The following events are hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville unless otherwise noted.
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. JohnOatesAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Non Fiction
April 3 – Amy Dickinson, author of Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things, 7PM. Non Fiction
April 3 – Laini Taylor, author of Strange the Dreamer, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Young Adult
April 4 – Lisa See, author of Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, 7PM. Fiction
April 4 – Lilly Singh, author of How to be a Bawse, 7PM at Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., on the campus of Naperville’s NCC. Tickets required and available at LillySinghAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. NF
April 5 – Cinda Williams Chima, author of Shadowcaster, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove. YA
April 5 – William Joyce, author of Bently & Egg (anniversary re-issue), 7PM. Kids
April 6 – Kate Parker, author of Strong is the New Pretty, 7PM. NF
April 7 – Lesley Stahl, author of Becoming Grandma, 7PM. NF
April 7 – Ernie Johnson, Jr., author of Unscripted, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. NF
April 8 – AJ Mendez Brooks, author of Crazy is My New Superpower, 2PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. NF
April 8 – Jane Hamilton, author of Excellent Lombards (paperback), 2PM. Fic
April 9 – Kwame Alexander, author of Animal Ark, 2PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Kids
April 9 – Kelly Flanagan, author of Loveable, 2PM. NF
April 10 – Ken Kraegel, author of Green Pants, 7PM. Picture Book
April 10 – Mike Lupica, author of Point Guard, 2PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Middle Grade
April 11 – Page Turners Book Group, discussion of The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff, 9:30AM. Discussion Group
April 11 – Jenniffer Weigel, author of Psychics, Healers and Mediums, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. NF
April 11 – Heather Maclean, author of Toward a Secret Sky, 7PM. YA
April 11 – Cover to Cover Book Group, discussion of The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff, 7PM at Panera Bread, 1191 E. Ogden Ave. in Naperville. Discussion Group
April 12 – Scott Simon, author of My Cubs, 7PM. NF
April 13 – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest (now in paperback), 7PM. Fic
April 15 – Lisa Scottoline, author of One Perfect Lie, 2PM . Fic
April 17 – Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga, 7PM. YA
April 18 – Megan Miranda, author of The Perfect Stranger, 7PM. Fic
April 19 – Holly Tucker, author of City of Light, City of Poison, 7PM. NF
April 19 – Barry Lyga, author of Bang, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. YA
April 20 – Joseph Kuefler, author of Rulers of the Playground, 7PM. Picture Book
April 20 – Jimmy Webb, author of The Cake and the Rain, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Tickets available at Anderson’s Bookshop. NF
April 20 – Mother Cluckers Comedy Show, 8PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Adult Performance
April 21 – Jeffery Deaver, author of The Burial Hour, 7PM. Fic
April 22 – Julia Donalson, author of The Giant Jumperee, 11AM, at Madden Theater, 171 E. Chicago Ave., on the campus of NCC. Tickets available at Anderson’s Bookshop. Picture Book
April 22 – Madhu Uppal & Angela Dygdon, author & illustrator of Hindi Poems to Read & Sing, 2PM. Picture Book
April 24 – Kevin Sherry, author of Remy Sneakers vs. the Robo Rats, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Kids
April 24 – Julie James, author of The Thing About Love, 7PM. Fic
April 25 – Kristin Hannah, author of Nightingale (now in paperback), 7PM at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., on the campus of NCC. Tickets exclusively at KristinHannahAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Benefiting Families Helping Families, Naperville. Fic
April 25 – Adrienne Kress, author of The Explorers: The Door in the Alley, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. MG
April 26 – Larry Day & Miriam Busch, authors of Raisin, The Littlest Cow, 11AM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Picture Book
April 26 – Drew Philp, author of $500 House in Detroit, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. NF
April 26 – Marissa Hermer, author of An American Girl in London, 7PM. NF
April 27 – Kelly Osbourne, author of There is No F*cking Secret, 7PM at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., on the campus of NCC. Tickets exclusively at KellyOsbourneAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. NF
April 27 – SE Hinton, author of The Outsiders-50th Anniversary Edition, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. Signing line only. YA
April 28 – Marcus Sedgwick, author of Saint Death, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange. YA
April 28 – John Sandford, author of Golden Prey, 7PM. Fic
April 28 – Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, author of The Unbreakable Code, 6PM at Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove. MG
April 29 – Independent Bookstore Day. All stores celebration!
April 30 – Timmy Failure Takeover Party, family fun event celebrating Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants, 2PM. MG
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Disclaimer – Times and venues are subject to change without notice. Contact Anderson’s Bookshop for up-to-the minute info.
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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