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Updated: November 8, 2012 8:30PM



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.

• Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award winners Amina Gautier (“A Risk”) and Hugh Sheehy (“The Invisibles”) will give a joint reading, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

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.

NOV. 11

• Jami Attenberg will discuss and sign “The Middlesteins,” 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

NOV. 12

• Kathleen Rooney will read from “Robinson Alone,” 5 p.m. at the Gage Gallery, Roosevelt Univerwity, 18 S. Michigan.

• Jami Attenberg will discuss and sign “The Middlesteins,” 7 p.m. at Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling.

• Christopher Pike will discuss and sign “Witch World,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Chris Hedges will discuss and sign “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt,” 7 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

NOV. 13

• Neil Steinberg will discuss his new book, “You Were Never in Chicago,” as part of the Chicago by the Book reading series; book signing to follow, 6:30 p.m. at the Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr. Admission: $10.

• Celebrate “My Bookstore,” a compilation of bookstore love letters, with Luis Urrea, 7 pm. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Gregory Harms will discuss “It’s Not About Religion,” 7 p.m. at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd Floor. For more information: midlandauthors.com.

NOV. 14

• Poets Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Maxine Scates will read from their works, 5:30 p.m. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan, Second Floor.

• Ally Condie will discuss and sign “Reached,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Eddie Payton will discuss and sign “Walter & Me,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• 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 the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Kathryn Born will discuss and sign “The Blue Kind,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

NOV. 15

• Richard Cahan and Michael Williams will discuss and sign “Vivan Maier: Out of the Shadows,” 6-8 p.m. at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton.

• Poetry Off the Shelf, featuring Sijo poetry with David McCann, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Richard Paul Evans will discuss “A Winter’s Dream,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Andrew Vachss will discuss “A Bomb Built in Hell,” 7 p.m. at Open Books, 213 W. Institute.

• Tad Hills will discuss and sign “Rocket Writes a Story,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Poetry Off the Shelf: An Evening of Korean Sijo Poetry, featuring David McCann, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Jonathan Odell will discuss and sign “The Healing,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

• Rob Christopher will discuss and sign “Queue Tips: Discovering Your Next Great Movie,” at a book launch party, 7:30 p.m. at The Nightingale, 1084 N. Milwaukee.

NOV. 16

• Jeff Kinney will discuss and sign “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel,” 11 a.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

• Andrew Vachss will discuss and sign “Black Jack: A Cross Novel,” “A Bomb Built in Hell” and “The Protector,” 7 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Kathleen Rooney will read from “Robinson Alone,” 7 p.m. at Aromas Coffeehouse, 1033 Jones St.

• B.A. Shapiro will discuss and sign “The Art Forger,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

NOV. 17

• Richard Lindberg will discuss and sign “Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family My American Life, 10 a.m. at teh Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Bookmania, a free festival celebrating children’s books, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State.

• Oliver Jeffers will discuss and sign “This Moose Belongs to Me,” 11 a.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Chanda Bell will discuss and sign “The Elf on the Shelf,” 2 p.m. at Macy’s, 111 N. State.

• Sappho’s Salon Dance Party and Mixer, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark. Admission: $7-$10.

NOV. 18

• Robert Goldsborough will discuss and sign “Archie Meets Nero Wolfe,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Gail Barazani will read from “Poems 2,” 5 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

NOV. 19

• Nathan Englander will give a lecture, “The Ownership of Identity or How I Came to Write My New Book,” 6 p.m. at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston.

NOV. 20

• Cherie Priest will discuss and sign “The Inexplicables,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

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