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Solstice Magazine Benefit & Night Riffs at The Rockwell

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Author Talk and Book Signing with Richard A. Johnson at the State Library of Massachusetts

Fireside Chat Series-James Masciarelli presents BEYOND BEAUPORT at Beauport Hotel

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Alice Hoffman presents THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW in conversation with Marc Skvirsky at Boston Athenaeum

Michael Learner presents REVOLUTIONARY LOVE: A POLITICAL MANIFESTO TO HEAL AND TRANSFORM THE WORLD at Harvard Book Store

Jackie MacMullan presents BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORY and Matthew Goodman presents THE CITY GAME: TRIUMPH, SCANDAL, AND A LEGENDARY BASKETBALL TEAM at The Silver Unicorn

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Suzanne Staubach presents A GARDEN MISCELLANY: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ELEMENTS OF THE GARDEN at Harvard Book Store

Julie Dobrow presents AFTER EMILY: TWO REMARKABLE WOMEN AND THE LEGACY OF AMERICA’S GREATEST POET at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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

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

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Bathsheba Demuth presents FLOATING COAST: AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE BERING STRAIT in conversation with Joan Naviyuk Kane at Harvard Book Store

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey present “SHE SAID”: THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT IGNITED CHANGE at Calderwood Pavilion

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The American Inspiration author series and WGBH present: Holly George-Warren presenting JANIS: HER LIFE AND MUSIC at WGBH Studio in Boston Public Library

Salon with Nina MacLaughlin presenting WAKE, SIREN

Calvin Hennick presents ONCE MORE TO THE RODEO: A MEMOIR in conversation with Adrian Walker at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

Ganesh Sitaraman presents THE GREAT DEMOCRACY: HOW TO FIX OUR POLITICS, UNRIG THE ECONOMY, AND UNITE AMERICA at Harvard Book Store

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Mary Laura Philpott presents I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK at Wellesley Books

Chanan Tigay presents THE LOST BOOK OF MOSES: THE HUNT FOR THE WORLD’S OLDEST BIBLE at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Eric Foner presents THE SECOND FOUNDING: HOW THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION REMADE THE CONSTITUTION at Boston Atheneaum

Alex Myers presents CONTINENTAL DIVIDE and Jackson Bird presents SORTED: GROWING UP,COMING OUT, AND FINDING MY PLACE at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

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Ben Railton presents WE THE PEOPLE: THE 500-YEAR BATTLE OVER WHO IS AMERICAN at Boston Athenaeum

Jeffrey Colvin presents AFRICAVILLE in conversation with Melissa Rivero at Boston Public Library

Mikki Kendall presents AMAZONS, ABOLITIONISTS, AND ACTIVISTS at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

Tiffany Shlain presents 24/6: THE POWER OF UNPLUGGING ONE DAY A WEEK at Temple Isaiah Meeting Room

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“SHE SAID”: THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT IGNITED CHANGE- Group Discussion via a Phone Call

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“SHE SAID”: THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT IGNITED CHANGE- Group Discussion via a Phone Call

Meredith Atwood presents THE YEAR OF NO NONSENSE: HOW TO GET OVER YOURSELF AND ON WITH YOUR LIFE at Brookline Booksmith Used Cellar

Bob Garfield presents: AMERICAN MANIFESTO: SAVING DEMOCRACY FROM VILLAINS, VANDALS, AND OURSELVES at Harvard Book Store

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“SHE SAID”: THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT IGNITED CHANGE- Group Discussion via a Phone Call

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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.