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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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GRINCH WRAP-UP PARTY
Our IndieBOUND “Grow Your Heart Three Sizes” promotion comes to a close with a wrap up party at Anderson’s. We hope everyone had a merry time looking all over town for Grinches this holiday season. This afternoon’s events include prize drawings and refreshments. Join us and meet the Grinch himself!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


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PATTON OSWALT
Silver Screen Fiend is a memoir dedicated to author Payton Oswalt’s devotion to classic films- actually more of an addiction, according to the New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actor, and film buff! Tickets will be available with the purchase of the new book from Anderson’s as the date approaches.

• This is an off-site event. With a purchase of the authors newest book from Anderson's Bookshop and you will receive a ticket for the event.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Hall on the campus of North Central College | 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
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GREER MACALLISTER
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The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? Find out in this wonderful debut, The Magician’s Lie, by Greer Macallister. Welcome the author to Anderson’s.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy book from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SETH GRAHAME-SMITH

New York Times bestselling author Seth Grahame-Smith will be visiting Anderson's and returns with the follow-up to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges, The Last American Vampire.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JOELLE CHARBONNEAU
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In 2013, author Joelle Charbonneau launched a new series with book one, The Testing. Now it’s out in paperback. This dystopian young adult novel about growing up and coming into your own, sometimes against the wishes of parents, was the first of a trilogy with a Chicago-based author you’ll want to read.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy book from Anderson's Bookshop.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 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 Away by Amy Bloom. 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, JANUARY 20 at 7:30 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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NICK LAKE
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We are pleased to host a Printz Award-winning author with his latest Young Adult thriller, There Will be Lies. What a compelling story about a teen, hit by a car, and an emotionally charged road trip with a shocking ending.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy book from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BRANDON MULL & JAMES RILEY
Adventure awaits in the Five Kingdoms with Skyraiders and Rogue Knight from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Brandon Mull offers a great adventure for middle readers now in paperback! AND we welcome James Riley as well, with his new book Story Thieves. It’s two for one tonight.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy book from Anderson's Bookshop.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DR. CORNEL WEST
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It’s our pleasure to be the bookseller for North Central College’s program with the well-respected Dr. Cornel West. His new book is The Radical King, which reminds today’s readers how far King was willing to go to bring needed social justice. Considered the most dangerous man in America by the FBI, King was the king of radicals. Tickets are available through North Central College ONLY. Call (630) 637-SHOW (7469).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 at 7:00 PM
Pfeiffer Hall on the campus of North Central College
310 E. Benton Ave., in Naperville

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COVER TO COVER BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the Pageturners Book Group, a club that focuses on non-fiction books. This month’s title is Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time of Being. For more information on the book group, please call Kathy (630) 355-2665.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JORY JOHN & MAC BARNETT
So much fun is in store for kids when Mac Barnett & Jory John stop in with their new title, The Terrible Two. It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the funny foes finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen. Middle grade readers will love this one!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy book from Anderson's Bookshop.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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PAULA HAWKINS
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One of the BEST thrillers our own Becky Anderson has read in ages is The Girl on the Train by tonight’s visiting author, Paula Hawkins. Bet you’ll love it too! Interest is high and this one has already been optioned for a film.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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IRVINE WELSH
The writer of Transpotting visits Anderson's with his new book, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. Welsh is an acclaimed and often controversial writer of novels, stories and stage and screenplays. Meet him at our special event in conversation with Columbia College fiction professor Don DeGrazi.

• This is an off-site event. With a purchase of the authors newest book from Anderson's Bookshop and you will receive a ticket for the event.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 at 7:00 PM
Meiley-Swallow Hall | 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville
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KEEGAN ALLEN

Known for his role on TV’s Pretty Little Liars, Keegan Allen now visits Anderson’s to showcase his photographic journal, life.love.beauty. Learn about his California childhood and his acting life.

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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NICK HORNBY
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Let’s welcome celebrated British author, Nick Hornby. In his new title, Funny Girl, it’s the swingin’ 60’s and a young comedy hopeful is having the time of her life, until things start hitting a little too close to home. You remember High Fidelity and About a Boy, don’t you? Here’s your chance to meet the author of them all!

• This is an off-site event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a ticket from Anderson's Bookshop.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at 2:00 PM
Downers Grove’s Historic Tivoli Theatre
5021 Highland Ave., Naperville
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NICKOLAS BUTLER

Small towns, lifelong friendships, Midwestern ways-Shotgun Lovesongs is all of this, and much more. We are thrilled to see Nickolas Butler’s book now in paperback. His great new novel had a lot of us at the store buzzing. Come see why we’re excited.

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 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 Sonia Sotomayor’s My Beloved World. Please read the chosen book, and join our lively discussion. For more information, call Kathy at (630) 355-2665.

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 at 9:30 AM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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• FEBRUARY •
- Nickolas Butler   2/12/15 (Shotgun Lovesongs)
- LitWits Book Group   2/17/15
- Epic Reads Tour   2/17/15
- Children's Literature Breakfast   2/21/15
- Cover to Cover Book Group   2/23/15
- Laurie King  2/26/15 (Dreaming Spies)
- Kristin Levine   2/28/15
• MARCH •
- Elliot Ackerman   3/2/15 (Green on Blue)
- Thanhha Lai   3/3/15 (Listen Slowly)
- Mary Doria Russell   3/4/15 (Epitah)
- Shawna Coronado   3/9/15 (Grow a Living Wall)
- Pageturners Book Group   3/10/15
- Mary Pat Kelly   3/12/15 (Of Irish Blood)
- Blaine Harden   3/20/15 (The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   3/23/15
- LitWits Book Group   3/24/15
- Jacquline Winspear   3/30/15 (Dangerous Place)
• APRIL •
- Susanna Kearsley   4/5/15 (A Desperate Fortune)
- Erik Larson   4/7/15 (Dead Wake)
- Soman Chainani   4/21/15 (The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes)
 
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