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Sam Bett presents Star by Yukio Mishima at Harvard Bookstore

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Tamara Safford Featured at Story Space Tue 07/30/2019

Lisa Taddeo and Taffy Brodesser-Akner present Three Women and Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel

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Up Close Tour: Two Presidents and a Ghost at the Boston Athenaeum

Sharon Marcus presents The Drama of Celebrity

Daphne Kalotay presents BLUE HOURS at Newtonville Books

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Solidarity Salon

Wicked Good Sea Stories & Tour at Hammond Castle with James Masciarelli

Brookline Booksmith Transnational Series: Ilya Kaminsky and Kaveh Akbar

Speculative Boston Reading Series: K. Chess and Max Gladstone

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Steel Magnolias

Trivia at Trident Bookstore

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Steel Magnolias

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Harry Potter Trivia at Trident Bookstore

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Miciah Bay Gault and Christina Thompson at Brookline Booksmith

Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne L. Alstott present The Public Option at Harvard Bookstore

Jason Heller, Peter Bebergal, and Paul Tremblay in Conversation at Trident Bookstore

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Fems x Boston Immigrant Writers Salon: Workshop and Open Mic

Elissa Altman in conversation with Joanna Rakoff at Brookline Booksmith

Darrel J. McLeod presents Mamaskatch at Harvard Bookstore

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Hallie Ephron in conversation with Kathy Vines at Brookline Booksmith

Charles King presents Gods of the Upper Air at Harvard Bookstore

Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry Present Hello Girls at Trident Cafe

Hannah Shaw in conversation with Michael Marotta

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Alexandra Fuller in conversation with Lisa Mullins at Brookline Booksmith

Helen Phillips presents The Need at Harvard Bookstore

C.S.Lewis The Screwtape Letters

C.S.Lewis The Screwtape Letters

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Derek Milman Presents Swipe Right for Murder in conversation with Karen McManus at Trident Bookstore

Kristen Arnett in conversation with Laura van den Berg at Brookline Booksmith

C.S.Lewis The Screwtape Letters

Trivia at Trident Bookstore

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Mary Tolaro Noyes presents Sicily: A Heart’s Journey at I AM Books

C.S.Lewis The Screwtape Letters

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David Biedrzycki at Brookline Booksmith

C.S.Lewis The Screwtape Letters

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Kristen Case and Alexandra Manglis present 21 | 19: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth-Century Archive at Harvard Bookstore

Brookline Booksmith Book Club: The Great Believers

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Ellen O’Donnell at Brookline Booksmith

Ronald C. Rosbottom presents Sudden Courage at Harvard Bookstore

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A Girl Could Disappear Like This

Ariana Reines Presents A Sand Book at Brookline Booksmith

William Dameron presents The Lie in conversation with Alysia Abbott

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Sober Songs with Michael Graubart at Brookline Booksmith

Jess Row presents White Flights in conversation with Gish Gen

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Celebrate Bookstore Romance Day at Brookline Booksmith

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Sam Streed Presents Alfred’s Book of Monsters at Brookline Booksmith

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Brookline Booksmith Small Press Book Club: Loudermilk

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Hank Phillippi Ryan Presents The Murder List at Brookline Booksmith

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Jan Schreiber in Conversation with Charles Coe at Brookline Booksmith

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Homeboy: Book Talk with Jawara Griffin

Madeline Bilis Presents 50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts at Brookline Booksmith

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Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Yoko Tadawa’s The Emissary

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Duncan White presents Cold Warriors at Harvard Bookstore

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Ibram X. Kendi Presents How to Be an Antiracist at

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Katrin Davidsdottir Presents Dottir at Brookline Booksmith

Amy Waldman presents A Door in the Earth at Harvard Bookstore

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