Author events: Meet Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi in Winnetka, Naperville

  • Gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic ice skater and New York Times best-selling author Kristi Yamaguchi reads from and signs copies of her new children's picture book on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at The Book Stall in Winnetka, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

    Gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic ice skater and New York Times best-selling author Kristi Yamaguchi reads from and signs copies of her new children's picture book on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at The Book Stall in Winnetka, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. Courtesy of Guttman Associates

 
 
Updated 10/18/2016 11:27 AM

• Soman Chainani signs copies of his book "The School for Good and Evil: Ever Never Handbook" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 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 Jennifer Weiner discusses, hosts a Q&A and signs copies of her book "Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing!" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Madden Theatre at North Central College, 171 Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets, which are $29 for one person and include one copy of the book, are available at jenniferweinerandersons.brownpapertickets.com. Books purchased from vendors other than Anderson's will not be permitted in the signing line. For details, visit sponsor Anderson's Bookshop of Naperville at andersonsbookshop.com.

 

• Molly Yeh, blogger and author of "Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories From an Unlikely Life on a Farm," discusses her writings at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Elawa Farms, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest. Tickets cost $65 and include a copy of Yeh's book. Register by calling the Lake Forest Book Store at (847) 234-4420 or see lakeforestbookstore.com.

• Gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic ice skater and New York Times best-selling author Kristi Yamaguchi reads from and signs copies of her new children's picture book, "Cara's Kindness," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com. Yamaguchi will also sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. To join the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Trish Cook discusses and signs copies of her young adult novel "Outward Blonde" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Barnes and Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. (847) 676-2230 or barnesandnoble.com.

• "Running Man" author Charlie Engle signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsboookshop.com.

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• Newbery Medalist Richard Peck signs copies of his book "The Best Man" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. To join the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. Peck also discusses his book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Children's book author Patricia Polacco signs copies of her book "Because of Thursday" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 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.

• Author Cynthia Clampitt discusses her book "Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Winfield Public Library, 0S291 Winfield Road, Winfield. Free. Registration required. (630) 653-7599 or winfield.lib.il.us.

• Picture book authors Jon Klassen ("We Found A Hat") and Carson Ellis ("Du Iz Tak?") sign copies of their books at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase one of the authors' books from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• "Seduced" author Randy Wayne White signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. To join the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Marie Lu, author of the novel "The Midnight Star," discusses her book at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest. Register by calling the book store at (847) 234-4420. lakeforestbookstore.com.

• Theresa Schwegel discusses "The Good Boy" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Barnes & Noble, 720 Hawthorn Center, at Milwaukee Avenue and Townline Road, Vernon Hills. (847) 247-1157.

• Aaron Ozee signs copies of his book "My Darling Child Shiloh" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Half Price Books, 1075 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. For information, visit aaronozee.com.

• YouTube personality and author Hannah Hart presents her book "Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded" at a photo/fan event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Tickets, which cost $27 and include one pre-signed copy of the book, are required and are available at hannahhartandersons.brownpapertickets.com. Customers younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult will not need a ticket. The event is sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop of Naperville. andersonsbookshop.com.

Mark Spreyer, director of the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington, signs copies of his book "Natural Digressions" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Nortons' U.S.A. in Barrington.
Mark Spreyer, director of the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington, signs copies of his book "Natural Digressions" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Nortons' U.S.A. in Barrington. - Courtesy of Mark Spreyer

• Naturalist and author Mark Spreyer will sign copies of his new book, "Natural Digressions," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Norton's U.S.A., 400 Lageschulte St., Barrington. Spreyer will have an owl from the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington with him at the event. (847) 382-8872.

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