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Join us at Orland Square Mall for a signing of Paul Barile’s books October 7th | 2pm CST

October 7, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

October 7th | 2pm CST

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




The Legend of Aguila Azul | BUY


All Gervasio Garcia wanted his whole life was to be a luchador like the great luchadors he read about as a kid growing up in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. He wanted to wear a mask and fly high over the heads of adoring fans as he vanquished the villains―the ones he called Rudos―and outsmarted their cheating ways.

Enter the magical world of the Lucha Libre. Discover the sounds of matracas and cheering of the crowd, the smells of churros and sweat and all of the sensations of a night of Lucha Libre where dragonflies wrestle cats and the Tecnicos do battle with the Rudos. The Legend of Aguila Azul is the first in the classic Lucha Legends series. Ideal for children of all ages and anyone who loves the long tradition and rich pageantry of Lucha Libre. The Lucha Legends series has beautiful (15) color illustrations and alternates in English and Spanish on facing pages for ease of reading and teaching. It is a perfect way to introduce another culture and language to English-speaking kids and to make learning English fun for Hispanic kids from a familiar place in their culture.

Hope Rises | BUY

When Esperanza Guzman was very young her father and her tío took her to see the most spectacular event she could ever have imagined. From the moment of her first Lucha she was hooked. Book Two in the Lucha Legends series takes us on Esperanza’s journey from a failing kid to the star of the ring, fighting prejudice, bad math scores and her dad’s doubts to find herself alongside the legends she’d worshipped from the stands. Follow her incredible story as she takes her place among the lucha legends. The second in the epic Lucha Legends series. to discover more about the legends of the lucha visit: lucha-legends.com



Paul Barile is a Chicago-based writer and fan of the Lucha Libre. He has spent many years in classrooms working with children aged from three to fifteen years old. He is also a prolific writer whose fiction, plays and poetry is widely published. His plays have been produced across from the world, including New York City, Chicago and London.



October 7, 2023
2:00 pm
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Orland Square
568 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, Illinois 60462
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