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2:00 pm

Kerri Greenidge presents BLACK RADICAL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM MONROE TROTTER at the Boston Athenaeum

January 20, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States

Registration is required Free and open to the public This long-overdue biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter’s essential place next to Douglass, Du Bois, and King in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. William Monroe Trotter (1872– 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve […]

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6:30 pm

January Book Swap at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 20, 2020 | 6:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Bring one to three books in good condition (no textbooks or mass markets, please!) to swap with fellow attendees. Everyone will go home with a new book to add to their shelves. This will operate like a white elephant gift exchange. No need to RSVP. doors open at 6:30! **Note: Please dont bring books just […]

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7:00 pm

Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel present LET’S BE WEIRD TOGETHER at Porter Square Books

January 20, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Join us for a special event with Brooke Barker (Sad Animal Facts) and Boaz Frankel to celebrate the weirdness of love!! Weird meets weird—and the rest is history! This is a book about weird couples and the tiny two-person universes they create. It’s about accidentally wearing the exact same outfit. It’s about made-up songs. It’s about […]

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Small Press Book Club discusses JAKARTA at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

January 20, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discussing Jakarta by Rodrigo Marquez Tizano Read something off the beaten path! Our Small Press Book Club will meet to discuss a book from an independent publisher. To contact our moderator, email smallpress@brooklinebooksmith.com. In a chaotic city, the latest in a line of viruses advances as a man recounts the fated steps that led him […]

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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.