Anderson’s Bookshop Literary Events

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

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October Events

Oct. 1 – Roz Varon, author of On the Road with Roz, 2PM. Non Fiction

Oct. 2 – Katherine Applegate, author of Wishtree, 7PM at Longwood Elementary School, 30W240 Bruce Ln. in Naperville. Purchase the author’s featured book to get a number in the booksigning line. Middle Grade

Oct. 3 – Tom Watson, author of Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief, also Stick Cat Craves Candy, 5:30PM. Middle Grade

Oct. 3 – Young at Heart Book Group discussion of Refugees by Alan Gratz at 6:30PM in Downers Grove. Book Discussion

Oct. 3 – Dan Brown of Origin at 7PM at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., in Downers Grove. Tickets exclusively at Followed by a showing of The Da Vinci Code film. Fiction

Oct. 4 – Raymond Benson, author of The Secrets of Chicory Lane, 7PM. Fiction

Oct. 4 – Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein (now in paperback), 7PM in La Grange. Fiction

Oct. 5 – Marie Benedict LUNCHEON, author of The Other Einstein (now in paperback), 11:30AM at Chicago’s Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. RSVP to Anderson’s Bookshop. Fiction

Oct. 5 – Lauren Oliver & Adam Silvera, authors of Ringer; They Both Die at the End, 7PM. Young Adult

Oct. 5 – Colleen Hoover, author of Without Merit, 7PM in La Grange. Tickets exclusively at Non Fiction

Oct. 6 – Jojo Siwa, author of Jojo’s Guide to the Sweet Life, 6PM in La Grange. Tickets exclusively at  Fiction

Oct. 8 – Meet the Fierce Reads authors: Caleb Roehrig (Last Seen Leaving), Jennifer Mathien (Moxie), Mitali Perkins (You Bring the Distant Near), Anna-Marie McLemore (Wild Beauty). Moderator: author Christa Desir. 2PM. Young Adult

Oct. 9 – Jen Lancaster, author of The Gatekeepers, 7PM. Young Adult

Oct. 10 – Pageturners Book Group, discussion of Association of Small Bombs by Karen Mahajan, 9:30AM. Book Discussion

Oct. 10 – Alice Hoffman LUNCHEON, author of The Rules of Magic, 11:30AM at Chicago’s Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. RSVP to Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville. Fiction

Oct. 10 – Alice Hoffman, author of Rules of Magic, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville. Fiction

Oct. 10 – Cover to Cover Book Group, discussion of Association of Small Bombs by Karen Mahajan, 7PM at Harbor Chase community room, 1619 N. Mill. St., in Naperville. Book Discussion

Oct. 10 – Robert Beatty, author of Serafina and the Splintered Heart, 7PM in Downers Grove. Middle Grade

Oct. 11 – Stuart Gibbs & James Ponti, authors of Spy School Secret Service (Gibbs) & Vanished (Ponti), 7PM in La Grange. Middle Grade

Oct. 11 – Eric Litwin & Tom Lichtenheld, authors of Groovy Joe 2: Dance Party Countdown, 7PM. Middle Grade

Oct. 12 – Cressida Cowell, author of The Wizard of Once, 7PM at Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave. on the campus of North Central College. The program includes a showing of “How to Train Your Dragon.” Middle Grade

Oct. 12 – Phyllis Good, author of Stock the Crock cookbook, 7PM in La Grange. Non Fiction

Oct. 13 – Pete Hautman, authors of Slider, 7PM in La Grange. Middle Grade

Oct. 14 – Marianne Richmond, author of Be Brave Little One, 11AM in La Grange. Picture Book

Oct. 14 – Poky Little Puppy Costume Character. Free family fun. 11AM in Downers Grove / 2PM in La Grange. Family fun

Oct. 14 – Erin & Philip Stead, authors of The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, 2PM. Kids

Oct. 14 – Whole Story Book Group discussing Muslim Girl by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, 6:30PM in Downers Grove. Book Discussion

Oct. 15 – Nnedi Okorafor, author of Akata Warrior, 2PM in Downers Grove. Young Adult

Oct. 15 – Poky Little Puppy Costume Character. Free family fun.  2PM. Family fun

Oct. 17 – Ben Blum, author of Ranger Games, 7PM. Non Fiction

Oct. 17 – Aaron Mahnke, author of The World of Lore: Monstrous Creations, 7PM in La Grange. Non Fiction

Oct. 19 – Rob Buyea, author of The Perfect Score, 7PM. Middle Grade

Oct. 19 – Mother Cluckers Comedy Troop, free comedy night, 8PM in La Grange. Comedy Night

Oct. 20 – Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare’s Force Doth Awaken, 7PM. Non Fiction

Oct. 21 – GenYA Book Group discussion of Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Jade Lange at 2PM in Downers Grove. Book Discussion

Oct. 21 – Dr. Tereral Trent author of Awakened Woman, 2PM in La Grange. Non Fiction

Oct. 21 – John & Hank Green, John is the author of Turtles All the Way Down, 7PM.   Young Adult  SOLD OUT!!!

Oct. 22 – Lydia Kang, author of Quackery, 2PM. Non Fiction

Oct. 22 – Valerie Bertinelli, author of Valerie’s Home Cooking, 2PM in Downers Grove. Tickets exclusively at Non Fiction

Oct. 23 – Lisi Harrison, author of The Dirty Book Club, 7PM. Fiction

Oct. 24 – Maggie Stiefvater, author of All the Crooked Saints, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville. Young Adult

Oct. 25 – Will Kostakis author of The Sidekicks, 7PM in La Grange. Young Adult

Oct. 26 – Gabrielle Union author of We’re Going to Need More Wine, 7PM at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Dr. in Lisle. Tickets exclusively at  Non Fiction

Oct. 27 – Gilly Macmillan, author of Odd Child Out, 7PM. Author Mary Kubica will moderate. Fiction

Oct. 28 – Carmela Martino, author of Playing by Heart, 2PM. Young Adult

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.

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