Gary Karton

 Meet & Greet
        Saturday, December 13
           10-11:30 am at The Book Stall

Glencoe native Gary Karton is on hand to sign and discuss his award-winning first book, The Last Akaway: An Animal Spirit Adventure. It's the first book in his Brody Boondoggle adventure series for kids that will continue next year. Karton, who grew up with dyslexia, frequently speaks to kids who are currently struggling with a learning disability and shares how he grew into the realization that "different is good." 
Click here to hear Gary speak on the subject and his new book. 

It's a Bad Kitty Party!

     An Invitation to a Very
     Friday, December 12       4 pm at The Book Stall

Kids ages 3 to 8, here's your invitation to come to the store prepared to be bad--Bad Kitty style! The naughty feline herself will be on hand for a Bad Kitty Party, celebrating Nick Bruel's hilarious Bad Kitty picture books. We'll read some fave Bad Kitty titles, play a Bad Kitty game, and have a fun fishy snack of Goldfish crackers.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Jennifer Senior

Monday December 8
7 pm, Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Ave., Glenview
Back on the North Shore following her highly successful FAN talk in September, journalist  Jennifer Senior speaks about her book, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. In it, she reconsiders some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood and the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to their parents' lives.  This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Claude Steele at a FAN event

A Family Action Network (FAN) Program
Monday, December 8
     7 pm, Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave. Evanston

Acclaimed social psychologist Dr. Claude Steele, a Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of California at Berkeley, speaks on the subject of his book Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. Also chosen as the 2014-15 "One Book One Northwestern University" selection, the book centers around his groundbreaking research on group identity and the ways in which stereotypes can undermine the performance of the people they target. 

Note: Dr. Steele will also present two follow-up workshops, titled "Identity as a Bridge Between Us," on Tuesday, December 9, at the Evanston Public Library: one workshop from 9-10:30 am and another from 7-8:30 pm. All programs are free and open to the public, but an RSVP for either workshop is required by clicking here.

For more information, click here for the FAN website.

Ina Pinkney

Saturday December 6
12 noon at The Book Stall
Popular Chicago restaurateur, businesswoman and TV personality Ina Pinkney (the "Breakfast Queen") signs her cookbook, Taste Memories: Recipes for Life and Breakfast, and recalls memories from her long career and her West Loop restaurant, INA's, which closed at the end of 2013.

Click here to reach Ina's website.

Sleepy Storytime

      Friday, December 5
    6:30 pm, Sleepy Storytime at the store
Kids age 3 - 6 are invited to join us, dressed in their PJs and carrying their favorite stuffed animals, for a Sleepy Storytime with special guests Miriam Busch and Larry Day. This husband-and-wife author/illustrator team will read their picture book, Lion, Lion, a sly trickster tale about a boy looking for his lost cat named Lion and a hungry lion looking for lunch.  

Click here for a brief book trailer.

December 7 is our Annual Holiday Sale

Only 3 Days Until Our...
Annual Holiday Sale
Sunday, December 7
10 am - 5 pm 
at The Book Stall
20% Off All Purchases in the Store

It's our favorite Book Stall day of the year as we help customers find just the right book for everyone on their holiday list. We'll have all hands on deck, equipped with good cheer, some wise suggestions, and time to attend to your individual needs. (Sorry, we won't be able to offer our usual gift-wrapping service.) 

Thank you for your support of your local independent bookstore, along with these fellow merchants celebrating the "Red Invitation" Holiday Sale in Winnetka and Northfield on Sunday.