Events

Wednesday May 06, 2015
Start: May 6 2015 11:30 am


The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life

New York Times columnist Brooks tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed and what these moral geniuses learned from the world around them.

Start: May 6 2015 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) Program

The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life

New York Times columnist Brooks tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed and what these moral geniuses learned from the world around them.

Start: May 6 2015 7:00 pm

 

Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study

Harvard
Medical School Psychiatry Professor Vaillant speaks on the subject
“Happiness Is Only the Cart: Love Is the Horse.”  Begun in 1938, the
Grant Study of Adult Development charted the physical and emotional
health of over 200 men, starting with their undergraduate days. Now
Vaillant follows the men into their nineties, documenting for the first
time what it is like to flourish far beyond conventional retirement.

Friday May 08, 2015
Start: May 8 2015 7:00 pm

 An Ember in the Ashes

We are proud to welcome rising YA star Sabaa Tahir. Her book An Ember in the Ashes is getting HUGE amounts of buzz. PRI Radio compares her work to JK Rowling and Suzanne Collins. Our teen reviewers have loved this book. With overtones of the Roman Empire and a heroine who must find bravery she did not know she possessed, this is an amazing book, and we urge you to meet Sabaa before the book's reception sends her into superstar status.

This event is free and open to the public and is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Saturday May 09, 2015
Start: May 9 2015 1:00 pm


Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths,
and the Movement that Changed America

DePaul University educator Cohen and Evanston-based author Fiffer discuss their book, the story of the killings in early 1965 of two civil rights activists, whose violent deaths inspired the Selma-to-Montgomery marches.

Tuesday May 12, 2015
Start: May 12 2015 6:30 pm

A Printers Row Program

Reflections from Hell

Comedian Richard Lewis (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and illustrator Carl Nicholas Titolo will join Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich in conversation about Lewis's new book, bringing the darkly humorous observations of Lewis to life through the imagery of Titolo’s art.  For more information and tickets, go to www.tribnation.com.

Start: May 12 2015 7:00 pm


Hitler’s Furies

Lower, a history professor at Claremont McKenna College, speaks about her book, new in paperback, that uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern front—not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers.

Two Appearances
•    Tuesday, May 12
7 pm, B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim Congregation, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield


•    Wednesday, May 13
7 pm Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 Broadway, Chicago
 

Wednesday May 13, 2015
Start: May 13 2015 11:30 am

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

Axelrod, whose book has become a major bestseller, speaks on the subject “David Axelrod on American Politics.” Luncheon.

Start: May 13 2015 12:00 pm


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


Ms. Rosen is the featured speaker at the annual Josselyn Center Luncheon in support of Camp Neeka, a therapeutic day camp for children between the ages of 8 and 12.

Register at www.josselyn.org or call 847 441-5600, ext. 124.

Start: May 13 2015 7:00 pm

Hitler’s Furies

Lower, a history professor at
Claremont McKenna College, speaks about her book, new in paperback,
that uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern front—not
only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers.

Thursday May 14, 2015
Start: May 14 2015 12:00 pm

The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

Former White House speechwriter (for President George W. Bush) and author Horn has written a riveting true story about the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington’s family but turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement, the Union. Luncheon.

Start: May 14 2015 4:30 pm

 

Hope For The Elephants

From Patricia J. Murphy, children's author and friend of The Book Stall, comes Hope For The Elephants - and she'll be charging into our store to talk about it! Patricia will read from her book, share about the majesty of elephants, the problems they are facing, the people who are helping protect them, and offer ways that we all can help the elephants, too!

Come for the elephants and stay to make a SAVE THE ELEPHANTS flier and enjoy elephant treats!

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Friday May 15, 2015
Start: May 15 2015 7:00 pm


Orhan’s Inheritance

Please come meet the author of last month’s top IndieNEXT book, an historical debut novel that relives the nearly forgotten tragedy of the Armenian Genocide during and after WWI—a topic that has been very much in the news recently.  The book shares a tale of passionate love, unspeakable horror, incredible strength, and the hidden stories that haunt a family.

Saturday May 16, 2015
Start: May 16 2015 2:00 pm
End: May 16 2015 4:00 pm


Sit, Stay, Read

Join us to learn more about the innovation Chicago-based program “Sit Stay Read” that bring trained dogs into inner-city schools, where children read to them. The trained dogs, assisted by dog-themed books and writing assignments, change a child’s reading session from an abstract concept into a real life experience and true and lasting learning. Come meet some of the dogs!

Sunday May 17, 2015
Start: May 17 2015 3:00 pm


The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964


We welcome literary scholar and biographer Leader for a talk about the first in his two-volume biography of Saul Bellow. Note: Mr. Leader will also speak about his book at a program at the Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center on Monday, May 18, at 6 pm.

Monday May 18, 2015
Start: May 18 2015 7:00 pm


Swimming with Maya: A Mother’s Story

Ms. Vincent’s book is a memoir dealing with the death of her daughter Maya at age 19, the decision to donate her organs, and her ultimate re-examination of her relationship with her daughter as well as her own traumatic life as a child and young woman.

Tuesday May 19, 2015
Start: May 19 2015 11:30 am


Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

Mr. Jobb’s new book is the story of the larger-than-life exploits and make-believe world of 1920s Chicago con man extraordinaire Leo Koretz—and his escape to a new life in Canada.  Book Launch and Luncheon

Start: May 19 2015 11:30 am


Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

Actress and mental health icon Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, speaks about her new memoir. In it, she shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, illness, and suicide. Luncheon.

Start: May 19 2015 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Is the American Century Over?

Hear Joseph Nye, Professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, speak about his much-discussed new book, stating his belief that the problem of America's power in the 21st century is not one of decline, but of recognizing that even the most powerful country cannot achieve its goals alone.

Start: May 19 2015 7:00 pm

 

Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

Actress and mental health icon Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, speaks about her new memoir. In it, she shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, illness, and suicide.

Wednesday May 20, 2015
Start: May 20 2015 12:00 pm


My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction
in the Great City on the Seine

Former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor Betts talks about her charming and insightful memoir about coming of age as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris.

Call us at 847 446-8880 for reservations.

Start: May 20 2015 12:00 pm


The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ellis presents a portrait of one of the most crucial and misconstrued periods in American history: the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government— and the four men most responsible—George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. Luncheon.

Start: May 20 2015 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

The American Enterprise Institute’s Murray talks on the subject of his new book, in which he argues that individuals and communities have a chance to come together across party lines, use technology such as social media to increase their influence and reinstate their vision of the United States.

Thursday May 21, 2015
Start: May 21 2015 12:00 pm


Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Coyne lays out in dispassionate detail why he believes the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion — including faith, dogma, and revelation — leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions. Luncheon.

Saturday May 23, 2015

MAY 4 THROUGH MAY 10 IS CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK.


See our children’s pages for our exciting line-up of events.

http://thebookstall.com/childrensnews.htm

Wednesday June 03, 2015
Start: Jun 3 2015 11:30 am


Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World


General McChrystal, former commander of all U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and before that commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), speaks about his new book. In it, he shows how any organization can make the same transition to act like a team of teams—where small groups combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share their experience. Luncheon.

Thursday June 04, 2015
Start: Jun 4 2015 12:00 pm


Alibaba’s World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company Is Changing the Face of Global Business

Erisman, one of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s first western employees and head of international marketing from 2000 to 2008, discusses his new book.  It’s an instructive story analyzing Alibaba's role as a harbinger of the new global business landscape. Luncheon.

Start: Jun 4 2015 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Posner and Wills speak on the topic “Pope Francis and the Vatican: Legacy and Limits of Reform.”

Tuesday June 09, 2015
Start: Jun 9 2015 6:30 pm


We Are Not Ourselves

We are delighted to host the author of one of last year’s most acclaimed novels, the multigenerational story of an Irish-American family. It’s brand new in paperback.

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