Chris Colfer bringing new book to Naperville

  • Chris Colfer

    Chris Colfer

By Candace Purdom
Anderson’s Bookshop
Posted8/15/2019 1:14 PM

Author Chris Colfer, a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as Kurt Hummel on "Glee," will be in Naperville in October to present his latest book, "A Tale of Magic."

This will be the sixth time Colfer has participated in an event sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop. He'll discuss the book, aimed at middle school readers, at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Anderson's, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. This will be a signing line only event and tickets must be purchased at


"Magic" begins with Brystal Evergreen stumbling across a secret section of the library and discovering a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination. She soon learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic. But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility.

With the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic. Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem, she doesn't return.

Colfer's previous books are "Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal," "Stranger Than Fanfiction," and six books in The Land of Stories series.