Candace Bushnell

Friday, June 26
6:30 pm at The Book Stall
Join us here at the store to meet Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries, as she tells us all about her new (out June 23) novel, Killing Monica, the story of a famous writer who resorts to faking her own death to get her life back. In it, Bushnell spoofs her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and the meaning of identity in what is being called her sharpest and funniest book to date. This event is free and open to the public. (At left: Bushnell introduced her book at BookCon in New York last month.)

Click here to read an interview with Bushnell in last weekend's New York Daily News.

Rocket Writes a Story!

Rocket Writes a Story!
Wednesday, June 24
         2 pm at The Book Stall 
We welcome beginning readers to our Rocket Writes a Story workshop based on the very popular children's book of the same name, written and illustrated by the great Tad Hills.  We'll write some stories based on what Rocket learns from his friend Bird. Together, we'll create a story tree, and kids will leave with stories of their own. Please note: Purchase of a $5 gift card per child is required for this event. The card can be used on purchases throughout the store.

Jami Attenberg

North Shore Jewish Author Literary Series
Monday, June 22
7 pm, Max and Benny's, 462 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook
The North Shore Jewish Author Literary Series hosts Brooklyn author Jami Attenberg for a discussion of her very popular new novel, Saint Mazie. Set in New York's Lower East Side during the Jazz Age, it's the story of a big-hearted, bawdy proprietress of a movie theater whose diary, discovered 90 years after she began it, fills in mysterious blanks in her adventurous life.

Click here for more information about the event and to register (it's free) and here for an enthusiastic review of the book in The New York Times.

Madeleine Plonsker

 Friday, June 19
 6:30 pm at The Book Stall
Join us for a Cuban-themed evening with local art collector and philanthropist Madeleine Plonsker and her new book The Light in Cuban Eyes.  Published by the Lake Forest Press, it is a bilingual book of Cuban photographers'  images that she has collected over the years. It is the first North American publication with support from the Cuban Ministry of Culture and Fototeca de Cuba, which is the country's repository of photography comparable to the Smithsonian's Photography Department in Washington, D.C. 

Click here for a recent article about Ms. Plonsker and her book in the Daily North Shore.

Llama Llama Pajama Program!

Llama Llama Pajama Program! 
Thursday, June 18
         6:30 pm at The Book Stall 
We're having a Llama Llama Pajama Party with Llama Llama stories, special activities, and a bedtime snack. All attendees should bring one pair of new, fresh, clean pajamas to donate to the Pajama Program, a national drive that delivers warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. (Read more about it here.) For every pair of PJs we collect, Penguin Books will donate a book to the program.  If you can't donate a pair of pajamas, please consider bringing a $5 donation to the program. 

Click here for Llama Llama author Anna Dewdney's website.


Ali Wentworth

Two Events with
 Tuesday, June 16
 11:30 am, Luncheon, The Union League Club
6:30 pm, American Cancer Society Benefit
Westmoreland Country Club
2601 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette
Comedian, actress, and bestselling author Ali Wentworth  appears at two events celebrating her new book Happily Ali After--And Other Fairly True Tales, a series of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes describing her mission of self-improvement. She'll appear at a 11:30 am luncheon at The Union League Club and at an evening benefit at Westmoreland Country Club hosted by the North Shore Women's Board of the American Cancer Society, with cocktails at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7:15 pm.  

Please note schedule changes

Please Note 
  • The book signing with Mary Alice Monroe, originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, has been cancelled.
  • The appearance of author Andrew Knapp and his dog Momo, originally scheduled for Thursday, June 25, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 30, at 6:30 pm. Please join us to meet Momo and his master!