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APRIL 5

• Alyson Noel (“Echo”), Rainbow Rowell (“Eleanor & Park”) and C.C. Hunter (“Chosen at Nightfall”) will discuss and sign their YA novels, 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room in the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston.

• Caroline Kennedy will discuss and sign “Poems to Learn By Heart,” 5 p.m. at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel, Highland Park.

• Christine Sneed will discuss and sign “Little Known Facts,” and Alex Shakar will discuss and sign “Luminarium,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Glennon Melton will discuss and sign “Carry On Warrior,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• The authors of the coffee table book “Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country” will discuss and sign the book, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Anne Lamott will discuss and sign “Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers,” 7 p.m. at the Women’s Exchange, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. To register ($20): womens-exchange.org.

APRIL 6

• Christel Schmidt, editor of “Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies,” will discuss and sign the book after a special screening of “Sparrows,” noon at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport.

• Chris Sarcletti will discuss and sign “See Live Eat: Globetrotting With a Fork and a Conscience” at a book launch party, 1-4 p.m. at the Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne.

• Brandon Mull will discuss and sign “Chasing the Prophecy,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• H.D. Carpenter will discuss and sign her debut YA novel “The Fall From Grace,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

APRIL 7

• Robin LaFevers will discuss and sign “Dark Triumph, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Mike Greenberg will discuss and sign “All You Could Ask For,” 2 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Jennifer Perillo will discuss and sign “Homemade With Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from Jennie’s Kitchen,” 4 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Mary Driver-Thiel will discuss and sign “The World Undo,” 4:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

APRIL 8

• Alyson Noel (“Echo”), Rainbow Rowell (“Eleanor & Park”) and C.C. Hunter (“Chosen at Nightfall”) will discuss and sign their YA novels, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Hawa Abdi will discuss and sign “Keeping Hope ALive,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Amy Stewart will discuss and sign “The Drunken Botanist,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

APRIL 9

• Jody Williams will discuss and sign “My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Prize,” 6 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• William Kent Krueger will discuss and sign “Ordinary Grace,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Amy Stewart will discuss and sign “Drunken Botanist,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 10

• William Kent Krueger will discuss and sign “Ordinary Grace,” noon at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 W. Madison.

• After-school YA event features four authors — T.M. Goeglein (“Cold Fury”), James Kennedy (“The Order of Odd-Fish”), Molly Backes (“The Princess of Iowa”) and Janet Fox (“Sirens”) — 4 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Andy Cohen will discuss and sign “Most Talkative: Stories From the Front Lines of Pop Culture,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Kevin Brockmeier will read from his work, 5 p.m. in Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan.

• Liesl Shurtliff will discuss and sign “RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin,” at a 7 p.m. launch party at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• William Kent Krueger will discuss and sign “Ordinary Grace,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Janet Fox will discuss and sign “Sirens,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Elizabeth Strout (“The Burgess Boys”) will be interviewed by author Jane Hamilton, 7 p.m. at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Admission for two is the purchase of the book at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

APRIL 11

• Christina Schwarz will discuss and sign “The Edge of the Earth,” noon at Avli Restaurant, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka.

• Jay Asher will discuss and sign “Thirteen Reasons Why,” 6:30 p.m. at the Skokie Public Library, xxxxxxxxx.

• Poets Cynthia Gallaher (“Omnivore Odes: Poems About Food, Herbs and Spices”), Ariana Nadia Nash (“Instructions For Preparing Your Skin”), Elizabeth Jacobson (“Her Knees Pulled In”) and “Michael Robbins (“Alien vs. Predator”) will read from their work, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Christina Schwarz will discuss and sign “The Edge of the Earth,” 7 p.m. at the Lake Villa Public Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa.

• Elizabeth Strout will discuss and sign “The Burgess Boys,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Lucy Knisley will discuss and sign “Relish,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• Thea Goodman will discuss and sign “The Sunshine When She’s Gone,” 4-8 p.m. at Studio 110, 110 E. Delaware Place. Preorder books at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark; (773) 769-9299.

APRIL 12

• Nia Vardalos will discuss and sign “Instant Mom,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Vladimir Alexandrov will discuss and sign “The Black Russian,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Barrie Jean Borich (“Body Geographic”) and Melanie Hoffert (“Prairie Silence”) will discuss and sign their work, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

APRIL 13

• Eric Dregni will discuss and sign “Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America,” 1 p.m. at Minnekirken Norwegian Luthern Church, 2614 N. Kedzie.

• Rachel Maddow will discuss her best-seller “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power” during a Q&A session, 2 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Tickets available with purchase of the book from Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove or 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. More information: (630) 963-2665.

• Nia Vardalos will discuss and sign “Instant Mom,” 3 p.m. at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Books can be pre-ordered at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark; (773) 769-9299.

• Liesl Shurtliff will discuss and sign “RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin,” 3 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Christine Sneed will discuss and sign “Little Known Facts,” 4 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston.

• Nia Vardalos will discuss and sign “Instant Mom,” 6:30 p.m. at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted. Free with museum admission.

• Poetry off the Shelf with Coral Bracho and Juan Carlos Mestre, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Marty Brounstein will discuss and sign “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,” 7 p.m. at Northbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church,” 2211 Pfingsten Rd., Northbrook.

APRIL 14

• Eric Dregni will discuss and sign “Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America,” 1 p.m. at Svithoid Sons of Norway Lodge, 5516 W. Lawrence.

APRIL 15

• Eric Dregni will discuss and sign “Never Trust a Think Cook and Other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capital,” 6 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N. Michigan, Suite 1450.

• Julia Sweeney will discuss and sign “If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Chris Rylander will discuss and sign “The Fourth Stall, Part III,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 16

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

• Benjamin Lytal will discuss and sign “A Map of Tulsa,” 7 p.m. at Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn.

• Sherry Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld will discuss and sign “Steam Train, Dream Train,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Marty Brounstein will discuss and sign “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,” 7:30 p.m. at St. Petronille Church, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn.

APRIL 17

• Poetry off the Shelf with Marge Piercy and Ira Wood, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Local Author Night, with Kathleen Rooney (“Robinson Alone”), “Susan Hahn (“Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter”), BJ Best (“But Our Princess Is In Another Castle”) and Amy Leach (“Things That Are”), 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Elizabeth Berg will discuss and sign “Tapestry of Fortunes,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Marty Brounstein will discuss and sign “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,” 7:30 p.m. at Schaumburg Public Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg.

APRIL 18

• Thomas Dyja will discuss and sign “The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the America Dream,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Curtis Stone will discuss and sign “What’s For Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Special event rules will apply. Call for details after April 11: (847) 676-2230.

• Kate Atkinson will discuss and sign “Life After Life,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Emily Gravett will discuss and sign “Again!, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 19

• John Boyne will discuss and sign “The House of Special Purpose,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• John Boyne will discuss and sign “The House of Special Purpose,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Sarah Dessen will discuss and sign “What Happened to Goodbye,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Guy Frakar will discuss and sign “Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Kat Von D will discuss and sign “Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love and Tattooing,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Special event rules will apply. Call for details after April 12: (847) 676-2230.

• Kerstin Lieff will discuss and sign “Letters From Berlin,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

APRIL 20

• Liesl Shurtliff will discuss and sign “RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin,” 1 p.m. at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

• John Boyne will discuss and sign “The House of Special Purpose,” 2 p.m. at Warren Newport Public Library, 224 N. Oplaine Rd., Gurnee.

• Thomas Dyja will discuss and sign “The Third Coast,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Sappho’s Salon: A Provocative Night of Lesbian Diversions, featuring M. Shelly Conner and a Coming Out Stories Open Mic, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark. Admission, $7-$10, includes food and wine.

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