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Anderson’s Bookshop – Banned Book Club

August 15 @ 6:00 pm

Banned Book Club August Hemingses of Monticello

Join us in Downers Grove for our monthly Banned Book Club! Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 15th at 6:00 pm, and we will be discussing The Hemingses of Monticello. This will be a free event, but we highly encourage the purchase of the monthly book from our store.  Please note that the author will not be present at this event.

More about The Hemingses of Monticello:  

This epic work—named a best book of the year by the Washington PostTime, the Los Angeles Times, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a notable book by the New York Times—tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family’s dispersal after Jefferson’s death in 1826.

About the Author:

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. The author of Pulitzer Prize–winning The Hemingses of Monticello, she lives in New York and Cambridge.

Please read these Event Policies carefully:

Anderson’s Bookshop reserves the right to change the format of this event to a virtual one at any time if it becomes necessary. Please be advised that Anderson’s Bookshop assumes no responsibility or liability for any personal injury or other loss you may incur as a result of your decision to attend an event, including the transmission of Covid-19 or related illnesses. We expect that for the protection of everyone, all applicable Covid-related protocols will be followed.

Failure to treat all participants and staff with courtesy and respect may result in your expulsion from the event.


August 15
6:00 pm


Anderson’s Bookshop
5112 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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