, the author’s presentation and Q & A. Please note: there will be NO live signing line. Tickets are required and available at Anderson’s Bookshops in Naperville or Downers Grove or you may purchase tickets online.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 at 7:00 PM
Downers Grove’s historic Tivoli Theatre | 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove
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JASON MOTT

Jason Mott’s debut novel, The Returned, really hit big last year. Now he’s back with a new one, The Wonder of All Things. It’s a great book to make you an appreciator of what life offers us. Come see Mott again, or meet him for the first time. You’ll be glad you did.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of The Wonder of All Things from Anderson's Bookshop.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 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) 355-2665 to register for this event.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 at 5:30 PM (Grades K-3) and at 7:00 PM (Grades 4-8)
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


 
CALLISTA & NEWT GINGRICH
This evening’s authors are national political figures, and authors, too! Callista Gingrich is the author of From Sea to Shining Sea, a children’s book about our nation, while her husband, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will sign copies of the paperback release of his book, Breakout.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of From Sea to Shining Sea or Breakout from Anderson's Bookshop.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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YA PANEL OF FIVE featuring:
LINDSEY CURRIE, TRISHA LEAVER, RACHEL WILSON,
NATALIE PARKER & KYM BRUNNER

Set the table for five! We’re bringing in five top YA authors at once: Rachel Wilson (Don’t Touch), Natalie Parker (Beware the Wild), Lindsay Currie & Trisha Leaver (Creed), and Kym Brunner (Wanted: Dead or In Love). Come on in and join the crowd!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Don’t Touch, Beware the Wild, Creed or Wanted: Dead or In Love from Anderson's Bookshop.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 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 Firecracker by David Iserson. 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, NOVEMBER 15 at 2:00 PM
Bello Tea | 5111 Main St., Downers Grove
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BELLA THORNE

Help us welcome a teen icon! Bella Thorne; Teen Choice Award winner, cover girl, movie star and music video celeb, is coming to Anderson’s. Meet her as she celebrates her debut novel, Autumn Falls.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Autumn Falls from Anderson's Bookshop.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ANSON WILLIAMS

 
You know him as Potsie, but he is Anson Williams, and he has a book to share with us this afternoon. In Singing to a Bulldog, he relates his Hollywood childhood, the lessons he learned and the never revealed stories. Come on down and meet him: you know it will be a Happy Day.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Singing to a Bulldog from Anderson's Bookshop.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 at 2:00 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, NOVEMBER 16 at 2:00 PM (Grades 6-8)
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove


 
ALEX MARWOOD

A mystery novel to clutch readers until the final page is what you’ll find in Alex Marwood’s The Killer Next Door. Meet this accomplished author, whose first book, The Wicked Girls, scared fans in a similarly dark and evil way.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of The Killer Next Door from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 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, designed for those who love to read, meet new people and like to have fun. Our new pick for discussion is Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfield. 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, NOVEMBER 18 at 7:30 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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BOOK GROUP OPEN HOUSE
Calling all book group members! Please join Carol and Kathy for a special night for booklovers! You, and all your book club friends, are invited to our Fall Book Recommendation Night. Fantastic book club suggestions, including brief book talks about why these titles deserve your consideration. And you might get some Christmas gift tips along the way! Please RSVP to the store at (630) 355-2665. Attendance is limit.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


 
BRIAN KREBS

Meet cyber security expert Brian Krebs as he shares his new title, Spam Nation. What a timely talk! Here’s the inside story of organized cybercrime from the global view all the way to your house. Digital thieves and hackers and personal security are wound up in this hot topic.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Spam Nation from Anderson's Bookshop.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BOOK GROUP OPEN HOUSE
Calling all book group members! Please join Carol and Kathy for a special night for booklovers! You, and all your book club friends, are invited to our Fall Book Recommendation Night. Fantastic book club suggestions, including brief book talks about why these titles deserve your consideration. And you might get some Christmas gift tips along the way! Please RSVP to the store at (630) 355-2665. Attendance is limit.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 10:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


JULIE KAGAWA

 
Ready for a contemporary and action-packed tale of dragons? From Julie Kagawa comes a young adult story that just breathes fire-breathing, flying and fantasy to the max. Find all of that and more in book one of her newly launched series, Talon.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Talon from Anderson's Bookshop.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MICHELLE HOUTS

If you recall the film, A League of Their Own, you’re familiar with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. And now we are happy to welcome author Michelle Houts with Kammie on First, her middle grade baseball biography of Dottie Kamenshek. Also, our guest will discuss her children’s title, Winterfrost.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Kammie on First from Anderson's Bookshop.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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• NOVEMBER •
- Michelle Houts   11/22/14 (Kammie on 1st)
- Lisa Doyle   11/23/14 (Milked)
- Not for Kids Only Book Group   11/23/14 (Absolutely Almost)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   11/24/14 (reading So Big)
• DECEMBER •
- Chris Chelios   12/2/14 (Made in America)
- What’s New in Pre-school Children’s Literature?   12/7/14
- John Flanagan   12/8/14 (Scorpion Mountain)
- Tom Watson   12/10/14 (Stick Dog Chases a Pizza)
 
For a full calendar of events click here


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