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North Central College, Anderson’s Bookshops host Bernie Sanders

Oct 17, 2016

North Central College and Anderson’s Bookshop hosted U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) at a Nov. 18 presentation here featuring his new book “Our Revolution.” The book documents Sanders’ recent experience as a candidate for the U.S. presidency, which launched a progressive movement across the nation. The cohosted event will take place at North Central College.

In his book to be released Nov. 15, Sanders documents his experiences on the presidential campaign trail and outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda for creating jobs, raising wages, protecting the environment and providing health care for all. For Sanders, the political revolution has just started.

“Welcoming Senator Sanders on campus offers our students and the Naperville community with an enriching opportunity made possible through our longstanding partnership with Anderson’s Bookshop,” said Dr. Troy D. Hammond, president of North Central College.

“It’s historic to host such an impassioned figure in our country’s current political life,” said Becky Anderson, an owner of Anderson’s Bookshops. “Thanks to our standing with major publishers, like Macmillan, Anderson’s Bookshops are known for hosting major author events. But to have Senator Sanders, just off 2016’s hard-fought campaign season, is such an honor. We are so pleased to have a partner in North Central College to make this ambitious program possible.”

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North Central College, founded in 1861, is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in five areas. Just 30 minutes from Chicago's Loop, North Central's campus is located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois-rated by Money magazine as among the nation's "Best Places to Live" and by Chicagoans as the most desirable town to live. With more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence; a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service; a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation; and a caring environment with small classes. Visit and discover what it means to #BeCentral.


For information, contact:

Melissa Ramirez Cooper

Director of Communication, North Central College | 630-637-5307

Anderson’s Bookshops specializes 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. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community ever since.  Additional locations include downtown Downers Grove and LaGrange, Ill., and a new toy store in Naperville. Keep updated about Anderson’s events at

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