IDEA Boston is an Italian-inspired festival of books, authors and culture that will be held on Nov. 2 and 3, 2018, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
IDEA Boston is an initiative of I AM Books, Boston’s independent Italian bookstore, located in the city’s North End neighborhood. Founded in 2015 by Nicola Orichuia and Jim Pinzino, the bookstore has emerged as a hub of activity revolving around Italian and Italian-American culture.
IDEA Boston has big ambitions. Here are some numbers:
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.