Husband-and-Wife duo PAUL YOON and LAURA VAN DEN BERG read at Brookline Booksmith

Husband-and-Wife duo come to Brookline Booksmith with stories that offer a morphine-addicted nurse who wanders through the decimated French countryside in search of purpose (The Mountain, YOON), and a grocery store clerk immune to a worldwide plague of memory loss (Find Me, VAN DEN BERG).  Don’t miss this highly acclaimed double-header!

This event is not ticketed.


“Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award” at the Boston Public Library

The Associates of the Boston Public Library cordially invite you to their Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award, a competition that weighs the enduring literary merits of three bestsellers, all published in 1917. Contenders for the prize are T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock and Other Observations, Mohandas Gandhi’s Third Class in Indian Railways, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes. The books will be defended by poet and author Charles Coe, Michael Patrick MacDonald, memoirist, and suspense author Jacquelyn Mitchard respectively. Author Stona Fitch will moderate the irreverent debate, after which the audience will vote to determine the winner. A reception with the panelists will follow.


Midwinter Fire: A Poetry Reading with JOY LADIN, GAIL THOMAS, and LESLEA NEWMAN

Poets JOY LADIN, GAIL THOMAS, and LESLEA NEWMAN who have all had recent books published by Headmistress Press will read new and forthcoming work. JOY LADIN is the author of Fireworks in the Graveyard; GAIL THOMAS is the author of Odd Mercy, and LESLEA NEWMAN is the author of Lovely.


826 Boston Book Release Party

Students in 826 Boston’s After-School Writing and Tutoring Program have been hard at work on their second book of the year, a collection of stories on the topic of “switching bodies.” We will celebrate their publication on Wednesday, June 13, and we are seeking volunteers to lend a hand during the event. Volunteer roles include registering students and families, supervising the buffet, book distribution, clean up, and more. Please email Richie at richard@826boston.org to sign up.


Summer Romance Author Festival

Your invited to find your perfect summer read at the Romance Author Festival hosted by Barnes and Noble in Framingham.

Featuring local authors Jen Doyle, InkSionna FoxEmma HartleyJennifer HallockLena LaneKari Lemor, Lorenzo Petruzziello (The Love Fool), Satin RussellKristen StrasselLJ Vickery, AuthorBarbara WallaceAuthor Michelle Windsor, and Author Jeannette Winters.

Come support thirteen wonderful writers, and enter for your chance to win a special prize!