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811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
Round Table Books (0.2 miles)
572-B Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093
768 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield, IL 60093
2727 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091
320 Park Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022
Books Down Under (2.7 miles)
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
The Comix Gallery (3.3 miles)
405 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077
Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, IL
5202 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300, Skokie, IL 60077-4409
5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077
2026 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
Main Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Alibi Books, Inc. (4.1 miles)
995 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025
2651 Navy Blvd., Glen Town Center, Glenview, IL 60026
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
Windham Green Rd., Windham, CT 06280
Howard's Books (4.6 miles)
2000 Maple Street, Evanston, Illinois 60202
915 Foster Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Local events

Apr
18
ROBERT GOLDSBOROUGH
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, April 18 at 11am
Meet & Greet

Archie in the Crosshairs Archie Goodwin, the indefatigable assistant to investigator Nero Wolfe, finds himself the target of one of Wolfe’s enemies.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
18
Brian Dolinar & Chris Benson - "A New Deal Town: The WPA & Black Writers on Chicago's South Side."
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Saturday, April 18 at 2pm
Co-sponsored by the Civic Knowledge Project

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: The work was produced by a group of black writers who were a part of the "Black Chicago Renaissance" including Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, Katherine Dunham, and Arna Bontemps. Several of them were students at the University of Chicago and under the influence of the "Chicago School of Sociology." While a book was completed in 1942, it was shelved for several decades and never published - until now.

About the author: Dr. Brian Dolinar is a scholar of African American literature and culture from the Depression era. He is the author of The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation (University Press of Mississippi, 2012) and editor of The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers (University of Illinois Press, 2013). He completed his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University in 2005. He has taught history and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His writings have appeared in African American Review, Langston Hughes Review, Southern Quarterly, and Studies in American Humor.

About the partner: Christopher Benson is an Associate Professor of African American Studies, and Journalism at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
18
ROBERT CRANE:Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder (BURR RIDGE)
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Saturday, April 18 at 2pm
Join us for a discussion and book signing with Robert Crane!

On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene.

In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father.

But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life.

Crane began his career writing for Oui magazine and spent many years interviewing celebrities for Playboy--stars such as Chevy Chase, Bruce Dern, Joan Rivers, and even Koko the signing gorilla. As a result of a raucous encounter with the cast of Canada's SCTV, he found himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to enter the employ of John Candy, first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and producer; and finally as one of Candy's pallbearers.

Through disappointment, loss, and heartbreak, Crane's humor and perseverance shine. Beyond the big stars and behind-the-scenes revelations, this riveting account of death, survival, and renewal in the shadow of the Hollywood sign makes a profound statement about the desire for love and permanence in a life where those things continually slip away. By turns shocking and uplifting, Crane is an unforgettable and deeply human story. Provided by publisher.

Location: Street: Barbara's Burr Ridge Additional: 810 Village Center Drive in the Burr Ridge Center Village City: Burr Ridge, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60527 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
18
Liesl Shurtliff
57th Street Books, Saturday, April 18 at 4:30pm
Liesl Shurtliff (Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk)

Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just like Jack, she was made to do lots of yard work, pulling weeds and growing green stuff she did not want to eat. Now she lives with her family in Chicago, where it is very hard to grow things in her elf-sized yard. She dearly loves the local farmers’ market and always makes her kids eat the green stuff. Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first book, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, won over kids and critics alike, earning an IRA Award, a Texas Bluebonnet nomination, a Whitney nomination, and a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it “as good as gold.” Her next book will be a fractured retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.” (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
18
Liesl Shurtliff BOOK LAUNCH - "Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Saturday, April 18 at 4:30pm
Join us for a release party for Jack, the new novel by Hyde Park resident & kids' author Liesl Shurtliff!

RSVP HERE.

About Jack: Fans of Adam Gidwitz and Chris Colfer will give a GIANT cheer for this funny fairytale retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk!

All work and no play makes Jack extremely bored. And when Jack gets bored, he makes mischief. It’s not that he’s bad; he just longs for adventure—and there’s nothing adventurous about toiling day and night to grow yucky green stuff. Adventure finally arrives one day in the form of giants, and soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of slugs the size of sheep, venomous pixies as tall as grown men, and a chatty cook with the biggest mouth Jack has ever seen. There’s giant fun to be had, too: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . . But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.

About Liesl: Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just like Jack, she was made to do lots of yard work, pulling weeds and growing green stuff she did not want to eat. Now she lives with her family in Chicago, where it is very hard to grow things in her elf-sized yard. She dearly loves the local farmers’ market and always makes her kids eat the green stuff. Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first book, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, won over kids and critics alike, earning an IRA Award, a Texas Bluebonnet nomination, a Whitney nomination, and a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it “as good as gold.” Her next book will be a fractured retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.”

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
18
Book Release Party! Cyn Vargas presents "On the Way" w/ Megan Stielstra
The Book Cellar, Saturday, April 18 at 7pm
Join The Book Cellar and Curbside Splendor as we celebrate the release of Cyn Vargas's book of stories, On the way.

Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of Once Upon a River, says:

Cyn Vargas brings her readers a whole world of unforgettable women, old and young, tough and getting tougher. Her narrators must continually negotiate with the tragedy, cruelty, and sweetness of their ever-changing lives, against the twin landscapes of America and Central America. In these fresh, sensual stories, Vargas bravely explores family, friendship and irreconcilable loss, and she will break your heart nicely

Cyn will be joined by Megan Stielstra (Once I Was Cool), and Curbside's senior editor, Jacob Knabb, will host.

We would advise you to get here early.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
19
Jennifer Morales - "Meet Me Halfway" - with LeVan D. Hawkins
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Sunday, April 19 at 2pm
In conversation with LeVan D. Hawkins

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE

About the book: As an activist mother in the thick of Milwaukee politics, Morales developed a keen ear and a tender heart for the kids who have inherited the city’s troubled racial legacy. With a critical eye on promises unfulfilled, Meet Me Halfway raises questions about the notion of a “postracial” society and, with humor and compassion, lifts up the day-to-day work needed to get there.

About the author: Jennifer Morales is a poet, fiction writer, and performance artist whose work focuses on questions of identity, complicity, gender, and harm. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles in 2011, and is a board member of the Council for Wisconsin Writers and the Driftless Writing Center.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
HENRY M. PAULSON
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 20 at 11:30am
Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson talks about his new book that draws on his unprecedented access to modern China’s political and business elite. He takes readers behind closed doors to witness the creation, evolution, and future of China’s state-controlled capitalism. Mr. Paulson will be interviewed by Tom Brokaw at this event. Luncheon.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
BILL BROWDER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 20 at 5:30pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

The founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management speaks on the subject “Putin’s Number One Enemy?” Browder argues that as the relationship between Russia and the West continues to deteriorate, economic problems appear of little concern to Vladimir Putin—a fact Browder attributes to the endemic corruption among top Russian officials.

Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
Kate Brown - "Dispatches From Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten" - CEERES
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, April 20 at 6pm
Co-sponsored by the Center for Eastern European and Russian / Eurasian Studies (CEERES)

At the Co-op

RSVP HERE

About the book: “Why are Kazakhstan and Montana the same place?” asks one chapter of Kate Brown’s surprising and unusual journey into the histories of places on the margins, overlooked or erased. It turns out that a ruined mining town in Kazakhstan and Butte, Montana—America’s largest environmental Superfund site—have much more in common than one would think thanks to similarities in climate, hucksterism, and the perseverance of their few hardy inhabitants. Taking readers to these and other unlikely locales, Dispatches from Dystopia delves into the very human and sometimes very fraught ways we come to understand a particular place, its people, and its history.

About the author: Kate Brown is professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is also the author of Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland and Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
Essay Fiesta!!
The Book Cellar, Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Essay Fiesta takes over The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Get here early to grab a seat and grab a drink! All donations go to 826Chicago!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
20
LISA BARR
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Max and Benny’s Jewish Author Literary Series

Fugitive Colors

International journalist and Chicago author Barr about her historical-fiction thriller about stolen art, love, lust, and revenge on the eve of World War II.

Location: Street: Max & Benny's, 461 Waukegan Road City: Northbrook, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
21
Peter Slevin
Northwestern University Evanston Campus, Tuesday, April 21 at 4pm
Peter Slevin (Michelle Obama)

Peter Slevin spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post before joining Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he is an associate professor. He has written extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as on political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. Slevin graduated from Princeton and Oxford. He lives with his family in Evanston, Illinois. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
22
Mindy Segal
Unabridged Bookstore, Wednesday, April 22 at 00am
Mindy Segal (Cookie Love) (added from Random House)
Apr
22
MELISSA ANN PINNEY and ANN PATCHETT
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30am
Two

Pinney, an award-winning photographer based in Evanston, has assembled a collection of thought-provoking photographs that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world surrounding us. Bestselling author and Pinney friend Ann Patchett has written the introduction and edited contributions from some of the country’s leading authors. Join us to hear Pinney and Patchett tell the book’s story.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Matt McCarthy
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm
Matt McCarthy (The real doctor will see you shortly)

Matt McCarthy is an assistant professor of medicine at Cornell and a staff physician at Weill Cornell Medical Center. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Deadspin, where he writes the Medspin column. His first book, Odd Man Out, was a New York Times bestseller. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
22
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy
Museum of Broadcast Communications, Wednesday, April 22 at unknown time
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
22
Author Reading: Brandy Liên Worrall: WHAT DOESN'T KILL US
Women & Children First, Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30pm
What Doesn’t Kill Us chronicles Brandy Liên Worrall’s journey with an aggressive, rare breast cancer at the age of thirty-one. The book reflects on the parallels between her experiences with cancer and her American father’s and Vietnamese mother’s trauma and survival during and after the Vietnam War. The book crosses borders, from rural, Amish-country Pennsylvania, where Brandy had grown up, to Vancouver, where she lived with her parents, husband, and two young children while enduring aggressive chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy. With surprising humor, the memoir also explores the enduring legacy of chemical warfare on three generations. Brandy Liên Worrall is the author of eight collections of poetry and has served as editor of numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies. She is the owner and editor of Rabbit Fool Press, a small family-owned-and-operated publishing company based in Vancouver. She holds an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy
Museum of Broadcast Communications, Wednesday, April 22 at 8:15pm
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
23
Christian Parenti - "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence" - CIS
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, April 23 at 5pm
** Save the date! **

At the Internatinal House

Location: Street: 1414 East 59th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
OFFSITE: April Bloomfield shares "A Girl and Her Greens" @ The Publican
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 23 at 5:30pm
The Book Cellar is absolutely THRILLED to be partnering with The Publican to present chef and restaurateur April Bloomfield as she shares recipes from her new cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals From the Garden.

April and a crack team of chefs-- Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat), Paul Virant (Vie Restaurant), and Lee Wolen (Boka)-- will present a menu built around recipes from A Girl and Her Greens while sticking to The Publican's regular Meat, Fish, and Vegetable menu categories. It's sure to be fascinating and delicious!

The Book Cellar will offer books for sale at the event, so you can try to duplicate your meal when you get home!

This event takes place during The Publican's regular dinner service from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.

For reservations, please contact The Publican.

Location: Street: 837 W Fulton Market City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60607 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Anne Balay - "Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers" - LGBT Alumni
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, April 23 at 6pm
**Save the date!**

With the University of Chicago LGBT Alumni Association

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
OFFSITE: Fifth Wednesday Journal presents African American Poets in Review @ The Poetry Foundation
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Haki Madhubuti will introduce a reading by Kelly Norman Ellis, Calvin Forbes, Angela Jackson, and Roger Reeves. The event, which will include music and a reception, is co-presented by the independent biannual literary magazine Fifth Wednesday Journal. Kelly Norman Ellis, author of Tougaloo Blues and Offerings of Desire, is an associate professor of English and creative writing and chairperson of the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures at Chicago State University. Her poetry has appeared in Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry, Spirit and Flame, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Boomer Girls, Essence Magazine, Obsidian, Calyx, and Cornbread Nation. She is a recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women writer’s grant and is a Cave Canem fellow and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. Calvin Forbes teaches writing, literature, and jazz history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Blues and jazz inform both the rhythm and content of his poetry. Forbes often uses ballads to tell stories of family or the ups and downs of romance but updates the tradition with surreal techniques, epigrammatic humor, and changing voices. His first book, Blue Monday, appeared in 1974, and his most recent, The Shine Poems, a book that resurrects the African American folk character, was issued in 2001. Angela Jackson was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and spent her early life there before moving with her family to Chicago’s South Side. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Voo Doo/Love Magic (1974); Dark Legs and Silk Kisses (1993), which won the Carl Sandburg Award; and And All These Roads Be Luminous (1998), which was nominated for the National Book Award. Jackson’s honors include a Pushcart Prize, TriQuarterly’s Daniel Curley Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and the American Book Award for her novel Where I Must Go. She lives in Chicago. Roger Reeves, author of King Me, is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received a 2014–15 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a 2014 Pushcart Prize, a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. His poemsSS1 have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry, Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among other publications. King Me, his first book of poems, has been awarded the 2014 Larry Levis Reading Prize by the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award.

A member of the Black Arts Movement, Haki Madhubuti has published more than 20 books of poetry, nonfiction, and critical essays. Madhubuti co-founded the quarterly Black Books Bulletin with Larry Neal, the Institute of Positive Education (1969), the New Concept School (1972), the Betty Shabazz International Charter School (Chicago, 1998), the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, and the National Black Writers Retreat. Madhubuti's many honors include an American Book Award and the Kuumba Workshop Black Liberation Award.

Location: Street: 61 W Superior St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60654 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Peter Slevin
University of Chicago Institute for Politics, Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Peter Slevin (Michelle Obama)

Peter Slevin spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post before joining Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he is an associate professor. He has written extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as on political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. Slevin graduated from Princeton and Oxford. He lives with his family in Evanston, Illinois. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
23
GREGORY KRAMER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
7 pm, New Trier HS Northfield, Cornog Auditorium A FAN Program

Mindfulness in Relationship: The Power of the Shared Human Experience Kramer, the founder and guiding teacher of Metta Programs, speaks on the subject of mindfulness. This program, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a day-long retreat on Friday, April 24, and a non-residential retreat on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26. For more details, see www.familyactionnetwork.net.

Location: Street: Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School City: nORTHFIELD, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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