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June 2017
$5 - $30

SHERMAN ALEXIE at First Parish Church

June 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Parish In Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Those who grew up reading Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian will take much interest in SHERMAN ALEXIE's newest book. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is a searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the bestselling, National Book Award-winning author. Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome the Alexie for a discussion of his raw, angry, funny, profane, and tender account of his adolescence. Doors will open at 6:30

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How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

June 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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How do you deal with being a representative for your religion when you struggle with your own faith? Harvard Book Store and the Harvard Islamic Society welcome the Shalom Hartman Institute's HAROON MOGHUL for a discussion of his book, How to Be a Muslim: An American Story—a memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity. How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, searchign for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar…

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July 2017
Free

A Night of Poetry at Harvard Book Store

July 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Book Store welcomes prize-winning poet ADRIENNE RAPHEL and Catenary Press co-editor DANIEL POPPICK for readings from their debut poetry collections, What Was It For and The Police. In her debut collection What Was It For, Adrienne Raphel revitalizes the topsy-turvy lyric and its evergreen sagacity. Charged with an electric syntax, haunted by lyric history, and “gripped in gravity’s mood,” the poems in The Police ask: How do we navigate the miasma that we call a common language? This event is not…

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$5 - $18

Twitter Humorist Jonny Sun: “Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Alien Too”

July 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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"look. life is bad. evryones sad. we're all gona die. but i alredy bought this inflatable boumcy castle so r u gona take ur shoes off or wat" -Jomny Sun Join artist, illustrator, award-winning playwright, comedy writer, and Twitter personality JONNY SUN for a presentation of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book, by Jomny Sun (the alien). Through this story of a lost alien finding acceptance among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a…

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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure at Harvard Bookstore

July 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Do you pride yourself in being an armchair wine-critic?  Join BIANCA BOSKER, former executive tech editor of The Huffington Post, at Harvard Bookstore for a look at her new book- Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste. With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s…

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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.