Anderson’s Bookshop Literary Events

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

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September Events

All events held at Anderson’s Naperville unless otherwise noted

Sept. 5 – Andrea Thome, author of House of Belonging, 7PM. Fiction

Sept. 6 – Kim Brooks, author of Small Animals, 7PM, La Grange. Non-Fiction

Sept. 7 – Mary Kubica, author of When the Lights Go Out, 7PM. Fiction

Sept. 8 – Maggie Ann Martin, author of To Be Honest, 7PM, Downers Grove. Young Adult

Sept. 10 – Elizabeth Eulberg, Jeffrey Brown & Eric Kahn Gale, authors of The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case (Eulberg), Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: Bad to the Bones (Brown); The Wizard’s Dog Fetches the Grail (Gale) at 7PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 11 – Pageturners Book Group discussion of Moonglow by Michael Chabon, 9:30AM. Book Discussion

Sept. 11 – Suzanne Slade, author of Countdown, 7PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 11 – Cover to Cover Book Group discussion of Moonglow by Michael Chabon, 7PM at Harbor Chase, 1619 N. Mill St., Naperville. Book Discussion

Sept. 12 – Ellen Hopkins, author of People Kill People, 7PM. Young Adult

Sept. 12 – Brooke McAlary, author of Slow: Simple Living in a Frantic World, 7PM, La Grange. Non-Fiction

Sept. 14 – Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin, authors of Illegal, 7PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 15 – Lisa McCubbin, author of Betty Ford, 2PM. Non-Fiction

Sept. 17 – Drew Daywalt & Scott Campbell, authors of Sleepy the Goodnight Buddy, 7PM, La Grange. Picture Book

Sept. 17 – James Frey, author of Katerina, 7PM. Fiction

Sept. 18 – Ginger Johnson, Steve Bramucci, Mary Winn Heider and Varian Johnson, authors of The Splintered Light (G. Johnson); The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo – paperback (Bramucci); The Mortification of Fovea Munson (Heider); The Parker Inheritance (V. Johnson)., 7PM, Downers Grove. Middle Grade

Sept. 19 – Dylan Thuras, author of The Atlas Obscura Explorers Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid, 7PM, La Grange. Kid’s Non-Fiction

Sept. 19 – Raising a Resilient Child Book Group, discussion of suicide prevention. Aimed at parents. 6:30PM. Book Discussion

Sept. 20 – Raising a Resilient Child Book Group, discussion of suicide prevention. Aimed at parents. 6:30PM, Downers Grove. Book Discussion

Sept. 20 – Daniel Jose Older, author of Dactyl Hill Squad, 7PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 20 – Mother Cluckers Comedy Group, free entertainment, 8PM, La Grange. Adult Humor

Sept. 23 – Anna Todd, author of The Brightest Stars, 2PM. Fiction

Sept. 24 – Laurie Forest, author of The Iron Flower, 7PM, La Grange. Young Adult

Sept. 24 – Trudi Truiet, author of Explorer’s Academy: The Nebula Secret, 7PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 25 – Silvia Hildago, author of How to be an American, 7PM, Downers Grove. Middle Grade

Sept. 25 – Jo Heckl, author of Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, 7PM. Middle Grade

Sept. 26 – Ken Krimstein, author of The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt, 7PM. Non-Fiction

Sept. 26 – Maggie Hall, author of The Ends of the World, 7PM, Downers Grove. Middle Grade

Sept. 27 – Loren Long, author of There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Lake, 6:30PM, Downers Grove. Picture Book

Sept. 27 – Eli Saslow, author of Rising out of Hatred, 7PM. Fiction

Sept. 28 – Andrew Smith, author of Rabbit & Robot, 7PM. Young Adult

Anderson’s Bookshop

Naperville, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Anderson’s Toy Shop, 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.

IndieBound Naperville

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.

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