Chicago book events come to you: Monday, June 15-Saturday, June 20, 2020
today at 12:54 am
During the month of June, Unabridged Books will donate 10% of its sales to the Equal Justice Initiative founded by Bryan Stephenson (Just Mercy). Plus, “Unabridged Bookstore commits to a yearlong effort of promoting and supporting the work of activists and organizations engaged in the fight against systemic racism, social injustice, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.”
Women and Children First’s Pride Reading List is here.
Following are Chicago book events (and a few more) that you can enjoy at home. Most are free, but some may require registration or purchase.
MONDAY, JUNE 15
Unorthodox 10 a.m. Author Deborah Feldman will discuss the Netflix series based on her book with Shira Haas who plays the lead role. Moderated by Abigail Pogrebin. Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.
The Glass Hotel 6:30 p.m. Author Emily St. John Mandel in conversation with Alice Moody. The Book Stall.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16
Antiracist Baby 6:00 p.m. Author Ibram X. Kendi and illustrator Ashley Lukashevsky discuss their new board book. Politics & Prose.
America’s Best Baseball Writing 6:30 p.m. A discussion with writers Joe Bonomo and Rick Telander for fans looking forward to the season whenever it begins. American Writers Museum.
What We Inherit 6:30 p.m. A virtual reading with author Jessica Pearce Rotondi in conversation with Sarah Blakley-Cartwright. City Lit.
Big Ideas presents PRIDE 7:00 p.m. “Authors Alicia Garza (The Purpose of Power), John deBary (Drink What You Want), R. Eric Thomas (Here For It), Jesse Szewczyk (Tasty Pride), and Nico Tortorella (Space Between), and Arlan Hamilton (It’s About Damn Time) share stories and readings about what Pride means to them. Moderated by Will Lanier, executive director of the OUT Foundation.” Random House.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
The Mothers 6:30 p.m. City Lit’s Online Book Club discusses this bestselling book by Brit Bennett.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
Pop Goddesses 6:30 p.m. A virtual reading with author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Britt Julious. City Lit.
Pain Studies 7:00 p.m. Author Lisa Olstein in conversation with Eula Biss. Pain Studies is inspired by Lisa Olstein’s lifelong battle with migraines. Women & Children First.
And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges 7:00 p.m. Volumes Bookcafé online book club. Rebecca discusses this new collection by Amber Sparks.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19
Between Everything and Nothing: The Journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal 7:00 p.m. Chicago author Joe Meno will be joined by Seidu and Razak for a discussion about their courageous, harrowing quest for political asylum. Includes audience Q&A. The Book Cellar.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Friend 2:00 p.m. Translator Immanuel Kim and novelist Patricia Park discuss this novel by Paek Nam-nyong, one of North Korea’s best selling authors. Politics & Prose.