Come to Brookline Booksmith to celebrate this season's Stairwell Gallery show with artists SASHA PARFENOVA and MELISSA ROCKLEN. Mingle, meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and meet your neighbors. Hosted by Rocklen Designs Mobiles, this event is free and open to all.Find out more »
Aforementioned Productions proudly presents a marathon reading of Sinclair Lewis's semi-satirical novel, It Can't Happen Here, which follows a journalist who fights fascism in the US after an authoritarian is elected president. Brookline Booksmith will be hosting the reading overnight starting March 31 at 7pm and concluding April 1 at 1pm. Readers include writers and performers: Shuchi Saraswat, William Pierce, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Carissa Halston, Simeon Berry, Sam Cha, Josh Cook, Janaka Stucky, Catherine Parnell, Tim Hoover, and more! Hosted by Carissa Halston. This event is free…Find out more »
Avast ye, history lovers! Brookline Booksmith welcomes LAURA SOOK DUNCOMBE for a look at her new book. Pirate Women is the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world’s female buccaneers. It tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »
Brookline Booksmith welcomes cult filmmaker, beloved author, and cultural icon JOHN WATERS for a conversation with writer CHRIS CASTELLANI. Waters will be discussing his newest book, Make Trouble. When Waters offered gleefully subversive advice about making a living as a creative person to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral. Now all can enjoy his sly wisdom that encourages embracing chaos, being nosy, and outraging outdated critics. This event is free and open to the public but…Find out more »
Brookline Booksmith welcomes Jeff VanderMeer on May 1st at 7pm for a reading from his new book "Borne," out from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux on April 25th, 2017. Book signing to follow. In Borne, the epic new novel from Jeff VanderMeer, author of the acclaimed, bestselling Souther Reach Trilogy, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined, dangerous city of the near future. From one of her scavenging missions, Rachel brings home Borne, and quickly feels a growing attachment…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.