Wednesday April 16, 2014
Start: Apr 16 2014 12:00 pm


The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer

The author, a nurse, social worker, child development specialist, speaks about her brand new book, a memoir of her personal experience with breast cancer and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by it. A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ms. Jacobs received degrees in nursing and social work in Chicago and worked here for 15 years before moving with her husband to California.  Luncheon.

Start: Apr 16 2014 7:00 pm

Poetry Night

Celebrate National Poetry Month at The Book Stall.  Check our website and our Wednesday e-news for details on this event.

Thursday April 17, 2014
Start: Apr 17 2014 6:30 pm

The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty

The president of the Charles Schwab Foundation and Charles Schwab’s daughter speaks on the topic of “Money Myths & Misconceptions: Navigating Your Financial Future in a New Era,” debunking today’s myths and misconceptions about money and cutting through the topic’s complexity. The event is co-sponsored by The PrivateBank. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday April 19, 2014
Start: Apr 19 2014 4:30 pm


The Book Stall’s Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
See details on our newsletter's Children’s pages.


Monday April 21, 2014
Start: Apr 21 2014 7:00 pm

The Book Stall is pleased and honored to host three of the country’s leading scientists, all with current and former leadership roles at The Field Museum in Chicago, for a joint presentation centered around their new books on Monday, April 21, at 7 pm at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave.

We welcome former Field Museum provost Dr. Robert Martin, currently the museum’s Curator of Biological Anthropology; Dr. Lance Grande, the museum’s Distinguished Service Curator responsible for its academic departments of anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology; and Sir Peter Crane, currently Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and former director of the Field Museum from 1992-99. From 1999-2006, he was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew in the UK, where he was knighted in 2004 for services to horticulture and conservation.

Each will present a brief book talk, followed by a question-and-answer session.

•    Dr. Martin’s How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction draws on 40 years of research in his examination of the procreative history of humans, as well as that of our primate kin, to reveal what is truly natural when it comes to making and raising babies.

•    Dr. Crane’s Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot traces the beautiful tree’s lineage from the time of dinosaurs to the 21st century, a book described as both scholarly and highly accessible and praised by one reviewer as “an important biography of the ultimate survivor.”

•    Dr. Grande’s The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time covers the history, discovery, and exploration of the remarkable fossils uncovered in southwestern Wyoming around the ghost town of Fossil. With incredible color photographs of the fossils and an explanation of their evolutionary significance, the book is a breathtaking window into our planet’s long-lost past.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us to celebrate this unique outpouring of science for the general public by three of The Field Museum’s most distinguished curatorial leaders over the past 20 years.

Tuesday April 22, 2014
Start: Apr 22 2014 4:30 pm

Earth Day Celebration featuring Dr. Seuss’s

The Lorax

Wednesday April 23, 2014
Start: Apr 23 2014 7:00 pm

A FAN Presentation:
Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture


Harvard sociologist Friedman’s book follows families with elementary school-age children involved in chess, dance, and soccer, covering the history of the activities, what they mean to parents and children and implications for inequality and gender in the educational system.

Start: Apr 23 2014 7:30 pm

Slices of Life: A Food Writer Cooks Through Many a Conundrum

The Chicago Tribune’s Eskin has compiled more than 200 recipes from her Sunday “Home on the Range” column into a new book, along with a generous helping of life stories that have happened along the way. Come hear her tell some of them.

Thursday April 24, 2014
Start: Apr 24 2014 12:00 pm

Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park

Davis describes the Chicago neighborhood that has been the home to the city’s elite, including presidents and politicians, scholars, athletes, and fiery religious leaders.

Start: Apr 24 2014 4:30 pm


Author Gibbs reads from his new book, his second children’s mystery set in a zoo. See children’s pages for details.

Start: Apr 24 2014 7:00 pm

From the Charred Remains

Local author Calkins, a self-described educator, historian, faculty developer by day…and writer by night, talks about her second historical novel, set in 1660s London, where the Great Fire has just decimated an already plague-ridden city. Her first novel, A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, is the story of a 17th century English chambermaid who tries to save someone she loves from hanging for the murder of a fellow servant.

Friday April 25, 2014
Start: Apr 25 2014 6:30 pm

Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea

Local author and avid sailor Graham talks about his new book, the story of the Kennedys’ relationship with the  Victura, a 25-foot sloop the family purchased in 1932, and what that one small sailboat taught the family about life, family, leadership, and winning.

Saturday April 26, 2014
Start: Apr 26 2014 2:00 pm

Chicago’s River at Work and at Play

The award-winning chronicler of historic Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks now takes a special look at the Chicago River—its past, present, and future—and the individuals intimately connected to its history and the issues that will influence the growth of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Tuesday April 29, 2014
Start: Apr 29 2014 4:30 pm


She Is Not Invisible

Prize-winning Engish author Sedgwick signs his hot new young adult thriller, set in London and Manhattan, about a 16-year old English girl on a mission to find her missing father.

Start: Apr 29 2014 7:00 pm

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

A.J. Fikry is the irascible owner of a failing bookstore whose wife has died and whose prized rare collection of Poe poems has been stolen. The arrival of a mysterious package at the bookstore signals an opportunity for Fikry to make his life over and see everything anew. Hear Ms. Zevin discuss her story, described as “an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.”

Friday May 02, 2014
Start: May 2 2014 7:00 pm

Hello Wine, Hello a Good Cause



Certified sommelier Melanie Wagner and The Book
Stall are partnering with Make It Better magazine and
Shaefer's Wine & Spirits to host three Friday-evening mini wine
 that will benefit Bernie's Book Bank, an organization that
promotes book ownership among at-risk children throughout Chicagoland.

Melanie, the author of the authoritative-but-friendly wine
primer Hello Winewill share her expertise at classes
that take place here at The Book Stall on the following Friday evenings,
starting at 6:30 pm promptly:

Friday, March 7:  Wine and Chocolate

Friday, April 4: Bubbles! An Introduction to Champagne
and Sparkling Wines

Friday, May 2: Pinot

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