The following events are hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville unless otherwise noted.
February 3 – Local Author Showcase: Robert Langert, author of The Battle to do Good: Inside McDonald’s Sustainability Journey. 1PM. Non-Fiction
February 7 – Jill Santopolo, author of More Than Words. 7PM. Fiction
February 7 – Gary D. Schmidt, author of Pay Attention, Carter Jones. 7PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade
February 8 – Angie Thomas, author of On the Come Up. 7:00 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Ln. in Naperville. Presented by Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville, (630) 355-2665. Tickets exclusively at AngieThomasAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Young Adult
February 10 – Crafty Storytime. 1 – 2PM in La Grange, (708) 582-6353. Free but RSVP. Limited space. Kids
February 10 – Tara Conklin, author of The Last Romantics. 2PM. Fiction
February 10 – Robin LaFevers, author of Courting Darkness. 2PM in Downers Grove. Young Adult
February 10– Book & Love Bites, featuring romance writers: Tracey Devlyn, Simone Elkeles, Sutton Bishop and Julie Ann Walker. 4-7PM at The Cottage at Irish Times, 8869 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield. Tickets at LoveBitesAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Romantic Fiction
February 11 – Jessie Sima, author of Love, Z. 7PM. Picture Book
February 15 – Heather Bouwman, author of Tear in the Ocean. 7PM. Middle Grade
February 15 – Beth Ferry & Tom Lichtenheld, author of Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish. 7PM in La Grange. Picture Book
February 16 – Doug Wilson, author of Let’s Play Two. 2PM in Downers Grove. Non-Fiction
February 16 – Elizabeth Letts, author of Finding Dorothy. 2PM. Fiction
February 17 – Charlie Jane Anders, author of The City in the Middle of the Night. 2PM. Sci-Fi
February 18 – Open Discussion Project. 7PM. With moderators Mary Gibson and Hubert Morgan discussing civility and listening tips for our political times. More details to come, please check. Discussion
February 18 – Susan Dennard, author of Bloodwitch with Brigid Kemmerer, author of A Curse so Dark and Lonely, 7PM in La Grange. Moderator: Brigid Kemmerer. Young Adult
February 19 – Charles Finch, author of The Vanishing Man. 7PM. Fiction
February 19 – Kamilla Benko, author of Unicorn Quest: Secret in the Stone. 7PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade
February 20 – Tom Boyce, author of The Orchid and the Dandelion. 7PM. Non-Fiction
February 21 – Mother Cluckers free comedy night for adults. 8PM in La Grange. Free Comedy Night
February 22 – Dave Cullen, author of Parkland. 7PM. Non-Fiction
February 22 – Stephen Savage, author of Babysitter from Another Planet, 7PM in La Grange. Picture Book
February 23 – Annual Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast, Bobak’s Signature Events, 6440 Double Eagle Dr., Woodridge. TKTS at www.eventcombo.com/e/andersons-17th-annual-childrens-literature-breakfast-32822 Special Event
February 23 – Liz & Lucy Lareau, author of Geeky Fab 5: Mystery of the Missing Monarchs. 2PM. Middle Grade
February 25 – Lucy Knisley, author of Kid Gloves. 6:30PM. Non-Fiction
February 27 – Ben Guterson, author of Secrets of Winterhouse. 7PM in La Grange. Middle Grade
February 28 – Anissa Gray, author of The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls. 7PM in La Grange. Fiction
February 28 – Nina LaCour, author of We Are Okay (now in paperback) and Hold On (re-issue). 7PM in Downers Grove. Young Adult
All events held at Anderson’s Naperville unless otherwise noted.
Naperville, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.
Anderson’s Toy Shop, 111 W. Jefferson Ave.
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 (Usually at 6PM on the first Monday of the month) at Kreger’s Brat & Sausage Haus 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.