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Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Trident Poetry Open Mic Night at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Olympic Readers Book Club at Boston Public Library Jamaica Plain Branch

Readers in the Realms of Knowledge Book Club at Boston Public Library Jamaica Plain Branch

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Drag Queen Story Hour at Boston Public Library Fields Corner

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Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Mikhail Bulgakov’s THE MASTER AND MARGARITA at Harvard Book Store

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Miranda Popkey presents TOPICS OF CONVERSATION: A NOVEL in conversation with Nina MacLaughlin at Harvard Book Store

Karen McManus presents ONE OF US IS LYING in conversation with Rory Power at Porter Square Books

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Eyes of the Expert: (Anti) Suffrage at Boston Athenæum

BJ Fogg presents TINY HABITS: THE SMALL CHANGES THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING at Harvard Book Store

Kiley Reid presents SUCH A FUN AGE in conversation with Sasha Sagan at Porter Square Books

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A Foray into Forgery and the Boston Athenæum’s Role in Exposing It at the Boston Athenaeum

Camille Deangelis presents A BRIGHT CLEAN MIND at Porter Square Books

Laurie Faria Stolarz presents JANE ANONYMOUS at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Arlington Author Salon at Kickstand Cafe

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Peggy Orenstein presents BOYS & SEX: YOUNG MEN ON HOOKUPS, LOVE, PORN, CONSENT AND NAVIGATING THE NEW MASCULINITY in conversation with Richard Weissbourd at Harvard Book Store

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WE USED TO BE FRIENDS Book Launch and The Last Five Years Viewing Party at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Joanne Chang presents PASTRY LOVE: A BAKER’S JOURNAL OF FAVORITE RECIPES at Harvard Book Store

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Roxana Robinson presents DAWSON’S FALL at the Boston Athenaeum

David Meerman Scott and Reiko Scott present FANOCRACY at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

MassMouth Story Slam: Who Knew? at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Garth Greenwell presents CLEANNESS at Harvard Book Store

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Free Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series at GrubStreet

Laura McKowen presents WE ARE THE LUCKIEST: THE SURPRISING MAGIC OF A SOBER LIFE at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

Liz Moore presents LONG BRIGHT RIVER: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

Tara Sim presents SCAVENGE THE STARS in conversation with Christine Lynn Herman and Amanda Foody at Porter Square Books

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Ted Reinstein presents WICKED PISSED: NEW ENGLAND’S MOST FAMOUS FEUDS at the Boston Athenaeum

Transnational Series presents: E.J. Koh’s THE MAGICAL LANGUAGE OF OTHERS at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

Anna Wiener presents UNCANNY VALLEY: A MEMOIR at Harvard Book Store

Matthew Goodman presents THE CITY GAME: TRIUMPH, SCANDAL, AND A LEGENDARY BASKETBALL TEAM at Porter Square Books

Patricia Marx and Roz Chast presents YOU CAN ONLY YELL AT ME FOR ONE THING AT A TIME at Arts at the Armory

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Happy Hour Writing Session at GrubStreet

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast and humorist Patty Marx present YOU CAN ONLY YELL AT ME FOR ONE THING AT A TIME:RULES FOR COUPLES at Wellesley Books

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

January Book Swap at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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

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Joseph Finder presents HOUSE ON FIRE at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

Stephanie Land presents MAID: HARD WORK, LOW PAY, AND A MOTHER’S WILL TO SURVIVE at Harvard Book Store

Joel Christian Gill presents FIGHTS at Porter Square Books

U35 Poetry Reading at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Steve Inskeep presents AN IMPERFECT UNION:HOW JESSIE AND JOHN FREMONT MAPPED THE WEST, INVENTED CELEBRITY, AND HELPED CAUSE THE CIVIL WAR at Brattle Theatre

Alex Myers presents CONTINENTAL DIVIDE: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

Trident Staff Pick Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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James Wood presents SERIOUS NOTICING: SELECTED ESSAY, 1997-2019 at Harvard Book Store

Tell-All Boston with Calvin Hennick at Porter Square Books

Tell-All Boston with Calvin Hennick at Porter Square Books

Feast of Fiction: Adrienne Brodeur, Rachel Kadish, and Mimi Lemay at Orange Door Kitchen

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Happy Hour Writing Session at GrubStreet

Jeanine Cummins presents AMERICAN DIRT in conversation with Shannon Dooling at WBUR CitySpace

Meng Jin presents LITTLE GODS: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

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Transnational Series presents: Javad Djavahery presenting MY PART OF HER in conversation with Emma Ramadan at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

The Black Studies Reading Room discusses HONEYPOT: BLACK SOUTHERN WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Trident Poetry Open Mic Night at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

William Gibson presents AGENCY: A NOVEL at First Parish Church

Kim Ghattas presents BLACK WAVE: SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN, AND THE FORTY-YEAR RIVALRY THAT UNRAVELED CULTURE, RELIGION, AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY IN THE MIDDLE EAST at Harvard Book Store

Making a Mystery with Clea Simon, Joanna Schaffhausen, Kate Flora, and Julie Hennrikus at Porter Square Books

Jason Brown presents A FAITHFUL BUT MELANCHOLY ACCOUNT OF SEVERAL BARBARITIES LATELY COMMITTED at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Michelle Marchetti Coughlin presents PLYMOUTH COLONY FIRST LADY PENELOPE WINSLOW: RECONSTRUCTING A LIFE THROUGH MATERIAL CULTURE at Boston Athenaeum

Jonathan Rosenberg presents DANGEROUS MELODIES: CLASSICAL MUSIC IN AMERICA FROM THE GREAT WAR TO THE COLD WAR at Harvard Book Store

P. Carl presents BECOMING A MAN: THE STORY OF A TRANSITION at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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E. Patrick Johnson presents HONEYPOT: BLACK SOUTHERN WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN in conversation with Angela Ards at Harvard Book Store

Mike Eruzione presents MIRACLE ON ICE at Porter Square Books

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Christina Wolbrecht presents A CENTURY OF VOTES FOR WOMEN: AMERICAN ELECTIONS SINCE SUFFRAGE at the Boston Athenaeum

Eric Smith presents DON’T READ THE COMMENTS and Karen McManus presents ONE OF US IS NEXT at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

Jessica Stern presents MY WAR CRIMINAL: PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS WITH AN ARCHITECT OF GENOCIDE at Harvard Book Store

Catherine Florio Pipas MD, MPH presents CARING FOR ME- CARING FOR YOU: STRATEGIES TO PURSUE PERSONAL HEALTH AND NUTURE A CULTURE OF WELLNESS at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Beth Blum presents THE SELF-HELP COMPULSION: SEARCHING FOR ADVICE IN MODERN LITERATURE in conversation with Louis Menand at Harvard Book Store

Scott Simon presents SUNNYSIDE PLAZA at Peabody School Auditorium

Ezra Klein presents WHY WE’RE POLARIZED at Back Bay Events Center

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