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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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STEVE LEVINE

Meet Steve LeVine whose examination of the journey to invent the advanced lithium-ion battery is covered in his new book, The Powerhouse. It’s an age-of-technology tale of ambition, competition, and genius.

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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GLITTER & GLUE with KELLY CORRIGAN - POSTPONED

Please come and enjoy a cash bar, hor d'oeuvres, music and a powerful, motivating message from Kelly Corrigan while supporting the wonderful of the LuMind Foundation. $50 per person and a paperback copy of Glitter and Glue is included in the ticket price.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. DETAILS TO COME SOON.


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ELLIOT ACKERMAN & CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ
Decorated veteran and former White House fellow Elliot Ackerman is headed our way to share his incredible literary debut, Green on Blue. His novel is inspired by his time as a Special Ops Marine imbedded with tribal armies in Afghanistan. Author Cristina Henriquez is moderating this program, and presents her brand new paperback edition of her acclaimed novel, The Book of Unknown Americans.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Green on Blue or The Book of Unknown Americans from Anderson's Bookshop.
MONDAY, MARCH 2 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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THANHHA LAI

Welcome Thanhha Lai, author of the Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winner, Inside Out & Back Again. She’s here to discuss her new young adult novel, Listen Slowly. A young girl travels to Vietnam to learn about her own family history, particularly the path taken by her grandfather during the Vietnam War.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Inside Out & Back Again from Anderson's Bookshop.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MARY DORIA RUSSELL
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It’s our pleasure to see Mary Doria Russell again! Her new title, Epitaph, is her follow-up to Doc, and tells the truth behind the myths of the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral. Justice in the Old West never loses its appeal!

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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KATE ALCOTT

Plan on a great evening with Kate Alcott with her new book, A Touch of Stardust. It is infused with Hollywood legends, and the author has genuine connections to that tinsel town magic. Family members hold Oscars, host TV shows and have directed iconic films. So she’s got the goods. Meet her here.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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REIF LARSEN
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Ready to try Reif Larsen’s new novel, I Am Radar? He’ll join us to talk about this kaleidoscopic story when a love-struck radio operator finds a secret society that offers performance art in war zones around the world. Unlike anything you’ve ever read. Don’t miss this.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SHAWNA CORONADO

C’mon spring! Let’s get this party started with gardening expert and author Shawna Coronado. Her new book, Grow a Living Wall, is just out. Vertical gardens are easier than ever to launch and maintain. Find out how with this area blogger on green lifestyle living.

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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NOT FOR KIDS ONLY BOOK GROUP
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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 West of the Moon by Margie Preus. Read the book, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DAV PILKEY & DAN SANTAT
We couldn’t think of a more exciting place to put Dav Pilkey & Dan Santat than to share them with our soon-to-be neighbors in La Grange! So, please help us welcome this popular and favorite children’s book team to The Corral in Western Springs. They’re here to share their latest Ricky Ricotta title, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn. It’s a friendship adventure for young readers. Tickets are available with the purchase of the any book in the Ricky Ricotta series.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8 at 2:00 PM
The Corral, 4940 Willow Springs Rd., Western Springs
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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 Denise Kiernan’s The Girls of Atomic City. 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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10 at 9:30 AM
Anderson's Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MARY PAT KELLY
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We’re on the verge of St. Patrick’s Day, and delighted to present Mary Pat Kelly with a fine Irish tale, Of Irish Blood. Set in 1903 Paris, one talented and outspoken young woman faces challenges, but is determined to maintain her heritage and her authentic self.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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TED SANDERS

A new middle reader fantasy is ready for you in Ted Sanders’ The Box and the Dragonfly. When Horace finds that ordinary objects suddenly hold enormous power, he’s set on a path of adventure, magic, and secrets- despite threats of disaster!

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ANDREW KEENAN & KATE WETHERHEAD
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This is a great middle grade debut with a twist! Curtains open for Jack and Louisa: Act 1, a story of the stage. Written by Broadway actors Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan Bolger, they bring their real life experience from stage to page to YOU!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Jack and Louisa: Act 1 from Anderson's Bookshop.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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VERONICA ROTH
We are beyond thrilled to welcome back Veronica Roth to an Anderson’s event! We’ll help celebrate the movie tie-in edition of her bestselling book, Insurgent. (The film version of that book debuts in theaters on March 20.) She’ll do a presentation for fans, a Q&A, followed by a showing of the film, Divergent. Tickets are $25 and include a pre-signed copy of Insurgent. Tickets are available at either Anderson’s Bookshop location. There will not a be a signing line or photo line. A random drawing will choose 10 lucky fans (plus 1 friend each) to go backstage to meet Veronica Roth and take a photo!
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 at 2:00 PM
Tivoli Theatre | 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove
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VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR WIGGLE TOUR

Come to the VERY BIG WIGGLE in celebration of the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The caterpillar will greet fans and the celebrated book will be read. Crawl in for some family fun! (Please note: this is an authorless event.)

SUNDAY, MARCH 15 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JON AGEE
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We all really liked Little Santa, Jon Agee’s earlier picture book. Now he returns to launch his new book, It’s Only Stanley, about a remarkable, tinkering, and adventurous family dog. Meet the author of this terrific story time title for little ones!

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 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 Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 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, MARCH 21 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St.,Downers Grove
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• MARCH •

- Froggy's Birthday Wish Event   3/22/15 (Froggy's Birthday Wish)

- Cover to Cover Book Group   3/23/15
- Katherine Applegate   3/25/15 (The One and Only Ivan)
- Chris Grabenstein   3/26/15 (Island of Dr. Libris)
- Jacquline Winspear   3/30/15 (Dangerous Place)
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• APRIL •
- Blaine Harden   4/1/15 (The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot)
- Ridley Pearson   4/2/15 (The Return Book One Disney Lands)
- Tim Gunn   4/2/15 (Tim Gun: The Natty Professor)
- Susanna Kearsley   4/5/15 (A Desperate Fortune)
- Sara Gruen (with moderator Renee Rosen)   4/5/15 (At the Water's Edge)
- Erik Larson   4/7/15 (Dead Wake)
- Blue Balliett   4/7/15 (Pieces and Players)
- Marie Bostwick   4/8/15 (The Second Sister)
- Scott Simon at Union League Club Chicago   4/9/15 (Unforgettable)
- Philip Kerr   4/14/15 (Prayer)
- Ian Caldwell   4/15/15 (The Fifth Gospel)
- Andrea Lochen   4/17/15 (Imaginary Things)
- Mother Daughter Book Group   4/18/15 (Shadow & Bone)
- Steve Berry   4/20/15 (Patriot Threat)
- Soman Chainani   4/21/15 (The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes)
- Carol & Kathy's Book Group Open House   4/22/15 at 10:00AM
- Carol & Kathy's Book Group Open House   4/22/15 at 7:00PM
- Melissa Ann Pinney & Ann Patchett   4/23/15 (Two)
- Marian Palaia   4/27/15 (Given World)
- Marissa Moss   4/28/15 (Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook)
- Cokie Roberts   4/29/15 (Capital Dames)
• MAY •
- Trisha Leaver   5/3/15 (The Secrets We Keep)
- James Bradley at Union League Club Chicago   5/4/15 (The China Mirage)
- James Bradley   5/4/15 (The China Mirage)
- Matthew Baker   5/6/15 (If You Find This)
- Brad Garrett at The Standard Chicago   5/8/15 (When the Ball Drops)
- Brad Garrett   5/8/15 (When the Ball Drops)
- Jen Lancaster   5/9/15 (I Regret Nothing)
- Steve Fiffer & Adar Cohen at The Standard Chicago   5/12/15 (Jimme Lee & James)
- Matthew Pearl   5/13/15 (The Last Bookaneer)
- Greg Proops   5/14/15 (The Smartest Book in the World)
- Mother Daughter Book Group   5/16/15 (Princess of Iowa)
- Adam Rockoff   5/19/15 (The Horror of it All)
• JUNE •
- Charles Belfoure   6/4/15 (The Paris Architect)
- David McCullough   6/11/15 (Wright Brothers)
 
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