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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.

NOV. 27

• Wm. Paul Young will discuss and sign “Cross Roads,” noon at Books A Million, 144 S. Clark.

• Charlotte Pierce-Baker will discuss and sign “This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son, 5 p.m. at Northwestern University, University Hall 201, 1897 Sheridan Rd., Evanston.

• Members of America’s Test Kitchen cast will be on hand with “The Science of Good Cooking,” 7 p.m. at Unity Temple/The Book Table, 875 Lake St., Oak Park. Tickets: $10. Info: (708) 386-9800.

NOV. 28

• B.A. Shapiro will discuss and sign “The Art Forger,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Mike Huckabee will discuss and sign “Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather’s Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most, 7:30 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Writers Allison Adler, Jennifer A. Freeman, Claire Young and Vicki Zwart, plus editor Angus Carroll, will discuss and sign “Lyin’ Cheatin’ Bastards,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

NOV. 29

• Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will discuss and sign his new book, “You Were Never in Chicago,” 6:30 p.m. at the Book Bin, 1151 Church St., Northbrook.

• Richard Cahan and Michael Williams will discuss and sign “Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows,” 6:30 p.m. at After-Words Books, 23 E. Illinois.

• Ira Fistell will discuss and sign “Mark Twain: Three Encounters,” 7 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• David Nasaw will discuss and sign “The Patriarch, 7 p.m. at Koten Chapel at North Central College, 329 E. School St., Naperville. Purchase book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, to receive admission to event.

• Editor Lori Rotskoff and contributor Deborah Seigel will discuss and sign “When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

NOV. 30

• Panel discussion with seven Midwest debut authors: Lisa Jenn Bigelow (“Starting From Here”); M.E. Kokie (“Personal Effects”); Heather Anastasiu (“Glitch”); J.A. Souders (“Renegade”); Lauren Ellen (“Blind Spot”); Anne Greenwood Brown (“Lies Beneath”), and Elissa Janine Hoole (“Kiss the Morning Star”), 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

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