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6:00 pm

Lawrence Lessig presents THEY DON’T REPRESENT US: RECLAIMING OUR DEMOCRACY at Brattle Theatre

November 5, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store and Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics welcome renowned author and Harvard law professor LAWRENCE LESSIG for a discussion of his latest book, They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy. About They Don't Represent Us America’s democracy is in crisis. Along many dimensions, a single flaw—unrepresentativeness—has detached our government from the people. […]

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Erin Morgenstern presents THE STARLESS SEA in conversation with Liberty Hardy at Coolidge Corner School

November 5, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Join us for a conversation, reading and signing with the author of The Night Circus. For this event, Erin Morgenstern will be in conversation with Liberty Hardy. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of […]

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6:45 pm

Mike Lockett Featured at Story Space

November 5, 2019 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States

Mike Lockett: Dr. Mike Lockett is an international storyteller and a children’s author. He has given over 4000 programs across 32 states and in 17 countries. Mike lives in Normal, Illinois and is sometimes called the Normal Storyteller. But there is nothing normal about his stories and music. He is a teller of traditional tales […]

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7:00 pm

Transnational Series Presents: Idra Novey in conversation at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

November 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Idra Novey in conversation with Laura van den Berg Those Who Knew Award-winning novelist, poet, and translator Idra Novey’s highly acclaimed Those Who Knew explores the consequences of abuse and the public exposure of abuse in the deep and truthful way only fiction can. “Gripping and astute,” Lauren Collins-Hughes wrote in her rave review for The Boston Globe, […]

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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.