Author events: Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn signs her book at Naperville's Anderson's

 
 
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  • Olympic gold medal-winning downhill skier Lindsey Vonn signs copies of her book "Strong is the New Beautiful" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

    Olympic gold medal-winning downhill skier Lindsey Vonn signs copies of her book "Strong is the New Beautiful" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. Courtesy of Anderson's Bookshop

• Caldecott honoree Aaron Becker signs copies of his book "Return" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "Isabella: Girl in Charge" author Jennifer Fosberry signs copies of her book for young readers at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "Mighty Jack" author Ben Hatke signs copies of his new book for middle-grade readers at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• New York Times best-selling author Scott Westerfeld signs copies of his new young-adult title, "Swarm," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. To join the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Mac Barnett discusses his book "The Magic Word" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com. Barnett will also be on hand to sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. To reserve a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson signs copies of her new book, "Ashes," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Patrick McDonnell, a Caldecott honor recipient and the creator of the syndicated comic strip "Mutts," signs copies of his picture book "Tek: The Modern Cave Boy" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• New York Times best-selling author Candice Millard discusses her book "Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Koten Chapel, on the campus of North Central College, 39 E. School St., Naperville. The event is sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop of Naperville. Tickets are required and are available at Anderson's, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Each ticket admits two guests and includes a copy of the book. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• The Lady Jane's Salon-Naperville ongoing reading series helps celebrate the release of the "Steele Ridge" book series, with its authors Tracey Devlyn, Adrienne Giordano and Kelsey Browning (via video feed), at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Delirio, 5 W. Jackson Ave., second floor, Naperville. The evening features readings, book signings and giveaways. Admission is $5. All proceeds will go to Celebrate Differences, a not-for-profit organization that supports individuals and children with disabilities. For information and to RSVP, visit ladyjanessalonnaperville.com.

• Ruth Spiro signs copies of her latest children's books, "Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering" and "Baby Loves Quarks," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase one of the author's books from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Robert Olen Butler signs copies of his novel "Perfume River" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris discusses and signs copies of her new mystery title, "All the Little Liars," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Elsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are available at charlaineharrisandersons.brownpapertickets.com. Each ticket includes a copy of the book. The event is sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop of Naperville. andersonsbookshop.com.

• "Mercury" author Margot Livesey discusses her book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Jim Papandrea, associate professor of church history at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, will discuss his book "Handed Down: The Catholic Faith of the Early Christians" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Holy Family Catholic Community, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness. Suggested donation is $10 per guest. Reservations are suggested; call Mary at (847) 907-3450.

• Trenton Lee Stewart, author of The New York Times best-selling "Mysterious Benedict Society" series, discusses his book "The Secret Keepers" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Copies of all of Stewart's books will be available for purchase. A book-signing follows the author's presentation. Register at ahml.info. Stewart also signs copies of "The Secret Keepers" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Author and military historian Douglas V. Mastriano discusses his book "Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the visitors' center at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free admission and parking. Event is hosted by the First Division Museum at Cantigny. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Cantigny Shop that evening. firstdivisionmuseum.org.

• Olympic gold medalist and world-champion skier Lindsey Vonn discusses and signs copies of her new book, "Strong is the New Beautiful," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Tickets are available at lindseyvonnandersons.brownpapertickets.com. Each ticket admits two guests and includes a copy of Vonn's book. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Local author Robin Currie introduces her latest book, "Tuktuk: Tundra Tale," at a book launch at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at The Bookstore, 475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. (630) 469-2891 or justthebookstore.com.

• Aaron Ozee signs copies of his children's book "My Darling Child Shiloh" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at This Old Book, 138 Center St., Grayslake. (847) 548-6951 or thisoldbook.com.

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