Chicagoland literary events: Oct. 8 - 14


Taye Diggs, actor on ABC's "Private Practice," will sign copies of his children's book "Chocolate Me!" at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville; free. 630-355-2665,


Tim Kinsella will discuss his debut novel, "The Karaoke Singer's Guide to Self-Defense," during the book's release party at 6:30 p.m. at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; $1. Only those 21 or older will be admitted. 773-227-4433,

The Society of Midland Authors will host a discussion on trends in electronic publishing with Dominique Raccah, Libby Fischer Hellman and Kelly Griffin at 7 p.m. at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave.; free, donations accepted.


Rachel Shteir will discuss her book "The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting" at 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St.; free. 773-769-9299,


The University of Chicago Press, in partnership with the University of Chicago's International House's "Global Voices Author Series," will host the Great Chicago Book Sale from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the International House, 1414 E. 59th St.; free. 773-753-2270,

— Courtney Crowder

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