By the mid-nineteenth century, Boston had earned the nickname “The Athens of America”, as an important center for literature and as home to many of America's greatest writers. It was the launch pad of American Romanticism, Transcendentalism, the Fireside Poets, and American Realism. This literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent VictoriansFind out more »
Some of us can’t shake the feeling we should be writing things down. Let’s make stories together. For six weeks we’ll read and write creatively in a bilingual space that welcomes all writers: in English for those who prefer it, español para los que lo prefieren, and Spanglish para todos in between. We’ll read andFind out more »
Brookline Booksmith welcomes Jeff VanderMeer on May 1st at 7pm for a reading from his new book "Borne," out from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux on April 25th, 2017. Book signing to follow. In Borne, the epic new novel from Jeff VanderMeer, author of the acclaimed, bestselling Souther Reach Trilogy, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavengerFind out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.