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The 4th season has arrived – and here’s why it will be the best:

  • Two fantastic venues – accessible, inviting and with dedicated space for our events.
  • All authors are best sellers including #1 on the NY Times list, “Top 10” lists, “Editors’ Choice” lists, etc.
  • All books will be newly released and available for personal signing.
  • Books 'n' Bottles will be the first (often only) Chicagoland appearances for these popular, acclaimed authors.


June 2 & 3: Mary MorrisGateway to the Moon (Nan A. Talese, April 10, 2018) From award-winning novelist Mary Morris comes the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined.  "If you haven't read Mary Morris yet, start here. Now. Immediately." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things


August 11& 12: Jenna BlumThe Lost Family (Harper Collins, June 5, 2018). The New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us creates a vivid portrait of marriage, family, and the haunting grief of World War II in this emotionally charged, beautifully rendered story that spans a generation, from the 1960s to the 1980s. This author is very popular with their readers; Jenna is also one of Oprah's Top 30 Women Writers.


September 29 & 30: Cherise WolasThe Family Tabor (Flatiron, July 17, 2018). We will also discuss and offer for sale/signing The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, published in paperback in May 2018. The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, was a semifinalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Debut Fiction Prize, named an Indie Next Pick, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Best Novel and Best Debut Novel by Kirkus Reviews, a Top 10 novel of 2017 by Booklist, among many other accolades.  In The Family Tabor, readers will appreciate the fleshed-out characters and mystical turn the plot takes.


October 20 & 21: Patti Callahan HenryBecoming Mrs. Lewis (Thomas Nelson, October 2, 2018). We will also discuss and offer for sale/signing The Bookshop at Water’s Edge. Published in nine languages, Patti is a New York Times bestselling author of several novels. “Patti Callahan seems to have found the story she was born to tell in this tale of unlikely friendship turned true love between Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.” —Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife.


November 10 & 11: Robert GoolrickThe Dying of the Light (Harper Collins, July 3, 2018). From the author of the #1 NY Times bestselling A Reliable Wife comes a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love—the literary love-child of William Faulkner and Dominick Dunne.

The Dying of the Light: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062678225
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - July 3rd, 2018



Spend an afternoon mingling with friends, other readers, and a bestselling author! Our Books 'n' Bottles events are casual gatherings that pair a wine tasting and a conversation with an author about their new book. This month, Robbie Goolrick will visit the store on Sunday, November 11 from 4:00-5:30pm. Please join us to learn more about the craft of writing and The Dying of the Light


Admission to the event - which includes a signed hardcover book, beverages, and a raffle ticket - is $35.00 (additional guest without book purchase: $10.00). Call us to reserve a space for this event- (847) 498 - 4999.