Ron Lieber, 'Your Money' columnist

On February 7, join us at 1:00 pm as we feature award-winning New York Times "Your Money" columnist Ron Lieber. His new book, just out this week, is The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money. Lieber himself describes the book as a practical guidebook for parents who want to use conversations about money to imprint good values. He speaks from experience: In his bio, Lieber mentions he graduated from Francis W. Parker in Chicago, "where I was on financial aid my last few years," and he and his wife, New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, are the parents of a 6-year-old daughter. (Above, Lieber discusses saving and sharing with Elmo. Click here for the video.) See below for more about the book and the event. Please join us!

Creston Books author event

Independent Publisher Meets Independent Bookstore
A Showcase from Creston Books
Saturday, January 31
2 pm at The Book Stall
Meet the authors and illustrators of the new independent publisher Creston Books, founded by author Marissa Moss. Learn about their work and discover their latest books for picture book and middle fiction readers. There will be prizes and the chance to meet author Marcia Goldman  and her Yorkie Lola, just about the cutest therapy dog ever, featured in her lovable Lola series, including the latest, Lola and Tattletale Zeke. Click here for a video introduction to Lola.

And there will be other special guests! Check out the Creston Books website here.

Adam Gidwitz

Friday, January 30
4:30 pm at The Book Stall
Meet bestselling author Adam Gidwitz and hear him tell tales from his A Tale Dark and Grimm trilogy. Fans know Adam for the humor and skill he's brought to his reweaving of the Grimm fairy tales. The Wall Street Journal calls his work "a marvelous reworking of old stories that manages to be fresh, frightening, funny, and humane."

Adam is among our store's most-requested authors, and his live telling of Grimm tales is not to be missed! Recommended for ages 10 and up, this event is free and open to the pubic.

Click here for Adam's website.

Gene Luen Yang

Thursday, January 29
7 pm at The Arlington Heights Memorial Library,
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Gene Luen Yang, Printz Award-winning author and nominee for the National Book Award, will discuss his book Boxers and Saints  and describe the genesis of this two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. He'll talk about his interest in historical events and what he learned while researching. Click here for Gene's website and a great trailer for the book.

This event is recommended for grades 7 - 12 and is free. Sign up by clicking here or calling 847 392-0100.

Ally Carter and Elizabeth Eulberg

An After-School Special with YA Stars
Ally Carter and Elizabeth Eulberg
Thursday, January 29
4:30 pm at The Book Stall
We're delighted to host awesome young adult authors Ally Carter (left) and Elizabeth Eulberg for an after-school program of conversation, refreshments, and book-signing. Ally writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers, and her new novel is All Fall Down. Elizabeth has a highly anticipated new novel, We Can Work It  Out, which continues the adventures of Penny Lane from her earlier book, The Lonely Hearts Club.

Click here to find out more about Ally and read the first two chapters of her new book, and here for Elizabeth's website.

This event, recommended for readers age 12 and up, is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve an autographed copy of either author's work, call The Book Stall at 847 446-8880.

William Ury: two events

Two Events with
William Ury
Tuesday, January 27
12 noon, Luncheon, University Club of Chicago
7 pm, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

William Ury, founder of Harvard University's Program on Negotiation and author of the classic Getting to Yes, speaks at two events about his latest book, Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents. He will address a noon luncheon at the University Club of Chicago and speak at the Evanston Public Library at 7 pm

His new book offers six steps to getting what one wants in life and includes tips, strategies, and techniques that can be used by every one, every day, in every situation. Click here for William Ury's home page, with more information and a trailer for the book. 

For luncheon reservations or to order an autographed book, call The Book Stall at 847 446-8880. The evening presentation is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and to register.

The Story of Aaron Swartz film

A FAN Screening of the Documentary
"The Internet's Own Boy:
The Story of Aaron Swartz"
Sunday, January 25
1 pm, Gaffney Auditorium, New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka
The Family Action Network hosts a film screening of "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz," about the astonishing life and tragic suicide of Highland Park native Aaron Swartz (1986-2013), who was a computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and activist widely regarded as one of the Internet's most accomplished and brilliant innovators. 

Participating in a post-screening program and Q&A are Brian Knappenberger, the film's writer, director, and producer; Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor; and Aaron Swartz's father Robert Swartz.  

Click here for much more information and a trailer for the film. This event is free and open to the public.