Book Groups

Anderson's Book Groups

Anderson's Naperville Book Groups


Open Discussion Project


Open Discussion Project meets at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville. 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.


March 18, 2019
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt


Pageturners & Cover to Cover


Pageturners meets at 9:30 AM at Anderson's Bookshop Naperville.

Cover to Cover meets at 7:00 PM at HarborChase of Naperville.

September 11, 2018
Moonglow by Michael Chabon


October 9, 2018
Radium Girls by Kate Moore


November 13, 2018
The Human Stain by Philip Roth


January 8, 2019
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue


February 12, 2019
The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan


March 12, 2019
Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich 


April 9, 2019
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


May 14, 2019
Educated by Tara Westover


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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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). 


April 5, 2019
The Birth House by Ami McKay


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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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.


May 2, 2019 - Special Date and Time TBA!
The Lovely War by Julie Berry


June 25, 2019
Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Duggan


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.


April 17, 2019
Learning to See by Elise Hooper




StoryQuest meets at Anderson's Bookshop La Grange. Adventure awaits inside every book! This exclusive book club is just for kids age 8-13. For one hour, we'll hang out, eat snacks, do activities and play games related to that month's pick, and talk about the book.


April 1, 2019
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson


Open House


Open House meets at Anderson's Bookshop La Grange. This is a home away from home for readers age 14–19 looking for a place to come together to share in the struggles and successes related to the LGBTQ community. Allies are welcome, too! This group will read stories about LGBTQ protagonists and works from LGBTQ writers. We will always have snacks and friendly conversation.


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