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Writer’s Weekend at Reading Retreat

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Reading and Slide Show: Erica Ferencik’s Into the Jungle

Writer’s Weekend at Reading Retreat

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Linda Holmes presents Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel at Harvard Bookstore

Charles Fishman presents One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

Brookline Booksmith Book Club: The Immortalists

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Jerry Remy, presenting If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Red Sox

Brenda Wineapple presents The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation

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Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Writing Night

Paul Tremblay, John Langan, and Carrie Laben

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Damon Krukowski presents Ways of Hearing

Rachel Barenbaum presents A Bend in the Stars: A Novel

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Viken Berberian presents The Structure is Rotten, Comrade

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Second Saturday Crafts at the Boston Athenaeum

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Poetry In the Garden

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Small Press Book Club: All the Fierce Tethers

Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone present This Is How You Lose the Time War

Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong present American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

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PARIS 7 A.M.: A NOVEL

Andrew Shaffer presents Hope Rides Again: An Obama Biden Mystery at Brookline Booksmith

Liza Wieland presents Paris, 7 A.M.:

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Up Close Tour: The Founders at the Athenaeum

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness at the Boston Athenaeum

Courtney Maum presents Costalegre at Harvard Bookstore

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Pablo Medina presents The Cuban Comedy: A Novel, in Conversation with Alice Hoffman

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Brookline Booksmith Book Swap!

Book Launch for BLUE HOURS

Steel Magnolias

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Steel Magnolias

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Steel Magnolias

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Ocean Vuong in conversation with Bradley Trumpfheller

David Blair and Steve Almond present Walk Around: Essays on Poetry and Place and William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life

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Writing Retreat in Prague

July U35 Reading Series w/Mass Poetry

Safi Bahcall presents Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Up Close Tour: Athena at the Athenaeum

Camonghne Felix and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram in Conversation at Brookline Booksmith

Dan Albert presents Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Steel Magnolias

John James presents The Milk Hours

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Murder Mystery Dinner in Boston

Solidarity Salon

Cymbeline: A Conversation with Anita Diamant and Fred Sullivan, Jr. at the Boston Athenaeum

Steel Magnolias

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Writing Retreat in Prague

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

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Breath, Heart, Story: Writing and Meditation

Steel Magnolias

The Harvard Square Book Circle discusses James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room: A Novel

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