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September 20, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 20, 2019 | 12:00 am
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality […]

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12:00 am


October 1, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 15, 2019 | 12:00 am

#Read4Refugees is an annual, worldwide read-in to support refugees. By staying in to read a book on a night of their choice between October 1st and 15th and donating what they would have spent on a night out, readers around the world will help bring critical resources to vulnerable refugees in Africa and around the […]

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6:00 pm

Ann Patchett presents THE DUTCH HOUSE at Coolidge Corner Theatre

October 1, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 United States

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor […]

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Read4Refugees Kick-Off at Pucker Gallery

October 1, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On October 1st, join RefugePoint for the kick-off of our #Read4Refugees read-in! The event marks the official launch of a two-week read-in from October 1st-15th. At the event, you can engage with author ambassadors, learn more about the work that you are supporting, mingle with like-minded do-gooders, participate in giveaways, and enjoy a night that celebrates art, […]

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6:30 pm

Billy Bragg presents THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF FREEDOM in conversation with Cass R. Sunstein at Cambridge Public Library

October 1, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes musician, activist, and bestselling author BILLY BRAGG for a discussion of his latest book, The Three Dimensions of Freedom. He will be joined in conversation by renowned legal scholar CASS R. SUNSTEIN. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities. About The Three Dimensions of Freedom We live in a world where […]

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7:00 pm

Jill Lepore presents THESE TRUTHS: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES in conversation with Robin Young at WBUR CitySpace

October 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harvard Book Store and WBUR welcome renowned historian and writer JILL LEPORE for the paperback release of her New York Times bestselling, critically acclaimed book, These Truths: A History of the United States. She will be joined in conversation by award-winning host of NPR's "Here and Now," ROBIN YOUNG. About These Truths Widely hailed for its […]

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Caroline Kaufman presents WHEN THE WORLD DIDN’T END: POEMS at Harvard Book Store

October 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes Instagram poet sensation and Harvard sophomore CAROLINE KAUFMAN—aka @poeticpoison—for a discussion of her new collection, When the World Didn't End. About When the World Didn't End When the World Didn’t End is a vivid account of trying to find a path forward while reckoning with the pain of the past, embracing […]

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Josh Gondelman presents NICE TRY at Brookline Booksmith Used Books Cellar

October 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm

In this collection of hilarious and poignant essays (including his acclaimed New York Times piece “What if I Bombed at My Own Wedding?”), Josh celebrates a life of good intentions—and mixed results. Whether he’s adopting a dog from a suspicious stranger, mitigating a disastrous road trip, or trying MDMA for the first (and only) time, […]

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Maureen Stanton discusses BODY LEAPING BACKWARD at Wellesley Books

October 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Maureen Stanton presents Body Leaping Backward, her haunting and beautifully drawn story of a self-destructive girlhood, of a Massachusetts town and a nation overwhelmed in a time of change, and of how life-altering a glimpse of a world bigger than the one we come from can be. “A blazingly important memoir about the possibility of […]

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Mark Guerin Debut Novel Book Launch- YOU CAN SEE MORE FROM UP HERE at Porter Square Books

October 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

"In this novel, author Guerin beautifully captures the powerful contradictions of the relationship between father and son, which combines elements of friendship and antagonism. The author only gradually discloses Walker’s epiphanies about his dad, which not only transform the protagonist’s personal opinion of him, but also the future arc of his own life. The prose […]

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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.