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SEPT. 7

• Tess Gerritsen will discuss and sign “Last to Die,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

SEPT. 8

• Peter Levine will discuss and sign “The Appearance of a Hero: The Tom Mahoney Stories,” 12:02 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

• Dav Pilkey will discuss and sign “Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Come early, at 1 p.m., with underpants on your head to help the author set a world record.

SEPT. 10

• Dav Pilkey will discuss and sign “Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers,” 6 p.m. at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire. The evening will include the screening of several short films, a craft and book signing. Tickets ($10) are required and include one copy of the new book and family admission; available at Lake Forest Book Store (lakeforestbookstore.com or 847-234-4420).

• Joyce Selander will discuss and sign “Joyce: Queen of the Mountain,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

SEPT. 11

• Dav Pilkey will discuss and sign “Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tindletrousers,” 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

• Libby Fischer Hellmann will discuss and sign “A Bitter Veil,” 6:30 p.m. at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire.

• Blair Fowler and Elle Fowler will discuss and sign “Beneath the Glitter,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

SEPT. 12

• Junot Diaz will discuss his new book of short stories, “This Is How You Lose Her,” 6.:30 p.m. at Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn. Tickets, $15, available at eventbrite.com/event/3784122412.

• Andrea Kayne Kaufman will discuss and sign “Oxford Messed Up,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

• Elle and Blair Fowler will discuss and sign “Beneath the Glitter,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Douglas Foster will discuss and sign “After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

SEPT. 13

• Charles F. Stanley will discuss and sign “The Ultimate Conversation,” 11 a.m. at Family Christian Store, 15121 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park.

• Charles F. Stanley will discuss and sign “The Ultimate Conversation,” 6 p.m. at Family Christian Store, 2215 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin.

• Poetry Off the Shelf, featuring Sonia Sanchez, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Adam McOmber will discuss and sign “The White Forest,” 7 p.m. at Unabridged Bookstore, 3251 N. Broadway.

• Beth Richie will discuss and sign “Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

SEPT. 14

• Harriet Reading Series, featuring Joanne Kyger, 6:30 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

SEPT. 15

• Sappho’s Salon, featuring Sarah Terez Rosenbaum and Diva Kai, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark. Admission: $7-$10 includes food and wine.

SEPT. 16

• Emily St. John Mandel will discuss and sign “The Lola Quartet,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

SEPT. 17

• Laura Caldwell (“False Impressions”) and Sara Connell (“Bring in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story”) will discuss and sign their work, 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

• Sharon Creech will discuss and sign “The Great Unexpected,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

SEPT. 18

• Adam McOmber will discuss and sign “The White Forest,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

• Andrea Cremer will discuss and sign “Rift,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Kevin Powers will discuss and sign “The Yellow Birds,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

SEPT. 19

• Gretchen Rubin will discuss and sign “Happier at Home,” 4 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Spencer Quinn will discuss and sign his latest Chet and Bernie mystery, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Psychic medium John Edward will discuss his new book, “Fallen Masters,” at a special event that includes a group reading, 7 p.m. at Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Each admission ticket entitles the ticketholder to a signed copy of the book, available at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Anna Blessing will discuss and sign “Locally Grown: Portraits of Artisanal Farmers From America’s Heartland, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

SEPT. 20

• Julia Keller will discuss and sign her debut novel, “A Killing in the Hills,” at a luncheon, 12:30 p.m. at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire. The luncheon is free but reservations are required: calendar.vapld.info or (224) 543-1485.

• Richard C. Morais will discuss and sign “Buddhaland Brooklyn,” xx p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Adam McOmber will discuss and sign “The White Forest,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Rachel Hartman will discuss and sign “Seraphina,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Poetry Off the Shelf: Lucille Clifton tribute and book launch, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

SEPT. 21

• Poetry reading, featuring CM Burroughs (“The Vital System”) and Kristina Maria Darling (“The Moon and Other Inventions: Poems After Joseph Cornell”), 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

SEPT. 22

• Shannon Henry Kleiber will discuss and sign “On My Honor,” 11 a.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• A 75th anniversary celebration of “The Hobbit,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• A night of poetry and music, “And the Poet Sang,” featuring Beau O’Reilly, Jenny Magnus, Troy Martin, Matt Test adn Vicki Walden, 3 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

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