Book Groups

Anderson's Naperville Bookgroups
There will be two discussions on each of the dates below
Meeting 1 At: 9:30 AM at Anderson's Bookshop Naperville, 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville 

Meeting 2 At: 7:00 PM at HarborChase of Naperville - 1619 N Mill St, Naperville

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Reading The Nix by Nathan Hill

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Reading The Association of Small Bombs by Karen Mahajan

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Reading It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Reading American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Reading Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly


NEW FOR 2018!

Meetings At: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove - 5112 Main St, Downers Grove


GenYA
Meetings At: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove - 5112 Main St, Downers Grove

The book group for the any generation, any gender, reader who likes to read YA (Young Adult). We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2:00pm in DG. Please join us! 

Upcoming Dates and Titles:

March 17, 2018: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

April 21, 2018: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

May 19, 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

June 16, 2018: Love Blind by Christa Desir

 


The Whole Story
Meetings At: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove - 5112 Main St, Downers Grove

A monthly salon dedicated to books, information and advocacy. 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).

Upcoming Dates and Titles: 

Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm

Our book for this month will be The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. The meeting will start at the store to meet Ms. Joukhadar and hear more about her new novel. After that presentation, we will continue the book discussion off site at The Cellar Door in downtown Downers Grove.

Friday, June 15 at 6:30 pm

We will meet to discuss The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams.


How To Raise a Global Citizen
Meetings At: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove - 5112 Main St, Downers Grove

A bimonthly (every other month) book salon dedicated to helping parents broaden their children’s perception of the world. All meetings will begin at 2:00 pm.
 

We will have more dates and titles coming for this group.

 

How To Raise a Resilient Child

A monthly series dedicated to education, conversation, and support. We will meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 in Downers Grove for 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.

Thursday, May 17
Thursday, June 14
Thursday, July 19 
Thursday, Aug 16
Thursday, Sept. 20
Thursday Oct. 18



Read Run Renew 2.0
Meetings At: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove - 5112 Main St, Downers Grove

Anderson’s Bookshop and Peak Running have partnered again for Read, Run, Renew 2.0! This group will meet every week, alternating between group discussions and training runs.  Our book selection for this version is Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington; our training runs following a C25K designed by Doug Beattie from Peak Running.

We will have more dates and titles coming for this group.


Young At Heart
Meetings At: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove - 5112 Main St, 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. All meetings begin at 6:30 pm.

May 1 @ 6:30 pm 
THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani. Veera will joining us via Skype.

June 26 @ 6:30 pm 
THE LENGTH OF A STRING by Elissa Brent Weissman

Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm
ALL THAT I CAN FIX by Crystal Chan

Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm
LOVELY DARK AND DEEP by Justina Chen. Justina will be joining the meeting in-person.