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Wednesday, December 24th

4:00 pm at The Book Stall

We are closing early tonight so all the little elves can do what they need to do to get ready for the big day tomorrow...

Sorry for any inconvenience and have a wonderful Christmas Eve!



Thursday, December 25th

All day at The Book Stall

Today we will be closed all day for many reasons - mainly, to spend time with those we love and try to catch up on much needed rest after our craziest month of the year - and we hope you do the same.

It's been another fantastic year here at The Book Stall and please know that we can't do it alone. It takes us all - collectively - to make this work and we appreciate you very much! We are so fortunate to be a part of this community and look forward to being your bookseller for years to come.

Merry Christmas,

The Staff of The Book Stall


NEW YEAR'S EVE - Closing Early!!!

Wednesday, December 31st

4:00 pm at The Book Stall


We will be closing at 4:00 today. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


We will be open again on Friday, January 2nd at 9:30 am. See you then and Happy New Year!



Thursday, January 1st

All Day at The Book Stall


We will be sleeping - I mean closed today. Check back with us tomorrow, Friday, January 2nd at 9:30 am and thank you!




Sunday, January 11th

1:00 pm at The Book Stall


Join us here at The Book Stall when John McEvoy, one of our favorite local authors, discusses and signs his latest Jack Doyle mystery, High Stakes.


"John McEvoy's Jack Doyle mysteries usually have the pace of a runaway racehorse, and High Stakes is no different. Just when you think he's about to linger on a piece of lush Irish scenery or gritty Chicago lore, someone does something terrible and the chase is on again. There's nothing left to do but buckle up and enjoy the ride." --Jay Hovdey, Daily Racing Form

This event is free and open to the public.


WES MOORE - 2 Events!!!

Tuesday, January 13th

12:00 pm at The Union League Club and



Wednesday, January 14th

7:00 pm at New Trier Northfield, Cornog Auditorium

For fans of Wes Moore's The Other Wes Moore, his new book, The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters continues his remarkable quest to “find a life that matters” - from Oxford and Afghanistan to Wall Street and the White House - woven together with the stories of remarkable change makers he meets along the way who found the meaning of their lives in serving others.

For reservations to the luncheon, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880. The FAN event is free and open to the public.



Tuesday, January 13th

7:00 pm at The Book Stall

On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-Rae Lee's elegance of prose, his masterly storytelling, and his long-standing interests in identity, culture, work, and love, and lifts them to a new plane. Stepping from the realistic and historical territories of his previous work, Lee brings us into a world created from scratch. Against a vividly imagined future America, Lee tells a stunning, surprising, and riveting story that will change the way readers think about the world they live in.

This event is free and open to the public.



Thursday, January 15th

12:00 pm at The Women's Athletic Club

Told in a series of stylish, original essays, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, for the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and for those who love crisp stories well-told. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir, and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on when flying to Paris. Award-winning writer Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of travels and living in France to lead you through vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. These 100 entries capture art, history, food, fresh air and style and along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating women who changed the country's destiny. Ride a white horse in the Camargue, find Paris's hidden museums, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and buy raspberries at Nice's Cour Saleya market. From sexy to literary, spiritual to simply gorgeous, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion for the smart and curious traveler to France.

This event is free and open to the public.


ROGER COHEN - A Chicago Council Event

Thursday, January 1st

All Day at The Book Stall

In early July, violence in Israel and Gaza escalated into a conflict which lasted 50 days and left thousands dead. Despite the August 26 truce, European and American attitudes on the conflict remain divided. In Europe, Roger Cohen asserts that outrage over Palestinian civilian casualties rose to a “fever-pitch,” morphing from anti-Zionism into anti-Semitism. Meanwhile, in the US, American fury toward Hamas has been guided by what Cohen calls the “unambiguous preference for right and wrong” and support for Israel has remained steadfast, especially among older generations. Why do Europeans and Americans have such profoundly different perspectives on the conflict? The latest round of violence in Israel and Gaza is over, but is anybody better off? Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Roger Cohen for a discussion on Israel, Gaza, and the implications for the Middle East. Cohen’s new book, The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family, examines Jewish identity as lived in his family over several generations.

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