Anderson’s Bookshop Literary Events

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

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August Events


August 31 – Julia Durango, author of One Day House, 7PM in Downers Grove. Picture Book

September Events

Sept. 3 – Mark Lukach, author of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward at 2PM in La Grange. Nonfiction

Sept. 5 – Alexandra Bracken & Tamara Ireland Stone, authors of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, Click’d at 7PM in La Grange. Middle Grade

Sept. 5 – Leigh Bardugo, author of Wonder Woman: Warbringer, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville. Tickets exclusively at Adult

Sept. 6 – Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton, 7PM.  Picture Book

Sept. 7– Larry Smith, author of Six Words Fresh Off the Boat, 7PM in Downers Grove. Nonfiction

Sept. 8 – Gabrielle Zevin, author of Young Jane Young, 7PM. Fiction

Sept. 10 – Debbie Diesen, author of Pout Pout Fish and the Bully Bully Shark, 2PM.  Picture Book

Sept. 11 – Nancy Pearl, author of George & Lizzie, 7PM. Fiction

Sept. 12 – Marc Brown & R.L. Stine, authors of Mary McScary, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville. Tickets available with the purchase of one of the authors’ featured books at Anderson’s Bookshop. Picture Book

Sept. 13 – Craig Johnson, author of The Western Star and An Obvious Fact, 7PM.  Fiction

Sept. 13 – Manoush Zomorodi, author of Bored and Brilliant, 7PM in La Grange. Nonfiction

Sept. 14 – Jason Reynolds, author of Patina, 7PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 16 – Ruth Spiro, author of Baby Loves Thermodynamics; Quantum Physics, 11AM in La Grange Rd. Board Books

Sept. 16 – GenYA Book Group, discussion of Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley, 2PM in Downers Grove. Book Discussion

Sept. 17 – Catherynne M. Valente, author of The Glass Town Game, 2PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 17 – How to Raise a Global Citizen Group presentation of books to help parents open awareness about current events. September’s topic is the Muslim experience at 2PM in Downers Grove. Book Presentation

Sept.18 – Jeffrey Brown, author of Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age 7PM.  Middle Grade

Sept. 18 – Dr. Partha Nandi, author of Ask Dr. Nandi, 7PM in La Grange. Nonfiction

Sept. 19 – Stephen Bramucci & Varian Johnson, authors of The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo; To Catch a Cheat (in paperback) 7PM.  Middle Grade

Sept. 20 – Ted Gregory, author of Mary Jane’s Ghost, 7PM. Nonfiction

Sept. 20 – Paul Griffin, author of Saving Marty, 6PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade

Sept. 21 – Robert Lustig, author of The Hacking of the American Mind, 7PM. Nonfiction

Sept. 21 –  Michael Hall, author of Little i, 7PM in La Grange. Picture Book

Sept. 22 – Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of Deadzone (Horizon, Book 2), 7PM in La Grange. Middle Grade

Sept. 22 – Patrick Ness, author of Release, 7PM, Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Ave., Suite 131, Naperville. Young Adult

Sept. 25 – Jordan Sonnenblick, author of Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade, 7PM in La Grange. Middle Grade

Sept. 25 – Joni Hirsch Blackman, author of This Used to be Chicago, 7PM. Nonfiction

Sept. 26 – Ryan T. Higgins, author of Bruce’s Big Move, 7PM. Picture Book

Sept. 26 – Alan Gratz, author of Ban This Book, 7PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade

Sept. 27 – Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle, 7PM. Nonfiction

Sept. 28 – David Barclay Moore, author of Stars Beneath Our Feet, 7PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 29 – Owen & Stephen King, authors of Sleeping Beauties, 7PM at Res/Rec Center on the campus of North Central College, 440 S. Brainard St., on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. Tickets available exclusively at Fiction

Sept. 30 – Julie Fogliano, author of When’s My Birthday, 11AM in La Grange. Picture Book

Sept. 30 – Ken Baker, author of Ken Commandments, with Giuliana Rancic 11AM at Community Christian Church. Tickets available at Anderson’s or Nonfiction

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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