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Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Ali Smith’s HOW TO BE BOTH: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

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The Gang of Six Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

Fostering Racial Justice Book Club: A PLACE FOR US by Fatima Farheen Mirza at The Silver Unicorn

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Saturday Morning Storytime: Susan Tan at The Silver Unicorn

NaNoWriMo at Watertown Free Public Library

Fabiola Mendez at Fair Saturday at Arlington Street Church

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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Solstice Magazine Benefit & Night Riffs at The Rockwell

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#Poem Monday 2019 at Porter Square Books

Author Talk and Book Signing with Richard A. Johnson at the State Library of Massachusetts

Fireside Chat Series-James Masciarelli presents BEYOND BEAUPORT at Beauport Hotel

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#Poem Monday 2019 at Porter Square Books

GrubStreet Spring 2020 Open House and Showcase at GrubStreet HQ

Alice Hoffman presents THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW in conversation with Marc Skvirsky at Boston Athenaeum

Four Stories Returns at The Burren

Linda & Sumner McClain Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

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Suzanne Staubach presents A GARDEN MISCELLANY: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ELEMENTS OF THE GARDEN at Harvard Book Store

Julie Dobrow presents AFTER EMILY: TWO REMARKABLE WOMEN AND THE LEGACY OF AMERICA’S GREATEST POET at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Friday Fiction Book Club: BEFORE WE WERE YOURS at The Silver Unicorn

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

Breakwater Reading Series at Cambridge Center for Adult Education

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NaNoWriMo TGIO Party at Wellesley Public Library

Holly Jolly Half-Off Sale at More Than Words

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

Arrowsmith Press Book Launch at Friends Meeting at Cambridge

IAWA Literary Reading and Open Mic at I Am Books

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Holly Jolly Half-Off Sale at More Than Words

Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

Writing Workshop with Martha Collins at Institute for Contemporary Art

When Facts Are Not Enough: Reading Atheist Fiction at Phillips Brooks House

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Bathsheba Demuth presents FLOATING COAST: AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE BERING STRAIT in conversation with Joan Naviyuk Kane at Harvard Book Store

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey present “SHE SAID”: THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT IGNITED CHANGE at Calderwood Pavilion

Brookline Booksmith Book Club discusses Celestial Bodies at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

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The American Inspiration author series and WGBH present: Holly George-Warren presenting JANIS: HER LIFE AND MUSIC at WGBH Studio in Boston Public Library

Salon with Nina MacLaughlin presenting WAKE, SIREN

Jim Harriman Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

Calvin Hennick presents ONCE MORE TO THE RODEO: A MEMOIR in conversation with Adrian Walker at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

Ganesh Sitaraman presents THE GREAT DEMOCRACY: HOW TO FIX OUR POLITICS, UNRIG THE ECONOMY, AND UNITE AMERICA at Harvard Book Store

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GrubStreet FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series at GrubStreet HQ

Mary Laura Philpott presents I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK at Wellesley Books

Eric Foner presents THE SECOND FOUNDING: HOW THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION REMADE THE CONSTITUTION at Boston Atheneaum

The Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen-Cambridge Edition at Cambridge Public Library

End of Year Writing Marathon at The Village Works

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Ben Railton presents WE THE PEOPLE: THE 500-YEAR BATTLE OVER WHO IS AMERICAN at Boston Athenaeum

Jeffrey Colvin presents AFRICAVILLE in conversation with Melissa Rivero at Boston Public Library

Novel Incubator Open House and Info Session at GrubStreet HQ

Mikki Kendall presents AMAZONS, ABOLITIONISTS, AND ACTIVISTS at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

Rozzie Reads featuring New Mission High School student poets at Roslindale House

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Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

GrubStreet Happy Hour Writing Session at GrubStreet HQ

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Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

Drag Queen Story Hour at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Solidarity Salon at Lilypad

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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

Louisa May Alcott’s Boston—Boston by Foot Walking Tour

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“SHE SAID”: THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT IGNITED CHANGE- Group Discussion via a Phone Call

Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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“SHE SAID”: THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT IGNITED CHANGE- Group Discussion via a Phone Call

Middle Grade Book Club: LOOK BOTH WAYS by Jason Reynolds at The Silver Unicorn

Robyn Perkins Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

Meredith Atwood presents THE YEAR OF NO NONSENSE: HOW TO GET OVER YOURSELF AND ON WITH YOUR LIFE at Brookline Booksmith Used Cellar

Bob Garfield presents: AMERICAN MANIFESTO: SAVING DEMOCRACY FROM VILLAINS, VANDALS, AND OURSELVES at Harvard Book Store

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“SHE SAID”: THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT IGNITED CHANGE- Group Discussion via a Phone Call

HUB Theatre of Boston Play Reading: MR. MARMALADE at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Trident Staff Pick Book Club: HOGFATHER at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Harry Potter Trivia at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Trident Poetry Open Mic Night at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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