The following events are hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville unless otherwise noted.
1 – Denis Leary, author of Why We Don’t Suck, 7PM at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. on the campus of North Central College. Tickets at DenisLearyAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Non-Fiction
1 – Nidhi Chanani, author of Pashmina, 7PM. Middle Grade
2 – Jessica Townsend, author of Nevermoor, 6PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade
3 – Sara Shepard & Livia Blackburne, author of Follow Me (Shepard) & Rosemarked (Blackburne), 7PM in La Grange. Young Adult
4 – 14th Annual YA Conference, 8AM to 4PM at The Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Dr., Lisle. Register at www.eventcombo.com/e/Andersons-Bookshops-14th-Annual-Young-Adult-Literature-Conference-29206. Young Adult
4 – Celebrating Twain: A National Read Aloud. We honor one of the nation’s greatest writers at all three store locations. Details to come. Contact any Anderson’s Bookshop. Family Event
5 – Fandom Frenzy event, 10AM to 3PM at Granger Middle School, 2721 Stonebridge Blvd. in Aurora. www.eventcombo.com/e/Andersons-Bookshops-14th-Annual-Young-Adult-Literature-Conference-29206. Young Adult
7 – Erin Bowman, author of Retribution Rails, at 7PM in La Grange. Young Adult
8 – Chris Grabenstein, author of Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race, 7PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade
8 – Teacher Open House, 6PM for grades K-3; 7:15PM for grades 4-8. Register at the Naperville store or by calling, (630) 355-2665. Educator Event
9 – Elizabeth Singer Hunt, author of Secret Agent Training Manual; Secret Agents Jack & Max Stalwart books., 5:30PM. Middle Grade
9 – Joy Mangano LUNCHEON, author of Inventing Joy, 11:30AM at Chicago’s Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth. Reservations, $40, required. RSVP to Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville, (630) 355-2665. Non-Fiction
9 – Jason Segel, author of Otherworld, 7PM at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. on the campus of North Central College. Tickets exclusively at JasonSegel2Andersons.brownpapertickets.com. Young Adult
9 – Linda Fairstein, author of Devlin Quick: Digging for Trouble, 7PM in La Grange, (708) 582-6353. Middle Grade
10 – Krysten Ritter, author of Bonfire, 7PM. Tickets exclusively at KrystenRitterAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Fiction
10 – Jeff Kinney, author of Wimpy Kid #12: Getaway, beginning at 4PM at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowbridge Dr. in Aurora. Timed entry tickets exclusively at WimpyKidAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Middle Grade
11 – Kim Smith, author of The X-Files: Earth Children and Weird; ET, the Extra Terrestrial, 2PM in La Grange. Middle Grade
12- Teacher Open House, 12:30PM for preschool; 2PM for grades K-5; and 3:15PM for grades 6-8. Register at the Downers Grove store or by calling, (630) 963-2665. Presented by Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove, (630) 963-2665. Educator Event
13 – Tracy Townsend, author of The Nine, 7PM. Fantasy
14 – MT Anderson, author of Landscape with Invisible Hand, 7PM. Young Adult
14 – Pageturners Book Group, discussion of It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, 9:30AM. Book Discussion
14 – Cover to Cover Book Group, discussion of It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, 7PM at Harbor Chase community room, 1619 N. Mill St., Naperville. Book Discussion
15 – Book Group Open House, 10:30AM and 7PM. Register at the La Grange store or by calling, (708) 582-6353. Book Group Event
15 – Alex Prud’homme, author of France is a Feast, 7PM. Non-Fiction
16 – Pete Souza, author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Details and tickets required and available at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665. Non-Fiction
17 – Barbara Joosse, author of Sail Away Dragon, 7PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade
18 – GenYA Book Group, discussion of Exit, Pursued by a Bear by EK Johnston, 2PM in Downers Grove, (630) 963-2665. Book Discussion
18 – The Whole Story Book Group, discussion of Braving the Wilderness by Brenee Brown, 6:30PM in Downers Grove. Book Discussion
19 – How to Raise a Global Citizen Book Group, discussion of using children’s literature to open up your child’s world to LGBTQ issues, 2PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade
21 – Brandon Sanderson, author of Oathbringer, 6PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Details and tickets required and available at Anderson’s Bookshop. Fiction
28 – Ree Drummond, author of Come and Get It!, 6PM at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. on the campus of North Central College. Tickets exclusively at ReeAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Non-Fiction
29 – Dan Rather, author of What Unites Us, 7PM at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. on the campus of North Central College. Benefiting NCTV. Tickets exclusively at DanRatherAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Non-Fiction
30 – Mother Cluckers Comedy Night, Free at 8PM in La Grange. Comedy Night
Naperville, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.
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Downers Grove, 5112 Main St.
La Grange, 265 LaGrange Rd.
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.
To learn more about IndieBound Naperville, visit www.indieboundnaperville.org.