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There are 33 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

20 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068
1775 Dempster Street, 9th Floor, Park Ridge, IL 60068
8765 West Higgins Road (Lutheran Center), Chicago, IL 60631
6960 West Oakton Street, Niles, IL 60714
6083 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
7454 West Balmoral Avenue, Chicago, IL 60656
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053
5605 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714
4613 North Oketo Avenue, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL
5405 Touhy Avenue (at Village Crossing Shopping Center), Skokie, IL 60077
4200 Old River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
5331 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Alibi Books, Inc. (4.5 miles)
995 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025
7701 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077
4300 North Narragansett Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
1722 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, Illinois 60025-1441
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
7536 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60634

Local events

Jul
31
Edan Lepucki Book Signing
Lake Forest Book Shop, Thursday, July 31 at 3:30pm
Book Signing with Edan Lepucki, author of California

(Little Brown and Company $26.00)

Thursday July 31

Please call to reserve a copy of the book.

Lake Forest Book Store 847-234-4420.

Edan will be stopping by the store to sign copies of her new book.

Edan Lepucki is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has been published in McSweeney's, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Meridian, and FiveChapters, among other publications, and she is the winner of the 2009 James D. Phelan Award. She is a staff writer for The Millions and lives in Los Angeles, where she was born and raised. She likes cooking, reading and filling out forms.

A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and irrepressible resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable despite the isolation and hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can't reclaim, they seek comfort and solace in one other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant.

Location: Street: 680 N Western Ave Additional: City: Lake Forest, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60045 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
Where's Waldo Party!
Lake Forest Book Shop, Thursday, July 31 at 4pm
Where's Waldo Party!

Thursday July 31 at 4:00 p.m.

Please call Lake Forest Book Store to register 847-234-4420

For all Waldo fans who have been searching Lake Forest Shops in July to support the Shop Local Movement

Join us in the courtyard for Food, Fun and Prizes!

Location: Street: 680 N Western Ave Additional: City: Lake Forest,, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60045 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
LORI RADER DAY
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm
Come to The Book Stall to meet Lori Rader Day and as a special bonus, another local author, Susie Calkins, will be joining her for a lively conversation.

The Black Hour tells of how for Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic - until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why? All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex--whom she may or may not still love--has moved on. Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval. Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives.

This event is free and open to the public.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
Richelle Mead Skype Event
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
Richelle Mead SKYPE EVENT

Attend a virtual event with other Young Adult fans of the New York Times bestselling author, Richelle Mead. (And munch on pizza too!) The author will join us via SKYPE to discuss her upcoming book, Silver Shadows, #5 in the Bloodlines series. Pre-order your autographed book and join us for a special night. THURSDAY, JULY 31 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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Jul
31
Authors Under the Awning - July 31st
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
1
The Interview Show ~ Hosted by Mark Bazer ~ in Conversation with Rick Perlstein ~ The Hideout
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Friday, August 1 at 6:30pm
Friday, August 1, 6:30 PM The Hideout 1354 W Wabansia Ave Chicago, IL 60642 773.227.4433 info@hideoutchicago.com http://www.hideoutchicago.com

The monthly Chicago-based talk show The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, returns to The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433), Friday, August 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is $10.

Guests:

RICK PERLSTEIN Historian, author of "Nixonland," "Before the Storm" and the brand-new "The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"

SABA Rapper, new mix tape "COMFORTzone"

ERLING WU-BOWER & COSMO GOSS One Off Hospitality Chefs de Cuisine at Nico Osteria and Publican

The Interview Show, held the first Friday of every month at the Hideout, features guests from every walk of life — musicians, authors, comedians, community activists, chefs, CEOs, etc., both local and passing through town — sharing their world views and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting.

About Mark Bazer:

Mark Bazer is a writer and also the co-host of the new WTTW show, “My Chicago.”

http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/619683-interview-show-hosted-by-mark...

https://www.facebook.com/events/654454874636450/

Location: Street: The Hideout Additional: 1354 W Wabansia Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60642 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Tom Lukas, "Special Operations"
The Book Cellar, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
Join us as Tom Lukas reads from his debut novel, Special Operations. Following the death of a local policeman, a mysterious person known as the Illuminator descends upon a small New England town to exact justice in a cruel and unusual way. As the story unfolds, what we encounter is a captivating psychological thriller with a story less about the "what" than the "why," a hero who could just as easily be the villain, and an ending with far more questions than answers. Tom Lukas left his career as master carpenter and licensed homebuilder at age thirty-three to earn a degree in English Literature because he wanted to become a writer. At Virginia he found a home at the eText Center and in the American Studies program which emphasized electronic publishing, and applied this new form of craftsmanship as project manager for the National Endowment for the Humanities award-winning literary archive The World of Dante, and in editing the New York Public Library's first electronic literary archive African American Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century. At age fifty he published his first work in North American Review.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Chris Weitz
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
Chris Weitz

It’s a debut teen novel, but this one’s from accomplished screenwriter Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Golden Compass, to name a few). Just out is The Young World, a post-apocalyptic tale that launches Weitz’ exciting new trilogy. Meet him at Anderson’s! FRIDAY, AUGUST 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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Aug
2
Saturday Storytime in the Square
Lake Forest Book Shop, Saturday, August 2 at 09am
Storytime at Lake Forest Book Store

Saturday August 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Please call Lake Forest Book Store to register at 847-234-4420

Join us for stories, activities and snacks.

Location: Street: 680 N Western Ave Additional: City: Lake Forest, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60045 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
3
Deborah Harkness
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Skokie - Old Orchard, Sunday, August 3 at unknown time
Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life (added from Penguin)
Aug
4
Camp Divergent
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, August 4 at 09am
Camp Divergent 8/4/14 - 8/8/14 Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville

Location: Street: Naper Settlement Additional: 523 S Webster Street City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
4
Inventory
Women & Children First, Monday, August 4 at 11am
Inventory Day

On Monday, August 4th, Women & Children First will be closed for inventory. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
4
Desi Lit Book Club
The Book Cellar, Monday, August 4 at 7pm
The Desi Lit Book Group meets at the Book Cellar to discuss The Lost Pearl by Lara Zubieri.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
5
Prajwal Parajuly ~ The Gurkha's Daughter ~ 57th Street Books
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, August 5 at 6pm
Tuesday, August 5th, 6 PM 57th Street Books 1301 E. 57th St. Phone: 773.684.1300 fiftysev@semcoop.com

A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Kalimpong shopkeeper faces an impossible dilemma; a Hindu religious festival in Darjeeling brings with it a sacrifice; a Nepali-Bhutanese refugee pins her hopes on the West; a Gurkha’s daughter tries to comprehend her father’s complaints; two young Nepali-speaking immigrants meet in Manhattan.

A number one bestseller in India and a shortlisted nomination for the Dylan Thomas Prize, The Gurkha’s Daughter is a distinctive debut from a rising star in South Asian literature. This collection of stories captures the textures and sounds of the Nepalese diaspora through eight intimate, nuanced portraits, taking us from the hillside city of Darjeeling, India to a tucked away Nepalese restaurant in New York City.

Prajwal Parajuly, the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother, divides his time between New York and Oxford, England, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity. He draws inspiration for his writing from the many places he has traveled and lived. Parts of The Gurkha’s Daughter were written while he was a writer-in-residence at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri. He also worked as an advertising executive at The Village Voice in New York City.

Location: Street: 57th Street Books Additional: 1301 E. 57th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
**OFFSITE** Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason @ Room and Board Showroom
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, August 5 at 6pm
Drop by the Room and Board Showroom to hear bloggers and designers Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason discuss their book, Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul. In their book, they take you into homes where cultural, global décor breathes beauty and soul into contemporary interiors. Whether you love to source pieces from your travels or simply wish to evoke the destination of your dreams, Remix shows how bold color, unique patterns like ikats and suzanis, original art, and handcrafted furnishings and accessories can help you express your cultural experiences in stylish, unforgettable rooms.

Location: Street: 55 East Ohio Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60611 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Rebecca Makkai
Anderson's Two Doors East, Tuesday, August 5 at unknown time
Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House

bookstore. author event.

http://andersons2.indiebound.com/ (added from Penguin)
Aug
5
Rebecca Makkai
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
Rebecca Makkai

Help welcome a Chicago area author with her story, set in the North Shore. It’s The Hundred-Year House, and author Rebecca Makkai is already making a name for herself with her engaging and thoroughly entertaining novel. TUESDAY, AUGUST 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)… (more)
Aug
6
The Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
6
Susan Blumberg-Kason
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
SUSAN KLUMBERG-KASON

We are pleased to introduce Susan Blumberg-Kason with her new memoir, Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong. The Hong Kong-educated Chicago-area native gave her best attempt at becoming the perfect Chinese wife. The journey is told in her new book. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 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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Aug
6
**OFFSITE** Lil Bub's Big Show @ Metro
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30pm
Lil BUB'S BIG SHOW (LIVE!) featuring DAVID YOW @ METRO

$6 General Admission, $12 Seated, $75 Meet & Greet Upgrade/ All Ages / Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

Visit www.metrochicago.com for tickets!

Just in case getting to see his cute face wasn't enough: proceeds benefit Tree House Humane Society & Lil BUB's Big Fund for the ASPCA!

Location: Street: Metro Additional: 3730 N Clark St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60613 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
7
Bear Hugs With Real Men Read Fundraiser
The Book Cellar, Thursday, August 7 at 11am
For every book you buy book from us (from 11AM-7PM) we will match it in donations to Real Men Read!

Read more about the Real Men Read foundation here.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
7
Quincy Mills @ The Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
The Book Cellar, Thursday, August 7 at 6:30pm
Quincy Mills, author of Cutting along the color line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops In America, will be speaking at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library!

Quincy T. Mills traces the lineage from these nineteenth-century barbers to the bustling enterprises of tofay, demonstrationg that the livelihood offered by the servive economy was crucial to the development of a black commercial sphere and the barber shop as a democratic sicuak space. The gripping examination of the historical progression of this iconic cultural establishment draws a clear line between black entreprenuership and the desire for equality.

Location: Street: 9525 S Halsted St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60628 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
7
Authors Under the Awning - Aug. 7th
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, August 7 at 7pm
Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
8
The Kates!!!
The Book Cellar, Friday, August 8 at 8pm
The Kates drop by the Book Cellar for a night of comedy! Show up early to get good seats and good drinks!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
9
James Patterson Party
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, August 9 at 2pm
James Patterson PARTY

It’s our party to celebrate James Patterson’s new book, Middle School: Save Rafe! Here’s Book #5 in his Middle School series, and this time troublemaker Rafe is on a treacherous outdoor adventure. Can he survive and be ready for the halls of Hill’s Village Middle School? SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 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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