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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
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LARRY DAY & MIRIAM BUSCH

Meet Lion Lion, and fall in love with a little bit of mischief! Author and illustrator Miriam Busch and Larry Day visit to share the perfect read-aloud title. Join us.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Lion Lion from Anderson's Bookshop.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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MELANIE KUPCHYNSKY

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Please come meet Melanie Kupchynsky, a violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and co-author of Strings Attached, a book about the author’s late father, Jerry Kupchynsky, a public school music teacher. His impact on his students and their futures is an opus you won’t want to miss.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Strings Attached from Anderson's Bookshop.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SCOTT WESTERFELD

How nice to see Leviathan author Scott Westerfeld again! YA fans will be happy he’s back, and this time with Afterworlds, a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel about the parallels between a young writer and the heroine of her story.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Afterworlds from Anderson's Bookshop.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BRIAN LIES

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We’ll be batty when children’s author Brain Lies stops in for a book event for Bats in the Band, another of his popular Bats books. This time the rhythms of the night swing with a one-of-a-kind music festival, bat style!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Bats in the Band from Anderson's Bookshop.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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CRAYONS ON PROTEST
Time to stage a protest, when we have a storytime non-author event celebrating, The Day the Crayons Quit. Costumes and activities for children.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville &
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main Street, Downers Grove
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DIANE MULDROW

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Oh how fun! Turn back the pages of time-if you remember those golden-spined Little Golden Books-when Diane Muldrow comes with Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book. The classics are hip again. Nostalgia and fun at Anderson’s.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book from Anderson's Bookshop.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MAGIC TREE HOUSE EVENT

It’s our first visit from The Magic Tree house Trunk Trivia Tour! This free children’s event celebrates the new Magic Tree House Survival Guide. Trivia game, activities and giveaways. How well do you know the 52 adventures Jack and Annie have had on their Magic Tree house adventures?

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JAY ASHER

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Being a stop for the “50 States Against Bullying Tour” is a pretty big deal, and we’re happy to be a part of this important project with author Jay Asher. October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, and this is a great way to expose this important and timely issue. Asher will be discussing his bestseller, Thirteen Reasons Why. The author is visiting all 50 states!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Thirteen Reasons Why from Anderson's Bookshop.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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GARTH STEIN

We all loved Racing in the Rain, and now Garth Stein is back with a new novel, A Sudden Light. Full of ghost stories and family secrets, this one unearths layers of a tragic love affair that has disrupted several generations in a family. A must read!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of A Sudden Light from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JANE SMILEY

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Pulitzer prize-winner Jane Smiley returns with another great one: Some Luck. An Iowa farm family and all their trials and tribulations is the basis of this, the first of a dazzling epic trilogy. Meet one of our nation’s greatest writers at her launch event at Anderson’s.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Some Luck from Anderson's Bookshop.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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KRISTAN HIGGNS

It’s our treat to welcome a huge New York Times bestselling romance writer, Kristan Higgins! Her brand new romance is In Your Dreams. Two friends turn to each other when their exes are making things miserable. Will friendship become something more?

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of In Your Dreams from Anderson's Bookshop.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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LAUREN OLIVER

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Welcome back Before I Fall young adult author Lauren Oliver, now celebrating her new title for adult readers: Rooms. The book blends elements of realism and the supernatural. It is the story of an old, sprawling house and the secrets the rooms convey. Scary and clever writing you will love.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Rooms from Anderson's Bookshop.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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B.J. NOVAK
This is a picture book, with no pictures. But it’s funny and warm and little ones will love it. The Book With No Pictures comes from TV’s B.J. Novak, of The Office fame, Works for kids AND their parents too! Tickets are required and available at Anderson’s with the purchase of the new book.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall | 171 E. Chicago Avenue
on the campus of North Central College in Naperville
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ANDREW GRANT

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If you like your thrillers fast-paced and heart thumping, Run by Andrew Grant is for you! Grant will join us to discuss his writing career, and his new book about a tech consultant who unwittingly plummets into a rabbit hole of corporate cover-ups. He can run, or he can die.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Run from Anderson's Bookshop.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MADELINE KUDERICK & CHRISTA DESIR

Author Madeline Kuderick has written a verse novel of a contemporary concern: cutting. Kiss of Broken Glass, based on the author’s own daughter’s experiences, discusses one girl’s mandatory psych stay. In addition, we welcome Christa Desir with her teen book, Bleed Like Me.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Kiss of Broken Glass or Bleed Like Me from Anderson's Bookshop.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JAMES FREY & NILS JOHNSON-SHELTON

We are delighted to bring international bestselling author James Frey and New York Times bestselling author Nils Johnson-Shelton to Naperville celebrating Endgame:The Calling. It’s the first book in the pair’s young adult trilogy series and is part of a massive integrated media project.

This is an off-site event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Endgame:The Calling from Anderson's Bookshop.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 at 7:00 PM
Pfeiffer Hall | 310 E. Benton Ave. in Naperville
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STAR WARS READS with JEFFREY BROWN

Such fun is ahead when New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown visits with Goodnight Darth Vader. It's bedtime in the Star Wars galaxy, and Darth Vader's parenting skills are tested anew in this delightful new title.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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RICK RIORDAN • SOLD OUT
This will be one incredible book event for Rick Riordan! He’s stopping at the historic Tivoli Theatre with his new book, The Blood of Olympus, book five in the series. Riordan has over thirty-five million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 4:00 PM
Tivoli Theatre | 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
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SCOTT GUSTAFSON

Can we be more excited? Scott Gufstafson’s lovely books are our baby gift go-to! And he’s on his way to Anderson’s with his next sure-to-be-treasured Classic Bedtime Stories. Don’t miss this one!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Classic Bedtime Stories from Anderson's Bookshop.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JOE PERRY LUNCHEON

 

Ready to rock? And eat lunch? You are invited to this special event with rock icon Joe Perry to celebrate his memoir, Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith. Reservations are required. Contact Anderson’s to be included. Luncheon tickets are $35 each.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 at 11:30 AM
Chicago’s Standard Club | 320 S Plymouth Court, Chicago 60604
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R.L. STINE

What a treat-and it’s not even Halloween yet-to welcome back RL Stine! He returns with Party Games, his latest young adult novel which is the first in a resurrection of his classic Fear Street titles that scared the wits out of young readers in the `90s. Come on in…if you dare.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Party Games from Anderson's Bookshop.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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DANIELLE WALKER

 

Let’s welcome Danielle Walker, whose Against All Grain cookbook soared in popularity. Now she’s sharing her latest title, Meals Made Simple. If you’re one of her many social media followers, you need to make a date of this!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Meals Made Simple from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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PAGETURNERS BOOK GROUP
Anderson’s welcomes the Pageturners Book Group, a club that focuses on non-fiction books. This month’s title is Roger Ebert’s Life Itself. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. For more information on the book group, please call Kathy (630) 355-2665.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 9:30 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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EBEN ALEXANDER

 

There is more to life, and to the universe, than this single earthly life, so says Dr. Eben Alexander. And his The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual traditions and we are delighted he’s included an Anderson’s event for his fans. Tickets are available at Anderson’s with the purchase of the new book.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of The Map of Heaven from Anderson's Bookshop.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Hall | 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
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TIM GREEN
Wow! Just added is another wonderful event with Tim Green. Middle grade sports fans, you are in luck with First Team, Green’s companion book to New Kid. This is a football story and a friend story that appeals to quarterbacks and spectators alike. Former NFL star Green has proven himself over and over with dozens of best selling books.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy ofFirst Team from Anderson's Bookshop.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 9:30 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MAC BARNETT & JON KLASSEN

Another great picture book is in store with Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. And author and illustrator Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen are here with this witty new story of a surprising turn of events. Digging a hole to find something may, or may not, lead to a surprise.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JACKSON GALAXY

 

Cats are not just those adorable and silly fluffballs you see on the internet. They are the focus of author and Animal Planet star Jackson Galaxy’s life. And now, we bring him back with his new book, Catification. Now readers will learn how to better understand and connect with their feline friends. Meet the Cat Daddy himself!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Catification from Anderson's Bookshop.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ALAN GRATZ

Can’t miss this: The League of Seven is the first book in an action-packed, steampunk series by the author of Samurai Shortstop, Alan Gratz. Young adult fans, you can meet Gratz at Anderson’s as we celebrate with him at Anderson’s.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of The League of Seven from Anderson's Bookshop.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BARBARA SCHMIDT

 

We are all about making your life better and that’s why we present Barbara Schmidt with her book, The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness. Meet Peaceful Mind, Peaceful Life Founder in our Downers Grove store.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress from Anderson's Bookshop.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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TOM LICHTENHELD

You know this is a funny one: One Big Pair of Underwear. Kids will giggle for sure with Tom Lichtenheld’s latest. Come meet one of our favorites as the author visits us again.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy ofOne Big Pair of Underwear from Anderson's Bookshop.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP

 
Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is aimed at daughters ages 13-16 and their moms. This time we’ll discuss Far, Far Away by Tom McNeal. Read the book together, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome. Please RSVP by calling our Downers Grove store at (630) 963-2665.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 2:00 PM
Bello Tea | 5111 Main St. in Downers Grove
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ANUPY SINGLA

Get ready for some good Indian cooking! We are delighted to welcome back Anupy Singla with her new cookbook, Indian for Everyone: The Home Cook’s Guide to Traditional Favorites. Learn something new. Expand your culinary horizons. Join us!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy ofIndian for Everyone: The Home Cook’s Guide to Traditional Favorites from Anderson's Bookshop.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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PC & KRISTEN CAST

Rather unusual is a New York Times bestselling mother-daughter writing team, and these two are a great one! PC and Kristin Cast bring the final book in their teen-appeal House of Night series. It’s called Redeemed. Let’s give them a great welcome.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Redeemed from Anderson's Bookshop.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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• OCTOBER •
- Mother Daughter Book Group   10/18/14 (reading Far, Far Away)
- Kendare Blake   10/19/14 (Mortal Gods)
- Not for Kids Only   10/19/14 (reading The Conversation)
- LeVar Burton   10/20/14 (The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm)
- Jacqueline West   10/20/14 (Still Life)
- Clarence Page   10/21/14 (Culture Worrier)
- Neal Shusterman   10/21/14 (Undivided)
- LitWits Book Group   10/21/14 (reading The Other Typist)
- Adam Gidwitz   10/22/14 (The Grimm Conclusion)
- Cinda Williams Chima   10/22/14 (Sorcerer Heir)
- Shannon Hale and Dean Hale   10/23/14 (The Princess in Black)
- Mario Batali   10/23/14 (America Farm to Table)
- Mario Batali at Union League Club of Chicago   10/24/14 (America Farm to Table)
- Grace Helbig   10/24/14 (Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up)
- Haunted Trolley Rides   10/24/14
- Jim Aylesworth   10/25/14 (My Grandfather's Coat)
- R.J. Palacio   10/25/14 (365 Days of Wonder)
- Haunted Trolley Rides   10/25/14
- Robie Harris   10/26/14 (What's So Yummy?)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   10/27/14 (reading Stoner)
- Heather Greene   10/27/14 (Whiskey Distilled)
- Raina Telgemeier & Kazu Kibuishi   10/27/14 (Sisters & Amulet 6: Escape From Lucien)
- Jodi Piccoult  10/28/14 (Leaving Time)
- W. Bruce Cameron   10/29/14 (Midnight Plan of the Repo Man)
- Ally Condie   10/29/14 (Atlantia)
- Ellen Hopkins   10/30/14 (Rumble)
- Herbie Hancock   10/30/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
- Herbie Hancock at Union League Club of Chicago  10/31/14 (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities)
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• NOVEMBER •
- Super Saturday featuring: Eileen Christelow   11/1/14 (5 Little Monkeys Bake a Cake)
- Sonalie Dev   11/2/14 (Bollywood Affair)
- Clay Rice   11/2/14 (The Stick)
- Chicago Sports Extravaganza featuring: Tab Bamford, Kent McDill & John Mullin  11/3/14
- Jim Peterik   11/4/14 (Through the Eye of the Tiger)
- Rebecca Dudley   11/6/14 (Hank Finds an Egg)
- Anna Quindlen at Union League Club of Chicago  11/10/14 (Still Life with Bread Crumbs)
- Dorie Greenspan   11/10/14 (Baking Chez Moi)
- John Cleese   11/11/14 (So Anyway)
- Pageturners Book Group   11/11/14 (reading Nothing to Envy)
- Jason Mott   11/12/14 (The Wonder of All Things)
- Callista & Newt Gingrich   11/14/14 (From Sea to Shining Sea & Breakout)
- YA Panel featuring:
   Lindsay Currie, Trisha Leaver, Rachel Wilson, Natalie Parker & Kym Brunner
  11/14/14
- Mother-Daughter Book Group   11/15/14 (Firecracker)
- Alex Marwood   11/17/14 (Killer Next Door)
- LitWits Book Group   11/18/14 (Sisterland)
- Book Group Open House   11/19/14
- Brian Krebs   11/20/14 (Spam Nation)
- Julie Kagwa   11/21/14 (Talon)
- Michelle Houts   11/22/14 (Kammie on 1st)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   11/24/14 (reading So Big)
• DECEMBER •
- Chris Chelios   12/2/14 (Made in America)
- Chris Chelios at The Standard Club   12/2/14 (Made in America)
- John Flanagan   12/8/14 (Scorpion Mountain)
 
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