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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. - Thank You
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NEAL SHUSTERMAN

Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. YA fans: you know you want to meet the author and he’s here. Join us to learn more about Undivided.

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Undivided from Anderson's Bookshop.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 at 6:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CLARENCE PAGE

 

What an honor to host Pulitzer Prize-winner Clarence Page on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his first Chicago Tribune column. Now he presents a collection of his celebrated columns in Culture Worrier and visits Anderson’s to discuss and share what makes him a columnist of distinction.

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Culture Worrier from Anderson's Bookshop.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 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 of Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler. 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, OCTOBER 21 at 7:30 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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ADAM GIDWITZ

 

Young adult readers, get ready for the conclusion to Adam Gidwitz’s Grimm series of unexpurgated fairy tales. This one is, fittingly, The Grimm Conclusion. Meet the author of this paperback edition of a great follow-up to A Tale Dark and Grimm, and In a Glass Grimly.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA

It’s time for the conclusion of the Heir Chronicles series for young adults, and we are delighted to present author Cinda Williams Chima. The conclusion is The Sorcerer Heir, in which the delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds still barely holds, but powerful forces threaten to sever it completely.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SHANNON & DEAN HALE

 

From the clever husband and wife writing team, Shannon and Dean Hale comes The Princess in Black. Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and takes charge.

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MARIO BATALI

He is the king of a delicious empire of restaurants, cookbooks, TV and Chicago’s amazing Eataly, and now Mario Batali is visiting Downers Grove. Come meet him as he shares his new book, America Farm to Table, with Jim Webster and David Cleverdon. Tickets to this special event are required and available at Anderson’s.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 at 7:00 PM
Tivoli Theatre | 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove
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MARIO BATALI at UNION LEAGUE CLUB
He is the king of a delicious empire of restaurants, cookbooks, TV and Chicago’s amazing Eataly, and now Mario Batali is visiting Chicago. Come meet him as he shares his new book, America Farm to Table, with Paul Kahan and David Cleverdon. Reservations required, please call Anderson’s for make your arrangements today! Enjoy a plated lunch and hear from the author himself.

Deadline for reservations for this event are 12:00 PM on Wednesday, October 22nd
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 11:30 AM
Union League Club | 65 W. Jackson, Chicago
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HALLOWEEN TROLLEY RIDES
Celebrate all things spooky with us! Come for treats and fun. Wear your costume. We are once again offering haunted trolley rides leaving from our Naperville store. Rides leave our Naperville store at 6:00, 6:45, and 7:30 p.m. Special readers will be onboard with stories. Halloween Trolley Rides: $9.00 per rider per 1/2 hour ride. (Under 2 yrs. lap riders are free.) Tickets will be available at Anderson's in Naperville. Each trip departs from: Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 between 6:00-7:30 PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 between 6:00-7:30 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665


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GRACE HELBIG

Fans are so excited about this one. The funny, endearing, YouTube sensation Grace Helbig is on her way to Anderson’s! Meet her and hear all about her new book, Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up. The host and creator of It’s Grace has 1.9 million subscribers and 51 million views. So when she has something to say, millions agree you won’t want to miss it.

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up from Anderson's Bookshop.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JIM AYLESWORTH

 
Kids love this guy and they’ll be tickled with his latest title, My Grandfather’s Coat. It’s a rocking, rhyming story of a recycled coat little ones will love. Meet Jim Aylesworth when he returns to Anderson’s.

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of My Grandfather’s Coat from Anderson's Bookshop.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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R.J. PALACIO

We all know that R J Palacio’s Wonder was wonderful when it came out in 2012. And now we’re so happy to see her back with 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Brown’s Book of Precepts, and to see her back in Naperville! Tickets are required and available at Anderson’s with the purchase of the new book.

To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Brown’s Book of Precepts from Anderson's Bookshop.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 at 2:00 PM
Yellow Box at Community Christian Church | 1635 Emerson Ln. in Naperville
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ROBIE HARRIS

 
As an acclaimed heath writer for children, Robie Harris delivers! It’s Perfectly Normal is among her best sellers, and now she’s back with What’s So Yummy? The book follows a family to gather ingredients to prepare a healthy and delicious picnic. Help children learn good eating habits.

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of What’s So Yummy? from Anderson's Bookshop.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 1:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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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 John Williams’ Stoner. 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, OCTOBER 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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HEATHER GREENE

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We’re planning a classy night here at Anderson’s with Heather Greene who knows her stuff when it comes to whiskey. Her new title, Whiskey Distilled, is a complete education in the art of whiskey. She is, after all, New York City’s first female whiskey sommelier.

This is an in-store event. To ticket a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Whiskey Distilled from Anderson's Bookshop.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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RAINA TELGEMEIER & KAZU KIBUISHI

Wonderful graphic novels are the focus of our event with authors Raina Telgemeier (Sisters) and Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien). The authors’ previous books were bestsellers, so we expect nothing less this time around with these celebrated children’s writers. Join us..

To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Sisters or Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall | 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
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GENE SIMMONS

Kiss front man, Gene Simmons, can rock with the best of them. And he can share his business success too, as told in his new book, Me, Inc. Win in business and in life, and Simmons’ advice- with Kiss, in addition to lucrative ventures including reality TV, a pro sports team, a restaurant chain and a record company- is solid gold! Tickets available at Anderson’s Bookshop with the purchase of Me, Inc.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 at 4:00 PM
Tivoli Theatre | 5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove
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JODI PICOULT

Anderson's Bookshop welcomes are good friend and author Jodi Picoult with her latest, Leaving Time. You may purchase 1 companion ticket for a friend with the purchase of Leaving Time from Anderson's Bookshop

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College
171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
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ALLY CONDIE

Bestselling YA novelist Ally Condie returns to Anderson’s to share Atlantia, her haunting new stand-alone fantasy. Enter a world both dazzling and deeply flawed in this heart-breaker from Condie, a critically acclaimed author for teens.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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W. BRUCE CAMERON

 
His calling card is the dog-centric novel, and now W. Bruce Cameron delivers again with The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man. This one’s set in Michigan and is a humorous, delightful mystery with offbeat characters. (Tip to you Carl Hiaasen fans: give this one a read.)

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man from Anderson's Bookshop.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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HERBIE HANCOCK

We are beyond excited to host legendary jazz musician, composer, and 14-time Grammy winner, Herbie Hancock! What a treat for fans and music lovers when Hancock comes to share Possibilities, his insightful memoir. Breaking out as a child prodigy, Hancock went on to inspire and entertain the world. Tickets required and available at Anderson’s Bookshop.

To receive a ticket for this event purchase a copy of Possibilities from Anderson's Bookshop. To bring a guest who does not want a book you may purchase 1 companion ticket with the purchase of Possibilities.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
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ELLEN HOPKINS

 
The New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, is known for her edgy, contemporary novels for teens, including Crank and Tricks. Now, in Rumble, she explores bullying and forgiveness. This one’s griping, and highly-charged with feelings and resonance.

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Rumble from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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HERBIE HANCOCK LUNCHEON

We are beyond excited to host legendary jazz musician, composer, and 14-time Grammy winner, Herbie Hancock! What a treat for fans and music lovers when Hancock comes to share Possibilities, his insightful memoir. Breaking out as a child prodigy, Hancock went on to inspire and entertain the world. Reservations required, please call Anderson’s to make your arrangements today! (630) 355-2665 Enjoy a plated lunch and hear from the author himself.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 at 11:30 AM
Union League Club | 65 W. Jackson, Chicago
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EILEEN CHRISTELOW

 
Happy to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Five Little Monkeys, and here is your chance to meet the author, Eileen Christelow. Young readers: come monkey around with us here at Anderson’s!

This is an in-store event. To receive a ticket for the signing line purchase a copy of Rumble from Anderson's Bookshop.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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TEACHER OPEN HOUSE

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 963-2665 to register for this event.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 2:00 PM (Grades K-5)
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove


 
SONALI DEV

Here’s a debut novel that dazzles with the colorful spirit and fascinating details on Indian-American and Bollywood culture. A Bollywood Affair, by author Sonali Dev, is a romance with diversity of love. And we all know love is the same in any language! Come meet the author at Anderson’s.

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CLAY RICE

 
Now this is a nice extra! Clay Rice is coming to share his clever children’s book, The Stick. But that’s not all. This wonderful silhouette artist will be available to make your child’s silhouette (for a fee) in our gift shop, Two Doors East, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Schedule your appointment today. (Makes a great gift!) Then return to see Rice’s book presentation. (630) 355-2665
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CHICAGO SPORTS WRITER PANEL

Attention Chicago sports fans: This night’s for you! Meet three celebrated sports writers who visit to share their books. Tab Bamford (100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die), Kent McDill (If These Walls Could Talk Chicago Bulls) and John Mullin (We Are the Bears!) Help welcome them and jump into the discussion about your favorite teams!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of 100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, If These Walls Could Talk Chicago Bulls or We Are the Bears! from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JIM PETERIK

Rock `n roll lives in Jim Peterik’s new memoir, Through the Eye of the Tiger. Chicago rock fans, you’ve grown up with Peterik and his bands: The Ides of March, and Survivor. Now you can get the inside story and a real rock saga. And, something super cool-an unplugged performance! Tickets are available with the purchase of Peterik’s new book from Anderson’s Bookshop.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 7:00 PM
Meiley-Swallow Hall on the campus of North Central College
31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville
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RENEE ROSEN

 
How about some Chicago history? What the Lady Wants tells the story of Marshall Fields and his department store success. But more than that, Fields led to a transformation of the Chicago fire-ravaged metropolis and helped put Chicago on the map.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of What the Lady Wants from Anderson's Bookshop.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Happy Birthday to Us! Anderson’s Bookshop was born 50 years ago and we are delighted to be celebrating with our community of readers. Free giveaways, special savings & goodies over our recognition weekend. Don’t miss it!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - SUNDAY, , NOVEMBER 9
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville




• OCTOBER •
- W. Bruce Cameron   10/29/14 (Midnight Plan of the Repo Man)
- Ally Condie   10/29/14 (Atlantia)
- Ellen Hopkins   10/30/14 (Rumble)
- Herbie Hancock   10/30/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
- Herbie Hancock at Union League Club of Chicago  10/31/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
• NOVEMBER •
- Super Saturday featuring: Eileen Christelow   11/1/14 (5 Little Monkeys Bake a Cake)
- 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)
- John Cleese   11/11/14 (So Anyway)
- Pageturners Book Group   11/11/14 (reading Nothing to Envy)
- Jason Mott   11/12/14 (The Wonder of All Things)
- 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)
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• 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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