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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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ANDREA LOCHEN

We welcome Andrea Lochen with her new book, Imaginary Things. This Wisconsin-based author of women’s fiction had an earlier book, Repeat Year, that gained acclaim. Please join us.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665

LUIS ALBERTO URREA
We have three good reasons to come see local author Luis Alberto Urrea: The Tijuana Book of the Dead, Water Museum, and Wandering Time. One author with three titles! We’re delighted to welcome him back for a special afternoon.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Tijuana Book of the Dead, Water Museum or Wandering Time from Anderson's Bookshop.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 at 1:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP
Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is aimed at daughters ages 13-16 and their moms. This time we’ll discuss Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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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 Crossover by Kwame Alexander and I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. Read the book, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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STEVE BERRY

History is the root of Steve Berry’s bestselling books, and his new title, Patriot Threat. It’s a thriller, of course, blending overlooked historical fact and heart-racing storytelling. Tax laws, FDR’s decisions in cooperation with the former Treasury Secretary, and their current ramifications mix for fascinating reading.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 20 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SOMAN CHAINANI
Soman Chainani returns to Anderson’s with his paperback edition of The School for Good and Evil #2. Magic and romance battle each other in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil. A fun fantasy for middle grade readers. Please come meet him here.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The School for Good and Evil #2 from Anderson's Bookshop.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BOOK GROUP OPEN HOUSE
Calling all book groupies! Join us for a lively book discussion with Anderson’s staff and other book lovers. Whether you are in a reading club or are looking for one, find out that’s new and notable in book group reading. Free, but please call to register.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

NEAL SCHUSTERMAN
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We’re thrilled to have award-winning YA novelist Neal Schusterman back with us. And for such a personal story inspired by his own son’s struggles with mental illness. New is Challenger Deep, which looks at schizophrenia from the inside out. So much is packed into this unflinching tale!

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BLUE BALLIETT
Blue Balliett’s brand new middle reader title is Pieces and Players. Meet the award-winning author and help celebrate her latest mystery, a brain-teasing adventure for thinking kids. It combines art, mystery, and friendship. You have to read this one!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Pieces and Players from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ANN PATCHETT & MELISSA ANN PINNEY
Essays by Ann Patchett, and photography by Melissa Ann Pinney-that’s what you’ll find in Two. The result is a beautiful volume celebrating the relationships of two: two relatives, teammates, lovers, friends, or strangers. Patchett fans: don’t miss this!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Two from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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COVER TO COVER BOOK GROUP
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Anderson’s welcomes the Cover to Cover Book Group, a club that focuses on fiction books. This month’s title is Ayana Mathis’ The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to please call and register: (630) 355-2665.

MONDAY, APRIL 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MARIAN PALAIA
A new novel about the tragic repercussions of the Vietnam War is just out and author, Marian Palaia, is here to share this gorgeous debut. The Given World examines the war from several points of view through unforgettable characters.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Given World from Anderson's Bookshop.
MONDAY, APRIL 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BOOK GROUP OPEN HOUSE
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Calling all book groupies! Join us for a lively book discussion with Anderson’s staff and other book lovers. Whether you are in a reading club or are looking for one, find out what’s new and notable in book group reading. Free, but please call to register.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 at 10:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

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MARISSA MOSS
Many recall Amelia’s Notebook, the original hand-written diary format middle grade hit by author Marissa Moss. It’s been 20 years since its launch, and to mark that milestone, Amelia’s back with Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook. She’s finally out of middle school. Come celebrate with the author.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook from Anderson's Bookshop.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MICHAEL NORTHRUP
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Myth, ancient civilizations, fantasy, and friendship are all part of the new book from Michael Northrup, Amulet Keepers #2: Tombquest. It’s great reading for the middle grade reader, and great fun too! Meet the author at Anderson’s.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Amulet Keepers #2: Tombquest from Anderson's Bookshop.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Dowenrs Grove | 5112 Main St, Downers Grove
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COKIE ROBERTS
Celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts revisits what she started in Founding Mothers: Remembering Ladies of Liberty. In that case she revealed the vital female contribution to the American Revolution. This time, she presents Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868. Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Tickets available at Anderson’s with the purchase of the author’s new book. Tickets and companion tickets available at Anderson’s Bookshop
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 at 7:00 PM
Yellow Box Auditorium | 1635 Emerson Rd, Naperville
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WHO WAS? EVENT
Let’s try something fun celebrating the hit biography series for young readers, Who Was…? The Story Pirates will be here to run a mini game show about famous lives, and the cultural icons they should know.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

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TEACHER OPEN HOUSE
WHAT'S NEW IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE GRADES K-3
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, APRIL 30 at 5:30 PM - GRADES K-3
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


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TEACHER OPEN HOUSE
WHAT'S NEW IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE GRADES 4-8
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, APRIL 30 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


JULIE OLESZEK
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Unspeakable childhood memories are the wounds that haunt a young woman in The Fifth Floor, by local author, Julie Oleszek. It’s the fifth floor of the psychiatric hospital when the girl begins her journey to recover, and meets the characters whose wisdom can make a difference.

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

SATURDAY, MAY 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY
Time to celebrate what puts the unique in the unique business of books! Fun and special opportunities await at Anderson’s on this day to honor independent bookshops across the United States. Hurray for books!
SATURDAY, MAY 2 at All Day
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St, Downers Grove Anderson's Bookshop La Grange (Pop-Up Shop) | 26 S La Grange Rd, La Grange


 
TRISHA LEAVER, LORI LEE, STEPHANIE LYONS & STACEY KADE
We are pleased to host Trisha Leaver with her new YA contemporary fiction, The Secrets We Keep. What a plot! A girl overtakes her twin sister’s identity. Sibling rivalry, strained family bonds, grief, charged emotions and secrets. And along with Leaver comes Lori Lee (The Infinite), Stephanie Lyons (Dating Down) and Stacey Kade (Project Paper Dolls: The Trials). Meet the Quad Squad at Anderson’s!
SUNDAY, MAY 3 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville Anderson's Bookshop
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RONALD ALLEN
We open our doors to a local author, Ronald Allen with his new title, The Evolution of Bid Whist. This is an exhaustive study of the 150 years history of the traditionally African American card game, Bid Whist. Bridge and Whist are related games but developed different rules and customs. Bid Whist has its roots during the period of American Slavery.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Evolution of Bid Whist from Anderson's Bookshop.
SUNDAY, MAY 3 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JAMES BRADLEY
We turn back the hands of time with bestselling author James Bradley in The China Mirage. It’s his examination of the history of US Intervention in China from the opium trade to the Silk Road to Vietnam. A fascinating and provocative read.
>> Reservations required through Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville (630) 355-2665
MONDAY, MAY 4 doors at 11:00 AM
Chicago’s Union League Club | 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago

JAMES BRADELY
 

We turn back the hands of time with bestselling author James Bradley in The China Mirage. It’s his examination of the history of US Intervention in China from the opium trade to the Silk Road to Vietnam. A fascinating and provocative read.

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

SATURDAY, MAY 4 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DEBBIE RIDPATH OHI
There’s a good reason Spencer is going nuts when his books keep disappearing. Squirrels may be the trouble here. Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, is a fun and funny story of books gone missing! Picture book fans will love meeting this clever author at Anderson’s.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Where Are My Books? from Anderson's Bookshop.
MONDAY, MAY 4 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St, Downers Grove
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SARAH MLYNOWSKI
 

The New York Times bestselling Whatever After series for middle readers expands with author Sarah Mlynowski’s latest title, Beauty Queen. It’s #7 in the popular series, and we are delighted to welcome the author back!

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

TUESDAY, MAY 5 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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JILL NYSTUL
It’s our One Good Life event with author Jill Nystul, so as far as we’re concerned it’ll be One Good Night! Please join us to hear from this popular blogger behind One Good Thing from Jillee. Her new book is filled with tips, insights and inspirations.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase One Good Life from Anderson's Bookshop.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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MATTHEW BAKER
 

How cool! Author Matthew Baker has created a complex treasure-hunt adventure book middle grade kids will love. In If You Find This, young Nicholas sets out to prove his grandfather’s treasure is real. Unlikely friendships, unexpected bravery, and a fast-paced story are sure to please.

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN
Country music fans. Cooking enthusiasts. We’ve got you covered. Meet Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman with her very first cook book, Oh Gussie! It’s her favorite tastes of Southern cooking. Please purchase your book ASAP to secure a place in the booksigning line.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Oh Gussie! from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, MAY 7 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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BRAD GARRETT at CHICAGO'S STANDARD CLUB
Funny stuff/ funny night ahead for you when Brad Garrett comes to town. Garrett, well known from TV’s Everybody Loves Raymond, has crafted a laugh-out-loud look at the second half of life in his book, When the Balls Drop. Hilarious and irreverent; honest and awkward; it’s a look at life from a comedian’s point of view. Reservations required through Anderson’s Bookshop (630) 355-2665
FRIDAY, MAY 8 at 11:00 AM
Chicago’s Standard Club | 320 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago
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BRAD GARRETT at HOLLYWOOD PALMS
Funny stuff/ funny night ahead for you when Brad Garrett comes to town. Garrett, well known from TV’s Everybody Loves Raymond, has crafted a laugh-out-loud look at the second half of life in his book, When the Balls Drop. Hilarious and irreverent; honest and awkward; it’s a look at life from a comedian’s point of view. Tickets are included with the purchase of the author’s new book from Anderson's Bookshop.
FRIDAY, MAY 8 at 7:00 PM
Hollywood Palms Theater | 352 S Rte 59, Naperville
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MAX BRALLIER
 

How much fun can we have? It’s time to launch the new Galactic Hot Dogs series with book #1: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway. The author and game designer, Max Brallier, will stop by to talk about this really fun new book. The book has its roots in a series of kid’s stories on Poptropica/Funbrain.com.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway from Anderson's Bookshop.

FRIDAY, MAY 8 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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JEN LANCASTER
One of our favorites, Jen Lancaster, returns with I Regret Nothing, her new memoir. What she focuses on here is her bucket list. And challenges readers to attack a bucket list of their own. We’ll even help with one option: adopting a rescue dog. Naperville’s Dog Patch pet shop will attend with adoptable dogs.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase I Regret Nothing from Anderson's Bookshop.
SATURDAY, MAY 9 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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RONDA ROUSEY
We are so excited to welcome Ronda Rousey, mixed martial artist, judoka, olympic medalist and actress. She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is also an author and actress who has appeard in Furious 7 & The Expendables 3. Purchase her latest book, My Fight / Your Fight from Anderson's Bookshop to receive a number for the signing line and meet the author.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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NICK OFFERMAN
Tickets to our event with Nick Offerman are free and can be picked up at our Anderson's Bookshop Naperville location: 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville. You can purchase Gumption to be autographed at the event. (no photos)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 at 7:00 PM
Minooka High School (Central Campus Auditorium)
301 S Wabena Ave, Minooka
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CHUCK PALAHNIUK
We are beyond thrilled to welcome Chuck Palahniuk for his first ever Anderson’s Bookshop event! We willl help celebrate his latest compilation of short stories, Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread as well as Fight Club 2 (the comic book sequel to his best-selling novel)

This event will include a cash bar. There will be no autographing at this event. All books and comics will be pre-signed.

The event will also feature an additional special guest author: Irvine Welsh, author of The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins and the international bestselling Trainspotting.

Attendees can expect a presentation, games, prizes, the reading of a sure-to-shock story, Q & A and other exciting and fun surprises. It?s a memorable evening made for Palahniuk fans! This event is co-sponsored by Chicago Comics.

Tickets are required for this event and are $40. Each ticket admits one person to the event and includes 1 pre-signed copy of Make Something Up and one pre-signed first run copy of the comic, Fight Club 2. There will not be a live signing.

Chuck Palahniuk is the New York Times bestselling author of over fourteen books including Beautiful You, Doomed, Choke, Stranger Than Fiction, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club. Also, he is awesome.
SATURDAY, MAY 30 at 7:00 PM
Chicago Marriot Naperville | 1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville
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• MAY •
- Kiera Cass   5/11 (The Heir)
- Steve Fiffer & Adar Cohen at The Standard Chicago   5/12 (Jimme Lee & James)
- Mindy Segal   5/12 (Cookie Love)
- Matthew Pearl   5/13 (The Last Bookaneer)
- Jon Maberry   5/13 (Orphan Army)
- Greg Proops   5/14 (The Smartest Book in the World)
- Sarah Dessen   5/14 (Saint Anything)
- Mother Daughter Book Group   5/16 (Princess of Iowa)
- Sophia Rossi   5/16 (A Tale of Two Besties)
- Bill Kreutzmann   5/16 (Deal)
- Shawna Coronado   5/17 (Grow a Living Wall)
- Not For Kids Only   5/17 (reading Rain, Reign by Ann M. Martin)
- Civil War Days   5/17
- Meg Cabot   5/16 (From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess)
- Adam Rockoff   5/19 (The Horror of it All)
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• JUNE •
- Charles Belfoure   6/4 (The Paris Architect)
- David McCullough   6/11 (Wright Brothers)
 
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