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posted: 6/21/2012 6:00 AM

Book notes: David Finch speaks at Glen Ellyn BookFest

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By Laura Stewart

• The annual Downtown Glen Ellyn BookFest takes place at various venues in downtown Glen Ellyn starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23. Authors and speakers will be on hand for the event, including keynote speaker David Finch, author of "The Journal of Best Practices: Memoir of a Marriage, Asperger Syndrome and One Man's Quest to be a Better Husband." He discusses his book at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Free. For full festival schedule, visit bookfest.org.

• Author Dorthea Benton Frank reads from and signs copies of her book "Porch Lights" at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "The Skeleton Box" author Bryan Gruley reads from and signs copies of the latest title in his "Starvation Lake" series at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Jennifer Close reads from and signs copies of her book "Girls in White Dresses" (now in paperback) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Children's book author Catherine Jinks discusses and signs copies of her newest book, "The Paradise Trap," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston. The event is recommended for ages 8 and older. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call (847) 448-8610 or visit epl.org. The event is co-sponsored by The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka. Visit thebookstall.com. Jinks will also read from and sign copies of "The Paradise Trap" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

• Ridley Pearson reads from and signs copies of his latest thriller, "The Risk Agent," at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

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