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Event Guidelines: If you are planning on attending an event & getting a book signed you must pre-purchase the author's new book at Anderson's. Options: You can purchase a book online (leave a note in the comments field you will be attending), you can stop in to purchase a book and ticket or you can 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 what ticket number you have. After ordering online please refrain from calling the store to find out your ticket number. Your ticket number will be sent in your confirmation email. - Thank You
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ROBERT HELLENGA

A retired Latin teacher makes some shocking choices and finds herself in conversation with God. In The Confessions of Frances Godwin, some of the ultimate questions about life are considered and argued. This is a tale both profound and entertaining.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DOWNERS GROVE ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE
Check out Anderson’s great values during Downtown Downers Grove’s Annual Sidewalk Sale. Summer savings mean deep discounts from 50-80% off. Shop and save!
THURSDAY, JULY 24 - SATURDAY, JULY 27 ALL DAY
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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REBECCA RASMUSSEN

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It’s the 1930s in the isolated regions of the north woods. A young couple is starting out, and has abandoned city life for the wilderness. Author Rebecca Rasmussen visits to discuss her book, Evergreen, and explores how place can change people in significant ways.

THURSDAY, JULY 24 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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THE BOOKFAST CLUB

Here’s something new this summer only for young adult fans of any age: The Bookfast Club. Our pick for discussion this month is White Cat by Holly Black. Please read the book then join us for a great discussion. See you soon!

SUNDAY, JULY 27 at 3:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY PARTY
Celebration Time! It’s Harry Potter’s birthday, and we’re doing it up big! Crafts, games, trivia and more for the greatest wizard of them all. This special event is free and aims to bring the magic of Harry Potter to loyal fans and to a new generation of young readers.
THURSDAY, JULY 31 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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RICHELLE MEAD SKYPE EVENT

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Attend a virtual event with other Young Adult fans of the New York Times bestselling author, Richelle Mead. (And munch on pizza too!) The author will join us via SKYPE to discuss her upcoming book, Silver Shadows, #5 in the Bloodlines series. Pre-order your autographed book and join us for a special night.

THURSDAY, JULY 31 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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CHRIS WEITZ

It’s a debut teen novel, but this one’s from accomplished screenwriter Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Golden Compass, to name a few).  Just out is The Young World, a post-apocalyptic tale that launches Weitz’ exciting new trilogy. Meet him at Anderson’s!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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REBECCA MAKKAI

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Help welcome a Chicago area author with her story, set in the North Shore. It’s The Hundred-Year House, and author Rebecca Makkai is already making a name for herself with her engaging and thoroughly entertaining novel.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SUSAN KLUMBERG-KASON

We are pleased to introduce Susan Blumberg-Kason with her new memoir, Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong. The Hong Kong-educated Chicago-area native gave her best attempt at becoming the perfect Chinese wife. The journey is told in her new book.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JAMES PATTERSON PARTY

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It’s our party to celebrate James Patterson’s new book, Middle School: Save Rafe! Here’s Book #5 in his Middle School series, and this time troublemaker Rafe is on a treacherous outdoor adventure. Can he survive and be ready for the halls of Hill’s Village Middle School?

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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• AUGUST •
- Camp Divergent   8/4/14 - 8/8/14
- Duck-Goose Storytime   8/16/14
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   8/16/14 (reading Out of the Easy)
- The Bookfast Club   8/17/14 (reading Proxy)
- Neil Hayes   8/20/14 (When the Game Stands Tall)
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips   8/24/14 (Heroes Are My Weakness)
- Daniel Levitin   8/26/14 (Organized Mind)
- Julia Keller   8/27/14 (Summer of the Dead)
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• SEPTEMBER •
- Sarah J. Maas, Erica O'Rourke & Susan Dennard   9/7/14
  (Heir of Fire, Dissonance & Strange and Ever After)
- Pageturners Book Group   9/9/14 (reading Empty Mansions)
- Melissa de la Cruz   9/9/14 (Vampires of Manhattan)
- Eric Litwin   9/10/14 (The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House)
- Matthew Thomas   9/11/14 (We Are Not Ourselves)
- Kelly Light   9/11/14 (Louise Loves Art)
- Danielle Fishel   9/12/14 (Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern)
- Sandy Hall   9/14/14 (A Little Something Different)
- Not for Kids Only Book Group   9/14/14 (reading Don't Look Back)
- Tory Johnson   9/15/14 (The Shift)
- Jen Mann   9/16/14 (People I Want to Punch in the Throat)
- Fierce Reads featuring: Marie Rutkoski, Anne Aguirre & Caragh O'Brien  9/16/14
  (The Winner's Curse, Mortal Danger & The Vault of Dreamers)
- Sophie Hannah   9/17/14 (The Monogram Murders)
- Chelsea Cain   9/17/14 (One Kick)
- Karen Abbott   9/17/14 (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy)
- Deborah Diesen   9/17/14 (The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School)
- Melissa Gilbert   9/18/14 (My Prairie Cookbook)
- Lauren Beukes   9/18/14 (Broken Monsters)
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   9/20/14 (reading Scarlet)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   9/22/14 (The Lowland)
- Seth Casteel   9/22/14 (Underwater Puppies)
- Chris Guillebeau   9/23/14 (Happiness of Pursuit)
- Michael Perry   9/23/14 (Scavengers)
- Emily St. John Mandel   9/24/14 (Station Eleven)
- Mike Thomas   9/24/14 (You Might Remember Me)
- Slobhan Adcock   9/25/14 (Barter)
- Carl Hiaasen   9/26/14 (Skink)
- Young Adult Literature Conference   9/27/14
- YA Fandom Frenzy   9/28/14
- Paige Rawl   9/29/14 (Positive:A Memoir)
- Mike Curato   9/30/14 (Little Elliot Big City)
• OCTOBER •
- Super Saturday: Storytime   10/4/14
- 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)
- Kristan Higgins   10/8/14 (In Your Dreams)
- Andrew Grant   10/9/14 (Run)
- Dr. Lauren Streicher at Standard Club Chicago   10/9/14 (Love Sex Again)
- Madeline Kuderick   10/10/14 (Kiss of Broken Glass)
- 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)
- Pageturners Book Group   10/14/14 (reading Life Itself)
- Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen   10/15/14 (Sam and Dave Dig a Hole)
- Alan Gratz   10/16/14 (The League of Seven)
- 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)
- Jacqueline West   10/20/14 (Still Life)
- Adam Gidwitz   10/22/14 (The Grimm Conclusion)
- Shannon Hale and Dean Hale   10/23/14 (The Princess in Black)
- Mario Batali   10/23/14 (America Farm to Table)
- Mario Batali at Union League Club of Chicago   10/24/14 (America Farm to Table)
- R.J. Palacio   10/25/14 (365 Days of Wonder)
- 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)
- Jodi Piccoult  10/27/14 (Leaving Time)
- Herbie Hancock   10/30/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
- Herbie Hancock at Union League Club of Chicago  10/31/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
• NOVEMBER •
- Rebecca Dudley   11/9/14 (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)
- Alex Marwood   11/17/14 (Killer Next Door)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   11/24/14 (reading So Big)
• DECEMBER •
- John Flanagan   12/8/14 (Scorpion Mountain)
 
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