Mimi Sheraton

Mimi Sheraton, the award-winning cookbook author and grand dame of food journalism, is at the store on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 pm with her irresistible new book,  1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List.

Mary Morris

Chicago native Mary Morris is at the store on Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 pm with her new novel,  
The Jazz Palace, a story capturing the atmosphere and music of the Jazz Age in Chicago.

Sheila Markin Nielsen

      Sunday, May 31  
  2 pm at The Book Stall
Sheila Markin Nielsen, one of the country's leading career counselors, talks about her new book, Job Quest: How to Become the Insider That Gets Hired.  In it, she tells how to develop an insider advantage for a job search through a process of rapid relationship and trust building. She breaks the process down into a series of concrete, easy-to-follow steps and uses a game approach and an analogy to a medieval quest to help the reader understand what to look for and how to move forward in a search.

Click here for a look at how the "medieval" job quest works.

Kate Betts

                             KATE BETTS                       
Wednesday, May 20
12 noon, Luncheon, Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette
 Former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor Kate Betts tells the story behind her memoir My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine. From the book's publicity: Kate Betts's captivating memoir brings to life the enchantment of France-from the nightclubs of 1980s Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the grand spectacle of the Cour CarrĂ©e-and magically re-creates that moment in life when a young woman discovers who she's meant to be.

Click here for an article and Q&A with Ms. Betts in the New York Social Diary

For reservations or to order an autographed book, call The Book Stall at 847 446-8880.

Mariel Hemingway

Tuesday, May 19
11:30 am, Luncheon, The Union League Club
and 7 pm at The Book Stall
 Actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, discusses her candid new memoir
Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family. In it, she shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression alcoholism, illness, and suicide.  

Click here to read "The Long, Complicated Truth about Mariel Hemingway," an interview with Ms. Hemingway about her book on the Women in the World/New York Times digital platform.

For reservations to the luncheon, please call The Book Stall at 847 446-8880.

Eleanor Vincent

      Monday, May 18  
    7 pm at The Book Stall
Award-winning author Eleanor Vincent talks about her memoir Swimming with Maya: A Mother's Story. It chronicles the life and death of Eleanor's 19-year-old daughter, Maya, who was thrown from a horse and pronounced brain-dead at the hospital. Eleanor donated her daughter's organs to critically ill patients and poignantly describes her friendship with a middle-aged man who was the recipient of Maya's heart. Ms. Vincent also re-examines her relationship with her daughter as well as her own life as a child and young woman. 

Click here for Ms. Vincent's website. 

Catch these wonderful events coming up...

The Book Stall has a week unlike any other coming up with an amazing variety of events taking place right here in the store. Visitors will include authors of two of the season's hottest new books -- one fiction, one nonfiction -- as well as a hero from the final days of the Vietnam War, a Hemingway, a (friendly) pack of dogs asking to be read to, and a team of four young adult romance authors.

Read more below and please note these dates:
  • Aline Ohanesian on Friday, May 15 at 7 pm, talking about Orhan's Inheritance, the book independent booksellers named their #1 recommendation for the month of April
  • John Riordan, called the "Oskar Schindler of the Vietnam War," on Saturday, May 16 at 11 am, with his book, They Are All My Family, the story of how he evacuated Vietnamese employees of his Saigon Citibank office in defiance of orders from his superiors.
  • Human volunteers and their canine companions demonstrating the beauty of the local "Sit, Stay, Read" initiative on Saturday, May 16 from 2-4 pm -- great for adults and kids!
  • Zachary Leader on Sunday, May 17 at 3 pm, for a talk about volume one of his biography, The Life of Saul Bellow
  • Four fabulous young adult authors joining us on Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm as part of the national "Swoon Reads" tour
  • Actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 pm with her memoir Out Came the Sun.
All of these events are free and open to the public. Each represents an opportunity to spend just an hour, close to home, learning something new, meeting interesting authors and fellow readers, and browsing the North Shore's leading independent bookstore.