Telling Queer Tales: The Circus Rose with Betsy Cornwell

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE Please join us for a discussion with Betsy Cornwell about her upcoming book, The Circus Rose, telling LGBTQ+ YA stories, and the importance of reimagining fairytales for modern day. This is our first in an ongoing series of virtual events featuring authors from all over the world discussing their inspirations and their impact […]

Looks and Queer Books: Queer Stories told through Visual Art

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE Our second event for Pride month will be a discussion about the ways that LGBTQ+ stories can be told visually. Featuring a panel including the incredible writers of The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History and Handbook, Ashley Molesso and Chessie Needham. We will be discussing the history of queer stories, how to […]

Buzzed About Books

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

Time TBA | Barbara's YouTube Channel There is always something to be buzzed about at Buzzed About Books, our new book review series! Watch our booksellers, authors, and a wide variety of others get their buzz on with a delicious beverage and tell you about their favorite books! Featuring a buzzy beverage, whether it's a […]

Launching: Buzzed About Books

Virtual Event on Facebook

We're excited to launch our newest feature, Buzzed About Books. Think of it as a virtual book review show, where our booksellers reveal two of their favorite books while enjoying their favorite beverage (coffee, tea, milk, wine, whatever.) Our first video installment will be posted on Sunday, June 28th, featuring Stephanie, the manager of our […]

Random House June Happy Hour: Afia Atakora

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VIRTUAL ZOOM EVENT FROM RANDOM HOUSE Register HERE These past months have been incredibly challenging, as we fight a global pandemic and demand justice for our Black citizens. At RHBC, books have always been a haven for reflection and learning, particularly in times of upheaval. They offer new perspectives and often share narratives from history […]

Popcorn and Drive-In Movies at Burr Ridge

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

After you stop by Barbara's at Burr Ridge, why not take in a movie? Who said drive-in movies were a thing of the past? Join us at Burr Ridge Village Center each month for our new Popcorn & Drive-In Movies! šŸ“½šŸæ Weā€™re so excited to bring this series to Burr Ridge as part of our […]

Buzz Words Trivia

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

Think you know books? Come join us and test your literature trivia mettle by playing our online game, Buzz Words Trivia. Hosted by Barbara's Boston bookstore manager, Stephanie, this bi-weekly event is held every other Wednesday at 7pm. Once you sign up, we'll set you up with instructions and a schedule of future competitions. Teams […]

Summer Sci-Fi with Cadwell Turnbull

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

July 11 | 4p | Virtual Event REGISTER HERE |Ā BUY BOOK HERE As part of our July Sci-Fi series, Barbara's Bookstore will host a virtual discussion with author Cadwell Turnbull about modern Science Fiction and Family dynamics within the genre. He'll talk about his new book, The Lesson. ABOUT THE BOOK An alien ship rests […]

New York Times Bestselling Author Daniel Silva

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE | ISBN: 9780062834843 | BUY BOOK HERE ONLINE CONVERSATION WITH DANIEL SILVA For the first time ever, book tour is happening at Danielā€™s house and you are invited via Crowdcast to join him live! The event will include a peek behind the scenes at where Daniel works ā€” Ā where he keeps all those […]

Violence and Social Justice in YA with Alex Richards & Kim Johnson

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE Join authors Kim Johnson and Alex Richards in a discussion about violence and social justice in Young Adult novels. Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees. KIM JOHNSON THIS IS MY AMERICA | ISBN: 9780593118764 | BUY HERE ā€œIncredible and searing.ā€Ā ā€”Nic Stone,Ā #1Ā New York TimesĀ bestselling author ofĀ Dear MartinThe Hate U GiveĀ meetsĀ Just Mercy […]

Wonderful World-building in YA with Christine Lynn Herman, Rory Power, and Amanda Foody

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REGISTER HERE THE DECK OF OMENS | CHRISTINE LYNN HERMAN | BUY HERE BURN OUR BODIES DOWN | RORY POWER | BUY HERE QUEEN OF VOLTS | AMANDA FOODY | BUY HERE Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees. Join the incredible panel of Young Adult (YA) authors Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman, and […]

Art Walk at The Glen

The Book Market 2651 Navy Boulevard, Glenview

Art at the Glen returns August 1st and 2nd as the streamlined Art Walk at the Glen. The walk will take place daily, 10am-5pm, with a preview hour from 9-10am for those with special health situations. This year's event will be an artful, mindful, socially distanced experience featuring a smallerĀ curated group of diverse artists set […]

Farmers Market at the Burr Ridge Village Center

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Starting August 2nd and occurring every Sunday through October 11th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (with the exception of September 6th), the Burr Ridge Village Center will be curating a specialty farmers market to support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Enjoy the village green while perusing our hand-picked vendors and listening to the sounds of acoustic music. […]

Art Walk at The Glen

The Book Market 2651 Navy Boulevard, Glenview

Art at the Glen returns August 1st and 2nd as the streamlined Art Walk at the Glen. The walk will take place daily, 10am-5pm, with a preview hour from 9-10am for those with special health situations. This year's event will be an artful, mindful, socially distanced experience featuring a smallerĀ curated group of diverse artists set […]

The Wellness Monthly Series with Dr. Brooklyn Washington

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

NOTE: This event will be live at Barbaraā€™s Burr Ridge and presented live online, as well. If you prefer to join us online, REGISTER HERE Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees. Join Dr. Brooklyn Washington each month as she and a guest present the Wellness Series. This month she and Dr. Melissa Salinas […]

Popcorn and Drive-In Movies at Burr Ridge

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

After you stop by Barbara's at Burr Ridge, why not take in a movie? Who said drive-in movies were a thing of the past? Join us at Burr Ridge Village Center each month for our new Popcorn & Drive-In Movies! šŸ“½šŸæ Weā€™re so excited to bring this series to Burr Ridge as part of our […]

Farmers Market at the Burr Ridge Village Center

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Starting August 2nd and occurring every Sunday through October 11th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (with the exception of September 6th), the Burr Ridge Village Center will be curating a specialty farmers market to support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Enjoy the village green while perusing our hand-picked vendors and listening to the sounds of acoustic music. […]

French Like Moi: Scott Dominic Carpenter in Conversation with Maria DeSanctis

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE FRENCH LIKE MOI | CARPENTER | BUY HERE Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees. Join Scott Dominic Carpenter in a conversation moderated by Marcia DeSanctis as he takes us through "expĆ©riences Ć  Paris!" Carpenter pulls back the curtain on everyday life in Paris with his book, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner […]

Farmers Market at the Burr Ridge Village Center

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Starting August 2nd and occurring every Sunday through October 11th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (with the exception of September 6th), the Burr Ridge Village Center will be curating a specialty farmers market to support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Enjoy the village green while perusing our hand-picked vendors and listening to the sounds of acoustic music. […]

Get Schooled: Diverse Fantasy with Chantel Acevedo

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE MUSE SQUAD: THE CASSANDRA CURSE | ACEVEDO | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   Join us in a virtual chat with author Chantel Acevedo, as she debuts her first Young Adult (YA) novel, Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse. […]

Get Schooled: Teen Stories in Mental Health with Cameron Kelly Rosenblum and Christine Heppermann

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTERĀ HERE WHAT GOES UP | HEPPERMANN | BUY HERE STEPPING OFF PLACE | ROSENBLUM | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? ClickĀ GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   As part of our Back to School series, join Young Adult (YA) authors Christine Hepperman and Cameron Kelly Rosenblum. Their […]

A Live Reading: National Tooth Fairy Day with Lori Orlinsky

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VIRTUAL EVENT | REGISTER HERE THE TOOTH FAIRY'S TUMMY ACHE | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? ClickĀ GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   Join award-winning children's author, Lori Orlinsky, on National Tooth Fairy Day as she reads her much-loved book, The Tooth Fairy's Tummy Ache. Lori's event […]

Month of Romance: LGBTQ Romance with Elia Winters and Philip William Stover

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE HAIRPIN CURVES | Elia Winters | BUY HERE THE HIDEAWAY INN | Philip William Stover | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   As part of our National Romance Month series, join authors Elia Winters and Philip William Stover […]

Farmers Market at the Burr Ridge Village Center

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Starting August 2nd and occurring every Sunday through October 11th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (with the exception of September 6th), the Burr Ridge Village Center will be curating a specialty farmers market to support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Enjoy the village green while perusing our hand-picked vendors and listening to the sounds of acoustic music. […]

Month of Romance: 19 Love Songs with David Levithan

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE 19 LOVE SONGS | David Levithan | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   As part of our Romance Month Series, David Levithan discusses 19 Love Songsā€”a collection of short stories, essays, and comics that explore the wonder and […]

Culture Exposure Book Club | Octavia’s Brood

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE OCTAVIA'S BROOD | Walidah Imarisha | BUYĀ HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   We know that it feels so difficult to navigate the world, right now, and we wanted to create a space to foster discussion about the turbulent times […]

Farmers Market at the Burr Ridge Village Center

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Starting August 2nd and occurring every Sunday through October 11th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (with the exception of September 6th), the Burr Ridge Village Center will be curating a specialty farmers market to support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Enjoy the village green while perusing our hand-picked vendors and listening to the sounds of acoustic music. […]

Popcorn and Drive-In Movies at Burr Ridge

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

After you stop by Barbara's at Burr Ridge, why not take in a movie? Who said drive-in movies were a thing of the past? Join us at Burr Ridge Village Center each month for our new Popcorn & Drive-In Movies! šŸ“½šŸæ Weā€™re so excited to bring this series to Burr Ridge as part of our […]

Get Schooled: Learn How to Focus with Championship Martial Arts

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE As part of Get Schooled, our back to school events, we have partnered with Championship Martial Arts to offer a virtual class dedicated to helping kids focus, whether at home or in the classroom! Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   ABOUT CHAMPIONSHIP MARTIAL ARTS "We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders […]

Voices: Rebellion in Fiction with Leila Rafei

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE SPRING | Leila Rafei | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   A part of our Voices series, highlighting distinct literary voices and stories and sharing unique viewpoints of the world. ABOUT THE BOOK Three stories. One revolution. Eighteen […]

Farmers Market at the Burr Ridge Village Center

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Starting August 2nd and occurring every Sunday through October 11th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (with the exception of September 6th), the Burr Ridge Village Center will be curating a specialty farmers market to support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Enjoy the village green while perusing our hand-picked vendors and listening to the sounds of acoustic music. […]

An Examination of American Free Speech with Critically Acclaimed Journalist Ellis Cose

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE THE SHORT LIFE AND CURIOUS DEATH OF FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA | Ellis Cose | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? ClickĀ GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   Join the critically acclaimed journalist and bestselling author, Ellis Cose, as he explores one of the most essential […]

Better Angels: Children’s Cancer Awareness with Sadie Keller

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE BETTER ANGELS | Sadie Keller | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? ClickĀ GUIDEĀ for new attendees. SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Join our chat with Sadie Keller who will be speaking about her experience with cancer and her book, Better Angels. She […]

Outdoor Story Time with the Indian Prairie Public Library

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Join us for a children's story time while staying safe. The Indian Prairie Public Library will be hosting an outdoor story time for children at our Burr Ridge bookstore. Don't forgetā€”please wear your masks!

Farmers Market at the Burr Ridge Village Center

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Starting August 2nd and occurring every Sunday through October 11th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (with the exception of September 6th), the Burr Ridge Village Center will be curating a specialty farmers market to support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Enjoy the village green while perusing our hand-picked vendors and listening to the sounds of acoustic music. […]

Worldwide Livestream and Book Launch with Deepak Chopra

REGISTER HERE | FREE BOOK ON SAME EVENT SITE with VIP Registration   Join Deepek Chopra for an immersive and intimate livestream celebrating Total Meditation and Practices for The Awakened Life. "There are many good reasons to meditate, reasons that date back thousands of years. But this book was written not with a glance backward, […]

Voices: Speak Up for Your Health with Deborah Gordon

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE THE HEALTHCARE CONSUMER'S MANIFESTO | Deborah Gordon | BUY HERE All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ā€˜EVENTā€™ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? ClickĀ GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   Join us for a chat with Deborah Gordon, author of The Health Care Consumerā€™s Manifesto:Ā How to Get the Most for Your Money. Deb navigates and […]

The Wellness Series with Dr. Brooklyn Washington

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

REGISTER HERE Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDEĀ for new attendees.   Join Dr. Brooklyn Washington for a live streaming event from our Burr Ridge location! You can watch the show in person from Burr Ridge, or join us on Crowdcast. UPCOMING TOPICS September | Hope for Your Hormones: Dr. Washington will touch on fertility, endocrine […]