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5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
777 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532
850 Warrenville Road - Library 1st Floor, Lisle, IL 60532
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532
1223 E Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
2929 Green Trails Dr, Lisle, IL
1207 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
320 East School Street, Naperville, IL 60540
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
47 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517
White Activities Center - Lower Level, 325 East Benton Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
1550 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599
Brain Snacks (4.0 miles)
5239 Carpenter Street, Downers Grove, Illinois
1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515
5112 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
2035 South Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL 60565
1271 Rickert Drive, Suite 135, Naperville, IL 60540
123 N. Washington St., Wheaton, IL 60189

Local events

Mar
5
Kate Alcott
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, March 5 at 07am
Kate Alcott

Plan on a great evening with Kate Alcott with her new book, A Touch of Stardust. It is infused with Hollywood legends, and the author has genuine connections to that tinsel town magic. Family members hold Oscars, host TV shows and have directed iconic films. So she’s got the goods. Meet her here.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase A Touch of Stardust from Anderson's Bookshop. THURSDAY, MARCH 5 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
**OFFSITE** Tuna the Dog @ PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center Community Room
The Book Cellar, Thursday, March 5 at 6pm
Join The Book Cellar and PAWS Chicago on March 5 as they team up to host the Tuna Melts My Heart book signing tour! All tickets include admission to the event, a donation to PAWS, and a copy of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite.

FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CASTAWAY TO HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKER, TUNA THE CHIWEENIE HAS WON THE ADORATION OF MILLIONS. Now, this charming and unconventional pooch has his own book, filled with more than a hundred all-new photographs and witty commentary to give fans an intimate and hilarious look at the Internet’s most prized pup. Tuna’s cartoonish looks—with an exaggerated overbite, a recessed jawline, and a wrinkly neck—are truly one of a kind. And yet his quirky appearance is no match for his unique perspective on life, overcoming his proclivity for staying in bed all day to keep his eye on the (bacon-flavored) prize. Teaming up with his owner, Courtney Dasher, Tuna shares a behind-the-scenes look at his daily exploits, which include sleeping, sunbathing, wearing bow ties, playing with toys, and melting hearts.

About Tuna:

Tuna is a 4 year-old Chiweenie with an exaggerated overbite, recessed jawline and a magnificent wrinkly neck (a.k.a shrivelneck). He was rescued by Courtney Dasher in December of 2010 at a Farmers Market in LA when he was a four-month old puppy. A year into their friendship, Courtney created an Instagram account dedicated to Tuna’s photos. At the end of 2012, Tuna’s notoriety grew on Instagram when they featured a picture of him on their personal page, unbeknownst to her. He now has over a million followers on Instagram.

Courtney never anticipated the kind of response that she has received from people’s adoration for Tuna. In fact, when she created his account, she had no agenda to garner a large following, but she did recognize that Instagram could be a catalyst to bring people joy through Tuna’s pictures that showcased his cartoonish looks and his charming personality. That has proven to be true because Courtney receives countless comments and emails daily about the impact that Tuna is making on their lives. Since Tuna is the epitome of the underdog, most people advocate for him and adore him for his endearing qualities. His loyal followers embrace his physical differences, have fallen in love with his charm and connect to his message; that true beauty comes in all forms and radiates from within. Furthermore, he is an ambassador for animal rescue, since he too was once rescued, and it has become a part of Courtney’s mission to raise awareness for rescue groups through this platform.

Location: Street: 1997 Clybourn City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
Kate Alcott
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Kate Alcott (The dressmaker, The Daring Ladies of Lowell, A Touch of Stardust)

Kate Alcott is the pseudonym for journalist Patricia O’Brien, who has written several books, both fiction and nonfiction. As Kate Alcott, she is the author of The dressmaker, a New York Times bestseller. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
7
Reif Larsen
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, March 7 at 2pm
Reif Larsen

Reif Larsen's first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Montana Honor book, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet was a finalist for the IndieBound Award, was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and is currently being released as a film in France and the United States. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
7
Eugenia Bone, "The Kitchen Ecosystem"
The Book Cellar, Saturday, March 7 at 6pm
Food writer Eugenia Bone comes to the Book Cellar to talk about her new cookbook The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals!

Rarely does a book change the way we think about food and cooking, but in The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals Eugenia Bone sets out to do just that with a new way of looking at the food you buy, prepare, and discard, and understanding why it tastes the way it does. In this book you will find 400 interconnected recipes that create a perpetual pantry: each dish draws on elements from a previous one and provides the building blocks for another. For example, with this week’s apple bounty, make Baked Apples with Bread Pudding. And while you’re coring apples and have your pots out, put up some applesauce to have with potato pancakes in a few months. And—here’s the rub—save the apple juice from cooking all those apples to have apple granita next week. This synchronicity is a Kitchen Ecosystem. The more homemade components you use in your cooking—the better tasting your food will be, regardless of the recipe. This is the secret to delicious food.

The Kitchen Ecosystem is a new approach to shopping and cooking. Eugenia Bone’s 400 recipes derived from 40 common ingredients—from apples and asparagus to fish and zucchini—maximize each stage of their life cycle: fresh, preserved, leftovers, and the parts we usually throw away.

Just about everything, it turns out, can be transformed into a preserve, stock, marinade, syrup, zest, jam, jelly, pickle, or condiment that can be used in or with other recipes. The yield? Food that is more delicious and prepared with less effort—and a pantry and refrigerator that are always stocked with fresh flavor boosters.

Eugenia Bone is a long time food writer, author of four books (the fifth comes out in September), an Italian cook, mushroom hunter , master canner, and all-around bloated pleasure seeker. Eugenia is the author of the critically acclaimed Mycophilia and the category staple and James Beard–nominated Well-Preserved. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, New York, and Harper’s Bazaar, among many other publications. She is married to architect Kevin Bone with whom she has two grown children, and live and write and cook in a loft in SoHo that Kevin moved into in 1978, when it had nothing but six urinals. She grew up in a food environment as her dad, Ed Giobbi, is an accomplished Italian cook and cookbook author. He and her mom hung out with a gang of chefs who were influential in their day, and Eugenia learned a lot from observing them. "Indeed, those chefs shaped my attitude about food: to use everything, to taste constantly, and to be grateful for every mouthful."- Eugenia Bone

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
8
Mystery Writers of America Meeting
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, March 8 at 1pm
Topic: T.B.A.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
8
Shawna Coronado
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Sunday, March 8 at 2pm
SHAWNA CORONADO

C’mon spring! Let’s get this party started with gardening expert and author Shawna Coronado. Her new book, Grow a Living Wall, is just out. Vertical gardens are easier than ever to launch and maintain. Find out how with this area blogger on green lifestyle living.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase Grow a Living Wall from Anderson's Bookshop. SUNDAY, MARCH 8 at 2:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
8
Author Discussion & Signing with Tim Chapman
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, March 8 at 3pm
Come to listen to Tim Chapman talk about his latest series of mysteries Kiddieland and Other Misfortunes about some close to all who grew up in Near West Chicago & Suburbs.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
9
Marc Goodman
Union League Club of Chicago, Monday, March 9 at 6pm
Marc Goodman (Future Crimes)

Marc Goodman has spent a career in law enforcement, including work as Futurist with the FBI, Senior Advisor to Interpol and street police officer. As the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and chair for Policy, Law & Ethics at Singularity University, he has continued to investigate the intriguing, often terrifying intersection of science and crime, uncovering nascent threats and combating the darker side of technology. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
9
Afterwords Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
Join Afterwards Book Group as they discuss The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
10
Pageturners Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, March 10 at 9:30pm
PAGETURNERS BOOK GROUP Anderson’s welcomes the Pageturners Book Group, a club that focuses on non-fiction books. This month’s title is Denise Kiernan’s The Girls of Atomic City. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to please call and register: (630) 355-2665. TUESDAY, MARCH 10 at 9:30 AM Anderson's Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Two Doors East Additional: 111 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
11
Carol Cassella
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Carol Cassella, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist, novelist, and speaker. She majored in English Literature at Duke University and attended Baylor College of Medicine. She is the bestselling author of the novels Oxygen and Healer, both published by Simon & Schuster. Carol lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two sets of twins. Visit the author at CarolCassella.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Mar
11
Mary Pat Kelly
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Mary Pat Kelly

We’re on the verge of St. Patrick’s Day, and delighted to present Mary Pat Kelly with a fine Irish tale, Of Irish Blood. Set in 1903 Paris, one talented and outspoken young woman faces challenges, but is determined to maintain her heritage and her authentic self.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Of Irish Blood from Anderson's Bookshop. SATURDAY, MARCH 11 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
Emily Gray Tedrowe, "Blue Stars"
The Book Cellar, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Chicago author Emily Gray Tedrowe comes to The Book Cellar to talk about her new novel Blue Stars!

Blue Stars brings to life the realities of the modern day home front: how to get through the daily challenges of motherhood and holding down a job while bearing the stress and uncertainty of war, when everything can change in an instant. It tells the story of Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, who is drawn into the Iraq war when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine; and of Lacey, a proud Army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is also deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today.

When Michael and Eddie are injured, Ellen and Lacey’s lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier. They form an alliance and an unlikely friendship, while helping each other survive the dislocated world of the army hospital. Whether that means fighting for proper care for their men, sharing a six-pack, or coping with irrevocable loss, Ellen and Lacey pool their strengths to make it through. In the end, both women are changed, not only by the war and its fallout, but by each other.

An exploration of the bonds of family and the limits of fidelity, Blue Stars tells the story of life on the home front in the twenty-first century.

“As vivid as a news flash, Tedrowe’s riveting new novel explores the shatteringly personal cost of politics...Blue Stars is as dazzling as it is important.”

--Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You

“A strikingly nuanced portrait of military family life...If you’ve ever wondered what happens when wounded service members return, read this book.”

--Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone

Emily Gray Tedrowe is a Chicago-based writer whose second novel, Blue Stars, will be available from St. Martin’s Press in February 2015. Her first novel Commuters was named a Best New Paperback by Entertainment Weekly, an IndieNext Notable pick, and a Target Breakout Book. Her short fiction has been published in the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Fifty-Two Stories, and Other Voices. Recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, she has also received fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
Ted Sanders
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Ted Sanders

A new middle reader fantasy is ready for you in Ted Sanders’ The Box and the Dragonfly. When Horace finds that ordinary objects suddenly hold enormous power, he’s set on a path of adventure, magic, and secrets- despite threats of disaster!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Box and the Dragonfly from Anderson's Bookshop. THURSDAY, MARCH 12 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
13
Brigid Pasulka
Town House Books, Friday, March 13 at 6pm
Brigid Pasulka’s debut novel, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True, won the 2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Pasulka currently lives in Chicago with her husband and runs the writing center at a public high school. Visit her website at BrigidPasulka.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
13
The Kates!!!
The Book Cellar, Friday, March 13 at 7pm
Join us for a night of comedy with our favorite comedians, The Kates! Arrive early for seats and drinks.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
13
Andrew Keenan Bolger & Kate Wetherhead
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, March 13 at 7pm
ANDREW KEENAN & KATE WETHERHEAD

This is a great middle grade debut with a twist! Curtains open for Jack and Louisa: Act 1, a story of the stage. Written by Broadway actors Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan Bolger, they bring their real life experience from stage to page to YOU!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of Jack and Louisa: Act 1 from Anderson's Bookshop. FRIDAY, MARCH 13 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
14
Veronica Roth
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, March 14 at 2pm
Veronica Roth We are beyond thrilled to welcome back Veronica Roth to an Anderson’s event! We’ll help celebrate the movie tie-in edition of her bestselling book, Insurgent. (The film version of that book debuts in theaters on March 20.) She’ll do a presentation for fans, a Q&A, followed by a showing of the film, Divergent. Tickets are $25 and include a pre-signed copy of Insurgent. Tickets are available at either Anderson’s Bookshop location. There will not a be a signing line or photo line. A random drawing will choose 10 lucky fans (plus 1 friend each) to go backstage to meet Veronica Roth and take a photo! SATURDAY, MARCH 14 at 2:00 PM Tivoli Theatre | 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

Location: Street: Tivoli Theatre Additional: 5021 Highland Avenue City: Downers Grove, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60515 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
14
G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, March 14 at 2pm
Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
15
Story Week 2015!! (March 15-20)
The Book Cellar, Sunday, March 15 at 00am
The Book Cellar will be providing books for all of Story Week (March 15th-20th), hosted by Columbia College Chicago! This year's authors include Chris Abani, Marlon Jones, and Bernice McFadden; plus Chicago authors Megan Stielstra, Samantha Irby, Garnett Cohen, Jessie Ann Foley and More!

Story week is free and open to all. Learn more about all the festivities here.

Location: City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
15
Jamie McGuire
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Sunday, March 15 at 1pm
Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Hill, Walking Disaster, Beautiful Disaster, and The Providence trilogy. She and her husband, Jeff, live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster. Please visit JamieMcGuire.com (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
15
Very Hungry Caterpillar Wiggle Tour
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Sunday, March 15 at 2pm
Very Hungry Caterpillar WIGGLE TOUR

Come to the VERY BIG WIGGLE in celebration of the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The caterpillar will greet fans and the celebrated book will be read. Crawl in for some family fun! (Please note: this is an authorless event.) SUNDAY, MARCH 15 at 2:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
16
Story Week 2015!! (March 15-20)
The Book Cellar, Monday, March 16 at 00am
The Book Cellar will be providing books for all of Story Week (March 15th-20th), hosted by Columbia College Chicago! This year's authors include Chris Abani, Marlon Jones, and Bernice McFadden; plus Chicago authors Megan Stielstra, Samantha Irby, Garnett Cohen, Jessie Ann Foley and More!

Story week is free and open to all. Learn more about all the festivities here.

Location: City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
16
Misty Copeland
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, March 16 at 2pm
Misty Copeland made history by becoming the third African-American ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre, the first in decades. A recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts and an inductee into the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame, she currently lives in New York City. Visit her online at MistyCopeland.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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