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Bookmarks Fri Sep 26 2014


Tonight! Plant yourself amongst a wide array of authors, artists, and architects for the Chicago Botanic Garden's Novel Affair, 6 pm.

Tonight! Well-read rebels read from some of the most commonly banned books to celebrate Banned Book Week. Listen to passages from old controversial favorites like To Kill a Mockingbird, Persepolis, Watership Down, and The Lorax at Logan Square's City Lit Books, 6:30 pm.

Tonight! Join Unabridged Bookstore in Exploring Creative Non-Fiction, featuring writers Megan Stielstra, Dmitry Samarov, and Wendy C. Ortiz, as they discuss fact that reads like fiction, 7 pm.

Tonight! Women & Children First hosts author Amina Gautier as she reads from her book Now We Will Be Happy, 7:30 pm.

Tonight! No relevant experience required to enjoy poet Chris Green's latest collection Résumé at the Book Cellar, 7 pm.

Tonight! Head to Challenger Comics + Conversation to get your copy of Lucy Knisley's new graphic novel Age of License signed by the maker herself, 7 pm.

Saturday! Spend your afternoon at Newberry Library, where author Michael Blanding discusses a book as compelling as its subtitle is long: The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps, 1 pm.

Saturday! Former Chicago-Sun Times columnist Debra Pickett presents her debut book Reporting Lives at City Lit Books, 5 pm.

Saturday! Make your way to Quimby's Bookstore for a celebration of John Porcellino's new graphic novel, The Hospital Suite, as well as a screening of King-Cat Comics documentary Root Hog or Die, 7 pm.

Saturday! The Kates return to the Book Cellar for more hilarious live lit. Check it out at 7 pm.

Sunday! Free Bourbon. Now that I have your attention, check out the Book Cellar's author event featuring Michael Veach, along with distillers Bill Rix Welter and Paul Heltko, as they discuss Veach's new book, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage. Free bourbon tasting to follow, and all spirits will be available for purchased at Provenance down the street, 4 pm.

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