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MARK WARREN and DAVID GOODMAN, editors of Lift Us Up, in conversation with contributors and community activists CARLOS OJOS and GLORYA WORNUM

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Suffolk University Library Speaker Series: LORENZO PETRUZZIELLO

Memoirist SARAH SMARSH talks about debut book Heartland with author LINDA K. WERTHEIMER

HEATHER ABEL and JESSICA KEENER at Belmont Books

Author BELLE BRETT Launches “Gina in the Floating World” at Porter Square Books

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GennaRose Nethercott and Mary Kovaleski Byrnes

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TIM MOHR, author of Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Readable Feast: The Making of a Cookbook

MITALI PERKINS at Belmont Books

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DOUG BURGESS in conversation with HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN

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IMANI PERRY, author of Looking for Lorraine: the Radical and Radiant Life of Lorraine Hansberry, in conversation with Tracey Heather Strain, documentary filmmaker, “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” (PBS American Masters)

Meet the Author: LILLIAN LI, author of Number One Chinese Restaurant

Author JENN ABELSON and Boston Globe’s MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN

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Dire Literary Series Finale with ELIZABETH GRAVER and other writers

MADELINE MILLER, author of Circe, at Belmont Books

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Aperitivo with the Author: LORENZO PETRUZZIELLO at Eataly

Frederick Douglass – Prophet of Freedom

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DANIEL GOLDEN: Spy Schools Paperback Launch

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Author Talk and Book Signing with BARBARA BERENSEN

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COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER, author of The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

J. Anthony Lukas Book Awards’ 20th Anniversary

RAMIE TARGOFF on “Renaissance Woman” at Belmont Books

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Book Launch for VIRGINIA PYE’s Shelf Life of Happiness

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Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China

SUSAN K. HAMILTON at Belmont Books

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TOMMY ORANGE, author of the critically acclaimed novel There There, to speak at Inly School

Speculative Boston presents JULIE C. DAY, HILLARY MONAHAN, and PAUL TREMBLAY

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Eugene O’Neill –Banned in Boston, 1929

Middays at the Meeting House, Eugene O’Neill –Banned in Boston, 1929

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Dr. CRYSTAL FLEMING, author of How to Be Less Stupid About Race

In Conversation: Authors Jenna Blum and Randy Susan Meyers, Partners in Public Dialogue with Vilna Shul and Old South Meeting House

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BEN BRADLEE JR. on “The Forgotten”

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Readable Feast: The Making of a Cookbook

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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.