Anderson’s Bookshop Literary Events

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

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July Events

July 1 – Waldo Campaign for IndieBound Naperville runs through July 31. Find “Bingo Cards” available at Anderson’s. Then find Waldo!

July 2 – Emily Giffin, author of All We Ever Wanted, 7PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Ln., Naperville. Tickets exclusively at Fiction

July 7 – Richelle Mead, author of The Emerald Sea, 2PM. Young Adult

July 8 – W. Bruce Cameron, author of Max’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale, 2PM.  Middle Grade

July 9 – Siobhan Adcock, author of The Completionist, 7PM.  Fiction

July 10 – Linda Castillo, author of A Gathering of Secrets, 7PM in La Grange. Fiction

July 10 – Sonia Patel & BT Gottfred, authors of Jaya & Rasa (Patel) and The Handsome Girl and her Beautiful Boy, 7PM in Downers Grove. Young Adult

July 11 – Madeline Miller, author of Circe, 7PM.  Fiction

July 11 – Tom Angleberger & Dan Santat, authors of The Princess & the Pit Stop, 7PM in Downers Grove. Picture Book

July 12 – Josh Noel, author of Barrel-aged Stout and Selling Out, 7PM at BuckleDown Brewing, 8700 47th St., in Lyons. Non-Fiction

July 12-14 – Annual Sidewalk Sale. Deep discounts at Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville. Special Event

July 15 – Christina June (author of Everywhere You Want to Be) with a Young Adult author panel2PM in La Grange. Fiction

July 17 – Gennifer Choldenko, author of Al Capone Throws Me a Curve, 7PM. Middle Grade

July 19 – How to Raise a Resilient Child book group discussion of Summer of Self Care/ Screen Free Time with professional advice. RSVP to Anderson’s Bookshop, Downers Grove. 6:30PM in Downers Grove. Discussion aimed at parents

July 22 – Linsey Davis, author of The World is Awake, 2PM. Picture Book

July 23 – Keith Hearne & Delilah S. Dawson, authors of Kill the Farm Boy, 7PM. Fantasy

July 23 – Kate Narita, author of 100 Bugs!, 7PM in La Grange. Picture Book

July 25 – Natalie Rompella, author of The World Never Sleeps, 7PM in La Grange. Picture Book

July 26-28 – Annual Sidewalk Sale in Downers Grove. Deep discounts at Anderson’s. Special Event

July 29 – Patricia Sutton, author of Capsized: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster, 2PM in La Grange. Middle Grade

Aug 1 – Waldo Wrap Up & Raffle Drawing for Kids, 11AM.

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