Ÿ Local children’s author S. Moo (Shannon “Guernsey” Coulter) signs copies of her new book, “Where on Earth Am I? Fassa’s 52 Weeks of Fun!,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at The Little Traveler shop, 404 S. 3rd St., Geneva. The book is the first title in the author’s “The Fassa Tails” book series. For information, visit planetfassa.com/fassa-tails.
Ÿ Aurora author Andrea Jones reads from and signs copies of her books “Hook and Jill” and “Other Oceans” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Christmas on the Fox Arts and Crafts Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Readings are free with paid $3 admission to the show. Reservations for readings are suggested, as seating is limited. Call (815) 772-3279 for information.
Ÿ Pete Townshend, legendary lead guitarist and principal songwriter for The Who, will sign his new autobiography, “Who I Am,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Barnes & Noble — Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Free numbered signing line tickets will be distributed beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, to customers presenting a copy of “Who I Am” and proof of purchase from Barnes & Noble. One ticket per customer. (847) 676-2230 or barnesandnoble.com.
Ÿ Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith discuss their book “The New Old Bar: The Hearty Boys Classic Cocktails and acks” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.
Ÿ Chicago journalist and author Alex Kotlowitz reads from his book “Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Footlik Theater at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Free admission. For information, call Lynn Woodbury at (847) 635-1953 or email email@example.com.
Ÿ Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick discusses his book “J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.
Ÿ B.A. Shapiro reads from and signs copies of the mystery “The Art Forger” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
Ÿ Former Arkansas governor, conservative political commentator and Fox News Channel television show host Mike Huckabee reads from and signs copies of his book “Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
Ÿ Meet author Ira Fistell as he discusses and signs copies of his book “Mark Twain: Three Encounters” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park. (708) 771-7243 or centuriesandsleuths.com.
Ÿ “The Song of Achilles” author Madeline Miller discusses and signs copies of her book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.
Ÿ Acclaimed historian David Nasaw reads from and signs copies of “The Patriarch,” his new biography of Joseph Kennedy, the head of the Kennedy family dynasty, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Koten Chapel in North Central College’s Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., Naperville. Purchase the book from Anderson’s Bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, for an admission ticket to the event. For information, call (630) 355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.