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Anderson’s Bookshop Presents Natalie Lloyd In-Person

August 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person signing with bestselling author Natalie Lloyd to celebrate the release of her new book Hummingbird on Tuesday, August 16 at 7pm CT. Natalie will be in conversation with an Anderson’s bookseller and have a singing line with the opportunity to take a photo with the author.

This event will be held in our Downers Grove (5112 Main St, Downers Grove, IL), and pre-registration is required as space is limited.


Bestselling author Natalie Lloyd returns with her most personal book to date, a story about a girl who—armed with her trusty, snazzy wheelchair—refuses to let her brittle bone disease stand in the way of adventure.

Twelve-year-old homeschooled Olive is tired of being seen as “fragile” just because she has osteogenesis imperfecta (otherwise known as brittle bone disease) so she’s thrilled when she finally convinces her parents to let her attend Macklemore Elementary. Olive can’t wait to go to a traditional school and make the friends she’s always longed for, until a disastrous first day dashes her hopes of ever fitting in.

Then Olive hears whispers about a magical, wish-granting hummingbird that supposedly lives near Macklemore. It’ll be the solution to all her problems! If she can find the bird and prove herself worthy, the creature will make her most desperate, secret wish come true.

When it becomes clear that she can’t solve the mystery on her own, Olive teams up with some unlikely allies who help her learn the truth about the bird. And on the way, she just might learn that our fragile places lead us to the most wonderful magic of all . . .

About the Author
Natalie Lloyd lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She collects old books, listens to bluegrass music, and loves exploring quirky mountain towns with her dog, Biscuit. She is the author of A Snicker of Magic and The Key to Extraordinary.


August 16, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm