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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
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RICHELLE MEAD
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Mega bestselling YA author Richelle Mead is bringing the final book in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series to an epic conclusion! Because we’re so excited that the hugely popular Richelle Mead is back with The Ruby Circle, and we know teen fans are clamoring for it. Purchase the book from Anderson’s for a priority number in the signing line.

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
PLEASE CALL FOR TICKETS (630) 355-2665

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JACQUELINE WINSPEAR

It’s always a great treat to welcome Jacqueline Winspear back for a visit. She stops by with A Dangerous Place, her new Maisie Dobb mystery. The setting is 1937, and the world is presenting Maisie with dark political intrigue and personal tragedy.

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

MONDAY, MARCH 30 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BLAINE HARDEN
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What an incredible story unfolds in The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot. And we are so pleased that celebrated non-fiction author Blaine Harden is headed our way! Subtitled The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Pilot Who Stole His Way to Freedom, the book shares the history leading to North Korea’s isolated place in our world.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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RIDLEY PEARSON

Time to celebrate a new Kingdom Keepers novel with Book 1 in the Disney Lands series: The Return. When the Keepers should be celebrating their success at saving Disneyland from certain destruction, they instead are left puzzling over one final dilemma from their mentor. Middle grade readers take note!

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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TIM GUNN
He’s back, and we couldn’t be happier to make it work! Pop culture icon, host of Project Runway and Under the Gunn, and style expert extraordinaire, Tim Gunn comes to a special signing only event at Meiley-Swallow Hall on the campus of North Central College. Gunn’s new book, The Natty Professor, offers mentoring lessons he’s learned to help readers and others. Tickets required and available at Anderson’s with the purchase of the new book.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 at 7:00 PM
Meiley-Swallow Hall | 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville
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SUSANNA KEARSLEY
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It’s an exciting launch night for author Susanna Kearsley and her brand new novel, A Desperate Fortune. Two women, separated by centuries, are changed by love. It’s a powerful force. Help this novel get off a to a good Anderson’s start!

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SARA GRUEN

We still recall the thrill of Sara Gruen’s mega bestseller, Water for Elephants. Since then, she’s returned to the best seller lists with other novels. Now she’s here with At the Water’s Edge, a story set in Ireland with Loc Ness Monster hunters and unforgettable characters. ALSO, we are delighted to have What the Lady Wants author Renee Rosen serve as a moderator. Ticket available with the purchase of the featured book.

MONDAY, APRIL 6 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
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BLUE BALLIETT
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Blue Balliett’s brand new middle reader title is Pieces and Players. Meet the award-winning author and help celebrate her latest mystery, a brain-teasing adventure for thinking kids. It combines art, mystery, and friendship. You have to read this one!

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ERIK LARSON
He’s celebrated for his narrative history bestsellers, and that reputation is enhanced once again with Erik Larson’s latest: Dead Wake. It’s his riveting non-fiction revelations of the sinking of the Lusitania a century ago. And Larson’s coming to join us for a special evening event at Wentz Hall. Tickets are available with the purchase of the new book at Anderson’s. Companion tickets are also available. Please join us!
TUESDAY, APRIL 7 at 7:00 PM
Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
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MARIE BOSTWICK

Set in Door County, Wisconsin, Marie Bostwick’s new women’s fiction novel is The Second Sister. It’s relatable, and heart-felt about ambition and the pull of family. Bostwick’s fans also know her as a “Sit and Stitcher,” and are encouraged to bring handwork to this signing event. We won’t needle you about it, but please bring whatever you’re working on!

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

MONDAY, APRIL 8 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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FRANK BRUNI
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Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into terrifying and occasionally devastating juncture, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems and conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong and will be the basis for Frank Bruni’s talk at this Glenbard Parent Series program. This Glenbard Parent Series program is free and open to the public.

• Copies of Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be will be for sale at the event.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 at 7:00 PM
Glenbard West | 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn
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OCTAVIA SPENCER
How wonderful to host Octavia Spencer, 2012 Oscar Award winner, and author of the new, Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Sweetest Heist in History. Her second book in her fun female sleuth series, it’s a great read for middle graders about the world’s first ninja detective.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Sweetest Heist in History from Anderson's Bookshop.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BETHENNY FRANKEL at CHICAGO'S STANDARD CLUB
We can’t wait until lunchtime. And when you lunch with Bethenny Frankel, you are in for something special. That’s why we’re thrilled to share her new book, I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To. It’s filled with a mix of candid personal stories and no-nonsense advice on how to find and sustain a meaningful connection with someone you truly love. Funny and frank, that’s how we like our reality stars! Books available for sale at the event.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 at 11:30 AM
The Standard Club | 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604
PLEASE CALL FOR TICEKTS (630) 355-2665


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SCOTT SIMON
We are delighted to be the bookseller for this fabulous event with Scott Simon at the Union League Club, one of our Chicago partners. Simon presents his latest novel, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime. A reservation for this event is $40. Luncheon reservations are required for this event by calling Anderson’s Bookshop (630) 355-2665
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 at 11:30 AM
Union League Club | 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS (630) 355-2665

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GUILIANA RANCIC

You know her from the red carpet and E! News, Fashion Police, and Giuliana and Bill. But now she’s moved into the world of books with Going Off Script, her memoir. And she’ll be at Anderson’s to sign copies of the book and to greet fans.

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BETHENNY FRANKEL
We are delighted to welcome back Bethenny Frankel to Naperville with her new book, I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To. It’s filled with a mix of candid personal stories and no-nonsense advice on how to find and sustain a meaningful connection with someone you truly love. Funny and frank, that’s how we like our reality stars!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To from Anderson's Bookshop.
FRIDAY, APRIL 10 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ALICE WOOD

The laws of attraction work in similarly when attracting money and attracting the opposite sex, says author Alice Wood. Meet her at Anderson’s when she comes to share Saving is Sexy: Applying the Laws of Attraction to Money. She’s aiming to help people become financially secure. Meet this local author and start saving!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Saving is Sexy: Applying the Laws of Attraction to Money from Anderson's Bookshop.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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GEOFF RODKEY

Geoff Rodkey is a clever guy who knows how to use humor, as shown in the films he’s written: Daddy Daycare, RV and The Shaggy Dog. And kids will eat it up in his new series about the Tapper Twins. The introduction is The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other). We meet 12-year-old twins who are enmeshed in a prank war. Laugh out loud funny! Meet the author at Anderson’s.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) from Anderson's Bookshop.

MONDAY, APRIL 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 Nicholas Kristof’s Half the Sky. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to please call and register: (630) 355-2665.

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 at 9:30 AM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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PHILIP KERR

Fans of Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series: rejoice! Because Kerr and Gunther are back with The Lady from Zagreb. As a crime writer in the noir vein, this one’s got it all. A beautiful actress, an ambitious schemer, close ties to Nazi Germany and the propaganda machine. And everyone seeming to have a personal agenda. There’s a reason Kerr is a New York Times

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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LIESL SHURTLIFF

So much fun when an author comes to launch a new title! And that’s the case with Liesl Shurtliff with her new children’s book, Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Her 2013 title, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin was a huge hit, so we expect big things this time around too. Help us celebrate!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk from Anderson's Bookshop.

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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IAN CALDWELL

He’s an international bestselling author thanks to The Rule of Four, his 2004 thriller. Now Ian Caldwell returns with The Fifth Gospel, part murder mystery and part legal thriller rich with Biblical and Vatican history. It’s sure to open a window to the secrets of the ancient Christian world.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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STEVEN KELLOGG

We’ve had 35 years of Pinkerton, the gotta-love-him Great Dane, and Steven Kellogg, his creator, visits to celebrate Pinkerton Behave. Also to share his Snowflakes Fall book, which is a gentle reminder of uniqueness and loss. Young fans and families are welcome to enjoy a visit with Kellogg.

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ANDREA LOCHEN

We welcome Andrea Lochen with her new book, Imaginary Things. This Wisconsin-based author of women’s fiction had an earlier book, Repeat Year, that gained acclaim. Please join us.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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LUIS ALBERTO URREA
We have three good reasons to come see local author Luis Alberto Urrea: The Tijuana Book of the Dead, Water Museum, and Wandering Time. One author with three titles! We’re delighted to welcome him back for a special afternoon.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Tijuana Book of the Dead, Water Museum or Wandering Time from Anderson's Bookshop.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 at 1:00 PM
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 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove | 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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NOT FOR KIDS ONLY BOOK GROUP
Our Not for Kids Only Book Group, for adults who like to read books for children and teens, continues with a fun and lively discussion of Crossover by Kwame Alexander and I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. Read the book, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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STEVE BERRY

History is the root of Steve Berry’s bestselling books, and his new title, Patriot Threat. It’s a thriller, of course, blending overlooked historical fact and heart-racing storytelling. Tax laws, FDR’s decisions in cooperation with the former Treasury Secretary, and their current ramifications mix for fascinating reading.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 20 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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BOOK GROUP OPEN HOUSE
Calling all book groupies! Join us for a lively book discussion with Anderson’s staff and other book lovers. Whether you are in a reading club or are looking for one, find out that’s new and notable in book group reading. Free, but please call to register.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

NEAL SCHUSTERMAN
 

We’re thrilled to have award-winning YA novelist Neal Schusterman back with us. And for such a personal story inspired by his own son’s struggles with mental illness. New is Challenger Deep, which looks at schizophrenia from the inside out. So much is packed into this unflinching tale!

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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ANN PATCHETT & MELISSA ANN PINNEY
Essays by Ann Patchett, and photography by Melissa Ann Pinney-that’s what you’ll find in Two. The result is a beautiful volume celebrating the relationships of two: two relatives, teammates, lovers, friends, or strangers. Patchett fans: don’t miss this!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Two from Anderson's Bookshop.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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WHAT'S NEW IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Join staff to hear about the newest in children’s books, aimed at target age groups. This special event is designed for teachers, parents, caregivers and all who love children’s books. CPDU credit is available. Space is limited. Attendees will receive 20% off all purchases made at the event. Please call (630) 355-2665 to register for this event.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 at 5:30 PM (Grades K-3) and
7:00 PM (Grades 4-8)

Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

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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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• APRIL •
- Soman Chainani   4/21 (The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes)
- Book Group Open House   4/22 (at 7:00 PM)
- Neal Shusterman   4/22 (Challenger Deep)
- Ann Patchett & Melissa Ann Pinney   4/23 (Two)
- Book Group Open House   4/28 (at 10:00 AM)
- Melissa Ann Pinney & Ann Patchett   4/23 (Two)
- Marian Palaia   4/27 (Given World)
- Cover to Cover Book Group   4/27
- Marissa Moss   4/28 (Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook)
- Michael Northrup   4/28 (Amulet Keepers)
- Cokie Roberts   4/29 (Capital Dames) - TICKETS COMING SOON FOR THIS EVENT
- Who Was (authorless event)   4/29
- Teacher Open House: What's New in Children's Literature Grades K-3   4/30 (at 5:30 PM)
- Teacher Open House: What's New in Children's Literature Grades 4-8   4/30 (at 7:00 PM)
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• MAY •
- Trisha Leaver   5/3 (The Secrets We Keep)
- James Bradley at Union League Club Chicago   5/4 (The China Mirage)
- James Bradley   5/4 (The China Mirage)
- Matthew Baker   5/6 (If You Find This)
- Brad Garrett at The Standard Chicago   5/8 (When the Ball Drops)
- Brad Garrett   5/8 (When the Ball Drops)
- Jen Lancaster   5/9 (I Regret Nothing)
- Steve Fiffer & Adar Cohen at The Standard Chicago   5/12 (Jimme Lee & James)
- Matthew Pearl   5/13 (The Last Bookaneer)
- Greg Proops   5/14 (The Smartest Book in the World)
- Mother Daughter Book Group   5/16 (Princess of Iowa)
- Adam Rockoff   5/19 (The Horror of it All)
• JUNE •
- Charles Belfoure   6/4 (The Paris Architect)
- David McCullough   6/11 (Wright Brothers)
 
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