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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
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LAUREN BEUKES

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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
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665




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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. $10 compantion tickets are also available. You may purchase 1 companion ticket with the purchase of My Prairie Cookbook from Anderson's Bookshop.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall| 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville
on the campus of North Central College
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665



RICK YANCEY

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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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SETH CASTEEL

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Cute and irresistible, that’s why we love puppies! And now celebrated photographer Seth Casteel shares 80 captivating new soggy doggy photos in Underwater Puppies. Gotta love it!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CAL ARMISTEAD

Just added to our special lineup is Cal Armistead who comes to visit with her wonderful young adult book, Being Henry David. It’s a compelling a suspenseful story, sure to spark deep questions and thoughtful answers. Don’t miss this chance to meet your next favorite author!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers | Grove 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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COVER TO COVER BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the Cover to Cover Book Group, a club that focuses on fiction books. This month’s title is Jhumpa Lahin’s The Lowland. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. For more information, call Kathy at (630) 355-2665.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CHRIS GUILLEBEAU

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This could work on Chris Guillebeau’s business card: Compulsive Goal Seeker. And it led him to visit the countries of the world. But along the way he met other seekers, like himself. He learned from them about life and was inspired to write, The Happiness of Pursuit. Meet him and hear his story at Anderson’s.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MICHAEL PERRY

We’re thrilled to welcome back Michael Perry to celebrate his new tween novel, The Scavengers. It’s an adventure packed tale with a family at its heart. Given two choices, to live in a protective bubble, or to dare it in the world, what would you choose?

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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LITWITS BOOK GROUP

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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 The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell. 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, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:30 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL

Station Eleven is the latest book from The Lola Quartet author, Emily St. John Mandel. We are delighted to present her with her new post pandemic novel, suspenseful yet one that celebrates art, ambition and the relationships that shape our lives.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MIKE THOMAS

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Losing our great comedians makes us treasure their talents all the more. People who make us smile are to be celebrated, and one of those was Phil Hartman. His Chicago-based biographer, Mike Thomas, shares the story of Hartman’s ups, downs and sad end in You Might Remember Me.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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SIOBHAN ADCOCK

What a treat to welcome back a local native when she visits with her debut novel, The Barter. This is a psychological thriller, a ghost story, a love story and a unique look at motherhood in two settings separated by a century. Nonetheless, a bond survives between them.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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STU GIBBS & WILL ALEXANDER

We’re going with a double space theme for this event with Stu Gibbs (author of Space Case), and Will Alexander (author of Ambassador). Twice the sci-fi fun for middle readers.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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CARL HIAASEN

We have a riot with Carl Hiaasen, and so will young readers in Skink-No Surrender. Fans know that Skink is Hiaasen’s beloved captain character, his presence means that internet predators, turtle-egg robbers, and lowlife thugs are doomed. And readers are doomed to laughter!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ANDERSON'S 11th ANNUAL
YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE CONFERENCE
Anderson’s Bookshops proudly present a fresh look at books for young readers at Hotel Arista, in Naperville. The conference features guest authors Carl Hiaasen, Holly Baker, Cassandra Clare, Meg Wolitzer, and Joan Bauer. The seminar includes a full lunch, additional speakers, book talks, breakout sessions, giveaways and book sales. CPDU credits will be available. Tickets are $109 ($80 for full-time students). Advance reservations required. Call (630) 820-2802.
Saturday, September 27 beginning at 8:15 a.m. (Doors open at 7:30).
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Hotel Arista | 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville
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YA FANDOM FRENZY
Our YA FANDOM FRENZY day will include some fun and quirky author panels, author story starter sessions, “lightning round” literary quiz questions and an “Inside the Writers Studio” with a James Lipton-esque interview. This is a day for readers and authors to get to know each other better in a fun way. There will be autographing, lunch, a candy bar and swag bags for all attendees. Get your fan frenzy on with some of the best writers of YA literature today! Great for anyone who loves YA! Get crazy with Anderson’s YA FANDOM FRENZY!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hotel Arista | 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville
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JENNIFER HOLM

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How great to welcome back Jennifer Holm with The Fourteenth Goldfish. This new one has a fun and funny plot middle readers will love: One day a strange boy shows up. He's bossy, cranky, and weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie's grandfather, a scientist who's always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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PAIGE RAWL

In Positive, we’ll learn about the pain and strain young author Paige Rawl endured as a result of being an HIV positive student. Her memoir is touching and inspiring.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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He Said She Said Tour with
WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN & MARK PARSONS
Author Wendelin Van Draan joins us with her latest in the Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning Sammy Keyes series, Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye. We will also be joined by her husband Mark Parsons with his latest teen novel, Road Rash.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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MIKE CURATO

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This is the cutest little picture book, especially if you love elephants! Little Elliot Big City is a charmer of a story where Elliot faces some challenges in the city. But his unstoppable spirit saves the day!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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LARRY DAY & MIRIAM BUSCH

Meet Lion Lion, and fall in love with a little bit of mischief! Author and illustrator Miriam Busch and Larry Day visit to share the perfect read-aloud title. Join us.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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MELANIE KUPCHYNSKY

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Please come meet Melanie Kupchynsky, a violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and co-author of Strings Attached, a book about the author’s late father, Jerry Kupchynsky, a public school music teacher. His impact on his students and their futures is an opus you won’t want to miss.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER at 1:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SCOTT WESTERFELD

How nice to see Leviathan author Scott Westerfeld again! YA fans will be happy he’s back, and this time with Afterworlds, a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel about the parallels between a young writer and the heroine of her story.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BRIAN LIES

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We’ll be batty when children’s author Brain Lies stops in for a book event for Bats in the Band, another of his popular Bats books. This time the rhythms of the night swing with a one-of-a-kind music festival, bat style!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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CRAYONS ON PROTEST
Time to stage a protest, when we have a storytime non-author event celebrating, The Day the Crayons Quit. Costumes and activities for children.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DIANE MULDROW

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Oh how fun! Turn back the pages of time-if you remember those golden-spined Little Golden Books-when Diane Muldrow comes with Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book. The classics are hip again. Nostalgia and fun at Anderson’s.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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• OCTOBER •
- Magic Tree House Event   10/5/14 (Survival Guide)
- 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)
- Lauren Oliver   10/8/14 (Rooms)
- Kristan Higgins   10/8/14 (In Your Dreams)
- Andrew Grant   10/9/14 (Run)
- Madeline Kuderick & Christa Desir  10/10/14 (Kiss of Broken Glass & Bleed Like Me)
- James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton   10/10/14 (Endgame Calling)
- 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)
- Dr. Eben Alexander   10/14/14 (The Map of Heaven)
- Pageturners Book Group   10/14/14 (reading Life Itself)
- Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen   10/15/14 (Sam and Dave Dig a Hole)
- Jackson Galaxy   10/16/14 (Catification)
- Alan Gratz   10/16/14 (The League of Seven)
- Barbara Schmidt   10/16/14 (The Practice)
- PC Cast & Kristin Cast   10/18/14 (Redeemed)
- 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)
- Not for Kids Only   10/19/14 (reading The Conversation)
- Jacqueline West   10/20/14 (Still Life)
- Clarence Page   10/21/14 (Culture Warrior)
- Neal Shusterman   10/21/14 (Undivided)
- LitWits Book Group   10/21/14 (reading The Other Typist)
- Adam Gidwitz   10/22/14 (The Grimm Conclusion)
- Cinda Williams Chima   10/22/14 (Sorcerer Heir)
- Shannon Hale and Dean Hale   10/23/14 (The Princess in Black)
- Mario Batali at Union League Club of Chicago   10/24/14 (America Farm to Table)
- Grace Helbig   10/24/14 (Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up)
- Haunted Trolley Rides   10/24/14
- Jim Aylesworth   10/25/14 (My Grandfather's Coat)
- R.J. Palacio   10/25/14 (365 Days of Wonder)
- Haunted Trolley Rides   10/25/14
- 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)
- Raina Telgemeier & Kazu Kibuishi   10/27/14 (Sisters & Amulet 6: Escape From Lucien)
- Jodi Piccoult  10/28/14 (Leaving Time)
- W. Bruce Cameron   10/29/14 (Midnight Plan of the Repo Man)
- Ally Condie   10/29/14 (Atlantia)
- Herbie Hancock   10/30/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
- Herbie Hancock at Union League Club of Chicago  10/31/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
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• NOVEMBER •
- Super Saturday featuring: Eileen Christelow   11/1/14 (5 Little Monkeys Bake a Cake)
- Sonalie Dev   11/2/14 (Bollywood Affair)
- Clay Rice   11/2/14 (The Stick)
- Chicago Sports Extravaganza featuring: Tab Bamford, Kent McDill & John Mullin  11/3/14
- Jim Peterik   11/4/14 (Through the Eye of the Tiger)
- 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)
- John McCain at The Standard Club   11/13/14 (13 Soldiers)
- Callista & Newt Gingrich   11/14/14 (From Sea to Shining Sea & Breakout)
- YA Panel featuring:
   Lindsay Currie, Trisha Leaver, Rachel Wilson, Natalie Parker & Kym Brunner
  11/14/14
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   11/15/14 (Firecracker)
- Alex Marwood   11/17/14 (Killer Next Door)
- LitWits Book Group   11/18/14 (Sisterland)
- Book Group Open House   11/19/14
- Brian Krebs   11/20/14 (Spam Nation)
- Julie Kagwa   11/21/14 (Talon)
- Michelle Houts   11/22/14 (Kammie on 1st)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   11/24/14 (reading So Big)
• DECEMBER •
- Chris Chelios   12/2/14 (Made in America)
- Chris Chelios at The Standard Club   12/2/14 (Made in America)
- John Flanagan   12/8/14 (Scorpion Mountain)
 
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