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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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DOWNERS GROVE ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE
Check out Anderson’s great values during Downtown Downers Grove’s Annual Sidewalk Sale. Summer savings mean deep discounts from 50-80% off. Shop and save!
THURSDAY, JULY 24 - SATURDAY, JULY 27 ALL DAY
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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THE BOOKFAST CLUB

Here’s something new this summer only for young adult fans of any age: The Bookfast Club. Our pick for discussion this month is Cold Fury by TM. Goeglein. Please read the book then join us for a great discussion. See you soon!

SUNDAY, JULY 27 at 3:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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LUIS CARLOS MONTALVAN

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Luis Carlos Montalván is a 17 year veteran and retired Captain of the US Army. After returning home from combat his physical wounds and crippling PTSD began to take their toll. Then Luis met Tuesday, a sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Meet the author of the heartwarming books, Tuesday Tucks Me In and Until Tuesday at Anderson's.

TUESDAY, JULY 29 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY PARTY
Celebration Time! It’s Harry Potter’s birthday, and we’re doing it up big! Crafts, games, trivia and more for the greatest wizard of them all. This special event is free and aims to bring the magic of Harry Potter to loyal fans and to a new generation of young readers.
THURSDAY, JULY 31 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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RICHELLE MEAD SKYPE EVENT

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Attend a virtual event with other Young Adult fans of the New York Times bestselling author, Richelle Mead. (And munch on pizza too!) The author will join us via SKYPE to discuss her upcoming book, Silver Shadows, #5 in the Bloodlines series. Pre-order your autographed book and join us for a special night.

THURSDAY, JULY 31 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CHRIS WEITZ

It’s a debut teen novel, but this one’s from accomplished screenwriter Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Golden Compass, to name a few).  Just out is The Young World, a post-apocalyptic tale that launches Weitz’ exciting new trilogy. Meet him at Anderson’s!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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REBECCA MAKKAI

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Help welcome a Chicago area author with her story, set in the North Shore. It’s The Hundred-Year House, and author Rebecca Makkai is already making a name for herself with her engaging and thoroughly entertaining novel.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SUSAN KLUMBERG-KASON

We are pleased to introduce Susan Blumberg-Kason with her new memoir, Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong. The Hong Kong-educated Chicago-area native gave her best attempt at becoming the perfect Chinese wife. The journey is told in her new book.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JAMES PATTERSON PARTY

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It’s our party to celebrate James Patterson’s new book, Middle School: Save Rafe! Here’s Book #5 in his Middle School series, and this time troublemaker Rafe is on a treacherous outdoor adventure. Can he survive and be ready for the halls of Hill’s Village Middle School?

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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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 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Rump by Liesl Shurtliff. Read the books, then be ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DUCK GOOSE STORYTIME

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It’s another Super Saturday for you when Duck and Goose visit for another Anderson’s Storytime. If you’ve been collecting hole punches, here’s another chance for you, and if you need a Super Saturday punch card, now’s your chance! See you here! Free.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 at 11:00 AM
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 Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. 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, AUGUST 16 at 2:00 PM
Bello Tea | 5111 Main Street, Downers Grove
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THE BOOKFAST CLUB

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Here’s something new this summer only for young adult fans of any age: The Bookfast Club. Our pick for discussion this month is Proxy by Alex London. Please read the book then join us for a great discussion.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 at 3:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 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 Where’d You Go Bernadette?, by Maria Semple. 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, AUGUST 19 at 7:30 PM
Caribou Coffee, Main St. & Burlington Ave. in Downers Grove
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NEIL HAYES

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Neil Hayes, the award winning former sports columnist for the Chicago Sun Times, helps get us ready for some football, when he introduces the film made from his celebrated book, When the Game Stands Tall. Film preview and book event tickets are required and available from Anderson’s.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 at 7:00 PM
Hollywood Palms Cinema | 352 S Rte. 59, Naperville
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SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS

How exciting to launch a new book into the world! And that’s exactly what we’re doing with our friend Susan Elizabeth Phillips for her brand new release, Heroes are My Weakness. The book is not generally available until Tuesday, but we’ll have it today!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DANIEL LEVITIN

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The information age is drowning us in data. How effectively we organize it to make decisions, succeed at work, and live our lives is the basis of The Organized Mind, by our guest, Daniel Levitin. The author of the bestseller, This is Your Brain on Music offers his thoughts, both fascinating and practical.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JULIA KELLER

We’re pleased to welcome back former Chicago Tribune and Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Julia Keller, who visit Anderson’s with her new novel, Summer of the Dead. It’s a compelling, haunting mystery set in the author’s native West Virginia.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ISMAIL BEAH

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As a former child soldier from Sierra Leone, Ishmail Beah has a history, a survivor story, and a message. Meet him as he shares his book, A Long Way Gone at this special free event open to the public.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 at 7:00 PM
Glenbard West High School | 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn
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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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• SEPTEMBER •
- Sarah J. Maas, Erica O'Rourke & Susan Dennard   9/7/14
  (Heir of Fire, Dissonance & Strange and Ever After)
- Pageturners Book Group   9/9/14 (reading Empty Mansions)
- Melissa de la Cruz   9/9/14 (Vampires of Manhattan)
- Eric Litwin   9/10/14 (The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House)
- Matthew Thomas   9/11/14 (We Are Not Ourselves)
- Kelly Light   9/11/14 (Louise Loves Art)
- Danielle Fishel   9/12/14 (Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern)
- Sandy Hall   9/14/14 (A Little Something Different)
- Not for Kids Only Book Group   9/14/14 (reading Don't Look Back)
- Tory Johnson   9/15/14 (The Shift)
- Jen Mann   9/16/14 (People I Want to Punch in the Throat)
- Fierce Reads featuring: Marie Rutkoski, Anne Aguirre & Caragh O'Brien  9/16/14
  (The Winner's Curse, Mortal Danger & The Vault of Dreamers)
- Sophie Hannah   9/17/14 (The Monogram Murders)
- Chelsea Cain   9/17/14 (One Kick)
- Karen Abbott   9/17/14 (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy)
- Deborah Diesen   9/17/14 (The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School)
- Melissa Gilbert   9/18/14 (My Prairie Cookbook)
- Lauren Beukes   9/18/14 (Broken Monsters)
- 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)
• OCTOBER •
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- Mario Batali   10/23/14 (America Farm to Table)
- Mario Batali at Union League Club of Chicago   10/24/14 (America Farm to Table)
- 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  10/27/14 (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   11/9/14 (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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