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.
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.
A Family Action Network (FAN) Program
Dr. CLAUDE STEELE
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.
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.
MIRIAM BUSCH and LARRY DAY
Friday, December 5
6:30 pm, Sleepy Storytime at the store
Click here for a brief book trailer.
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.