August 1 – Where’s Waldo Wrap-Up Party celebrating our month-long Waldo hunt in Naperville, 11AM. Children’s Activity (Update at 1PM, Aug. 1, 2018: The youngsters in the photo above, attired in Waldo-like garb, were among 25 prize winners during today’s drawing. Prizes were donated by members of IndieBound Naperville, the group of independent merchants with the red window signs that promotes the shop locally campaign every day. This year’s Find Waldo Tour de Independents attracted just shy of 150 players. Cheers!)
August 4 – Alexandra Bracken, author of Darkest Legacy, 2PM at the Hollywood Palms, 352 Rte. 59 in Naperville. Young Adult
August 5 – Local Author Showcase presenting Susan Miura (Healer) and Patricia Karwatowicz (HP Who’s He?), 2PM. Varied
August 5 – Colleen Hoover, author of All Your Perfects (in paperback), 3PM at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. Tickets exclusively at ColleenHoover2Andersons.brownpapertickets.com. Fiction
August 7 – Young at Heart Book Group discussion of All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan, 6:30PM, Downers Grove. Free with RSVP to the Downers Grove store. Book Discussion
August 7 – Anna Quinn, author of The Night Child, 7PM in conversation with author Leslie Lindsay. Fiction
August 8 – Laurel K. Hamilton, author of Serpentine, 7PM at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth. on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. LaurellKHamiltonAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Fantasy
August 9 – Sara Raasch, author of These Rebel Waves, 7PM in Downers Grove. In conversation with Madeline Collis. Young Adult
August 9 – Kevin Allison, author of Risk, 7PM in La Grange. Non-Fiction
August 9 – Naomi Novik, author of Spinning Silver, 7PM. Fiction
August 14 – Kristan Higgins, author of Good Luck with That, 7PM in Downers Grove. Fiction
August 15 – Mark Edward Langley, author of Path of the Dead, 7PM in La Grange. In conversation with Libby Hellmann. Fiction
August 16 – Raising a Resilient Child Book Group discussion of back to school anxiety with special guest speaker, Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens, 6:30PM in Downers Grove. Free with RSVP to the Downers Grove store. Discussion
August 16 – Chloe Neill, author of Wild Hunger, 7PM. Fiction
August 19 – Andrew Shaffer, author of Hope Never Dies: an Obama/Biden Mystery, 2PM. Fiction
August 20 – Max Collins & A. Brad Schwartz, authors of Scarface and the Untouchable, 7PM. Fiction
August 21 – Gene Nora Jessen, author of Sky Girls: The True Story of the First Women’s Cross-Country Air Race, 7PM. Non-Fiction
August 24 – The Whole Story Book Group discussion of How to Find Love by Veronica Henry, 6:30PM in Downers Grove. Free with RSVP to the Downers Grove store. Book Discussion
August 24 & 25 – Annual La Grange Sidewalk Sale, all day in La Grange. Special Event
August 25 – William Kent Kruger, author of Desolation Mountain, 2PM. With author Lori Rader Day sharing Under a Dark Sky. Fiction
August 28 – Pablo Cartaya, author of Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish, 7PM in La Grange. Middle Grade
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Disclaimer – Times and venues are subject to change without notice. Contact Anderson’s Bookshop for up-to-the minute info.