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Josh Gondelman presents NICE TRY at Brookline Booksmith Used Books Cellar

Mark Guerin Debut Novel Book Launch- YOU CAN SEE MORE FROM UP HERE at Porter Square Books

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Bobby Hundreds presents THIS IS NOT A T-SHIRT in conversation with Johnny Cupcakes at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

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Author Talk and Book Signing with Edwin Hill at the State Library of Massachusetts

Transnational Series: Jennifer Croft in conversation with Nina MacLaughlin at Brookline Booksmith

Arlington Author Salon: Risking it All at Kickstand Cafe

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Aarti Shahani presents HERE WE ARE at Porter Square Books

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Aimee Lucido presents EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE and Sofiya Pasternack presents ANYA AND THE DRAGON at Porter Square Books

Transnational Series: Naja Marie Aidt in conversation with Valeria Luiselli at Brookline Booksmith

Munroe Saturday Nights, Lexington, at First Parish Church UU Church, Medfield

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Children’s Storytime: Nancy Tupper Ling presents THE YIN-YANG SISTERS AND THE DRAGON FRIGHTFUL at Brookline Booksmith

Poetry; The Art of Words / Mike Amado Memorial Series at Plymouth Public Library

An Afternoon with Edgar Allan Poe: A Living History Performance with Rob Velella at Old South Meeting House

Poetry Reading at Somerville Community Growing Center

Three Poets Reading at Sommerville Community Growing Center

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Shira Erlichman and Franny Choi present ODES TO LITHIUM and SOFT SCIENCE at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

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South End Writes presents Alison Burnets at South End Library

Dana Levin reading at Smith College

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Micheal Longley and David Ferry: A Dialogue In & About Poetry at the Poetry Center, 3rd floor of Sawyer Library

Karen Chase: Oedipus in the Back Seat with Patrick Donnelly: Little Known Operas at The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar

Emerson College WLP Reading Series, David Mura Reading at the Bill Bordy Theatre

A Night in with Joyful Clemantine Wamariya

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Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series with Dorothy Derifield, Denise Bergman, and Lloyd Schwartz at Loring-Greenough House

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Long Play Poetry: a poetry listening party at WCPA Office

Overnight Readathon 2019 at Porter Square Books

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Overnight Readathon 2019 at Porter Square Books

Children’s Storytime:Julie Fogliano and Susan Cooper present THE WORD PIRATES and JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY at Brookline Booksmith

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Shawnna’s BPL Writer-in-Residence Reading at Boston Public Library

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The American Inspiration Series presents: Gail Collins with NO STOPPING US NOW at 99-101 Newbury Street

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Boston Book Festival at Copley Square

Poetry at the Extreme at BPL McKim Exhibition Hall

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Children’s Storytime: Jacqueline Veissid presents RUBY’S SWORD and CASPIAN FINDS A FRIEND

Boston Book Festival: Roxbury Edition at Dudley Square

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Award-winning Foreign Correspondent Stephen Kinzer Returns to the South End Library with POISONER IN CHIEF: SIDENY GOTTLIEB AND THE CIA SEARCH FOR MIND CONTROL

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Speculative Boston Reading Series: Dark Fiction at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Speculative Boston October Reading at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Jerusalem: Poetry Reading at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek

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Saturday Morning Storytime: Jacqueline Veissid at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

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Eva Chen and Derek Desierto present JUNO VALENTINE AND THE FANTASTIC FASHION ADVENTURE at Coolidge Corner Theatre

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Costume Pajama Storytime! at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

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