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Updated: October 22, 2012 6:08PM



OCT. 19

• Jon Klassen will discuss and sign “This is Not My Hat,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Author Ursula Bielski explores Chicago’s haunted side, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

OCT. 20

• Jackie Christiansen and Diane Meyer Christiansen will discuss and sign “Jackie’s Journal,” 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Cara Novy-Bennewitz will discuss “Diagnosis: Breast Caner,” noon at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

• Jon Klassen will discuss and sign “This Is Not My Hat,” 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann will discuss and sign “Oh No!” at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Jen Wilson will discuss and sign “Running Away to Home,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Sappho’s Salon featuring Kelli Dunham and Sheree Greet, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

OCT. 21

• Kate Morton will discuss and sign “The Secret Keeper,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Matthew Inman will discuss and sign “How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You,” 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster.

• Sarah Pennypacker will discuss and sign “Summer of the Gypsy Moths,” 4:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

OCT. 22

• Marcus Zusak, author of the One Book One Chicago selection “The Book Thief,” will appear in conversation with Dawn Turner Trice, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Nate Berkus will discuss and sign “The Things That Matter,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• “Poetry Off the Shelf,” featuring Inna Faliks, Valzhyna Mort and Vera Pavlova, 7 p.m. in Curtis Hall at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan.

• Peter Brown & Aaron Reynolds will discuss and sign “Creepy Carrots,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove.

• Uggie (the dog from “The Artist”) & Omar Von Muller will discuss and sign “Uggie,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• “What Not To Wear” host Stacy London will discuss her book, “The Truth About Style,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. For tickets, purchase book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 23

• Peter Geye will discuss and sign “The Lighthouse Road,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Stefan Bachmann will discuss and sign “The Paculiar,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 24

• Justin Cronin will discuss and sign “The Twelve,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Mary Lou Quinlan will perform “The God Box,” 6 p.m. at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. For tickets: thegodbox.eventbrite.com.

• John Huston will discuss and sign “Forward” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Paula Bomer will discuss and sign “Nine Months,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

OCT. 25

• Kevin Henkes will discuss and sign “Penny and Her Doll,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Derek Anderson will discuss and sign “Walking Dragons,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Racelle Rosett will discuss and sign “Moving Waters,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Frederick Hoxie will discuss and sign “This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

OCT. 26

• Leslie Goddard will discuss and sign “Chicago’s Sweet Candy History,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Poetry readings by award-winning writers Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, Alvaro Enrigue, Cristina Rivera-Garza and Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• The editors of The Onion present “The Onion Book of Known Knowledge,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Witty Women Writers will read from and sign their work: Jen Lancaster (“Jeneration X”), Stacey Ballis (“Off the Menu”), Claire Zulkey (“An Off Year”) and Wendy McClure (“The Wilder Life”), 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

OCT. 27

• Bill Campbell will discuss “The Koontown Killing Kaper,” noon at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

• Gillian Flynn will discuss and sign “Gone Girl,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Janet Groth will discuss and sign “The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker,” 6 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

OCT. 29

• Simon Winchester will discuss “Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

OCT. 30

• Jamie Freveletti will discuss and sign “Dead Asleep” during a book launch, 6 p.m. at the Hidden Shamrock, 2723 N. Halsted.

• Simon Winchester will discuss and sign “Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Lisa Lillien will discuss and sign “Hungry Girl to the Max,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• John Barrowman will discuss and sign “Hollow Earth,” 7 p.m. at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie.

• Ming Tsai will discuss “Simply Ming in Your Kitchen: 80 Recipes to Watch, Learn, Cook & Enjoy,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

NOV. 1

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

NOV. 2

• Kathleen Rooney will discuss and sign “Robinson Alone” during a book release party, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

NOV. 3

• Hank Phillippi Ryan will discuss and sign “The Other Woman,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

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