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2012 Bookstore of the Year!

 

Children's Book Club

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

                      

ANDREW COHEN - Two Events!

Friday, May 1st

11:30 am at The Union League Club and

 

Saturday, May 2nd

10:00 am at The Book Stall

 

In his new book Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the Two Days That Make History, Andrew Cohen delves into two speeches that were made by JFK in June, 1963, when the President spoke boldly of the two greatest issues of his time: nuclear arms and civil rights.

 

Note: The dress code for this event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

 

For reservations to the luncheon, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880. Or go to: http://bookstallandrewcohen.eventbrite.com

The event at the store is free and open to the public.

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INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!!!

Saturday, May 2nd

All Day at The Book Stall

On Saturday, May 2, independent bookstores across the Chicago area will be offering special activities and events. We at The Book Stall have decided to celebrate you, our customers, who are the key to our success. So, we are planning a party! Saturday morning at 10 am, Andrew Cohen will discuss his new book, Two Days in June about John F. Kennedy. In the afternoon, we have nationally known local authors coming to help as “guest booksellers.” Barb Mahany (Slowing Time), Rebecca Makkai (The Borrowers and The Hundred-Year House), Renee Rosen (Dollface and What the Lady Wants), Libby Hellmann (Nobody's Child, Havana Lost and so many more), and others will be on hand to chat about their own books and talk about some of their favorite titles. Mitch Rogatz, publisher of Triumph Books will be here to talk about some of his favorite sports books. We’ll also be raffling off new hardcovers, giving away Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs), offering extra discounts throughout the day, and promoting special merchandise to commemorate the occasion. Our kids’ department is also planning some great activities that day.

 

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for non-stop fun!!!

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SARAH MLYNOWSKI

Monday, May 4th

4:30 pm at The Book Stall

Sarah Mlynowksi presents the seventh in her fractured fairy tale "Whatever After" series, Beauty Queenwhere siblings Abby and Jonah are transported into the story of Beauty and the Beast. Great for kids ages 8-12 who love fairy tales!

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TOTAL TAKEOVER: A TIMMY FAILURE PARTY!

Tuesday, May 5th

4:30 pm at The Book Stall

 

Total Takeover event is a party with giveaways, raffles, distinctive red scarves, and a five-foot tall (yes, five-foot tall) inflatable polar bear!  Not only will this be a fantastic family event, it will be a great photo opportunity. If you don't know Timmy Failure, you should, and if you are 8-11 and like funny books, this is the event for you!

 

This event is free and open to the public and is recommended for ages 8-11. Please note: Stephan Pastis will not be present.

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GEORGE VAILLANT - Two FAN Presentations!

Tuesday, May 5th

7:00 pm at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W Lake Ave.

 

and

 

Wednesday, May 6th

7:00 pm at New Trier - Gaffney Auditorium

 

The Family Action Network (FAN) presents two programs featuring Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Professor George Vaillant talking on the subject "Happiness Is Only the Cart: Love Is the Horse." It's based on his book Triumph of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study, about the longest longitudinal biopsychosocial study of human development ever undertaken, one that shows the ways in which men flourish beyond retirement. Both programs are free and open to the public. 

 

These events are free and open to the public.

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DAVID BROOKS - Two Events!

Wednesday, May 6th

11:30 am at The Union League Club

 

and

 

Wednesday, May 6th - A Chicago Council Event

5:30 pm at The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago

New York Times columnist David Brooks talks about his new book, The Road to Character. It tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed and what these moral paragons learned from the world around them. 

The book enters the New York Times bestseller list this coming Sunday at #1!

Please note: The dress code for the event at The Union League Club is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

 

For reservations to the event at The Union League Club, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880 or go to: http://davidbrooks.eventbrite.com

 

For reservations to the event with The Chicago Council, please go to: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/events

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WILD THING VISIT!!!

Wednesday, May 6th

4:00 at The Book Stall

 

Celebrate the magic of Where the Wild Things Are by coming to meet a Wild Thing live and in-person!  Don't worry, we'll read the story first so we learn Max's trick of taming the Wild Things. This special storytime is recommended for ages 4 - 6 and will be a great photo-op.

 

This event is free and open to the public and is recommended for ages 4 and up.

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KATE HANNIGAN

Thursday, May 7th

4:30 pm at The Book Stall

 

Middle Grade Madness! Starring Kate Hannigan and friends! Kate introduces us to her new novel set in Chicago, The Detective's Assistant, based on the true story of the first-ever female Pinkerton detective! Joining in the fun will be Brianna DuMont, author of Famous PhoniesJenny Meyerhoff, (The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger series) and Allan Woodrow, whose hilarious The Pet War is new in paperback! A must-see for ages 9 and up. Refreshments will be served, and great prizes will be raffled!

 

This event is free and open to the public and is recommended for ages 9 and up.

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SABAA TAHIR

Friday, May 8th

7:00 pm at The Book Stall

We are proud to welcome rising YA star Sabaa Tahir. Her book An Ember in the Ashes is getting HUGE amounts of buzz. PRI Radio compares her work to JK Rowling and Suzanne Collins. Our teen reviewers have loved this book. With overtones of the Roman Empire and a heroine who must find bravery she did not know she possessed, this is an amazing book, and we urge you to meet Sabaa before the book's reception sends her into superstar status.

This event is free and open to the public and is recommended for ages 13 and up.

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STEVE FIFFER & ADAR COHEN

Saturday, May 9th

1:00 pm at The Book Stall

Evanston author and journalist Steve Fiffer (left) and DePaul University educator Adar Cohen discuss their book, Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement That Changed America. In the early months of 1965, the killings of two civil rights activists - Jimmie Lee Jackson and James Reeb - inspired the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, which became the driving force behind the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This book tells their story.

This event is free and open to the public.

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BRIGID SCHULTE - A FAN Presentation!

Monday, May 11th

7:00 pm at New Trier's Gaffney Auditorium

 

Washington Post staff writer Brigid Schulte's book, Overwhelmed, maps the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds and provides a blueprint for how to put the pieces back together.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

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RICHARD LEWIS - A Printer's Row Event

Tuesday, May 12th

6:30 pm at City Winery, 1200 W Randolph, Chicago

 

Comedian Richard Lewis ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and illustrator Carl Nicholas Titolo will join Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich in conversation about Lewis's new book, Reflections From Hell, bringing darkly humorous observations of Lewis to life through the imagery of Titolo's art.

 

For reservations, please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/printers-row-richard-lewis-and-carl-nicholas-titolo-with-howard-reich-tickets-15805934977

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WENDY LOWER - Two events!

Tuesday, May 12th

7:00 pm at B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim Congregation, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

 

and

 

Wednesday, May 13th

7:00 pm at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N Broadway, Chicago

 

Wendy Lower, a history professor at Claremont McKenna College, speaks about her book, Hitler's Furies - new in paperback, that uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern front - not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, bat as actual killers.

 

These events are free and open to the public but registration is requested. Please go to:

 

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DAVID AXELROD - A Chicago Council Event!

Wednesday, May 13th

11:30 am at The Chicago Club

 

David Axelrod, whose book, Believer, has become a major bestseller, speaks on the subject "David Axelrod on American Politics."

 

For reservations, please go to: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/events

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RENEE ROSEN - A Josselyn Center Luncheon for Camp Neeka

Wednesday, May 13th

12:00 pm at Northmoor Country Club, 820 Edgewood Road, HP

 

Ms. Rosen is the featured speaker at the annual Josselyn Center Luncheon in support of Camp Neeka, a therapeutic day camp for children between the ages of 8 and 12.

 

For reservations, please go to: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eatoiclqfd4ed507&oseq=&c=&ch=

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JONATHAN HORN

Thursday, May 14th

12:00 pm at the University Club

 

Former White House speechwriter (for President George W. Bush) and author Jonathan Horn has written a riveting true story about the brilliant soldier bound my marriage to George Washington's family but turned by war against Washington's crowning achievement, the Union.

 

Please note: The dress code for this event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

 

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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PATRICIA MURPHY

Thursday, May 14th

4:30 pm at The Book Stall

From Patricia J. Murphy, children's author and friend of The Book Stall, comes Hope For The Elephants - and she'll be charging into our store to talk about it! Patricia will read from her book, share about the majesty of elephants, the problems they are facing, the people who are helping protect them, and offer ways that we all can help the elephants, too! Come for the elephants and stay to make a SAVE THE ELEPHANTS flier and enjoy elephant treats!

This event is free and open to the public.

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ALINE OHANESIAN - Two Events!!!

Friday, May 15th

12:00 pm at The Highland Park Library

 

and

 

7:00 pm at The Book Stall

 

Please come meet Aline Ohanesian, the author of last month's top IndieNEXT book, Orhan's Inheritance. It is an historical debut novel that relives the nearly forgotten tragedy of the Armenian Genocide during and after WWI - a topic that has been very much in the news recently. The book shares a tale of passionate love, unspeakable horror, incredible strength, and the hidden stories that haunt a family.

 

These events are free and open to the public.

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SIT, STAY, READ EVENT!!!

Saturday, May 16th

2:00 - 4:00 pm at The Book Stall

 

Join us to learn more about the innovative Chicago-based program "Sit Stay Read" that brings trained dogs into inner-city schools where children read to them. The trained dogs, assisted by dog-themed books and writing assignments, change a child's reading session from as abstract concept into a real life experience and true and lasting learning.

 

Come on out and meet some of the amazing dogs!!!

 

This event is free and open to the public.

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ZACHARY LEADER - Two Events!!!

Sunday, May 17th

3:00 pm at The Book Stall

 

and

 

Monday, May 18th

6:00 pm at The Chicago Public Library

 

 

These events are free and open to the public.

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ELEANOR VINCENT

Monday, May 18th

7:00 pm at The Book Stall

 

 

 

 

This event is free and open to the public.

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DEAN JOBB

Tuesday, May 19th

11:30 am at The Standard Club

 

 

 

 

Please note: The dress code for the event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

 

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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MARIEL HEMINGWAY - Two Events!!!

Tuesday, May 19th

11:30 am at The Union League Club

 

and

 

7:00 pm at The Book Stall

 

 

Please note: The dress code for the event at The Union League Club is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

 

For reservations to the event at The Union League Club, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

 

The event at The Book Stall is free and open to the public.

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JOSEPH NYE - A Chicago Council Event

Tuesday, May 19th

5:30 pm at The Standard Club

 

 

 

For reservations, please go to: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/events

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KATE BETTS

Wednesday, May 20th

12:00 pm at Westmoreland Country Club

 

 

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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JOSEPH ELLIS - Two Events!!!

Wednesday, May 20th

12:00 pm at the University Club

 

and

 

7:00 pm at The Highland Park Library

 

Please note: The dress code for the event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

 

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

 

The event at The Library is free and open to the public.

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CHARLES MURRAY - A Chicago Council Event

Wednesday, May 20th

5:30 pm at The Blackstone Hotel

 

For reservations, please go to: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/events

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JERRY COYNE

Thursday, May 21st

12:00 pm at the University Club

 

 

 

Please note: The dress code for the event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

 

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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Photos From Recent Events

Walter Isaacson

Chris Chelios

Brooke Shields

Anjelica Huston

Fabio Viviani

Michael Pitre

Ellen Sussman

Barbara Mahany

Renee Rosen and Rebecca Makkai

Gale Gand

Bryan Stevenson

Jodi Picoult

Maziar Bahari, Jon Stewart, & Clarence Page

Clarence Page

Yotam Ottolenghi

Nick Kristof

Alan Cumming

Steven Pinker

Kevin Emerson

Ken Burns

Nicky Hilton

Tavis Smiley

Paul Ryan

Joan Rivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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