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The Book Cellar

The Book Cellar

4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

United States

773-293-2665; wordsbookcellarinc.com

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://www.bookcellarinc.com/index.php

Events: http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event

Twitter account: @bookcellar

Amenities: food/drink

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Upcoming events

Mar
27
Carson Ellis, "Home" (Friday, March 27 at 7pm)
Author and Illustrator Carson Ellis comes to The Book Cellar to talk about her new picture book Home!

Home, Carson’s debut picture book as an author-illustrator, is a whimsical, elegant meditation on the various meanings of Home, ranging from a house in the country to a tour bus to an underwater grotto (and everything in between). Some Homes are ones we know. Some Homes are new. Some Homes are even a bit fantastical – the stuff of imaginations. Carson infuses vitality and her signature style in each rendering of Home from the everyday to the spectacular, resulting in a work of art that raises the question, What does Home mean to you? Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio.

Carson Ellis is the illustrator of a number of books for kids, including New York Times bestsellers The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and The Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy (who happens to be my husband). She recently finished work on Home, a picture book she wrote and illustrated, due out in February of 2015. Caron is also an occasional maker of editorial illustration (She's worked for The New York Times and The New Yorker, among many others) and an even more occasional fine artist represented by Nationale in Portland. Carson is also the illustrator-in-residence for the band The Decemberists. Carson has been a babysitter in New York, a hot dog vendor in California, a chairlift operator in Vermont, an artist's model in Montana, and a cocktail waitress in Minnesota. She lives on a farm in Oregon with Colin, our two sons, one cat, one stray cat, two llamas, eight chickens, a family of barn owls and an unfathomable multitude of tree frogs. You can see her illustrations at www.carsonellis.com.

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
28
The Kates!!! (Saturday, March 28 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)
Apr
1
**OFFSITE** RESCHEDULED** Tuna the Dog @ PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center Community Room (Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm)
Join The Book Cellar and PAWS Chicago on April 1 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 Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
Book Cellar Book Club (Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss Little Book by Selden Edwards.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
1
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music (Wednesday, April 1 at 8pm)
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

For more information, check out the link !

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Dina Elenbogen, "Drawn From Water: An American Poet, An Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story" (Thursday, April 2 at 7pm)
Dina Elenbogen visits The Book Cellar to share her new memoir Drawn From Water: An American Poet, An Ethiopian Family, An Israeli Story.

In Drawn From Water, Dina explores her thirty-year friendship with Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel as they struggle in a new country while dealing with her own desire to join them there. Thirty years ago, Operation Moses airlifted thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, where today they, immigrants from other years, and descendants form a community over 100,000 strong. Through the stories of the children Osnat, Elad, and their siblings Dina raises questions about religion, assimilation, and cultural identity. The author's poetic voice examines immigration in all its forms, success and failure, adaptation and resistance. Black Ethiopians suffer discrimination, and are hindered by cultural and language difficulties, yet the children eventually attend college, marry, and have families of their own. Dina's personal journey parallels theirs, but poetry and the arts give her a bridge between her life in America and her desire for Israel.

Dina is an award-winning poet and author of the collection Apples of the Earth. Her essays have appeared in magazines including Tikkun, Chicago Reader, New City, Midstream, Chicago Jewish News and the anthology Word by Word: The Iowa Writer's Workshop 75 Years. Dina received a MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a BA with honors in English and a certificate in Jewish studies from Indiana University. She teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago Graham School where she received the 2012 excellence in teaching award and gives poetry and prose readings, leads workshops and lectures at numerous venues including universities, libraries, and cultural centers.

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
2
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music (Thursday, April 2 at 8pm)
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

For more information, check out the link !

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
3
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (Friday, April 3 at 7pm)
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
3
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music (Friday, April 3 at 8pm)
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

For more information, check out the link !

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
6
Berry Memorial Church Book Group (Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm)
Berry Memorial Book Group meets to discuss Slowing Time by Barbara Mahany.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
7
**OFFSITE** Conscious Capitalism 2015 @ The JW Marriott (Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30pm)
Conscious Capitalism 2015 is designed to deepen your practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism with high potency keynotes, multiple tracks of hands on practicums and rich opportunities to connect with and learn from peers. In addition to high-potency keynotes and meaningful opportunities to connect with other participants, the major focus of the event is hands on practicums designed to deepen your practice of Conscious Capitalism. Come prepared to build and strengthen friendships and foster collaborative relationships. This event will energize and activate you and your team! Click here for registration and more details!

Location: Street: 151 W Adams City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60603 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
7
OFFSITE: Kirker Butler in Conversation with Chris Abani @ Theater Wit (Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm)
The Book Cellar and author Chris Abani (The secret history of Las Vegas) welcome Emmy nominated writer/producer Kirker Butler (Family Guy) to Theater Wit for a discussion of his new novel, Pretty Ugly. Satire always guarantees two things: laughter and offense. Kirker Butler’s debut novel, Pretty Ugly serves up both in equal measure. Doing what satire has done for centuries, Butler’s novel slyly turns the mirror on ourselves. It’s really funny, but it’s also Pretty Ugly. A bright new voice in satirical literature, Pretty Ugly pulls no punches as Butler dissects our culture’s current state of affairs.

Kirker Butler is an Emmy nominated writer and producer. His TV credits include Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and The Neighbors among others. His latest show, Galavant, premiered on ABC Television in January 2015. Butler is also the writer of the graphic novel, Blue Agave and Worm. Kirker grew up in Kentucky, and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Tickets are $5. Visit Theater Wit's Box Office website to purchase. Books will be available to purchase at the event, and there will be a signing opportunity after the conversation.

Location: Street: 1229 W Belmont City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60657 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
8
**OFFSITE** Mary Morris @ Harold Washington Library (Wednesday, April 8 at 6pm)
Mary Morris visits Harold Washington Library to discuss launch her new novel Jazz Palace, which 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.

Mary Morris lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and daughter and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

Location: Street: 400 S State St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
8
**OFFSITE** Lew Bryson @ Fountainhead (Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30pm)
Managing Editor of Whisky Advocate Lew Bryson visits Fountainhead for a whiskey tasting! He will also be sharing his new book Tasting Whiskey.

Lew has spent the last 20 years immersed in the world of whiskey — writing about it, thinking about it, drinking it, and talking to the people who make, sell, drink, and collect it. He has traveled the world tasting whiskey, acquiring a breadth of knowledge and an experience of the full spectrum of international whiskies not commonly come by. In Tasting Whiskey, he shares his passion for whiskey in a fun, approachable guide designed to enrich and educate readers as they embark on their own whiskey journeys.

Location: Street: 1970 West Montrose Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
8
Ann Aguirre, "The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things" (Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm)
Ann Aguirre visits The Book Cellar to launch her young adult novel The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things.

Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won't peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She's learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it's working just fine until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He's a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted. Shane Cavendish just wants to be left alone to play guitar and work on his music. He's got heartbreak and loneliness in his rearview mirror, and this new school represents his last chance. He doesn't expect to be happy; he only wants to graduate and move on. He never counted on a girl like Sage. But love doesn't mend all broken things, and sometimes life has to fall apart before it can be put back together again.

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.

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
9
**OFFSITE** T.C. Boyle @ Harold Washington Library (Thursday, April 9 at 6pm)
T.C. Boyle visits Harold Washington Library to discuss his new novel The Harder They Come, a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character.

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people—an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover—as they careen towards an explosive confrontation. As he explores a father’s legacy of violence and his powerlessness in relating to his equally violent son, T. C. Boyle offers unparalleled psychological insights into the American psyche. Inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a modern master.

T.C. Boyle received a Ph.D. degree in Nineteenth Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and his B.A. in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968. He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978, where he is Distinguished Professor of English. His stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Paris Review, GQ, Antaeus, Granta and McSweeney's, and he has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prize for best novel of the year (World's End, 1988); the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story (T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999); and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France (The Tortilla Curtain, 1997). He currently lives near Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.

Location: Street: 400 S State St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
9
Stacey Ballis, "Recipe for Disaster" (Thursday, April 9 at 7pm)
Book Cellar favorite Stacey Ballis discusses her newest novel, Recipe for Disaster, with New York Time's Bestselling author Jen Lancaster (Twisted Sisters).

Recipe for Disaster:

To an outside observer, Anneke Stroudt is a mess- her shirts are stained, her fingernails stubby, her language colorful. But, despite her flaws, Anneke's life is close to perfect. She has a beautiful historic house to restore and a loving fiance who cooks like a dream. Until Anneke's charmed existence falls apart when she loses both her job and her future husband in one terrible day. In need of a new start, she packs up her disgruntled schnauzer and moved into her half-finished home, where she throws her pent-up frustration- and what little savings she has- into finishing the renovation. But at the first step into the house's overhaul, Anneke is sidetracked when she discovers a mysterious leather-bound book, long hidden away, filled with tempting recipes and steamy secrets from Emma Ditmore-Smythe, the cook for the house's original owners. Slowly, with the help of some delicious food and Emma's life lessons, Anneke begins to realize that, just like a flawless recipe, she's been waiting for the right ingredients to cook up a perfect life all along...

- Reprinted from Recipe for Disaster by Stacey Ballis Copyright © 2015 by Stacy Ballis

About Stacey:

Stacey Ballis is the author of several novels, including Inappropriate Men, Sleeping Over, Room for Improvement, The Spinster Sisters, Good Enough to Eat, Off the Menu, and Out to Lunch. Her first cookbook, Big Delicious Life, is out now in a digital edition, and she is at work co-authoring a cookbook called Cooking for You: Wellness in the Kitchen with Dr. Francis Ardito, which will be released later this year. She is also a contributing author to the anthologies Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, and Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, and Living Jewishly. She is also working on a new work of full-length fiction, which will be out in 2016.

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
10
**OFFSITE** The Interview Show @ Hideout ft. David Axelrod (Friday, April 10 at 6:30pm)
David Axelrod, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, and Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, at The Interview Show at The Hideout!

The Book Cellar will provide copies of his latest book, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Get tickets here!!

Also at this months event will be Sarah Spain, and Craig Benzine.

The Interview Show, a talk show in a bar, features comedy, music and guests from every walk of life sharing their stories, worldviews and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting. Since the show began in February 2008, the show has featured such guests as actor Brian Dennehy, WTF podcaster Marc Maron,The Style Rookie Editor Tavi Gevinson, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, novelist Gillian Flynn and many more. Called one of the “40 Reasons to Love Chicago” by Chicago magazine, The Interview Show is held the first Friday of every month at The Hideout, as well as twice a year at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

Location: Street: 1354 W. Wabansia City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60642 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
10
The Kates!!! (Friday, April 10 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)
Apr
13
Afterwords Book Group (Monday, April 13 at 7pm)
Afterwards Book Group meets to discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
15
Local Author Night: Poetry Edition (Wednesday, April 15 at 7pm)
Join us for our monthly Local Author Night. This month: Poetry!

We're going to have a crack squad of local poets on display: Richard Fox (Swagger & Remorse), Robert McDonald, Danielle Susi(The Month in Which We Are Born), Bill Yarrow (Pointed Sentences), and John Goode (Graduatiing From Eternity).

It's sure to be inspiring, so come have some wine and get your stanzas in order!

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
16
Chicago Writers Conference presents Under 30/Over 60 (Thursday, April 16 at 7pm)
The Chicago Writers Conference is proud to present Under 30/Over 60 a cross-generational evening of live-lit. Join us as three writers under the age of 30 and three writers over the age of 60 look back on their lives and attempt to answer the question "What I Wish I Knew". Expect laughs, loves, and well-earned life lessons to accompany us as we journey out of once blissful ignorance. Our readers include What More Could You Wish For author Samantha Hoffman, former reporter and novelist Eric Charles May, On Being a Cop's Jim Padar, 826CHI volunteers Molly Sprayegen and Kayla Schwalbe, and Northwestern University MFA candidate Theodore Wesenberg. The evening will be hosted by the always blissful writer and busy bee from CWC, Amanda Claire Buckley.

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
16
OFFSITE: Sarah Colonna @ ZANIES (Thursday, April 16 at 8:30pm)
New York Times bestselling author of Life as I Blow It Sarah Colonna is back with a hilarious, honest look at life in her late thirties—in all its messy, pants-missing glory. How does a gal with a successful career, great friends, and a razor-sharp wit find herself wandering pants-less through the hallways of a casino hotel in Iowa on New Year’s Eve? Ask Sarah Colonna. Has anyone seen my pants? is a laugh-out-loud trip around America (and Mexico!) with Sarah as she braves crying in nail salons, mother-daughter road trips, Iowan casinos, and single-shaming resorts. From a fling-gone-wrong to friend breakups and a new romance, Sarah’s signature wit and sharp observations take you on a journey at once so deviously funny and surprisingly compassionate that it might just steal your heart—not to mention your pants. About Sarah Colonna: Sarah is well known as a popular roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” She also served as a full time writer on “Chelsea Lately,” as well as a producer, writer and star of the show’s spin-off scripted series “After Lately.” She was recently seen in Michael Rosenbaum’s new movie “Back in the Day,” alongside Rosenbaum, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Morena Baccarin and many others. She’s also recently appeared in Diablo Cody’s “Paradise,” CBS’ “Battle Creek,” and “Killing Hasselhoff” with Ken Jeong. Her first book, “Life as I Blow it,” debuted at number 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list, followed with a sold out book tour in several major cities in the country. It was also sold to NBC to be developed for television with producers Happy Madison two years in a row. Her second book, “Has Anyone Seen My Pants,” is due for release March 31st, 2015.

Sarah continues to tour across the country headlining comedy clubs regularly. She’s appeared on several other TV shows, including “The United States of Tara,” “Scare Tactics,” and “Monk,” and was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

Tickets are $25. To purchase, please follow this link to chicago.zanies.com.

Location: Street: 1548 N Wells St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60610 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
17
Lizzie Skurnick shares "That Should Be a Word" (Friday, April 17 at 7pm)
Lizzie Skurnick, author of That Should Be a Word, is a 21st-century language-lover’s dream. By taking two words and combining them to make new ones, Lizzie gives her readers words she believes should exist in today’s society, words that take into account the changing nature of relationships, the role technology plays in our lives, the way we interact in the office, and more. There are the words that seem obvious once you hear them, words that will have you wondering “How does that not already exist?” Words like:

· fidgital – excessively checking one’s electronic devices

· dready – a state of being always ready for the worst-case scenario

· stressipe – a meal that’s more trouble than it’s worth to make Join us to learn more awesome words like these, as well as Lizzie's words that offer biting commentary on trends and society and some that are downright ridiculous (drafterbirth – children taken to bars)!

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
18
Book Release Party! Cyn Vargas presents "On the Way" (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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