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TV's Chris Colfer, of Glee fame, to Visit Anderson's Bookshop July 19

TV's Chris Colfer to Visit Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Thursday, July 19

TV's Chris Colfer to Visit Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Thursday, July 19

Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, is delighted to host a special event with television star Chris Colfer, a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel" on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the 2011 TIME 100, Time Magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. And now Colfer is an author, with this first venture into the literary world. His book, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, is aimed at middle readers.

Colfer will be presenting his new book at a signing event at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville on Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. Priority numbers for the booksigning line are available with the purchase of The Land of Stories from Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville, (630) 355-2665. This event is a booksigning line only where fans will get an opportunity to meet the author.

About the Book: In The Land of Stories, Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. It’s a fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

More About the Author: This year, Colfer will be seen in the independent film Struck By Lightning, which he both wrote and produced. Brian Dannelly (Saved) directs the coming-of-age comedy which also stars Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Hyland.

Additionally, Colfer recently adapted, The Little Leftover Witch, a pilot for the Disney Channel based on the children's book of the same name by Florence Laughlin which centers on a little witch who was taken in by a family after a crash landing on her broom.

Colfer grew up performing in community theatre productions, and in high school, was active in the drama program.

Chris Colfer’s upcoming visit is part of Anderson’s Bookshops’ calendar of special author events. Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. In 1878, Oswald’s pharmacy began selling books as a service to customers. So successful was that side of the business that it became an independent entity in 1964. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community ever since. A second location is also open in downtown Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630)-963-2665. A gift shop, Anderson’s Two-Doors East, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., in Naperville, opened in the fall of 2009. Key to Anderson’s success has been special author events, like the July 19 program with Chris Colfer.

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