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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

December 8, 2019
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Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

This holiday season at Harvard Book Store and harvard.com, shop with us on any of the four Sundays after Thanksgiving; a portion of every purchase will go to support important local organizations. Your purchases will help support 826 Boston, Community Cooks, and On The Rise. The Gives Back program is a way for Harvard Book Store to contribute to local […]

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Holly Jolly Half-Off Sale at More Than Words

December 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - December 8, 2019 | 6:00 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
Free

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Shop our Holly Jolly Half-Off Sale for 50% off used books and records. From children's books to vintage vinyl, we have a gift for everyone on your list. This giving season, select a gift that gives back. Your purchase from More Than Words supports our mission of […]

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10:00 am

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

December 8, 2019 | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00am

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Book lovers, bargain hunters, and holiday shoppers: We're opening the doors once again this December for our hugely popular semiannual warehouse sale—with extended hours and two consecutive weekends, including Friday hours. Join us in Somerville for the Harvard Book Store Winter Warehouse Sale: » FIRST WEEKEND (Dec 6–8) Friday, December 6 (5pm–10pm) Saturday, December 7 (10am–8pm) Sunday, December 8 […]

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10:30 am

Writing Workshop with Martha Collins at Institute for Contemporary Art

December 8, 2019 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), 100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210 United States
Free - $15

Martha Collins has just published her tenth book of poetry, Because What Else Can I Do. Some of her previous volumes include Admit One: An American Scrapbook and the book-length poem Blue Front. Collins has also published four volumes of co-translated Vietnamese poetry. Born in Nebraska and raised in Iowa, Collins was educated at Stanford […]

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1:30 pm

When Facts Are Not Enough: Reading Atheist Fiction at Phillips Brooks House

December 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

At Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard, Rick Heller, author of the nonfiction book Secular Meditation, will lead a discussion of novels related to atheism and will read from his work-in-progress, a novel about a secular mindfulness teacher who is charged with murder. Is there such a thing as an “atheist novel?” Are atheists less […]

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2:00 pm

Gallery Talk with Oliver de la Paz at Institute for Contemporary Art

December 8, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), 100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210 United States
Free - $15

Oliver de la Paz is the author of five collections of poetry: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, Requiem for the Orchard, Post Subject: A Fable, and The Boy in the Labyrinth which is forthcoming in 2019 from the University of Akron Press. He also co-edited A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary […]

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3:00 pm

New England Poetry Club: New Poetry and Open Mic at Arts at the Armory

December 8, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave
Somerville, 02143 United States
Free

3 NEPC members read from their new books, plus open mic.   Readers: Toni Bee Jennifer Martelli Chris O'Carroll

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7:00 pm

Dual Interviews with Empathy and Emotional Intelligence Experts Helen Riess and Richard Boyatzis at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
Free

This event will feature two leaders in the emotional intelligence and empathy arenas for an exciting exchange of ideas and will show the intersection between The Empathy Effect and Helping Others Change. About the Books In The Empathy Effect, Dr. Riess champions the idea that empathy can dramatically change our lives for the better, and in […]

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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.