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Book notes: Meet 'Days' stars at Naperville's Anderson's

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• Adam Selzer discusses and signs copies of his book "Ghosts of Chicago" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park. (708) 771-7243 or centuriesandsleuths.com.

• Meet local author Libby Hellmann as she discusses and signs copies of her book "Havana Lost" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

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• Author Ally Carter reads from and signs copies of her book "United We Spy," the final installment of her best-selling "Gallagher Girls" series, at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Anna Dewdney reads from and signs copies of the newest title in her "Llama Llama" children's book series, "Llama Llama and the Bully Goat," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Debut author Hannah Kent discusses and signs copies of her book "Burial Rights" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Author Missy Buchanan discusses her book "Aging Faithfully -- Finding Purpose in Later Life" at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Covenant Village continuing care retirement community at 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook. Program is free, but space is limited. For reservations, call (877) 518-2473 or visit retireatnorthbrook.com/rsvp.

• Local author Dan Verdun reads from and signs copies of his new book, "NIU Football," looking at the history of the Northern Illinois University Huskie football team, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Novelist Meg Cabot discusses "The Bride Wore Size 12," the latest title in her Heather Wells mystery series, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the west auditorium at Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. Cabot is also the author of the renowned "The Princess Diaries" series. Copies of Cabot's new book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. The event, sponsored by the Vernon Area Public Library, is free and open to the public. Register by calling (224) 543-1485 or online at bit.ly/Bride12.

• "Peak Season for Murder" author Gail Lukasik reads from and signs copies of her new book at a book launch party at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park. (708) 771-7243 or centuriesandsleuths.com.

• National Book Award winner Alice McDermott reads from and signs copies of her new book, "Someone," at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Koten Chapel on the campus of North Central College, 329 School Ave., Naperville. The event is sponsored Anderson's Bookshop of Naperville. Tickets are required and are available at Anderson's at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet author Allegra Magrisso as she discusses and signs copies of her children's book "When Sarah Laughed" at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Meet four cast members from television's "Days of Our Lives" at a reading and book-signing event for the book "Days of Our Lives Better Living" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Deidre Hall, Shawn Christian, Galen Gering and Arianne Zucker will be on hand to meet with guests and discuss their book and their tips for healthy living. (630) 355-2665 or andersonbookshop.com.

-- Laura Milbrath Stewart

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