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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.

• Cinda Chima Williams (“The Crimson Crown”), and Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian (“Burn For Burn”) will discuss and sign their work, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

NOV. 1

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

• Bob Shea will discuss and sign “Dinosaur vs. Santa,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Orson Scott Card will discuss and sign “Ruins,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

NOV. 2

• Jennifer Chiaverini will discuss and sign “The Giving Quilt,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• 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.

NOV. 4

• Poetry Off the Shelf: “Crazy Brave: The Life and Poetry of Joy Harjo,” noon at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior. Admission: $10; $5 for students with ID.

• Helen Macie Osterman will discuss and sign “The Evil Eye,” 1 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Suzanne Kline and Cosmo the therapy dog will appear at a special “election” event, 5 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

NOV. 5

• China Mieville will read from his latest work, 5 p.m. in the Angell Reading Room of Roosevelt University’s 10th floor library, 430 S. Michigan.

NOV. 7

• Kelly O’Connor McNees will discuss and sign “In Need of a Good Wife,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Bree Housley will discuss and sign “We Hope You Like This Song: An Overly Honest Story About Friendship, Death and Mix Tapes, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster.

• John Flannigan will discuss and sign “The Hunters: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 3” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

NOV. 8

• Jami Attenberg will discuss and sign “The Middlesteins,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• R.L. Stine will discuss and sign “Red Rain,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• J. Patrick Lewis and Matt Cordell will discuss and sign “If You Were a Chocolate Mustache,” 7 p.m at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

NOV. 9

• Kathleen Rooney will read from “Robinson Alone,” 7 p.m. at the Frugal Muse Bookstore, Chestnut Court Shopping Center, 7511 Lemont Rd., Darien.

NOV. 10

• Hobbit Anniversary Party celebrates the 75th birthday of “The Hobbit” and its beloved main character Bilbo. Celebrate all things Hobbit, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

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