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Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Ali Smith’s HOW TO BE BOTH: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

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The Gang of Six Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

Fostering Racial Justice Book Club: A PLACE FOR US by Fatima Farheen Mirza at The Silver Unicorn

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Saturday Morning Storytime: Susan Tan at The Silver Unicorn

NaNoWriMo at Watertown Free Public Library

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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Solstice Magazine Benefit & Night Riffs at The Rockwell

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#Poem Monday 2019 at Porter Square Books

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

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#Poem Monday 2019 at Porter Square Books

Four Stories Returns at The Burren

Linda & Sumner McClain Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

Transnational Series Presents: Reimagining the Epics with Karthika Nair and Nina MacLaughlin at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

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

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

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Friday Fiction Book Club: BEFORE WE WERE YOURS at The Silver Unicorn

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

Breakwater Reading Series at Cambridge Center for Adult Education

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NaNoWriMo TGIO Party at Wellesley Public Library

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

Arrowsmith Press Book Launch at Friends Meeting at Cambridge

IAWA Literary Reading and Open Mic at I Am Books

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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

Writing Workshop with Martha Collins at Institute for Contemporary Art

When Facts Are Not Enough: Reading Atheist Fiction at Phillips Brooks House

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

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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

Brookline Booksmith Book Club discusses Celestial Bodies at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

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Bookbuilders of Boston Holiday Party at Trillium Brewing Company

Salon with Nina MacLaughlin presenting WAKE, SIREN

Jim Harriman Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

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

The Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen-Cambridge Edition at Cambridge Public Library

End of Year Writing Marathon at The Village Works

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

Rozzie Reads featuring New Mission High School student poets at Roslindale House

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

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Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

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Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

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

Middle Grade Book Club: LOOK BOTH WAYS by Jason Reynolds at The Silver Unicorn

Robyn Perkins Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

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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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

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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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