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Low Country Wedding
Monday, May 9th
12:00 PM at The Book Stall

We are thrilled to be hosting an event with popular author Mary Alice Monroe.

Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding or two in Charleston's fabled low-country. Yet when a stranger arrives, a long held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed.

In "A Low-country Wedding" Monroe delves into the heart of marriage, commitment, and family ties. "Huffington Post "calls the Low-Country Summer series the perfect beach read and a whole lot more. "

Please note that this literary "Wedding" event is at noon.


The Job Search Navigator:
An Expert's Guide to Getting Hired, Surviving Layoffs, and Building Your Career
Monday, May 9th
12:00 PM at The University Club, 76 E. Monroe, Chicago

"The Job Search Navigator" is a comprehensive guide to finding a new job in today's evolving career marketplace. Author Matt Durfee has both recruited for some of America's biggest companies and navigated his way through his own job losses.
The book combines practical real-world perspectives with the technical knowledge that job seekers need in order to excel at every aspect of their searches. Drawing upon his accumulated knowledge, Dupree brings a fresh and experienced voice to the field, abandoning the "clinical approach" of many other career-advice books.

 Luncheon Tickets cost: $25.00 Call the Book Stall to make a reservation.      

 Please note: Dress code is business casual. Denim is not permitted.


Wednesday, May 11th
7:00 PM at New Trier High School, Gaffney Auditorium, 385 Winnetka Av

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people that the secret to outstanding achievement is not necessary talent, but a focused combination of passion and persistence called grit. Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.

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Can You Canoe?
Thursday, May 12th
6:30 PM at The Book Stall

On Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 PM, join the Grammy Award-winning family folk music artists The Okee Dokee Brothers for a brief acoustic set, as they celebrate the release of their new book and CD set, "Can You Canoe? and Other Adventure Songs" at The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street in Winnetka. IL. They will be happy to sign copies of the new book purchased at The Book Stall! We defy you to look at (and listen to) one of their YouTube videos and not become fans. Go ahead, hop on your laptop or mobile device. We’ll wait. There. See? Toe-tapping, immediate smile-on-your-face fun for the whole family.


SHERMAN ALEXIE                                                                              Thunder Thunder Boy Jr.

A FAN EVENT: "The Power of Storytelling and the Importance of Identity"

Wednesday, May 13th
7:00 PM at North Shore Country Day School, 310 Green Bay Rd.

National Book Award-winning author, poet and filmmaker

Author, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and the new children's picture book, Thunder Boy, Jr.

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Friday, May 13th
7:00 PM at The Book Stall

This event is going to be amazing! We are thrilled to welcome a YA panel featuring authors John Corey Whaley (Highly Illogical Behavior), David Arnold (Mosquitoland), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes), and Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places) with moderator Jeff Giles, former Deputy Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly and author of the upcoming book The Edge of Everything.

There will even be a RAFFLE and GIVEAWAYS!

This event is FREE but registration is required. Call us at 847-446-8880.


Did You Ever Have a Family
Saturday, May 14th
1:00 PM at The Book Stall

We're thrilled to welcome back staff favorite Bill Clegg for the paperback release of Did You Ever Have a Family. Hailed as masterly by "The New York Times Book Review," a brilliantly constructed debut set in the aftermath of catastrophic loss. A 2015 Man Booker Prize nominee, this stunning novel, from bestselling memoirist Bill Clegg, is the  powerful story about a circle of friends and family who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. 


Everybody's Fool
Wilmette Library Event
Saturday, May 14th
2:00 PM at Wilmette Jr. High School, 620 Locust Rd, Wilmette

"A best-selling and beloved author, at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody's Fool, his third novel, his first great success. The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is now staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he only has a year or two left, and he's busy as hell keeping the news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years... the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends. Sully's son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure. Doug Raymer, now Chief of Police and still obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been having an affair with before she died in a freak accident. Bath's mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, who also has a pressing wife problems and then there's Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upwards might now come to ruin. Everybody's Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters who you can't help but love for all their faults. It is classic Russo and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time"--


Lilac Girls
Sunday, May 15th
10:00 AM at Temple Beth Israel

We are very excited to be selling copies of Martha Kelly's well received new novel Lilac Girls.

On a September day in Manhattan in 1939, twenty-something Caroline Ferriday is consumed by her efforts to secure the perfect boutonniere for an important French diplomat and resisting the romantic advances of a married actor. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish Catholic teenager, is nervously anticipating the changes that are sure to come since Germany has declared war on Poland. As tensions rise abroad - and in her personal life - Caroline's interest in aiding the war effort in France grows and she eventually comes to hear about the dire situation at the Ravensbruck all-female concentration camp. At the same time, Kasia's carefree youth is quickly slipping away, only to be replaced by a fervor for the Polish resistance movement. Through Ravensbruck - and the horrific atrocities taking place there told in part by an infamous German surgeon, Herta Oberheuser - the two women's lives will converge in unprecedented ways and a novel of redemption and hope emerges that is breathtaking in scope and depth"--


The Excellent Lombards
Tuesday, May 17th
7:00 PM at The Book Stall


She has been a favorite of ours since A Map of the World and The Book of Ruth and we are THRILLED to be hosting best selling author and literary giant Jane Hamilton for her new novel, The Excellent Lombards!


Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave. Change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.


The Honeymoon
Wednesday, May 18th
12:00 PM at The University Club,
76 E. Monroe St, Chicago

Based on the life of George Eliot, author of Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss, this captivating account of Eliot's passions and tribulations explores the nature of love in its many guisesDinitia Smith's spellbinding novel recounts George Eliot's honeymoon in Venice in 1880 following her marriage to a handsome young man twenty years her junior. When she agreed to marry John Walter Cross, Eliot was recovering from the death of George Henry Lewes, her beloved companion of twenty-six years. At the time Eliot was bereft. After the loss, Eliot was left at the age of sixty to contemplate profound questions about her physical decline, her fading appeal, and the prospect of loneliness. In her youth, she was considered a country girl and too plain to marry, so she educated herself in order to secure a livelihood. In an era when female novelists were more than merely rare, she became one of the most popular and celebrated writers of her day.

Luncheon Tickets cost: $25.00 Call the Book Stall to make a reservation.        

Please note: Dress code is business casual. Denim is not permitted.


Braving It
Wednesday, May 18th
7:00 PM at The Book Stall

Interested in hearing about a unique story of family and bonding? Then this event will be an interesting one to attend.

Braving It is the powerful story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a harsh and lonely place which is home to only a handful of people. When Campbell's cousin, Heimo Korth, asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their trap lines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite wind chills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo s Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. 


The Charm Bracelet
Thursday, May 19th
7:00 PM at The Book Stall  

Charming author Wade Rouse is here to celebrate the release of his new novel The Charm Bracelet which he penned under the pseudonym Viola Shipman.

Through an heirloom charm bracelet three women will rediscover the importance of family, love, faith, friends, fun and a passion for living as the magic of each charm changes their lives. Lolly, still lives in the family cabin on Lost Land Lake where her mother gave her the charm bracelet that would become Lolly's talisman and connection to family past and Lolly hopes the present, but her daughter, Arden, and granddaughter, Lauren, haven't visited in years and time is running out for Lolly. Arden, couldn't wait to leave her small town life behind for Chicago, but now divorced and burned out at work, she's simply trying to make it from day to day. In the rush of life she's let the years and all the things she once enjoyed slip away. When she receives an unexpected phone call about her mother she must decide if she can face going home. Lauren, a talented young painter buries her passion to study business in the hopes of helping her mother after she discovers that her father left Arden struggling to make ends meet, but Lauren is slowly dying inside and doesn't know how to tell her mother the truth.


The Power Paradox: A Radical New Vision of Success
Thursday, May 19th
7:00 PM at New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Rd.

The Power Paradox is a revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power, one of the most talked about, sought after, and controversial forces in our society. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist, Dr. Dacher Keltner, argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others resulting in power as a force for good in the world.

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The Courage Solution
Monday, May 23rd
7:00 PM at The Book Stall


Are there things you d like to change at your company? Have you found yourself wishing your boss would change? Or your peers? What about the team you lead? Everyone in the corporate world, from the CEO to the security guard out front, wants to change something about their company. That's the human condition at work. Where things can get complicated, however, is in thinking that things will improve when someone else makes the changes, and waiting for that to happen. Mindy Mackenzie, accomplished corporate executive and CEO advisor, will discuss these and other questions.


DONNA BOZZO                    TWO EVENTS
What the Fun
Tuesday, May 24th
7:00 PM at The Book Stall

Wednesday, May 25th
11:30 AM at The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
       Luncheon Tickets cost: $42.00 and can be purchased on line at::                        or call the Book Stall: 847-446-8880

Join us for TWO fun-filled events with local notable, Donna Bozzo author of What the Fun?! 427 Simples Ways to have Fantastic Family Fun. Donna has worked in the TV business for fifteen years. In addition to appearing on "Today," as well as many Chicago TV stations, "The Morning Blend, Veria Living TV, Great Day St. Louis, and "Daytime," Bozzo worked for many years as a reporter, TV producer, writer, and creative director. She has also written for Chicago Parent, Make It Better, Family Circle, Wedding Pages, Working Mother," and American Baby.

Please note: Dress code is business casual. Denim is not permitted.


Swastika Nation
Wednesday, May 25th
1:30 PM at The Skokie Theater, 7924 N. Lincoln Av, Skokie

In the late 1930s, the German American Bund, led by its popinjay dictator Fritz Kuhn, was a small but powerful national movement in pre-World War II America, determined to conquer the United States government with a fascist dictatorship. Swastika Nation by Arnie Bernstein is a story of bad guys, good guys, and a few guys who fell somewhere in-between. The rise and fall of Fritz Kuhn and his German-American Bund at the hands of these disparate fighters is a sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing, and always compelling story from start to finish."

Also on the program is Jim Frazier of Illinois Gold Star Families.

Tickets cost $10.  Purchase at: or call: 847-677-7761


Valiant Ambition
Tuesday, May 31St
12:00 PM at The University Club,
76 E. Monroe St, Chicago                            Luncheon Tickets cost: $25.00 and can be purchased on line at::

 or Call the Book Store to make a reservation.

Tuesday, May 31St
7:00 PM at The Book Stall

History buffs take note! We are honored to be hosting National Book Award winning author Nathaniel Philbrick (In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower) with his new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.

Valiant Ambition is a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within. Valiant Ambition is a complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.


Don't You Cry
Thursday, June 2nd
6:30 PM at The Book Stall


Mary Kubica, best selling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby, is back with her new suspense novel Don't You Cry... and we are thrilled to be hosting her!

Mary Kubica returns with an electrifying and addictive tale of deceit and obsession. In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter, addressed to My Dearest, is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether she's the person Quinn thought she knew. Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected. 


Thursday, June 2nd
7:00 PM at Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave


When Money Talks
Wednesday, June 6th
12:00 PM at The University Club,
76 E. Monroe St, Chicago

Special-interest money is destroying our democratic process. But now that the Citizens United decision has thrown out campaign spending limits as abridgments of free speech, Americans want to know what they can do about it. Derek Cressman gives us the tools, both intellectual and tactical, to fight back. 

Luncheon Tickets cost: $25.00 Call the Book Store to make a reservation.         Please note: Dress code is business casual. Denim is not permitted.   


Enchanted Islands
Monday, June 6th
6:30 PM at The Book Stall

We're delighted to welcome gifted storyteller Allison Amend to the Book Stall for her new novel, Enchanted Islands.

Inspired by the mid-century memoirs of Frances Conway,  Enchanted Islands is the dazzling story of an independent American woman whose path takes her far from her native Minnesota when she and her husband, an undercover intelligence officer, are sent to the Galapagos Island sat the brink of World War II. 


A Hero in France
Tuesday, June 7th
6:30 PM at The Book Stall

We're thrilled to welcome back Alan Furst to discuss his new thriller, A Hero in France!

From the bestselling master espionage writer, hailed by Vince Flynn as the best in the business, comes a riveting novel about the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris. Alan Furst's suspenseful, fast-paced thriller captures this dangerous time as no one ever has before. He brings Paris and occupied France to life, along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions.


The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting  
Tuesday, June 7th
7:00 PM at Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Rd, Northbrook

 In her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Shefali Tsabary challenges the modern myths of parenting that define how a child is "supposed to be." Instead of holding our children to society's impossible ideals, Dr. Shefali teaches us how to control our expectations, embrace the present moment, and let go of the anxiety surrounding how best to parent our children. Written in the style of her "New York Times" bestseller, The Conscious Parent,The Awakened Family draws from Eastern philosophy as well as Western psychology to offer enlightened advice and a clear program for raising confident, conscious children who are true to themselves.

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Protecting Paige
Wednesday, June 8th
6:30 PM at The Book Stall

From the author of the Book Club favorite, Pictures of the Past, comes Protecting Paige, another compelling, multi-layered novel, ripe with the twists and turns of the best historical fiction.

At the novel's onset in 1962, twelve-year-old Paige Noble awakens in a hospital room in Chicago with no memory of the random act of gang violence that has left her injured and orphaned. From the very start Protecting Paige provides the reader with an engrossing plot that is sure to satisfy. This is a beautiful and moving story about a young girl's coming-of-age and a man's quest for a lost love.


JOAN BARNES will be interviewed by JILL SALZMAN
Play it Forward
Thursday, June 9th
6:30 PM at The Book Stall

"Play It Forward" details the remarkable journey of Joan Barnes, founder and former CEO of Gymboree, and how she learned to align her inner life with outward success.  Forty years ago, Joan Barnes founded a play center in a church basement with $3,000. Determined to enable women to achieve personal and entrepreneurial success, Barnes led Gymboree to become an innovative leader in a new industry: activity-based early childhood development. The company eventually became a global billion-dollar brand. But this dramatic entrepreneurial memoir is also a cautionary tale and redemption story. When Gymboree's IPO became a phenomenal success story, Barnes was nowhere near Wall Street. She had left the company because of an eating disorder that threatened to destroy her and everything she built. 


Friday, June 10th
11:00 AM at The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

The celebration begins at 11AM with authors and book lovers mingling over cocktails and coffee to discuss their latest works and sign books. Authors will join attendees at their tables for the noon luncheon. The program follows, hosted by Chicago Tribune writer Rick Kogan. Additional time will be available after lunch to continue discussions with authors and for them to sign books. We will have the authors' books available for purchase at this event. A complete list of authors will be posted at as they are confirmed. 

Cost for this event is $40 for club members and their guests;  $45 for non-members. Call The Book Stall for reservations - 847446-8880.

Please note: Dress code is business casual. Denim is not permitted. ******************************************************************

  ZOE ZOLBROD in conversation with Daniel Raeburn
The Telling
Tuesday, June 14th
6:30 PM at The Book Stall


Wednesday, June 15th
12:00 PM at The University Club,
76 E. Monroe St, Chicago

The world of student-athletes will be the focus on June 15th at the University Club. Indentured tells the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decided to fight the hypocrisy of the NCAA, which speaks endlessly about the purity of its student-athletes while exploiting many of them. These unfortunates include those who get injured and drop out because their scholarships have been revoked, those who'll neither graduate nor go pro, and those who live in terror of accidentally violating some obscure rule in the NCAA rulebook. 

Luncheon Tickets cost: $25.00 Call the Book Store to make a reservation.           Please note: Dress code is business casual. Denim is not permitted.


Wednesday, June 15th
6:30 PM at The Book Stall

We are very excited to be hosting the exceptionally talented JULIE TIMMER (Five Days Left) who will be at the store with her new novel Untethered which sounds like another winner.

When Char Hawthorn's husband dies unexpectedly, she is left questioning much of what she once took for granted: from the cozy small town life they built together to her relationship with her stepdaughter. Untethered explores what bonds truly form a family and how, sometimes, love knows no bounds.



Spain in Our Hearts
Thursday, June 16th
6:30 PM at The Book Stall

We are so excited to host the incredible best-selling author Adam Hochschild at the store for his latest book, Spain in our Hearts.

Hochschild has written a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. Spain in Our Hearts is Adam Hochschild at his very best."


Listening For What Matters
Friday, June 17th
11:30 AM at The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


This fascinating book summarizes decades of research by its authors, Dr. Saul J. Weiner and Dr. Alan Schwartz, into the importance of the 'patient's context' in prescribing care. Physicians who apply guidelines based on biomedical criteria without modification to fit the situational, demographic, cultural, and social dimensions of the individual patient are at risk of a serious medical error: prescribing 'the right treatment' to the 'wrong patient.' Listening to What Matters is an important contribution to understanding of the requirements for patient-centered care.


Cost for this event is $42.00   Call The Book Stall for reservations.          Please note: Dress code is business casual. Denim is not permitted. ******************************************************************

Words That Work
What Americans Really Want
Monday, June 27th
5:30 PM at The University Club,
76 E. Monroe St, Chicago


No one in America has done more observing of more people than Dr. Frank I. Luntz. From Bill O'Reilly to Bill Maher, America's leading pundits, prognosticators, and CEOs turn to Luntz to explain the present and to predict the future. From restaurant booths to voting booths, Luntz has watched and assessed our private habits, our public interests, and our hopes and fears. Luntz disassembles the preconceived notions we have about one another and lays all the pieces of the American condition out in front of us, openly and honestly, then puts the pieces back together in a way that reflects the society in which we live.

Luncheon Tickets cost: $25.00 Call The Book Stall to make a reservation.           Please note: Dress code is business casual. Denim is not permitted.


The Nest
Monday, June 20th
6:30 PM at The Book Store


We're so happy to host the author of one of our best-selling books!  We all love The Nest!

In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love."



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