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Book notes: Glen Ellyn's Bookstore hosts book launch reception

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By Laura Stewart

• Children's author John Madormo discusses and signs copies of the newest title in his Charlie Collier mystery series, "The Camp Phoenix Caper: Book 2," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Anderson's Bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Chicago native Michael Hainey, deputy editor of GQ magazine, discusses his book "After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com. Hainey will also be on hand to read from and sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet author Rita Leganski as she reads from and signs copies of her debut book, "The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Local journalist and author Lisa Barr discusses and signs copies of her award-winning historical novel "Fugitive Colors" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. (847) 272-6224 or northbrook.info.

• Glen Ellyn author Carrie Jo Howe discusses and signs copies of her debut book, "Motherhood is NOT for Babies ... A Story of Dating, Mating and Procreating," at a book launch reception beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at The Bookstore, 475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. (630) 469-2891 or justthebookstore.com.

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