Annual Children's Halloween Party!


Thursday, October 30
4 pm at The Book Stall

Come join the party with author Carol Brendler, whose newest picture book just happens to be titled
Not Very Scary. It's the story of Melly, a brave little monster who's not afraid of anything...or?

It's the perfect kick-off to trick-or-treat time  for 3- to 6-year-olds.

Eileen Christelow

Wednesday, October 29
4 pm at The Book Stall
What picture-book-bedtime-story-loving person hasn't read and re-read Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow? It celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and we'll have a visit from the author to read the classic in person! 

Just out is a special edition, which Includes music and lyrics, a drawing activity, and a free audio download featuring lively music and sound effects.

Mary Barr on October 25 and 26

Two Events with
Saturday, October 25
3:30 pm, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Sunday, October 26
2 pm, Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road
Evanston native and Clemson University lecturer Mary Barr tells the fascinating story behind her new book,  Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston.To write it, Barr returned to her old neighborhood (Chapter 1 is titled "Heavenston") to track down classmates and piece together a history of Evanston  based on her group of friends growing up at the height of local civil rights activism. During her talk on Sunday, Dr. Barr will also discuss her current research on the 1965 North Shore Summer Project, a civil rights campaign that challenged discriminatory housing practices in Wilmette and Winnetka.

Click here for the University of Chicago Press website and more about the book.

Note: Saturday's event at the Evanston Public Library is free and open to the public. Sunday's talk at the Wilmette Historical Museum, co-hosted with the Winnetka Historical Society, is free for members and $5 for non-members.


Saturday, October 25
2-4 pm at The Book Stall
We're pleased to host award-winning science writer Debbie S. Miller, a resident of Alaska for more than 35 years and author of more than a dozen science books for kids ages 6-12, including her newest, A King Salmon Journey. The book takes young readers on a ride through the waters of Alaska and Canada, bringing to life the biology -- and mystery -- of one of the world's most popular fish.   This is the nineteenth year that Ms. Miller has been visiting our North Shore area and talking to kids about biology, paleontology, climate change, and the wonders of the natural world. 
Click here for her website.

Shannon and Dean Hale, for young readers

Friday, October 24
4:30 pm at The Book Stall

We'll be joined by the award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale for a lively introduction to their new book The Princess in Black. It's the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black. Advises our children's book chief Robert McDonald: It's a great story for just-beginning readers.

Robie Harris

Tuesday, October 28
4:30 pm at The Book Stall
Robie Harris, the trusted and highly acclaimed author of numerous books for children, comes to the store with her latest, What's So Yummy?: All About Eating Well and Feeling Good. It's a great introduction for young children to the pleasures of eating healthfully, being active and feeling their best. Of course, we'll serve healthy snacks! 

Click here for the author's website and prepare to be charmed.

Andrew Solomon tonight

A Family Action Network (FAN) Program
Thursday, October 23
7 pm, Gaffney Auditorium, New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka
Bestselling author and lecturer Andrew Solomon returns to Winnetka, where last year he gave one of the most astonishing presentations in FAN history. This evening's program centers on the subject of his 2011 National Book Award-winning memoir, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of DepressionThe title of this FAN presentation, "Hope, Too, Is a Thing with Feathers," is a riff on the title of an Emily Dickinson poem, and it is Dr. Solomon's intent to illuminate how the experience of depression, suffering and loneliness is the source of penetrating insight, and of hope. 

Click here for the FAN website and much more information on Dr. Solomon and his work.

This event is free and open to the public.

A reminder that The Book Stall offers a 5% in-store discount off of titles featured at an upcoming FAN lecture.