Anderson’s Bookshop Literary Events

The following events are hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville unless otherwise noted.

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May Events

1 – Charles Donlea, author of The Girl Who Was Taken, 7PM. Fic

1 – Hunter March, author of TBH: 51 True Story Collabs, 7PM, La Grange.. Young Adult

2 – Young at Heart Book Group discussion of See You in the Cosmos, Carl Sagen by Jack Chang at 6PM, Downers Grove. Book Discussion

2 – Drew Daywalt, author of Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, 7PM. Picture Book

2 – Andy Boyle, author of Adulthood for Beginners, 7PM at Aurora’s Comedy Shrine, 4034 Fox Valley Center Dr. Improv show and book presentation. Tickets available through Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665. Non Fiction

3 – Annabelle Gurwitch, author of Wherever You Go, There They Are, luncheon event, 11:30AM at Chicago’s Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. RSVP to Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665. NF

3 – Annabelle Gurwitch, author of Wherever You Go, There They Are, 7PM. NF

4 – Elizabeth Wein, author of The Pearl Thief, 7PM, La Grange. Young Adult

4 – Lou Hamilton, author of Brave New Girl, 7PM.  NF

5 – Gail Carson Levine, author of Lost Kingdom of Bamarre, 7PM. Middle Grade

5 – Raymond Arroyo, author of Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders, 7PM, La Grange. Middle Grade

6 – Ian Harding, author of Odd Birds, 1PM at Wentz Hall on the campus of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets exclusively at NF

6 – Victoria Kann, author of Peterrific, 11AM, La Grange. Picture Book

7 – David Kaplan, author of The Plan, 2PM. NF

8 – Graeme Simison, author of Best of Adam Sharp, 7PM.  Fic

8 – Jenny Han and Jennifer E. Smith, authors of Always & Forever and Windfall, La Grange. YA

9 – Page Turners Book Group discussion of H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald at 9:30AM. Book Discussion

9 – Richard Paul Evans, author of The Broken Road, 7PM. Fic

9 – Erik Weihenmayer, author of No Barriers, 7PM, La Grange. NF

9 – Cover to Cover Book Group discussion of H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald at 7PM, Panera Bread, 1191 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Book Discussion

10 – Laurie Forest, author of Black Witch, 7PM. YA

10 – Pantsuit Nation special event, 7PM at Madden Theater, 171 Chicago Ave. on the campus of North Central College. NF

12 – Gabourey Sidibe, author of This is Just My Face, 7PM. NF

13 – Elephant & Piggie Celebration Day, for Good for Nothing Button, 10AM (Naperville); noon (Downers Grove); and 2PM (La Grange). Kids

13 – Kate Moore, author of Radium Girls, 2PM. NF

15 – Alexander McCall Smith author of My Italian Bulldozer, 7AM. Fic

17 – Rob Bell, author of What is the Bible?, 5:45 and 7PM (SOLD OUT) at Madden Theater, 171 E. Chicago Ave. (lower level), on the campus of North Central College. NF

17 – Nadine Kenney Johnstone, author of Of This Much I’m Sure, 7PM. NF

18 – David Garrow, author of The Making of Barack Obama, luncheon event, 11:30AM at Chicago’s Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. RSVP to Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville. NF

18 – Kirby Larson, author of Audacity Jones Steals the Show, 7PM, Downers Grove. Middle Grade

19 – Paula Hawkins, author of Into the Water, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Tickets exclusively at Fic

20 – Barbara Bottner, author of Priscilla Gorilla 11AM. Picture Book

20 – GenYA Book Group discussion of More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera at 2PM, Downers Grove. Book Discussion

21 – How to Raise a Global Citizen presentation at 2PM, Downers Grove. Book Discussion

22– Benjamin Ludwig & Phaedra Patrick authors of Ginny Moon (Ludwig) and Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone (Patrick), 7PM. Fic

23 – Book Group Open House presentation, 10AM or 7PM.

24 – James and Kimberly Dean, author of Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie 7PM. Kids

25 – Lou Piniella, author of Lou, 7PM, La Grange. NF

30 – Chris Grabenstein, author of Welcome to Wonderland 2, 7PM. Middle Grade

31 – Ryan Higa, author of Ryan Higa’s How to Write Good, 7PM. Tickets at NF

Anderson’s Bookshop

Naperville, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave.

(630) 355-2665

Downers Grove, 5112 Main St.

(630) 963-2665

La Grange, 265 LaGrange Rd.

(708) 582-6363

Disclaimer – Times and venues are subject to change without notice. Contact Anderson’s Bookshop for up-to-the minute info.

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