Anderson’s Bookshop Literary Events

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

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May Events

(Book events are at the downtown Naperville location, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., unless otherwise noted.)

May 1 – Young at Heart Book Group, discussion of The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani, 6:30PM in Downers Grove. Book Discussion
May 2- Amy Nobile & Trisha Ashworth, authors of Just When You’re Comfortable in Your Own Skin, It Starts to Sag at 7PM IN La Grange. Non Fiction
May 3 – Dana L. Davis, author of Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now, 7PM. Young Adult
May 4 – Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Journey of Little Charlie, 7PM. Middle Grade
May 6 – Mike Lupica, author of The Half-Court Hero; The Missing Baseball, 2PM.
Middle Grade
May 8 – Page Turners Book Group discussion of Hidden Figures, by Margo Lee Shetterly at 9:30AM. Book Discussion
May 8 – Jessica Day George, author of The Rose Legacy, 7PM in  Downers Grove. Middle Grade
May 8 – Cover to Cover Book Group discussion of Hidden Figures, by Margo Lee Shetterly at 7PM Harbor Chase, 1619 N. Mill, Naperville. Questions? Call Kathy at (630) 355-2665. Book Discussion
May 9 – J.S. Puller, author of Captain Superlative, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, (708) 582-6353.  Middle Grade
May 9 – Julia Fine, author of What Should be Wild, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665. Fiction
May 9 – Hena Khan, author of Power Forward, 7PM at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove, (630) 963-2665. Middle Grade
May 10 – Amanda Quick and Christina Dodd, authors of The Other Lady Vanishes and Dead Girl Running, 7PM. Fiction

May 11 – 
Mackenzie Ziegler, author of Kenzie’s Rules for Life, 7PM. Tickets exclusively at Non-Fiction
May 12 – Kathleen Rooney, author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (now in paperback), 7PM. Fiction
May 12 – Kathy Bresnahan, author of The Miracle Season, 2PM. Non-Fiction
May 12 – Clare O’Donohue, author of Beyond the Pale, 2PM in La Grange. Fiction
May 14 – Janelle Hanchett, author of I’m Just Happy to Be Here, 7PM in La Grange. Fiction
May 16 – Jason Mott, author of The Crossing, 7PM in La Grange. Fiction
May 16 – Kathleen Rooney, author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (now in paperback), 7PM. Fiction
May 19 – Michael Moreci, author of Black Star Renegades, 2PM. Fiction
May 19 – GenYA Book Group, discussion of Love Blind by Christa Desir, 6:30PM in Downers Grove. Book Discussion
May 20 – Jessica Knoll, author of The Favorite Sister, 2PM. Fiction
May 21 – Alison McGhee, author of What I Leave Behind, 7PM in  La Grange. Young Adult
May 22 – Richard Munson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Modern, 7PM in  La Grange,. Non-Fiction
May 22 – Michael Koryta, author of How it Happened, 7PM. Fiction
May 22 – Sandhya Menon, author of From Twinkle, With Love, 7PM in Downers Grove. Young Adult
May 23 – Sam Miller, author of A Light Too Bright, 7PM. Young Adult
May 24 – Jill Osborn, author of Accessing the Media, 7PM. Non-Fiction
May 24 – Susan Verde & Matthew Cordell, authors of Rock N Roll Soul, 7PM in Downers Grove. Picture Book

May 27 – ALERT! Change in venue… Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America, 2:30PM. Tickets exclusively at Please confirm details prior to attending. Non-Fiction 

Anderson’s Jon Meacham event location has moved. Now the presentation is slated for 2:30 PM, Sun., May 27, at Ratio Hall (Wentz Science Center), 131 S. Loomis St. on the campus of North Central College.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham returns with the answer to calm our fears. His new title, The Soul of America, highlights other times when our government has weathered storms and the darkest strife. Come learn more about what President Lincoln called “our better angels” just when we need it the most! Former Assistant US Attorney Dan Purdom is our moderator. Presentation and signing line.

May 29 – Mary Kay Andrews, author of High Tide Club, 7PM.  Fiction
May 30 – Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, author of The Map of Salt and Stars, 7PM in Downers Grove. Fiction
May 30 – Aaron Mahnke, author of The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals, 7PM in La Grange. Non-Fiction
May 30 – Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, author of Map of Salt and Stars, 7PM in  Downers Grove. Fiction
May 31 – Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift, 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.

To learn more about IndieBound Naperville, visit