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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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MEMBER APPRECIATION SALE
ATTENTION ANDERSON ADVANTAGE MEMBERS!!! Stop in our Naperville or Downers Grove locations to save 20% off your entire purchase thru January 31st, 2015. If you are an Anderson’s Advantage Member you will save 20% Off. For anyone else join the Anderson’s Advantage today or renew your membership and you will receive a discount right away! More information on becoming an Anderson’s Advantage Member >>
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21st - SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
Anderson's Bookshop Dowers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
Two Doors East Gift Shop | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville


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KATE MESSNER

A pencil with all the answers? That’s what I’m talking about! In All the Answers, that’s the amazing capability found in young Ava’s pencil. Meet author Kate Messner with her newest children’s book.

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SPECIAL YA PANEL EVENT
Thanks to the Midwinter American Library Association conference going on in Chicago, we are surrounded by wonderful authors over this weekend! First up is our special YA panel this evening. Expect to meet Ally Carter (Embassy Row #1 All Fall Down), Elizabeth Eulberg (We Can Work it Out), and David Levithan (21 Proms), all well-regarded young adult writers.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of one of the author's latest books from Anderson's Bookshop.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 at 6:30 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SPECIAL ADULT PANEL EVENT

Part II of our terrific line-up of authors is our special group of adult author guests. Details to come, but plan on joining us to meet some fabulous novelists, thanks to the Midwinter American Library Association conference going on in Chicago. Expect to meet Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train), Cecilia Eckback (Wolf Winter), Elizabeth Blackwell (While Beauty Slept), Jacqueline Carey (Autumn Bones), Chloe Neil (Hard Bitten, Twice Bitten) and Beth Kery (Since I Saw You).

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 at 7:30 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SATURDAY STORYTIME

With the American Library Association in town, we are presenting a very special Saturday Storytime. Expect to meet Darlene Jacobson (Wheels of Change), Lori Degman (Cock-a-Doodle Oops!), Deborah Zemke (illustrator of Cock-a-Doodle-Oops), Marcia Goldman and Lola the dog (Lola Goes to the Doctor).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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AUGUSTA SCATTERGOOD
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Middle grade fans: this one’s for you! With the American Library Association in town, we are presenting a wonderful writer of middle grade titles. Meet Augusta Scattergood (The Way to Stay in Destiny).

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1 at 2:00 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 De Grazia.

• This is an off-site event. With a purchase of The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins from Anderson's Bookshop 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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Naperville READS

We’re only too happy to present 9 great authors for Naperville’s annual community-reads event! Featured are: Sarah Albee (Why’d They Wear That?); Lynda Blackmon Lowrey, Susan Buckley, and Elspeth Leacock (Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March); James Swanson (The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy); William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition), Paige Rawl (Positive); and Sally Walker (Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th Century Colonial Homestead). Free Naperville READS tickets are available at Anderson’s.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 at 7:00 PM
Meiley-Swallow Hall | 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville


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KID PRESIDENT
A Very Awesome Announcement!
Anderson’s Bookshops is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting KID PRESIDENT Robby Novak and his brother-in-law Brad Montague for a very special book event on Thursday, February 5th! Starting at 6:00 PM, join us for a presentation from Robby and Brad about their new book, Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome, and help them with a unique project. After the presentation, get your specially-stamped copy of the book, available only to event attendees.

We’re also helping Kid President with his latest awesome initiative, Book It Forward. Simply bring a copy of a book that you love – or purchase one in our store with a special 10% discount – and take your photo with our Robby and Brad poster. We’ll donate it to someone in need, and you can post the photo online with the tag #BookItForward to help Kid President reach his goal of 10,000 book gifts! Books purchased from Anderson’s will get priority for the #BookItForward photo. Purchase your copy here.

This event is a presentation only. There will be no signing line or photo opportunities.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of one of the author's latest books from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at 6:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., 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 of life.love.beauty 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 attend this event 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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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 A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Read the book, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 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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AMANDA HOCKING
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With a brand new YA series coming out, we are thrilled to bring in author Amanda Hocking. Her first book in the Kanin Chronicles series is Frostfire. Meet the author at Anderson’s.

• 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 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson 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 of Shotgun Lovesongs from Anderson's Bookshop.add_to_cartShare_This_Event

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

CARY ELWES
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The enchanting experience of making the film classic, The Princess Bride, is at the heart of actor Cary Elwes’ recent book, As You Wish. Fans will be thrilled to read behind-the-scenes exploits, but not only that: meet Elwes (AKA Westley) at our very special event. Tickets are required and available at Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville. Plus, this event features a showing of the movie, The Princess Bride. Inconceivable!

• This is an off-site event. To attend this event purchase a copy of As You Wish from Anderson's Bookshop. ONE BOOK PURCHASE ADMITS TWO PEOPLE.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 at 2:00 PM
Yellow Box Auditorium at Community Christian Church
1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville
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LITWITS BOOK GROUP
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Anderson’s welcomes the LitWits Book Group, for those who love to read, meet new people and like to have fun. Our new pick for discussion is Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy. 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, FEBRUARY 17 at 7:30 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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BRANDON SANDERSON

We are so excited to welcom Hugo Award winning author Brandon Sanderson. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy. This is the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight, the sequel to the #1 bestseller Steelheart. Meet Mr. Sanderson Friday, February 20th in Naperville.

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 at 7:30 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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GLITTER & GLUE with KELLY CORRIGAN

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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 at 7:00 PM
St. Charles Country Club | 250 Country Club Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
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• FEBRUARY •
- 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)
• 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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