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Sean Penn will make an appearance at the Women’s Club of Ridgewood, Sept.9, to discuss his new novel.

For a list of the state’s independent bookstores, click here.

Aug. 24: Ira Glass at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
Aug. 24: “The Adventures of Danny & Mike: Nostalgia Personified Tour” at House of Independents, Asbury Park.

Aug. 26: “The Jersey City Moth Story Slam: Paper” at White Eagle Hall, Jersey City.

Sept. 4: Amanda Stanton at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “Now Accepting Roses: Finding Myself While Searching for the One … ​and Other Lessons I Learned From ‘The Bachelor’ ”

Sept. 7: Gulzar Sahab at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway.
Sept. 7: Christina and Willie Geist at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Christina Geist is the author of “Sorry Grown-Up, You Can’t Go to School!”

Sept. 8: Seane Corn at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action.”

Sept. 9: Sean Penn at Women’s Club of Ridgewood. Author of “Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn.”

Sept. 10: Neil Patrick Harris at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of the “Magic Misfits” series.

Sept. 12: NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Sept. 15: Marcy Dermansky at Montclair Public Library. Author of “Very Nice,” in conversation with Kate Tuttle.
Sept. 15: Mary Beth Keane at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Ask Again, Yes.”

Sept. 18: Mary Wilson at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “Supreme Glamour.”

Sept. 19: John A Chuback at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Make Your Own Damn Cheese: Understanding, Navigating, and Mastering the 3 Mazes of Success.”

Sept. 26: “Story Slam: Real Life Stories of Finding Your Way in Middlesex County” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Oct. 1: Henry Winkler and Lyn Oliver at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Co-authors of “Alien Superstar.”
Oct. 1: Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Glen Friedman at Bookends, Ridgewood. Subject and author of “Together Forever: The Run-DMC and Beastie Boys Photographs.”

Oct. 2: Chris Colfer at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of “A Tale of Magic …”

Oct. 3: Elvis Duran at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Where Do I Begin? Stories (I Sort of Remember) From a Life Lived Out Loud.”

Oct. 5: Collingswood Book Festival.

Oct. 11-12: Morristown Festival of Books.

Oct. 13: Rachael Ray at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Memories and Meals From a Sweet and Savory Life.”

Oct. 16: Jersey Storytellers Project: Love & Loss Edition at The Asbury hotel.

Oct. 20: Wé McDonald at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “The Little Girl With the Big Voice.”

Oct. 29: James Van Praagh at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Nov. 4: Jerry Rice at Books & Greetings, Northvale. Author of “America’s Game: The NFL at 100.”

Nov. 6: Deepak Chopra, “The Nature of Reality” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Nov. 20: Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling of “Beverly Hills, 90210” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Nov. 21: Lore Podcast Live at Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood.

Nov. 22: Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling of “Beverly Hills, 90210” at Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City.
Nov. 22: “The Moth” storytelling show at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Dec. 5: David Sedaris at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Feb. 24: Deepak Chopra at BergenPAC, Englewood.

March 25-29: Montclair Literary Festival.

April 7: David Sedaris at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

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