• Thirteen-year-old author Ravina Thakker (who is living with Cystic Fibrosis) will be on hand to read from and sign copies of her book "The Adventure of a Lifetime" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
• "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel" author Ari Shavit discusses and signs copies of his book at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. (847) 432-0216 or hplibrary.org.
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• Meet author Les Krantz as he reads from and signs copies of his new book, "Wrigley Field: The Centennial," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. Krantz will also discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.
• The Bookstore, at 475 N. Main St., in Glen Ellyn, welcomes three authors to its Author Book Signing Day on Saturday, Dec. 14. Marilyn Griese signs "The Eye of God: A Fisherman's Tale" from 1 to 3 p.m.; Christine Litavsky signs "Glimpse Grace in Ordinary Days" from 1 to 3 p.m.; Karen Doornebos signs her books "Undressing Mr. Darcy" and "Definitely Not Mr. Darcy" from 3 to 5 p.m. (630) 469-2891 or justthebookstore.com.
-- Laura Milbrath Stewart