Anderson’s Bookshop Literary Events

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

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March Events

March 1 – Very Hungry Caterpillar story time Family fun, 11AM at Anderson’s Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, (708) 682-6353 and at 4PM at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665. Kids

March 3 – Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World, 7PM. Fiction

March 4 – Sasha Dawn, author of Splinter, 2PM. YA

March 5 – Rachel Ruiz, author of When Penny Met POTUS, 1PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Picture Book

March 6 – Jerome Buting, author of Illusion of Justice, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Moderated by the Honorable Thomas J. Dudgeon. Non Fiction

March 7 – Young at Heart Book Club discussion of Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley, 6:30PM at Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove. Book Discussion

March 7 – Margaret George, author of Confessions of a Young Nero, 7PM. Fiction

March 8 – Girl Rising special event celebrating Girl Rising book and film, 7PM at Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S. Rte. 59 in Naperville. Non Fiction

March 9 – Tim Green, author of Baseball Genius, 7PM.  Middle Grade

March 10 – Benjamin Alire Saenz, author of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, 7PM. YA

March 11 – Maddie Ziegler, author of The Maddie Diaries, 2PM at Anderson’s Bookshop. Non Fiction

March 12 – Joe Scapellato, author of Big Lonesome, 2PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Fiction

March 13 – Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, authors of Survivors Club, 7PM Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. Fifth Ave., Naperville. Middle Grade

March 14 – Pageturners Book Club discussion of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, 9:30AM. Book Discussion

March 14 – Michelle Schaub, author of Fresh Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmer’s Market, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove. Picture Book

March 14 – Cover to Cover Book Club discussion of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, 7PM at Panera Bread, 1191 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Questions? Contact Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville. Book Discussion

March 15 – Melissa Clark, author of Dinner, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop. Non Fiction

March 16 – Teacher Open House presentation aimed at educators, 4-5PM (preschool), 5:30-7PM (grades K-5), 7-8:30PM (grades 6-8). RSVP by contacting the Naperville store. Educators

March 18 – Patricia Murphy, author of Mama, Look!, 11AM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Picture Book

March 19 – Young Adult authors Sharon Biggs Waller & Christa Desir, noon at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. YA

March 18 – GenYA Book Club discussion of We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, 2PM at Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove. Book Discussion

March 19 – Teacher Open House presentation aimed at educators, 12:30-1:30PM (preschool), 2-3PM (grades K-5), 3:30-4:30PM (grades 6-8) at Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove. RSVP by contacting the Downers Grove store. Educators

March 19 – Meg Fleming, author of I Heart You, 2PM. Picture Book

March 21 – Meg Howrey, author of The Wanderers, 7PM. Fiction

March 22 – Becky Papinchuk, author of Simply Green, 7PM. Non Fiction

March 24 – Craig Hodges, author of Long Shot, 7PM. Non Fiction

March 26 – Demitria Lunetta, author of Bad Blood, 2PM. YA

March 28 – Thomas Frank, author of Listen Liberal (now in paperback), 2PM. Non Fiction

March 30 – Cecilia Vinesse, author of Seven Days of You, 7PM. YA

March 31 – John Oates, author of Change of Seasons, 7PM at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., on the campus of North Central College, Naperville. Non Fiction

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.

IndieBound Naperville

Award-winning Anderson’s Bookshop initiated the founding of IndieBound Naperville in 2008. The educational group of independent businesses with the distinguishing bright red signs meets monthly to share experiences and best practices. New members always are welcome to link with the growing group of independent business owners focused on educating the community about the importance of shopping locally whenever possible.

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