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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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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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The Great Falls Word Festival at Western, MA

October 11, 2019 | 8:00 am - October 14, 2019 | 5:00 pm

The Great Falls Word Festival 10 Year Celebration Friday Oct 11th to Monday Oct 14th Will be 4 days of Words Of joy Of rebellion Of remembering Of healing Of calling out the injustices Of Now is the time to put in your proposals More info will be on the web site soon www.greatfallswordfestival.com At […]

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LeakyCon at Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

October 11, 2019 | 8:00 am - October 13, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Celebrate ten years of LeakyCon and return back to the city that started it all! Join the biggest Harry Potter fans from around the world as we gather once again in Boston, where the very first LeakyCon was held in 2009. Enjoy hours of panels, programs, and performances created with the biggest Harry Potter fans […]

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Native American Poets Playlist: Poems in the Gallery at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

October 12, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 14, 2019 | 12:00 am

Enrich your museum visit by listening to an evocative playlist of contemporary poems by Native American authors. Wander freely across the first-floor galleries to see where the poems take you and expand your understanding of Native arts and cultures. The poems, drawn from a powerful recent anthology, New Poets of Native Nations (edited by Heid […]

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Overnight Readathon 2019 at Porter Square Books

October 12, 2019 | 8:30 pm - October 13, 2019 | 7:00 am
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Join us after hours for this year's Overnight Readathon! Tickets are required for this event. Ever wonder what the books whisper to each other when the store is closed? Support literacy for young readers and students? Want to stay up all night reading? Then join us for our Overnight Readathon on Saturday, October 12 into Sunday, October […]

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10:30 am

Children’s Storytime:Julie Fogliano and Susan Cooper present THE WORD PIRATES and JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY at Brookline Booksmith

October 13, 2019 | 10:30 am
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Julie Fogliano’s Just In Case You Want to Fly is a gentle, contemplative book about growing up. It’s about parents giving their children the gifts, no matter how quiet or small, to succeed and to navigate the world on their own. And it’s about the connection that binds a parent and child… because no matter […]

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2:00 pm

Grown Up Book Fair at Aeronaut Brewing

October 13, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA United States

Join us on Sunday, October 13th from 2-6PM at Aeronaut Brewing for our Fall Grown Up Book Fair. The Grown Up Book Fair will have everything you love about school book fairs (including the pencil sets) plus beer! Since the Fair falls during Indigenous Peoples Day weekend, we're bringing a selection of great books by indigenous authors. Since we get pretty […]

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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.