IL – An Evening with Neil Patrick Harris

Press Release:

Join Anderson’s Bookshops for a special event on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM with Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser MD) and his new book for children, The Magic Misfits! This will be a presentation and Q&A event only; there will be no signing or photo line. Your book will be pre-signed. Tickets available at the link…

UPDATE: Every book purchased (including those available at the event) secures you a chance to win a door prize which includes an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet immediately following the event. Neil will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) who will get to meet him after the event and take a photo.

From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new middle grade series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

Your ticket includes one copy of the new book and admission for one or two people, depending on the type you choose. You will receive your book when you arrive at the event. They will not be available for pick up before that time.

Here’s what you get with each ticket:
*Admittance for one person (two if you purchase that package)
*A pre-signed copy of the new book, The Magic Misfits handed to you when you arrive
*A presentation
*Audience Q&A

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:
*A personalization (your name in the book)
*An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
*The opportunity to meet Neil
*A photo of you and Neil

Seating is first come, first served. Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event.

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Bobak’s Signature Events
6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517

IL – Pashmina Signing

Nidhi Chanani appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a presentation and signing of her debut graphic novel Pashmina.

About PASHMINA:
Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

ABOUT NIDHI CHANANI:

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

IL – Miles Morales: Spider-Man Signing

Author Jason Reynolds appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Thursday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM to present his new Miles Morales: Spider-Man novel.

Miles is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He’s even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he’s Spider-Man.

EVENT DETAILS
This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book Miles Morales: Spider-Man from Anderson’s Bookshop.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

IL – Tek: The Modern Cave Boy Signing

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Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book Tek: The Modern Cave Boy!

ABOUT ‘TEK’:
From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward … all the way to the times of prehistoric man!

Tek is a cave boy in love with tech. His tablet, video games, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family, and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?

In addition to an imaginative and totally relatable story, ‘Tek’ also offers a distinctive design — including a tablet-shaped cover and a password “screen” — that’s sure to pique the interest of even the wariest young readers.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

IL – Pretty Happy Signing

0000000-kate-hudsonActress Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Kung Fu Panda 3, Rock the Kasbah) appears at the Wentz Concert Hall on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book PRETTY HAPPY! Tickets are available at the link and include one copy of the book.

Press Release:

Kate Hudson is an instantly recognizable face and personality who can now add author to her impressive list of accomplishments. Anderson’s Bookshops is thrilled to welcome her to Naperville to celebrate the release of her new book “Pretty Happy.”

Kate will speak briefly and take a few questions from the audience, then will move into the signing portion of the evening. She will only sign copies of “Pretty Happy” and will be able to take a quick picture with fans.

You will receive your book when you arrive at the event. They will NOT be available for pick up before that time. Books purchased at other vendors are not permitted in the signing line.

Actual seating is first come, first served, but your assigned seat number corresponds to your place in the signing line.

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.

In “Pretty Happy,” Kate shows how she honors her relationship with herself through exercise, making the right choices about what she eats, and constantly going back to the drawing board and starting fresh, instead of holding herself to unrealistic standards of perfection and giving up when she falls short.

Kate Hudson was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for her breakthrough performance in “Almost Famous.” She is known around the world for her prolific acting career and recognized internationally as a fashion icon and global spokesperson and humanitarian.

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Wentz Concert Hall
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540
(630) 637-7469

IL – Big Nate Blasts Off Signing

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Cartoonist and Writer LINCOLN PEIRCE speaks and signs Big Nate Blasts Off at Anderson’s Bookshop on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

EVENT DETAILS
This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Big Nate Blasts Off from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665 or order online at andersonsbookshop.com

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

IL – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Comedian Judah Friedlander (30 Rock, Wet Hot American Summer, American Splendor) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!

EVENT DETAILS
This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, If the Raindrops United from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665 or order the book online at andersonsbookshop.com.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

IL – Drew Barrymore Signs

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Actress Drew Barrymore appears on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign her new memoir WILDFLOWER.

Press Release:

Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she’s achieved today.
“Wildflower”is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.

This is an off site event. Tickets must be purchased from Anderson’s Bookshop and are required to attend this event. A ticket includes admission and one book. One attendee per ticket. See you there!

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Community Christian Church
1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 388-5000

IL – Space Dumplins Signing

September 22, 2015 by  
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space-dumplinsCraig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

Press Release:

Highly acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson’s debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad.

For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, BIG trouble. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, “Space Dumplins” weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

IL – Scott Ian Signing

September 8, 2015 by  
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Scott Ian, co-founder, guitarist, and chief lyricist of the acclaimed metal bands Anthrax and Stormtroopers of Death, appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Thursday September 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Ian will discuss and sign his new book I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax, his fast-paced, humorous, and revealing memoir of the band that proved to the masses that brutality and fun didn’t have to be mutually exclusive. I’m the Man is a blistering hard rock memoir, one that is astonishing in its candor and deftly told by the man who’s kept the institution of Anthrax alive for more than thirty years.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

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