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Updated: February 7, 2013 4:44PM



FEB. 8

• Leslie Goddard (“Chicago’s Sweet Candy History”) and Chris Lynch (“When Hollywood Landed at Chicago’s Midway Airport,” “A History of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport”) will discuss and sign their books, 7 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Amy Andrews will discuss and sign “Love and Salt,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 9

• Joseph Morman will discuss and sign “Silent Season: Secrets to Successful Real Estate Investing,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Scott Jacobs will discuss and sign “Never Leave Your Block: Adventures in Urban Living,” 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster.

• Poetry & Music series presents Jamie O’Reilly and Michael P. Smith in “And the Poet Sang: The Heart’s Place,” 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

FEB. 10

• Poetry & Music series presents Jamie O’Reilly and Michael P. Smith in “And the Poet Sang: The Heart’s Place,” 3 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

FEB. 11

• Dave Barry will discuss and sign “Insane City,” during a luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson. For tickets, call the Book Stall, (847) 446-8880.

• Neil Shubin will discuss “The Universe Within, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Dave Barry will discuss and sign “Insane City,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 12

• “Two Extraordinary Storytellers Telling Stories,” features Storycorps founder David Isay and author Alex Kotlowitz, 6 p.m. at the McCormick Tribume Center Forum, 1870 Campus Dr., Evanston.

FEB. 13

• Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) will discuss her work, 6 p.m. at the Harold Washington Library Cener, 400 S. State.

• YA Author Night, featuring Julie Cross (“Vortex: Tempest Novel”), Erica O’Rourke (“Torn” trilogy) and Jennifer Rush (“Altered”), 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Francesca T. Royster will discuss and sign “Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 15

• Rosie Schaap will discuss and sign “Drinking With Men,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Poets Debra Bruce (“Survivors’ Picnic”) and Andrea Witzke Slot (“To find a new beauty”) will read from their works, 7 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 16

• Ben Ellwarth presents “SEALAB: America’s Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

FEB. 16-17

• Charity Book Sale to benefit the Robin Hood Foundations Hurricane Sandy relief fund, noon to 6 p.m. at After-Words Books, 23 E. Illinois.

FEB. 17

• The Renaissance Society presents a poetry reading by Lisa Jarnot, 2 p.m. in the University of Chicago’s Cobb Hall Room 409, 5811 S. Ellis.

• Cal Armistead will discuss and sign “Being Henry David,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• S. Bear Bergman’s Speakeasy Show, featuring the writer, storyteller, gender-jammer and raconteur, with jokes, stories, smut and rough drafts, plus Improv Storytime, 6 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 18

• Michael Fry will discuss and sign “The Odd Squad: Bully Bait,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 19

• Pete Wentz will discuss and sign “Gray,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Tim Dorsey will discuss and sign “The Riptide Ultra-Glide,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 20

• Liz Fichera will discuss and sign “Hooked,” 6 p.m. at Bridge Communities, 505 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

• Local Author Night, featuring: Michael Raleigh (“In the Castle of the Flynns”); David Tabak (“Lather Rinse Repeat”); and Connie Wilson (“The Color of Evil”), 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• “Guts & GLory: Live Lit For the Lionhearted,” featuring Samantha Irby, Keith Ecker, Kelsie Huff, Emily Rose, Adam Guerino, Caitlin Bergh and Patrick Allen Carberry, 7 p.m. at Powell’s Bookstore, 2850 N. Lincoln.

• Callista Gingrich (“Land of the Pilgrim’s Pride”) and Newt Gingrich (“Victory at Yorktown”) will discuss and sign their works, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 21

• Poetry Out Loud: Chicago Regional Finals, with high school champions from around the city competing to represent Illinois in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Liz Fichera will discuss and sign “Hooked,” 6 p.m. at The BookStore, 475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn.

• Matt Kepnes will discuss and sign “How To Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Jonathan Fisk will discuss and sign “Broken: Seven Christian Rules About Christian Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Christine Sneed will discuss and sign “Little Known Facts,” during a book launch party, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 22

• Children’s book illustrator Ed Young will conduct a lecture titled “The House Baba Built,” followed by a book signing, 6 p.m. in the Bluhm Lecture Hall, Parmer Hall Room 108 on the campus of Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest.

FEB. 23

• John Madormo will discuss and sign “The Camp Phoenix Caper: Book 2,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

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