Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context. Join Boston Athenæum Docent Maureen Marcucci as she leads a discussion around portraits and lives of Samuel Eliot, Thomas Handasyd Perkins, and Reverend Thaddeus Mason Harris, and their roles as leaders who have impacted the […]Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author and editor SHARON MARCUS—Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University—for a discussion of her latest book, The Drama of Celebrity. She will be joined in conversation by JOSEPH REZEK, Director of Graduate Studies in English at Boston University. About The Drama of Celebrity Why do so many […]Find out more »
Daphne Kalotay celebrates her new novel, BLUE HOURS, with a brief, lively reading and Q&A.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.