The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution with Ben Railton "We the People." The Constitution begins with those deceptively simple words, but how do Americans define that "We"? In his new book We the People, Ben Railton argues that throughout our history two competing yet interconnected concepts have battled to […]Find out more »
Jeffrey Colvin’s assured and captivating novel, Africaville, weaves a rich narrative tapestry from the colorful threads of multiple generations in one family. The title is inspired by Africaville, a real settlement in Halifax, Nova Scotia, whose black population—largely the descendants of slaves from the American South and the Caribbean-- carved out a community against the […]Find out more »
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists Join us for a talk and signing with Mikki Kendall to celebrate her new book! Each ticket includes a copy of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights. Mikki Kendall is a writer, historian, and diversity consultant who writes about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, […]Find out more »
Join Porter Square Books and Tiffany Shlain at Temple Isaiah in Lexington! How can we observe Shabbat in our hectic modern world? How would it feel to unplug from technology one day a week? Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Internet pioneer, and Webby Award founder Tiffany Shlain has done just that for the past decade — a practice […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.