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  • Chris Colfer

      Chris Colfer
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• Actor Chris Colfer, of television's "Glee," signs copies of his new children's book "Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell," at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Barnes and Noble -- Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Free numbered tickets for the signing line will be distributed beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, July 20, to customers presenting a copy of Colfer's book, and proof of purchase from Barnes and Noble. One ticket per customer. (847) 676-2230 or barnesandnoble.com.

• Author Eoin Colfer reads from and signs copies of "The Last Guardian," the final title in his "Artemis Fowl" series, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "The Skeleton Box" author Bryan Gruley discusses and signs copies of his book at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park. (708) 771-7243 or centuriesandsleuths.com.

• Meet author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, as she reads from and signs copies of "The Great Escape," her follow up title to her New York Times best-selling book "Call Me Irresistible," at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet Marshall Reid and his mother Alexandra Reid as they read from and sign copies of their weight-loss book, "Portion Size Me," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. The Reids will also host a "Snack War" event, aimed at raising awareness of healthy eating. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Fitness expert and author Shea Vaughn reads from and signs copies of her book "Breakthrough: The 5 Living Principles to Defeat Stress, Look Great and Find Total Well-Being" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet "Heading Out to Wonderful" author Robert Goolrick, as he signs copies of his novel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

-- Laura Stewart

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