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Author events: Jen Lancaster signs new YA book at Naperville's Anderson's

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  • Best-selling author Jen Lancaster signs copies of her new young-adult title, "The Gatekeepers," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

    Best-selling author Jen Lancaster signs copies of her new young-adult title, "The Gatekeepers," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.
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• Local children's book author Brighid Coleman presents her book "Sawyer's Visit to the Pumpkin Patch" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Barnes & Noble, 5380 Route 14, Crystal Lake. (815) 444-0824 or stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2959.

• Young adult-title authors Caleb Roehrig ("Last Seen Leaving"), Jennifer Mathieu ("Moxie"), Mitali Perkins ("You Bring the Distant Near") and Anna-Marie McLemore ("Wild Beauty") sign copies of their books at the "Fierce Reads Tour" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. To join the signing line, purchase one of the authors' latest books from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Jen Lancaster signs copies of her newest young-adult title, "The Gatekeepers," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "The Rules of Magic" author Alice Hoffman discusses her book at a luncheon and book signing at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. The book is a prequel to Hoffman's "Practical Magic." Books will be available to purchase at the event. Business casual dress code. Tickets cost $38. Register at eventbrite.com/. (630) 355-2665 or see andersonsbookshop.com. Hoffman also will be on hand at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. The event is sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop of Naperville. Tickets are required. Purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Children's book authors Stuart Gibbs and James Ponti discuss and sign copies of their new novels at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 W. Oakton St. Gibbs is the author of the "FunJungle" series and The New York Times best-selling "Spy School" series. His new book in the Spy School series is "Spy School Secret Service." Ponti's newest book is "Vanished!" the second book in a mystery series about 12-year-old Florian Bates. The event is presented in conjunction with The Book Stall. Cake will be served. (847) 446-8880, thebookstall.com or nileslibrary.org. Gibbs and Ponti also will sign copies of their books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase one of the authors' books from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Best-selling children's book author Robert Beatty signs copies of his middle-grade title "Serafina and the Splintered Heart" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Steve Paul reads from and discusses his new book, "Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. volumesbooks.com.

• Scott Simon, host of NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday," discusses his new book, "My Cubs: A Love Story," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette. The event is sponsored by The Book Stall of Winnetka. Tickets are not required. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Scott S. Greenberger discusses his book "The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur" at a luncheon at noon Wednesday, Oct. 11, at The University Club, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. Admission is $15-$18, plus tax and gratuity. The dress code is business casual. No denim is permitted. For reservations, call The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880, or see thebookstall.com or ucco.com.

• Author, editor and publisher James Atlas will discuss and sign copies of his new book, "The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. thebookstall.com.

• Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld sign copies of their picture book "Groovy Joe 2: Dance Party Countdown" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Cressida Cowell presents her middle-grade title "The Wizard of Once" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Madden Theatre, on the campus of North Central College, 171 Chicago Ave., Naperville. The event is sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop. For a ticket, purchase the book from Anderson's, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Phyllis Good signs copies of her newest cookbook, "Stock the Pot," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• The Family Action Network presents Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and author Garry Wills as he discusses his book "What the Qur'an Meant" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Wills is the author of The New York Times best-sellers "What Jesus Meant" and "Papal Sin." He is a professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University. The event, which is appropriate for ages 12 and older, will be taped. familyactionnetwork.net.

• Pete Hautman signs copies of his latest middle-grade novel, "Slider," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "E! News" and E! Online correspondent Ken Baker signs copies of his book "Ken Commandments" at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. TV personality Giuliana Rancic will be a guest. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "Be Brave Little One" author Marianne Richmond signs copies of her new picture book at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• The Schaumburg Township District Library hosts its Indie Author Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at its Central Library branch, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. An estimated 25 authors will be on hand to meet with guests and discuss their works and the publishing process. Books will be available for purchase and signing. (847) 985-4000 or schaumburglibrary.org.

• Philip Stead and Erin Stead present the children's book "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. The book, a never-before-published and unfinished book by famed author Mark Twain, was completed by Philip Stead and illustrated by his wife, Erin. To help complete the book, Philip used Twain's archived story notes from the University of California, Berkeley. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

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