June Events

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We welcome Australian author Catherine Jinks with her new children’s book, The Paradise Trap. When a boy is spending his summer in a skuzzy trailer by the beach, anything can happen. When he finds a hidden staircase beneath the trailer, it does! Meet the award-winning author at Anderson’s.
Priority_NumbersWEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville


Time to bring back Ridley Pearson’s adult thriller fans for The Risk Agent, his latest book. The author of more than two dozen novels adds an exciting fast-paced story of hostage taking and retrieval in modern day China. When the one-man security detail disappears as well, the stage is set for intrigue and investigation that will keep the reading fast and furious.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 at 7:00 p.m. Priority_Numbers
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville

We are delighted to welcome back bestselling author Jodi Picoult, and even more so this time because her daughter, Samantha van Leer, joins her as the two of them present their first teen novel, Between the Lines. Purchase the new book at Anderson’s for your ticket to the program and book signing line. Tickets are available at Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville.
TicketsSATURDAY, JUNE 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville

We’re happy to welcome back the Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour-a national tour sponsored by Random House Children’s Books that brings Junie B. live and in-person across the country to meet her fans. Our event is a live theatrical performance called the “Trunk of Junk” live actor presentation. Includes cool giveaways and an official book stamping. Join the fun!
THURSDAY, JULY 5 at 2:00 p.m. | Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Priority_Numbers

We welcome Penn Jillette with his book, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be An Atheist and Other Magical Tales (now in paperback). The author offers his funny interpretation of the Ten Commandments. Fans know Jillette as a cultural phenomenon and a solo personality and as half of the world-famous Emmy award-winning magic duo Penn & Teller. This is a ticketed event. Purchase the new book from Anderson’s to receive your admission ticket. One $5 companion ticket may also be purchased (limited number available). This events is rescheduled from our previous cancelled event. Tickets from the original event are valid and new tickets are still available.
TicketsFRIDAY, JULY 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth in Naperville

International intrigue, thrills, and action make James Rollins’ books like summer action movies that leap from his pages. You won’t want to miss his latest, Blood Line. Join us as this New York Times bestselling author comes by to share a wild ride to the edge of medicine, and into the realm of immortality.
Priority_NumbersTUESDAY, JULY 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville


Karin Slaughter’s new book Criminal, is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder over the course of 40 years, enveloping two eerily similar cases and the darkest secrets of one good man. It’s book #13 for this New York Times and internationally recognized author of edge-of-your-seat thrillers. We’re so pleased to welcome her to Anderson’s.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 at 7:00 p.m. Priority_Numbers
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville

Check out Anderson’s great values during Downtown Naperville’s Annual Sidewalk Sale. Summer savings mean deep discounts from 50-80% off. Shop and save! Visit our giant tent sale directly behind the bookstore.
THURSDAY, JULY 12 through Saturday, July 14 | Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville


The author of Little Bee does it again! Chris Cleave stops by to present Gold, his latest compelling (and so timely) novel. It’s the story of world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since day one of Elite training. They’ve loved, fought, betrayed, forgiven, consoled, gloried, and grown up together. Now on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, both women will be tested to their physical and emotional limits. What would you sacrifice for the people you love, if it meant giving up the thing that was most important to you in the world?
FRIDAY, JULY 13 at 7:00 p.m. Priority_Numbers
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville

What do you get when you cross a word with a number? A Wumber, of course! Such fun in this picture book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. You will think it’s GR8, 2! Meet the book’s creators at Anderson’s.
Priority_NumbersMONDAY, JULY 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville


Anderson’s welcomes the Lit Wits Book Group, designed for those who love to read, meet new people and like to have fun. Our July pick for discussion is The Kiss, by Katherine Harrison. 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, JULY 17 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove

Calling all Gleeks! Your event has come, when Chris Colfer arrives to sign copies of his first children’s book, The Land of Stories. You know him as Kurt Hummel on Glee, but now get to know this Golden Globe winner as an author. His new title combines the modern day world with the enchantments of classic fairy tales. If you are attending this event you must purchase a copy of The Land of Stories from Anderson's Bookshop.
If you are attending this event we cannot ship the book to you before the event. The Land of Stories release date is too close to our event to guarrantee it will arrive in time. Please choose in-store pick-up when in checkout and you can pick up your book at the event or on the release date. Thank you
Priority_NumbersTHURSDAY, JULY 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville

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 19 through Saturday, July 21 | Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove


It’s time to welcome back Eoin Colfer, this time for the final book in his Artemis Fowl series, The Last Guardian. Fans will enjoy his special “8 in 8” presentation: all eight books reduced to eight minutes.
FRIDAY, JULY 20 at 7:00 p.m. Priority_Numbers
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville

- Ticketed Offsite Event: Purchase required to attend.
- In-Store Event: Purchase the new book at Anderson's
   to receive a number for the signing line.
- RSVP: No fee to attend, please call to make a reservation.


• JULY •
- Downers Grove Sidewalk Sale Days    Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7/19/12 - 7/21/12 DG
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips   (The Great Escape) 7/21/12 NP
- Marshall & Alexandra Reid 7/24/12 NP
- Robert Goolrick   7/28/12 NP
- Cover to Cover Book Group   7/30/12 TDE
- Bill & Susan Seaforth Hayes   7/31/12 NP
- J.S. Kincaid & T.H. Goeglein   7/31/12 TDE
- Emily Giffin   8/1/12 NP
- LitWits Book Group   (reading The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown) 8/21/12 DG
- Debbie Macomber   8/23/12 NP
- Jonathan Tropper   8/23/12 TDE
- Selden Edwards   8/28/12 NP
- Michael Perry   8/31/12 NP
- Tess Gerritsen   9/7/12 NP
- PageTurners Book Group   9/11/12 (reading A Singular Woman by Janny Scott) TDE
- Anna Dewdny   9/15/12 NP
- Cover to Cover Book Group   9/17/12 (reading The Sense of and Ending by Julian Barnes) TDE
- Brain Quest Event   9/19/12 NP
- Erin Hunter   9/23/12 NP
- 9th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference   9/29/12 Hotel Arista (Details to come)
- Patricia MacLachlan   10/1/12 NP
- Lois Lowry   10/4/12 Wentz Hall in Naperville
- Jon Katz   10/4/12 NP
- Jasper Fforde   10/9/12 (Details to come)
- PageTurners Book Group   10/9/12 (reading First Darling of the Morning by Thrity Umrigar) TDE
- Erin Morgenstern   10/10/12 (Details to come)
- Dennis Lehane   10/11/12 (Details to come)
- Jon Klassen   10/19/12 NP
- Cover to Cover Book Group   10/22/12 (reading Faith by Jennifer Haigh) TDE
- Class Acts featurgin: Dan Gutman, Jeramey Kraatz & Jon Scieszka   10/28/12 NP
- PageTurners Book Group   11/13/12 (reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt) TDE
- Cover to Cover Book Group   11/26/12 (reading The Submission by Amy Waldman) TDE
- PageTurners Book Group   12/11/12 (reading 97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman) TDE
- PageTurners Book Group   1/8/13 (reading A Covert Affair by Jennet Conant) TDE
- Cover to Cover Book Group   1/21/13 (reading Clybourne Park: A Play by Bruce Norris) TDE
- Cover to Cover Book Group   2/25/13 (reading The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar) TDE
- PageTurners Book Group   2/12/13 (reading Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich) TDE
- PageTurners Book Group   3/12/13 (reading Day of Honey by Anna Ciezadlo) TDE
- Cover to Cover Book Group   3/25/13 (reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury) TDE
- PageTurners Book Group   4/9/13 (reading The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka) TDE
- Cover to Cover Book Group   4/15/13 (reading The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka) TDE
• MAY •
- PageTurners Book Group   5/14/13 (reading Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman) TDE
- Cover to Cover Book Group   5/27/13 (reading A Good American by Alex George) TDE
NP = Anderson's in Naperville | DG = Anderson's in Downers Grove | TDE = Two-Doors East

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