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  • Emmy Award-winning TV chef Lidia Bastianich discusses her new cookbook Thursday, Nov. 9, in Belushi Performance Hall at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage.

    Emmy Award-winning TV chef Lidia Bastianich discusses her new cookbook Thursday, Nov. 9, in Belushi Performance Hall at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage.
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• Molly Page discusses and signs copies of her book "100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Registration is required. (630) 543-3617 or addisonlibrary.org.

• Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis, creators of the "Wildwood" trilogy, discuss and sign copies their new book, "The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from The Book Stall. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Erin Bowman signs copies of her young adult title "Retribution Road" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 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.

• Author Gail Lukasik discusses her book "White Like Her" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330 or cooklib.org.

• New York Times best-selling author Chris Grabenstein signs his new middle-grade book, "Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race," his third "Mr. Lemoncello" title, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 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.

• Elizabeth Singer Hunt signs her middle-grade title "The Secret Agent Training Manual" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 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.

• Katherine Reay discusses her new novel, "The Austen Escape," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at a release-day party for the book at the Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest. Birthday cake and refreshments will be served. (847) 234-4420 or lakeforestbookstore.com.

• Emmy Award-winning TV chef Lidia Bastianich (of "Lidia's Kitchen" on PBS) discusses her new cookbook, "Celebrate Like an Italian," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Belushi Performance Hall at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Bastianch will also take guests behind the scenes of her cooking show and will discuss her Chicago restaurant Eataly. General admission tickets cost $39-$44. Gold circle tickets cost $75 and include a signed copy of her new cookbook. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org.

• Jason Segal discusses and signs copies of the first book in his new young-adult trilogy, "Otherworld!," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Wentz Concert Hall, on the campus of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets, which cost $22 (admits one person and includes one book) or $32 (admits two and includes one book), are available at jasonsegel2andersons.brownpapertickets.com. Books purchased from vendors other than sponsor Anderson's Bookshop will not be permitted in the signing line. andersonsbookshop.com.

• Linda Fairstein signs her middle-grade title "Digging for Trouble" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 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.

Best-selling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney presents his 12th "Wimpy Kid" title, "The Getaway," at an event Friday, Nov. 10, at Still Middle School in Aurora.
Best-selling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney presents his 12th "Wimpy Kid" title, "The Getaway," at an event Friday, Nov. 10, at Still Middle School in Aurora. - Courtesy of Anderson's Bookshop

• Best-selling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney presents his 12th "Wimpy Kid" title, "The Getaway," from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. Activities in the gymnasium and a book-signing line are part of the event that is sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop. Tickets cost $20 and include a copy of the book and admission for two people. Timed entries are available at wimpykidandersons.brownpapertickets.com. Visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Actress, producer and author Krysten Ritter signs copies of "Bonfire" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.
Actress, producer and author Krysten Ritter signs copies of "Bonfire" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. - Courtesy of Anderson's Bookshop

• Actress, producer and author Krysten Ritter signs copies of her book "Bonfire" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Each $29 ticket includes a copy of the book and admission for one to the signing line. See krystenritterandersons.brownpapertickets.com. Books purchased from vendors other than Anderson's will not be permitted in the signing line. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Anthony Licata discusses and signs copies of his book "Hannibal's Niece" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Illustrator Kim Smith signs copies of "The X-Files: Earth Children are Weird" and "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 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.

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