OCTOBER 8th: Lee Child & Andrew Grant

This event will take place on Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm.

OCTOBER 9TH: John Warner, author of Tough Day for the Army

This event will take place on Thursday, October 9th at 6:30 pm.

OCTOBER 10th: Tony Magee, founder of Lagunitas Brewing Co.

This event will take place on Friday, October 10th at 6:30 pm.

Two Brothers in Conversation: Lee Child & Andrew Grant! October 8th at 7PM

10/08/2014 7:00 pm

The brothers, Andrew Grant, author of Run, and Lee Child, author of Personal,  will be in conversation to discuss their new books and writing literary page-turners.  This is an exceptional opportunity to hear the brothers discuss their work and will be an exciting event for all lovers of the thriller novel.  The event will take place next door at the Logan Square Auditorium (2539 North Kedzie Blvd.)  Tickets are $10, with the ticket price going towards the purchase of one book at the event.  Both authors will also be signing books.

 

Purchase tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/868987.

Book List
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780804178747
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Delacorte Press, 9/2014

Run (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780345540720
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books, 10/2014

Location: 
Street:
2539 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Additional:
City:
Chicago
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Province:
Illinois
Postal Code:
60647
Country:
United States

Banned Books!

September 21st-27th is Banned Books Week: an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  We're honoring intellectual freedom with our Banned Books Event on Friday, September 26th.  We've invited local authors Esme Codell, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, Kathleen Larkin, and Deirdre Harrison to come by City Lit and read passages from their favorite banned books.  We'll also be showcasing local high school students who will read from banned books, and some live local music.

Banned Books Week is an important event, bringing attention to issues of censorship and freedom.  However, we encourage you to read banned books all year long!  Here are a few of our favorite frequently-challenged titles: 

Book List

Little Brother (Paperback)

$11.99
ISBN-13: 9780765323118
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Tor Teen, 4/2010

Booker T Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida recently cancelled their One Summer/One Book reading program because of the chosen book: Little Brother.  The story deals with teeanged hackers who fight back against police state conditions in San Francisco.  Apparently the principal was not keen on the "anti-authority" tone of the book, nor of the occasional bad language and references to sex.  Author Cory Doctorow took this as an invitation, of course, and has responded by sending 200 copies of the book to students. 

 


$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780689878459
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 6/2005
And Tango Makes Three consistently tops the list of most-challenged books.  It tells the story of two penguins at a zoo who adopt a little penguin as their own.  Concerns arise because the two adult penguins are both male.  This summer, due to concern about homosexual themes in the book, every library in Singapore was ordered to destroy all copies of Tango.

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780375714573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Pantheon, 6/2004

CPS made international headlines in 2013 when they removed Persepolis from their curriculum.  Some stories say the administration ordered all copies to be removed from CPS libraries.  Other stories say the book was only removed from middle school libraries.  Regardless, the book is no longer taught to CPS students.  Any teacher who wishes to use the book in the classroom must go through mandatory training in case students find the book too challenging or "inappropriate."


New Releases

As Summer stampedes to a close, we're already pining for outdoor festivals, reading a great book on the beach, and the hot, muggy Chicago air...well, maybe not that last one. But don't worry! Your friendly, neighborhood bookstore has you covered. Before you up and move to warm climates all year round, remember the one great thing that makes September worthwhile...NEW BOOKS! That's right. September releases have us all clammoring for Summer to up and end so we can get our hands on these amazing new titles. Here are just a few of the most anticipated unreleased or just released titles of the Fall. 

 

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The Bone Clocks (Hardcover)

$30.00
ISBN-13: 9781400065677
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Random House, 9/2014

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9780544272996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9/2014

The Children Act (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780385539708
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Nan A. Talese, 9/2014

Run (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780345540720
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books, 10/2014

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9781566893688
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Coffee House Press, 9/2014

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780385539128
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Nan A. Talese, 9/2014

Bookclubs Galore

As most of our devoted followers know, we at City Lit Books try to provide the neighborhood with a wide array of bookclubs and (free) events. This week, join bookseller, Chelka, for her Chat 'n' Chew Bookclub!

For those of you who haven't attended, Chat 'n' Chew is all about food: reading about food, talking about food, and, of course, eating delicious, homemade, cookbook-centered food. This month, we'll be discussing a food blogger of your choosing. This could be your well-worn copy of Deb Perlman's Smitten Kitchen cookbook, Joy the Baker's cookbook, Angela Liddon's Oh She Glows Vegan cookbook, or anything else you've read, loved, and consumed!

This bookclub meets this thursday, August 28th at 6:30. So drop in with your favorite blogger cookbook and maybe a treat to share!

For a full list of our bookclubs, check out our Bookclub page!