Welcome to the inaugural post of "Dear Chicago Bookstores ..." featuring the city's magical, vibrant independent bookstore scene. Following is the first post highlighting some of the many outstanding events at bookstores around Chicagoland. Many are free. Follow links for all details. Please consider sharing this post and subscribing. More bookstore content to come. Thank you to Chicago's independent bookstores for inspiring this blog and making it possible.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
Volumes Bookcafé, 6:00 p.m. "Booked for Board Games." Game night!
Women & Children First, 7:00 p.m. Peggy Orenstein, author of Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity, in conversation the Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens. Reading, conversation, audience Q&A, book signing.
American Writers Museum, 6:30 p.m. Susan Muaddi Darraj appears as part of the museum's series "My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today." She is the author of the award-winning A Curious Land: Stories from Home. Her most recent book Farah Rocks Fifth Grade is about "a smart, funny, and brave Palestinian-American girl who loves three things: her little brother Samir, Greek mythology, and of course her rock collection."
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, 7:00 p.m. Peter Asher, legendary record producer and host of SiriusXM’s “From Me to You” is here to talk about his new book, The Beatles for A to Zed. “It’s an alphabetical magical mystery tour through Asher’s unique Beatles insights.” To join signing line, please purchase book at Anderson’s.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
The Book Stall, Winnetka, 7:00 p.m. John Duffy in conversation with The Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens about his new book, Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child's Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence. NOTE: this event is sponsored by The Family Action Network and will take place at North Shore Country Day School Auditorium in Winnetka.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
City Lit, 6:30 p.m. A reading with Joseph Anthony Rulli, author of Chicago Socialism: The People’s History in conversation with Steve Bellinger, author of Edge of Perception.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
Open Books West Loop, 10:00 a.m. Lap-sit story time (0-2 years-old) with bubble time, readings, songs and rhymes. At 10:30 a.m., there is a preschoolers' (3-5 years-old) program with reading, songs, movement, rhymes, arts and crafts.
The Book Stall, Winnetka, 10:30 a.m. Story time featuring Sarah Glenn Fortson and her new picture book, This Cowgirl Aint' Kiddin' About the Potty.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, 2:00 p.m. Two authors whose books give voice to diverse young adults. Adam Silvera launches his new Infinity series and will be interviewed by Jasmine Warga (Other Words for Home).
Women & Children First, 6:00 p.m. Queer Soup Night: “Four amazing Queer Chefs will be cooking up their best soups for us to warm up during this cold winter and DJ Club Chow will create the perfect soundtrack to kick off our inaugural 2020 QSN event!!”
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