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JOHN HODGMAN – Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

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Journalist/Author MAUREEN BOYLE on the “New Bedford Highway Serial Killer”

“Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award” at the Boston Public Library

Book launch for CLEA SIMON’s Boston Noir Mystery, “World Enough”

Robyn is Happy presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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“An Angel of Light”: Thoreau’s Plea for Captain John Brown

200th Dire Literary Series with TILLMAN, HUDON and PAIGE

Robyn is Happy presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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Film Screening: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

Best-selling author DICK LEHR (Black Mass) at More Than Words

Afternoon tea with author Laura Shapiro

PAUL LEWIS: A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies: A Bedtime Book about the Coming Apocalypse

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Robyn is Happy presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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Reading of “The Aeneid” with David Ferry

KHIZR KHAN at Harvard Book Store

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The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of WW2 at the Boston Athenaeum

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Music from the Thoreau Family Library

Author/environmentalist BILL McKIBBEN at Harvard Book Store

Music from the Thoreau Family Library at the Old South Meeting House

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“Thanks To Shakespeare” with CHRISTOPHER RICKS

Albert Camus’ THE STATE OF SIEGE at ArtsEmerson

Robyn is Happy presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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Albert Camus’ THE STATE OF SIEGE at ArtsEmerson

Mad Men-creator MATTHEW WEINER in conversation with BRET ANTHONY JOHNSTON

Robyn is Happy presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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Albert Camus’ THE STATE OF SIEGE at ArtsEmerson

Robyn is Happy presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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LOUISE MILLER reads at Newtonville Books

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ALEC BALDWIN and KURT ANDERSEN at Harvard Book Store

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Another Round of MassMouth Story Slam at Trident

90th Anniversary Celebration of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop

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WALTER ISAACSON on Leonardo da Vinci

CELESTE NG Little Fires Everywhere in conversation with SONYA LARSON

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Third Thursday at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Word Play

LAURA YOUNG, author of “Boston Ballerina: A Dancer, a Company, an Era”

An Evening with Cherry Bombe

STEPH BURT, Advice from the Lights

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Brookline Booksmith: Staff Talent Show

Memoirist ANNE EDELSTEIN in conversation with JOANNA RAKOFF

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You’re in the Wrong Bathroom! A Discussion of the Myths and Misconceptions about Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People

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RACHEL HERZ on Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

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REBECCA MORGAN FRANK: Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country

Dinner and Discussion: How to get your work published?

CLAIRE MESSUD: The Burning Girl

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Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Driven Writing Night

Halloween Open Telling Featured at Story Space

LOUISE MILLER reads from The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living at Porter Square Books

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DENIS LEARY on “Why We Don’t Suck”

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Mass Poetry’s U35 Poetry Series at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Author and Vanity Fair editor CULLEN MURPHY talks memoir with ALEX BEAM

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ANNE FADIMAN presents The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir

NATHAN ENGLANDER: Dinner at the Center of the Earth

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In Conversation: Author ALLEGRA GOODMAN

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Pride & Prejudice: Theatre for Young Audiences Adaptation

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Pride & Prejudice: Theatre for Young Audiences Adaptation

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Pride & Prejudice: Theatre for Young Audiences Adaptation

The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov, Reading & Discussion with ANI TUZMAN

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.