Book Groups

Anderson's Book Groups

Anderson's Naperville Book Groups


Open Discussion Project

With the growing polarization of our society regarding politics and problems facing our nation, Anderson’s Bookshop is pleased to be participating in the Open Discussion Project. This group's goal is to foster dialog and better understanding between people with different political viewpoints and to provide a space for civil discourse on controversial or divisive topics. The book selections are also chosen to represent issues and viewpoints across the political spectrum. The aim of each discussion is to promote understanding.

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Pageturners & Cover to Cover

Pageturners and Cover to Cover discuss the same books but at different times and in different locations. Pageturns meets at at Anderson's Bookshop Naperville at 9:30 am. Cover to Cover meets at HarborChase of Naperville at 7:00 pm.

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Anderson's Downers Grove Book Groups



GenYA meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2:00 pm at Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove. The book group for the any generation, any gender reader who likes to read YA (Young Adult). 

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How to Raise a Resilient Child

How to Raise a Resilient Child meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove. A monthly series dedicated to education, conversation, and support. An hour-long session featuring guest speakers, book talks, and ongoing resources as we devote time to learning together about building resiliency in our youth. These sessions are free but space is very limited so please call the Downers Grove store to reserve your spot.

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The Whole Story

The Whole Story meets at Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove. Adults and teenagers are welcome to join as we discuss The Whole Story on issues of public interest. Each session will include a 45 minute book discussion followed by 15 minutes of advocacy (letter/postcard writing; making phone calls to representatives; education on issues, etc). 

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Young At Heart

Young At Heart meets at 6:30 pm at Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove. This group is designed for adults who put books into the hands of young readers. Our focus will be the newest of the new in Middle Grade and Young Adult literature.

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Anderson's La Grange Book Groups


Between the Pages

Between the Pages meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Anderson's Bookshop La Grange. A mix of fiction and non-fiction titles.

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Open Mic Poetry Night

Meets regularly on the last Friday of every month at 7:00 PM. We would like to encourage all poets of all ages to feel free to share their writing (even if they're not sure it counts as poetry) in a safe and supportive environment. Please join us!