Sunday November 02, 2014
Start: Nov 2 2014 3:00 pm


“The Newspaper Writer’s Life”

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Steinberg and Chicago Tribune columnist and WGN radio host Kogan discuss their jobs and their books. Free and open to the public.

Monday November 03, 2014
Start: Nov 3 2014 7:00 pm

A FAN program

Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

The Family Action Network (FAN) presents Temple University psychology professor Steinberg, one of the world’s leading experts on the subject of adolescence. He will discuss new discoveries about the length of adolescence and the malleability of the adolescent brain that make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness. Just added: “You and Your Adolescent: A Practical Workshop for Parents,” with Dr. Steinberg, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 9:30 am at New Trier HS, Northfield, Cornog Auditorium. RSVP requested at

Tuesday November 04, 2014
Start: Nov 4 2014 9:30 am


Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

“You and Your Adolescent: A Practical
Workshop for Parents,” with Dr. Steinberg.  See also November 2 event.

RSVP requested at

Start: Nov 4 2014 7:00 pm

What the Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age

Chicago author Rosen, author of Dollface, presents her latest Chicago-set historical novel, this one about the visionary retail tycoon who made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: “Give the lady what she wants.” Field’s legendary charm also won the heart of a socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. 

Wednesday November 05, 2014
Start: Nov 5 2014 12:00 pm

Gale Gand’s Lunch!
Acclaimed Chicago chef Gand’s latest work is filled with recipes and tips for turning lunch into a celebration with family and friends. Says Gand: “Lunch is the new dinner.”  Luncheon.

Start: Nov 5 2014 7:00 pm

Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door

Former Chicago Tribune reporter and columnist Mahany, a Wilmette resident, speaks about her new book, a seasonal field guide to the kind of wonder and wisdom she has gained by paying close attention to the bounty and beauty of the seasons.

(7 pm time to be confirmed shortly.)

Thursday November 06, 2014
Start: Nov 6 2014 11:30 am

A Wedding in Provence

Bestselling author Sussman (French Lessons, among others) talks about her latest novel, a moving story of love, forgiveness, and trust, set among the beaches and vineyards of southern France. Luncheon.

Friday November 07, 2014
Start: Nov 7 2014 12:00 pm

The War on Women in Israel

Leading Israeli women’s activist Sztokman investigates the struggles of Israeli women against what she describes as increasing levels of religious and political intrusion into their lives. Luncheon.

(Note: This event, originally scheduled for Sept. 16, had to be rescheduled.)

Saturday November 08, 2014
Start: Nov 8 2014 11:00 am


Release party at the store

Gracefully Grayson

Local author Polonsky celebrates the release of her middle grade novel, one of the first ever published about a transgender girl.

Start: Nov 8 2014 3:00 pm

A Snow Day for Hannah and A Beach Day for Hannah

We welcome back this popular author, who will bring us up to date on her Bernese moutain dog Hannah, who gave birth to puppies last year.


Start: Nov 8 2014 4:00 pm

Fives and Twenty-Fives

Pitre, a former Marine Corps who served two deployments to Iraq, talks about his critically acclaimed debut novel, the story of a road repair platoon in Iraq dispatched to fill potholes that contain hidden bombs—and the rough roads they face when they return home.

Sunday November 09, 2014
Start: Nov 9 2014 2:00 pm
End: Nov 9 2014 3:30 pm


Meet & Greet at the store

The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail

Come hear the story of a mouse who overcomes the difficulty of having a tail that is much too long and discovers he is stronger and better because of it – not in spite of it.

Tuesday November 11, 2014
Start: Nov 11 2014 7:00 pm

Fabio’s American Home Kitchen

Native Italian chef, restaurateur, and Book Stall favorite Vivani presents his latest cookbook, with 120 recipes for popular American dishes—with an Italian accent.

Start: Nov 11 2014 7:00 pm

Fabio’s American Home Kitchen

Native Italian chef, restaurateur, and Book Stall favorite Vivani presents his latest cookbook, with 120 recipes for popular American dishes—with an Italian accent.




Wednesday November 12, 2014
Start: Nov 12 2014 4:30 pm

4:30 at the store

Local author Currie talks about her YA horror novel about three teens who walk through a

winter storm into a seemingly abandoned small town when their car breaks down.

Thursday November 13, 2014
Start: Nov 13 2014 12:00 am

Event time to be determined.

13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War

Sen. McCain’s new book gives personal accounts of 13 remarkable soldiers who fought in major conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Start: Nov 13 2014 6:00 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs program

National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear

Rothkopf, the CEO and Editor of Foreign Policy, speaks on the subject of his new book and shares his insights into the triumphs, failures, and future of US foreign policy.

Start: Nov 13 2014 7:00 pm

7 pm at the store
FARROW & BALL Presentation
“Colour and Pattern in the Home”

Please join Sharon McGuckin, manager of the Merchandise Mart showroom of the English paint and wallpaper company, and its North Shore color representative for an inspirational talk on how to transform your home with colour and pattern, featuring our four new wallpapers and a sneak peek at what’s trending for 2015!

Guests are invited to enter our raffle!
Refreshments will be served and exclusive Farrow & Ball goody bags available.

Friday November 14, 2014
Start: Nov 14 2014 12:00 pm

Dolph Shayes and the Rise of Professional Basketball

History professor Grundman follows the early days of the NBA through the career of Dolph Shayes, the child of Jewish Romanian immigrants who was the star of the Syracuse Nationals uring the 1950s and ‘60s and named by the NBA one of the 50 greatest players of all time. Luncheon.

Start: Nov 14 2014 7:00 pm

A FAN Event

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Former Yale professor Deresiewicz’s bestselling new book is about the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that he feels elite universities should be—but are not—providing.

Saturday November 15, 2014
Start: Nov 15 2014 11:30 am
End: Nov 15 2014 12:30 pm

Meet & Greet at the store

Dangerous Trades

Journalist and former TV reporter and anchor Leshay signs his new thriller.

Start: Nov 15 2014 12:00 pm

Watch Me: A Memoir

The actress writes about her relationship with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom, her work with the greatest directors in Hollywood, her love affair with her husband, and much more.

Monday November 17, 2014
Start: Nov 17 2014 12:00 pm

Building a Better Teacher

Education writer Green, co-founder of the nonprofit education news organization Chalkbeat, introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. Luncheon.

Start: Nov 17 2014 12:00 pm

Fully Alive

Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics and the son of Eunice and Sargent Shriver, speaks about his life dedicated to people of intellectual disabilities and how through them he
discovered a radically different and inspiring way of life.

Start: Nov 17 2014 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs program

Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature

In his new book, the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy argues that economic growth and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive, and that in fact, saving ature is the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make.

Start: Nov 17 2014 7:00 pm

Look Up! Birds and Other Natural Wonders Just Outside Your Window

Seattle educator Wheeler talks about his beautiful new book with nature essays that will inspire readers to experience the outdoors in an affordable, accessible and joyful way. A reat gift book!

Wednesday November 19, 2014
Start: Nov 19 2014 6:00 pm

There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Shields’ book is an open and honest memoir about growing up with her remarkable and complicated mother, Teri, with stories relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter. Reception and Dinner.



Start: Nov 19 2014 7:00 pm

Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Pulitzer Prize-winning former Wall Street Journal writer Suskind tells story of his autistic son Owen, who memorized dozens of Disney movies and turned them into a language to
express love and loss, kinship, and brotherhood. Ron Suskind will appear with his wife,
Cornelia. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

This event is sponsored by the Wilmette Public Library.

Thursday November 20, 2014
Start: Nov 20 2014 12:00 pm

The Mockingbird Next Store: Life with Harper Lee

Former Chicago Tribune reporter Mills writes of the friendship she shared with Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, and her sister, Alice Lee.

Start: Nov 20 2014 4:00 pm

A History of Violence: An Encyclopedia of 1400 Chicago Murders

In his new book, Johnson—a retired Chicago Police Department supervisor and nationally recognized investigative and educational consultant for law enforcement and the security industry—takes an in-the-trenches look at more than 100 years of Mob violence in Chicago.

Start: Nov 20 2014 4:30 pm


After School Storytime at the store

My Grandfather’s Coat

Hear Aylesworth read his rollicking, rhyming rendition of a favorite folksong about a many-times recycled coat.

Saturday November 29, 2014
Start: Nov 29 2014 1:00 pm
End: Nov 29 2014 2:30 pm

Small Business Saturday - Meet & Greet at the store

Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier

Former Chicago Sun-Times picture editor Cahan signs his book focusing on Vivian Maier’s photo subjects who returned her gaze when she pointed her camera at them.

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