We are thrilled to support Arlington Heights Memorial Library's second annual Lit Stroll. This literary event brings readers together to meet and celebrate Illinois authors. Each author will be featured at a downtown Arlington Heights venue. Hear about their work, grab a drink, and mingle with other literary lovers as you stroll from location to location. The event will culminate in a book signing at Arlington Ale House with books available for sale.
Lit Stroll is open to adults ages 21 and older. Registration is required and opens June 1 at 9 a.m. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Renee Rosen, USA Today bestselling author of The Social Graces along with five other historical novels including Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues and What the Lady Wants. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her newest novel Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl is about the cosmetic icon, Estée Lauder.
Tracy Clark, author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series and the Det. Harriet Foster series. A multi-nominated Anthony, Lefty, Edgar, Macavity, and Shamus Award finalist, Tracy is also the 2020 and 2022 winner of the G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award. She is a member of Crime Writers of Color, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Aaron Cohen, author of Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power, Amazing Grace, and co-author of the late pianist Ramsey Lewis’ memoir, Gentleman of Jazz: A Life In Music. Cohen has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar, DownBeat editor and is a two-time recipient of the Deems Taylor Award for outstanding music writing from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
1 p.m. Tracy Clark @Mago Grill & Cantina - 115 W Campbell St.
2 p.m. Aaron Cohen @Hey Nonny – 10 S Vail Ave.
3:10 p.m. Renee Rosen @Arlington Ale House – 111 W Campbell St. (Metropolis elevator to 3rd floor)
4:00 pm Author Book Signing and Reception @Arlinton Ale House - 111 W Campbell St. (Metropolis elevator to 3rd floor)
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation, please call 847.392.0100, text 847.665.1491 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s 1938, and a young woman selling face cream out of a New York City beauty parlor is determined to prove she can have it all. Her name is Estée Lauder, and she’s about to take the world by storm, in this dazzling new novel from the USA Today bestselling author of The Social Graces and Park Avenue Summer.
The USA Today Bestseller!
Named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Novels by Oprah Daily ∙ SheReads ∙ Frolic ∙ BookReporter ∙ and more...
Cops can make mistakes, even when they’re not rookies. If anyone knows that it’s Cass Raines.
From acclaimed author Tracy Clark comes a page-turning mystery featuring hard-boiled Chicago detective Harriet Foster, who's on the hunt for a serial killer with a deadly affinity for redheads.
When a young red-haired woman is found brutally murdered in downtown Chicago, one detail stands out: the red lipstick encircling her wrists and ankles.
A Chicago Tribune Book of 2019, Notable Chicago Reads
A Booklist Top 10 Arts Book of 2019
A No Depression Top Music Book of 2019
Curtis Mayfield. The Chi-Lites. Chaka Khan. Chicago’s place in the history of soul music is rock solid.
For two days in January 1972, Aretha Franklin sang at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles while tape recorders and film cameras rolled. Everyone there knew the event had the potential to be historic: five years after ascending to soul royalty and commercial success, Franklin was publicly returning to her religious roots.
This immersive new autobiography provides insight into the early life and illustrious career of the late great Ramsey Lewis, one of the most popular jazz pianists of all time.