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Location: Naperville, IL 60540, United States

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There are 41 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
47 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
White Activities Center - Lower Level, 325 East Benton Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
320 East School Street, Naperville, IL 60540
1271 Rickert Drive, Suite 135, Naperville, IL 60540
1223 E Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
336 S. Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540
Bookhunters (2.6 miles)
548 South Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540
2929 Green Trails Dr, Lisle, IL
936 S. State Route 59 (at Fox River Commons), Naperville, IL 60540
4358 East New York Street, Aurora, IL 60504
905 Meridian Lake Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
2035 South Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL 60565
28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville, IL 60555
3015 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville, IL 60564
2867 95th Street, Naperville, Illinois 60564
777 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532
555 South Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504
201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
850 Warrenville Road - Library 1st Floor, Lisle, IL 60532
1207 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

Local events

Mar
30
Jacqueline Winspear
Anderson's Bookshop - Downers Grove, Monday, March 30 at 00am
Mar
30
Jacqueline Winspear
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, March 30 at 07am
Jacqueline Winspear

It’s always a great treat to welcome Jacqueline Winspear back for a visit. She stops by with A Dangerous Place, her new Maisie Dobb mystery. The setting is 1937, and the world is presenting Maisie with dark political intrigue and personal tragedy.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase A Dangerous Place from Anderson's Bookshop. MONDAY, MARCH 30 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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Apr
1
Blaine Harden
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, April 1 at 00am
Blaine Harden

Blaine Harden is a contributor to The Economist, PBS Frontline, and Foreign Policy and has formerly served as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in East Asia and Africa as well as a local and national correspondent for The New York Times and as a writer for the Times Magazine. He was also bureau chief in Warsaw, during the collapse of Communism and the breakup of Yugoslavia (1989-1993), and in Nairobi, where he covered sub-Saharan Africa (1985-1989). He is the author of three previous books: Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent (Norton, 1990), A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Norton, 1996) and Escape From Camp 14 (Viking, 2012). Africa won a Pen American Center citation for first book of non-fiction. Escape From Camp 14 enjoyed a number of weeks on various New York Times bestseller lists, and was an international bestseller published in 27 languages. He lives in Seattle with his family. His newest book The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot will come out from Viking in April 2015. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
1
Blaine Harden
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Blaine Harden

What an incredible story unfolds in The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot. And we are so pleased that celebrated non-fiction author Blaine Harden is headed our way! Subtitled The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Pilot Who Stole His Way to Freedom, the book shares the history leading to North Korea’s isolated place in our world.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot from Anderson's Bookshop. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 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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Apr
2
Ridley Pearson
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
RIDLEY PEARSON

Time to celebrate a new Kingdom Keepers novel with Book 1 in the Disney Lands series: The Return. When the Keepers should be celebrating their success at saving Disneyland from certain destruction, they instead are left puzzling over one final dilemma from their mentor. Middle grade readers take note!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Return from Anderson's Bookshop. THURSDAY, APRIL 2 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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Apr
2
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ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Apr
4
Susanna Kearsley
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, April 4 at 2pm
Susanna Kearsley

It’s an exciting launch night for author Susanna Kearsley and her brand new novel, A Desperate Fortune. Two women, separated by centuries, are changed by love. It’s a powerful force. Help this novel get off a to a good Anderson’s start!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase A Desperate Fortune from Anderson's Bookshop. SATURDAY, APRIL 4 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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Apr
4
Authors Discussion and Signing with Adam Selzer & Michael Glover Smith
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, April 4 at 2pm
Authors, Adam Selzer and Michael Glover Smith will discuss and sign their latest book, Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry. This is the latest and most extensive volume on the almost forgotten history of movie making in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It will be enlightening and entertaining with new stories and photos you may have not seen before. Come with questions about the early days film production in Chicago and those stories your older or deceased relatives told you about seeing Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson and the Gish sisters on the sidewalks of Chicago.

Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry tells the fascinating but too little known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of film production in America in the years prior to the rise of Hollywood (1907-1913). As entertaining as it is informative, the book straddles the worlds of academia and popular non-fiction alike in its vivid illustration of the rise and fall of the major Chicago movie studios in the mid-silent era (principally Essanay and Selig Polyscope). Colorful, larger-than-life historical figures like Thomas Edison, Charlie Chaplin, Oscar Micheaux and Orson Welles are major players in Flickering Empire - in addition to important but forgotten industry giants like 'Colonel' William Selig, George Spoor and Gilbert 'Broncho Billy' Anderson.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Michael Glover Smith is an independent filmmaker who teaches film history at several Chicago-area colleges. Adam Selzer is a tour guide, and the author of several books on Chicago history and folklore.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
6
Sara Gruen
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Sara Gruen

We still recall the thrill of Sara Gruen’s mega bestseller, Water for Elephants. Since then, she’s returned to the best seller lists with other novels. Now she’s here with At the Water’s Edge, a story set in Ireland with Loc Ness Monster hunters and unforgettable characters. ALSO, we are delighted to have What the Lady Wants author Renee Rosen serve as a moderator. Ticket available with the purchase of the featured book. MONDAY, APRIL 6 at 7:00 PM Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College Additional: 171 East Chicago Ave. City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
6
Sara Gruen
ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Sara Gruen (Ape House, At the water's edge)

Sara Gruen, the author of Water for Elephants, moved to the United States from Canada in 1999 for a job as a technical writer. She was laid off in 2001 and decided to pursue a lifelong dream of writing fiction. She has published three novels, each involving animals as full-fledged characters; the first two, Riding Lessons and Flying Changes, about horses, were published as mass market originals. Gruen lives in North Carolina with her husband, three sons, and a menagerie of rescued animals. She donates a portion of her earnings from all of her books to various animal charities. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
7
Denise Kiernan
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm
Denise Kiernan has been working as a writer for nearly twenty years. Her most recent book, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times and NPR bestseller, and was named as one of Amazon’s Top 100 Best Books of 2013. She is also the author of popular history titles Signing Their Lives Away, Signing Their Rights Away, and Stuff Every American Should Know. She has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Discover, and many more publications. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during its Emmy award-winning first season and producing for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC. She has been a featured guest on NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” PBS NewsHour, MSNBC Morning Joe, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Apr
7
Erik Larson
ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP, Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm
Erik Larson (Isaac's Storm, Lethal passage, In the Garden of Beasts, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, Dead Wake)

Erik Larson is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in seventeen countries. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
8
Program Assistant 10 am - 1:00 pm
Evergreen Park Public Library, Wednesday, April 8 at 10am
Assist Book Sale Committee - set-up; SPRING BOOK SALE!

Categories: Foundation (added from RSS Feed)
Apr
8
Marie Bostwick
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm
Marie Bostwick

Set in Door County, Wisconsin, Marie Bostwick’s new women’s fiction novel is The Second Sister. It’s relatable, and heart-felt about ambition and the pull of family. Bostwick’s fans also know her as a “Sit and Stitcher,” and are encouraged to bring handwork to this signing event. We won’t needle you about it, but please bring whatever you’re working on!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Second Sister from Anderson's Bookshop. MONDAY, APRIL 8 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Two 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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Apr
8
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Anderson's Two Doors East, Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm
Apr
9
Bethenny Frankel Luncheon at Standard Club Chicago
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, April 9 at 11:29am
Location: Street: The Standard Club Additional: 320 S Plymouth Ct, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60604 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
9
Scott Simon Luncheon at Union League Club of Chicago
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, April 9 at 11:30am
Scott Simon We are delighted to be the bookseller for this fabulous event with Scott Simon at the Union League Club, one of our Chicago partners. Simon presents his latest novel, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime. A reservation for this event is $40. Luncheon reservations are required for this event by calling Anderson’s Bookshop (630) 355-2665 THURSDAY, APRIL 9 at 11:30 AM Union League Club | 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS (630) 355-2665

Location: Street: Union League Club of Chicago Additional: 65 W Jackson Blvd. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60604 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
9
Giuliana Rancic
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Giuliana Rancic (I Do, Now What?, Going Off Script)

Giuliana Rancic (née DePandi) was born in Naples, Italy, and moved to the United States when she was six. She is the anchor and managing editor of E! News, a world-renowned red carpet interviewer, the author of Think Like A Guy, and the co-author of I Do, Now What? with her husband, Bill Rancic. She also costars with Bill on E!’s hit reality show Giuliana & Bill and grants wishes to women with cancer through her charity, Fab-U-Wish. Giuliana resides in both Los Angeles and Chicago with her husband and son, Duke.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
9
Author Discussion & Signing with Mary Morris
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Mary Morris's The Jazz Palace is a Historical Novel set in Chicago in the early 20th Century. In the first chapter it has description of the sinking of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River killing more passengers than the HMS Titanic. The timing for this novel is perfect since July 25, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Eastland off Wacker Drive on the Chicago River. There will be at least three events in Forest Park (IL) commemorating this event sponsored by the Historical Society of Forest Park (IL). (You may wish to read Jean Lotus' article in the Forest Park Review on February 4, 2015 on pages 1 and 6, Remebering 844.)

Acclaimed author Mary Morris returns to her Chicago roots in this sweeping novel that brilliantly captures the dynamic atmosphere and the dazzling music of the Jazz Age.

In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS Eastland when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business. But Benny Lehrman has no interest in making hats. His true passion is piano—especially jazz. At night he sneaks down to the South Side, slipping into predominantly black clubs to hear jazz groups play. One night he is called out and asked to "sit in" on a group. His playing is first-rate, and the other musicians are impressed. One of them, the trumpeter, a black man named Napoleon, becomes Benny's close friend and musical collaborator, and their adventures together take Benny far from the life he knew as a delivery boy. Pearl Chimbrova recognizes their talent and invites them to start playing at her family's saloon, which Napoleon dubs "The Jazz Palace." But Napoleon's main gig is at a mob establishment, which doesn't take too kindly to freelancing. And as the '20s come to a close and the bubble of prosperity collapses, Benny, Napoleon, and Pearl must all make hard choices between financial survival and the music they love.

About the Author

Mary Morris's novels include Revenge, Acts of God, House Arrest, The Night Sky, and The Waiting Room. She has also authored two collections of short stories and written extensively on travel, including four memoirs of her solo journey. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and daughter and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
10
Untitled event
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, April 10 at 7pm
Apr
11
G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, April 11 at 2pm
Title: The Everlasting Man

Authors: G. K. Chesterton

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
12
Alice Wood
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Sunday, April 12 at 2pm
Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W. Jefferson Ave. City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
13
Geoff Rodkey
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, April 13 at 7pm
Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
13
Elizabeth Berg
Carleton of Oak Park Hotel, Monday, April 13 at 7pm
Elizabeth Berg (Dream When You're Feeling Blue, Durable Goods, Home Safe, Joy school, Open House, Ordinary Life, Range of Motion, Talk Before Sleep, The Art of Mending, The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, The Handmaid and the Carpenter, The Pull of the Moon, The Year of Pleasures, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, The Last Time I Saw You)

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including Tapestry of Fortunes, The Last Time I Saw You, Home Safe, The Year of Pleasures, and Dream When You’re Feeling Blue, as well as two collections of short stories and two works of nonfiction. Open House was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, Durable Goods and Joy school were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for an Abby Award, and The Pull of the Moon was adapted into a play. Berg has been honored by both the Boston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library. She is a popular speaker at venues around the country, and her work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a reading series designed to serve author, audience, and community. She divides her time between Chicago and San Francisco. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
14
Philip Kerr
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, April 14 at 7pm
Philip Kerr (A German Requiem, Dark Matter, March Violets, The One from the Other, The Pale Criminal, The Winter Horses)

Hailed as the thinking reader's thriller writer, Philip Kerr has, in a few short years, become a high-profile author of fast-paced suspense fiction including Dead Meat, A Philosophical Investigation, The Grid and Esau. (added from Random House)
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