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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
(Full Calendar)

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JAMES BRADLEY AT CHICAGO'S UNION LEAGUE CLUB
We turn back the hands of time with bestselling author James Bradley in The China Mirage. It’s his examination of the history of US Intervention in China from the opium trade to the Silk Road to Vietnam. A fascinating and provocative read.
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MONDAY, MAY 4 11:30 AM
Chicago’s Union League Club | 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago

JAMES BRADLEY
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We turn back the hands of time with bestselling author James Bradley in The China Mirage. It’s his examination of the history of US Intervention in China from the opium trade to the Silk Road to Vietnam. A fascinating and provocative read.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The China Mirage from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, MAY 4 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665

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DEBBIE RIDPATH OHI
There’s a good reason Spencer is going nuts when his books keep disappearing. Squirrels may be the trouble here. Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, is a fun and funny story of books gone missing! Picture book fans will love meeting this clever author at Anderson’s.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Where Are My Books? from Anderson's Bookshop.
MONDAY, MAY 4 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St, Downers Grove
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 963-2665

SARAH MLYNOWSKI
 

The New York Times bestselling Whatever After series for middle readers expands with author Sarah Mlynowski’s latest title, Beauty Queen. It’s #7 in the popular series, and we are delighted to welcome the author back!

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

TUESDAY, MAY 5 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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JILL NYSTUL
It’s our One Good Life event with author Jill Nystul, so as far as we’re concerned it’ll be One Good Night! Please join us to hear from this popular blogger behind One Good Thing from Jillee. Her new book is filled with tips, insights and inspirations.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase One Good Life from Anderson's Bookshop.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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MATTHEW BAKER
 

How cool! Author Matthew Baker has created a complex treasure-hunt adventure book middle grade kids will love. In If You Find This, young Nicholas sets out to prove his grandfather’s treasure is real. Unlikely friendships, unexpected bravery, and a fast-paced story are sure to please.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase If You Find This from Anderson's Bookshop.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN
Country music fans. Cooking enthusiasts. We’ve got you covered. Meet Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman with her very first cook book, Oh Gussie! It’s her favorite tastes of Southern cooking. Please purchase your book ASAP to secure a place in the booksigning line.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Oh Gussie! from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, MAY 7 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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BRAD GARRETT at CHICAGO'S STANDARD CLUB
Funny stuff/ funny night ahead for you when Brad Garrett comes to town. Garrett, well known from TV’s Everybody Loves Raymond, has crafted a laugh-out-loud look at the second half of life in his book, When the Balls Drop. Hilarious and irreverent; honest and awkward; it’s a look at life from a comedian’s point of view. Reservations required through Anderson’s Bookshop (630) 355-2665
FRIDAY, MAY 8 at 11:00 AM
Chicago’s Standard Club | 320 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago
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BRAD GARRETT at HOLLYWOOD PALMS
Funny stuff/ funny night ahead for you when Brad Garrett comes to town. Garrett, well known from TV’s Everybody Loves Raymond, has crafted a laugh-out-loud look at the second half of life in his book, When the Balls Drop. Hilarious and irreverent; honest and awkward; it’s a look at life from a comedian’s point of view. Tickets are included with the purchase of the author’s new book from Anderson's Bookshop.
FRIDAY, MAY 8 at 7:00 PM
Hollywood Palms Theater | 352 S Rte 59, Naperville
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MAX BRALLIER
 

How much fun can we have? It’s time to launch the new Galactic Hot Dogs series with book #1: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway. The author and game designer, Max Brallier, will stop by to talk about this really fun new book. The book has its roots in a series of kid’s stories on Poptropica/Funbrain.com.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway from Anderson's Bookshop.

FRIDAY, MAY 8 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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JEN LANCASTER
One of our favorites, Jen Lancaster, returns with I Regret Nothing, her new memoir. What she focuses on here is her bucket list. And challenges readers to attack a bucket list of their own. We’ll even help with one option: adopting a rescue dog. Naperville’s Dog Patch pet shop will attend with adoptable dogs.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase I Regret Nothing from Anderson's Bookshop.
SATURDAY, MAY 9 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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KIERA CASS
 

We’re happy to bring back Kiera Cass who joins us with The Heir, the fourth novel in The Selection romantic YA fantasy series. Fans shouldn’t miss this chance to meet the author. Told from Eadlyn’s point of view, The Heir will be followed by next year’s conclusion to the popular series.

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

MONDAY0, MAY 11 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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RONDA ROUSEY
We are so excited to welcome Ronda Rousey, mixed martial artist, judoka, olympic medalist and actress. She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is also an author and actress who has appeard in Furious 7 & The Expendables 3. Purchase her latest book, My Fight / Your Fight from Anderson's Bookshop to receive a number for the signing line and meet the author.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
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NICK OFFERMAN
Tickets to our event with Nick Offerman are free and can be picked up at our Anderson's Bookshop Naperville location: 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville. You can purchase Gumption to be autographed at the event. (no photos)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 at 7:00 PM
Minooka High School (Central Campus Auditorium)
301 S Wabena Ave, Minooka
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CHUCK PALAHNIUK
We are beyond thrilled to welcome Chuck Palahniuk for his first ever Anderson’s Bookshop event! We willl help celebrate his latest compilation of short stories, Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread as well as Fight Club 2 (the comic book sequel to his best-selling novel)

This event will include a cash bar. There will be no autographing at this event. All books and comics will be pre-signed.

The event will also feature an additional special guest author: Irvine Welsh, author of The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins and the international bestselling Trainspotting.

Attendees can expect a presentation, games, prizes, the reading of a sure-to-shock story, Q & A and other exciting and fun surprises. It?s a memorable evening made for Palahniuk fans! This event is co-sponsored by Chicago Comics.

Tickets are required for this event and are $40. Each ticket admits one person to the event and includes 1 pre-signed copy of Make Something Up and one pre-signed first run copy of the comic, Fight Club 2. There will not be a live signing.

Chuck Palahniuk is the New York Times bestselling author of over fourteen books including Beautiful You, Doomed, Choke, Stranger Than Fiction, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club. Also, he is awesome.
SATURDAY, MAY 30 at 7:00 PM
Chicago Marriot Naperville | 1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville
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• MAY •
- Kiera Cass   5/11 (The Heir)
- Steve Fiffer & Adar Cohen at The Standard Chicago   5/12 (Jimme Lee & James)
- Mindy Segal   5/12 (Cookie Love)
- Matthew Pearl   5/13 (The Last Bookaneer)
- Jon Maberry   5/13 (Orphan Army)
- Greg Proops   5/14 (The Smartest Book in the World)
- Sarah Dessen   5/14 (Saint Anything)
- Mother Daughter Book Group   5/16 (Princess of Iowa)
- Sophia Rossi   5/16 (A Tale of Two Besties)
- Bill Kreutzmann   5/16
  (Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead)
- Shawna Coronado   5/17 (Grow a Living Wall)
- Not For Kids Only Book Group   5/17 (reading Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin)
- Civil War Days at Naper Settlement   5/17
- Meg Cabot   5/19 (From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess)
- Adam Rockoff   5/19 (The Horror of it All)
- Marja Mills   5/20 (Mockingbird Next Door)
- Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer   5/21 (Off the Page)
- Dean Jobb   5/21 (Empire of Deception)
- D.D. Marx   5/23 (Beyond Believing)
- Nick Offerman   5/27 (Gumption)
- Ronda Rousey   5/27 (My Fight / Your Fight)
- Chuck Palahniuk   5/30 (Make Something Up & Fight Club 2)
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• JUNE •
- Michael Perry   6/1 (Jesus Cow)
- Paolo Bacigalupi   6/2 (Water Knife)
- Simon Majunder at The Standard Club Chicago   6/4 (Fed, White and Blue)
- Charles Belfoure   6/4 (The Paris Architect)
- Craig Johnson   6/5 (Dry Bones)
- Emily Libert, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke   6/5
  (Those Secrets We Keep & The Status of All Things)
- Deborah Harkness   6/7 (Book of Life) - Tickets Available
- Clarence Page at The Standard Club Chicago  6/8 (Culture Worrier)
- Jamie Tworkowski   6/8 (If You Feel Too Much)
- Mary Pearson   6/9 (Kiss of Deception)
- Jeff Shaara   6/10 (The Fateful Lightning)
- David McCullough   6/11 (Wright Brothers)
- Boldly Bookish YA Tour: Emery Lord, Tiffany Schmidt, Trish Dollar & A.C. Gaughen   6/11   (The Start of Me and You, Hold Me Like a Breath, The Devil You Know & Lion Heart)
- Victoria Kann   6/13 (Aqualicious)
- Harry Kraemer   6/16 (Becoming the Best)
- Conn Iggulden   6/18 (War of the Roses: Margaret of Anjou)
- Mother Daughter Book Group   6/20 (reading Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross)
- Mary Alice Monroe   6/22 (The Summer's End)
- Maggie Lehrman   6/23 (The Cost of All Things)
- Michael Harvey   6/24 (Governor's Wife)
- Candace Bushnell at The Standard Club Chicago  6/26 (Killing Monica)
- Dorthea Benton Frank   6/26 (All the Single Ladies)
- Gretchen Carlson at Union League Club of Chicago  6/29 (Getting Real)
- Gretchen Carlson  6/29 (Getting Real)
 
For a full calendar of events click here

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