SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT AT ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP IN NAPERVILLE
So many have a Hollywood dream. The romance, the glamor, the fame, the sparkle. For Hollywood native, Keegan Allen, that screen dream came true. As one of the stars of TV’s “Pretty Little Liars,” Allen made a name for himself. Allen’s Hollywood dream materialized. He’s a celebrity. Legions of fans follow him on social media as well.
But his talent is not limited to the stage or screen. Allen is also the author of photography books including 2015’s bestseller life.love.beauty. Allen visited Anderson’s Bookshop to celebrate that title. In April, he’s returning to Anderson’s Bookshop with his newest offering – his own personal view of Hollywood – through his accomplished eye as a photographer.
The result is Hollywood, Allen’s new book that will be the focus of an Anderson’s Bookshop event this spring.
Allen will meet fans at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in the heart of Naperville at 7 pm on Thursday, April 26. Tickets for this signing line only event are available exclusively at KeeganAllenAndersons.brownpapertickets.com.
About the Book
Keegan Allen, the actor, photographer, and bestselling author reveals the Hollywood we see -- and the one we don't -- with a photography narrative featuring more than 250 emotionally-charged color and black and white photos.
Allen is a Hollywood native, growing up in a world that millions visit and many more imagine. With an avid fan base that follows him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and a busy career that includes seven years on the hit series “Pretty Little Liars” as well as films directed by James Franco and Gia Coppola, Allen also is a lifelong photographer whose first book, life.love.beauty, was a national bestseller.
Now Keegan turns his eye and camera to the place he knows best. Hollywood captures the beauty and glamour of the place itself ― with unusual angles of the famous sign, the glint of sidewalk stars stamped into the entrance of the Grauman’s TCL Chinese Theater in the rain, the Chateau Marmont at twilight, secret local hideaways, red carpets and more -- but also the darker side of dreams unrealized in the faces, hands, eyes, and footsteps of those who live on the fringe of celebrity. Allen’s photos are enhanced by revealing, intimate captions, lyrics, and other writing, as well as hand-drawn illustrations, exciting parodies, and iconic emulations.
About the Author
Keegan Allen is an actor, photographer, and musician. He has starred in Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” since 2010 and is the national bestselling author of photographic journal life.love.beauty. In 2017 he released his first single “Million Miles Away.” He lives in Los Angeles.
About Anderson’s Bookshop
Keegan Allen’s upcoming visit is part of Anderson’s Bookshops’ calendar of special author events. Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Additional locations include Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630)-963-2665 and La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Rd. (708) 582-6353. A toy shop, Anderson’s Toyshop, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., in Naperville, opened last year. Key to Anderson’s success has been special author events, like the Thursday, April 26 program with actor and photographer Keegan Allen.