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, cosponsored by the Boston Literary District, highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent […]Find out more »
Join us for our first kids' book club! All kids ages 6 and up are welcome, even if you've just started. We'll be reading Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee, which will be 20% off through 10/27. This enchanting tale is a great family read aloud book.Find out more »
In this new collection of essays, DEWITT HENRY draws on his 40-year career as an award-winning novelist, memoirist, editor, and teacher, as well as on the works of classical and contemporary literature that have served him as “equipment for living.” He develops a lexicon of 22 abstract terms, including Weather, Time, Handshakes, Privilege, and Empathy. […]Find out more »
Award-winning sculptor Meredith Bergmann will show images of her Boston Women’s Memorial, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its unveiling. She will tell stories about other commissions, bringing history to life, Phillis Wheatley and poems, and the tradition of a lover’s quarrel between sculpture and poetry. Meredith Bergmann is a sculptor, currently creating the Elizabeth […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.