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AUTHOR PRESENTATION | Neil Patrick Harris is Set for a Naperville Visit Friday December 8


The magic unfolds this December when Neil Patrick Harris, the award-winning actor of stage and screen, arrives in Naperville for a very special Anderson’s Bookshop event. In addition to his wonderful acting talent, Harris is also widely known for his abilities as an accomplished magician! In fact, his new children’s book series has magic at its heart. The Magic Misfits, launches as Book #1 in a highly anticipated new series for middle-grade readers. And Anderson’s Bookshop – abracadabra - is thrilled to make Harris appear!

Fans of all ages can help conjure up this rare opportunity on Friday, December 8. The program and booksigning takes place at 7pm. at Bobak’s Signature Events located at 6440 Double Eagle Drive, in Woodridge. This special event is presented by Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. Tickets are available exclusively at Demand should be high for this event, so please act quickly. Don’t let this chance go poof!

For additional details, please contact Anderson’s Bookshop at 630-355-2665 or visit online,


From beloved award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on.

After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded kids. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.

About the Author: Neil Patrick Harris is an accomplished actor, producer, director, host, author, husband, and a father of magical twins. Harris also served as President of the Academy of Magical Arts from 2011-2014. His memoir, Choose Your Own Autobiography was a New York Times Bestseller. The Magic Misfits is his middle grade debut.


Sponsoring this upcoming Neil Patrick Harris program is Anderson's Bookshops, specializing in book sales, author events, booksignings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community. Additional locations include downtown Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630) 963-2665 and La Grange, 26 S. La Grange Road, (708) 582-6353. A toy shop, Anderson's Toyshop, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., opened in 2016. Key to Anderson's success has been special author events, like the December 8 event with Neil Patrick Harris. To keep updated about other Anderson's events, please visit

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