The Grandest Madison Square Garden tells the non-fiction story of the fabulous 1890 “palace of pleasure” designed by Stanford White and the nude sculpture of the virgin goddess Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, set on the Garden’s and America’s tallest tower. While revealing much new information, dispelling long-held myths, and proposing controversial new theories, the book […]Find out more »
Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets’ unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations. Their long-awaited first book is in the grand tradition of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs, but made for the world we live in today. Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky are the […]Find out more »
CD Collins: This Kentucky native has 3 books and 5 spoken-word-with-music CDs, incl. "Kentucky Stories", which won Boston Poetry Awards’ Best Spoken Word. She has appeared at Berklee, ICA, New York Public Library & DC’s John F Kennedy Center, and is currently writing a collection entitled "The Little Big Town". And, to top it off, […]Find out more »
Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome NINA MACLAUGHLIN—the acclaimed local author of the memoir Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter—for a discussion of her highly anticipated fiction debut, Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung. About Wake, Siren I am the home of this story. After thousands of years of other people’s tellings, of all these different […]Find out more »
U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign […]Find out more »
Join Porter Square Books for a special live podcast taping with NovelClass, featuring NovelClass's Dave Pezza, Writer's Bone host Daniel Ford, and Porter Square Books' own booksellers Josh Cook and Kate Mikell, discussing Lucy Ellmann's Ducks, Newburyport, shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. "For most of its 1,000 pages, Lucy Ellmann’s brilliantly ambitious seventh novel follows the unspooling […]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.