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December 2019

Drag Queen Story Hour at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 14, 2019 | 11:00 am
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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A new, monthly event at Trident Booksellers & Cafe in partnership with Drag Queen Story Hour: Boston! Join us in our children's section on select Saturdays from 11am to 12pm. Upcoming Dates - Saturday, December 14th, 11am Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In…

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Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 16, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Always wishing you had more time to read? Trying to meet more bookish folks? Then Silent Book Club is perfect for you! Treat yourself once a month to a night of reading and friendship. It's a great way to practice self-care during the week, meet new people, and find great book recommendations. The book is not assigned; just bring the one you are currently reading and dive in! At the beginning of each meeting, there will be a 30 minute…

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HUB Theatre of Boston Play Reading: MR. MARMALADE at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The HUB will be reading: Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle, directed by Allison Davis With friends like Mr. Marmalade, who needs enemies! He is abusive, drinks too much, gets high on cocaine, and is never around when you need him. Still, Mr. Marmalade is the most important person in four-year-old Lucy's life -- even if he's only imaginary! This outrageously zany dark comedy reminds us that sometimes being four is just as hard as being fifty-four! NO TICKETS REEQUIRED, in lieu…

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Trident Staff Pick Book Club: HOGFATHER at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us for another Staff Pick Book Club! This month we'll be reading Terry Pratchett's timeless Hogfather! Our full food and drink menu will be available during the discussion. You do not need to have finished the book to attend! All are welcome--no ticket required. Books are available in store and online. About the book Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but the Hogfather is…

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Harry Potter Trivia at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10

Join us for a night of trivia about the life, legacy, and empire built around the Boy Who Lived. Bring a team of up to six of your muggle friends and answer questions about the Wizarding World for a chance to win a $35 Trident gift card. Themed prizes for second and third place as well! And even if you don't win, you can drown you sorrows in a butter beer.

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Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 30, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Always wishing you had more time to read? Trying to meet more bookish folks? Then Silent Book Club is perfect for you! Treat yourself once a month to a night of reading and friendship. It's a great way to practice self-care during the week, meet new people, and find great book recommendations. The book is not assigned; just bring the one you are currently reading and dive in! At the beginning of each meeting, there will be a 30 minute…

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Trident Poetry Open Mic Night at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5

Trident has a wide poetry readership, and we want to hear some of your own pieces! Those interested in reading their poetry will throw their names in a hat, and we'll draw 10 names to read. Each of the 10 selected poets then gets up to 5 minutes to read their poem(s), and the rest of us in the audience will enthusiastically cheer them on! All are welcome! To participate, we're charging $5, but it is a voucher you will use toward food and drink…

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January 2020

Laurie Faria Stolarz presents JANE ANONYMOUS at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 9, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with Jane Anonymous, a gripping tale of a seventeen-year-old girl’s kidnapping and her struggle to fit back into her life after she escapes. About the Book Then, “Jane” was just your typical 17-year-old in a typical New England suburb getting ready to start her senior year. She had a part-time job she enjoyed, an awesome best friend, overbearing but loving parents, and a crush on a boy who was taking her to see her…

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WE USED TO BE FRIENDS Book Launch and The Last Five Years Viewing Party at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 11, 2020 | 6:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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About the Book Two best friends grow up—and grow apart—in this innovative contemporary YA novel. Told in dual timelines—half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward—We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties. At the start of their senior year in high school, James (a girl with a boy’s name) and Kat are inseparable, but by graduation, they’re no longer friends. James prepares to head off to college…

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Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 13, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Always wishing you had more time to read? Trying to meet more bookish folks? Then Silent Book Club is perfect for you! Treat yourself once a month to a night of reading and friendship. It's a great way to practice self-care during the week, meet new people, and find great book recommendations. The book is not assigned; just bring the one you are currently reading and dive in! At the beginning of each meeting, there will be a 30 minute…

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MassMouth Story Slam: Who Knew? at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12

Do you have a story to tell? Once again, Trident Booksellers is partnering with Massmouth to bring you some of the best emerging and featured storytellers in Greater Boston. Join us in Trident's cafe for an evening of engaging entertainment, and dinner and drinks if you choose. What is a Story Slam? A slam is a contest of stories where people sign up on the night to tell a true five-minute story on the evening's theme. Ten names are drawn…

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January Book Swap at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 20, 2020 | 6:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Bring one to three books in good condition (no textbooks or mass markets, please!) to swap with fellow attendees. Everyone will go home with a new book to add to their shelves. This will operate like a white elephant gift exchange. No need to RSVP. doors open at 6:30! **Note: Please dont bring books just to get rid of them! You will be asked to take home as many books as you came with!**

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U35 Poetry Reading at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read via Mass Poetry's website! http://www.masspoetry.org/u35 January's Readers TBA

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Trident Staff Pick Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us for another Staff Pick Book Club! This month's pick TBA soon! Our full food and drink menu will be available during the discussion. You do not need to have finished the book to attend! All are welcome--no ticket required. Books are available in store and online, and we will be announcing a promo code to get 20% off of the book.

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The Black Studies Reading Room discusses HONEYPOT: BLACK SOUTHERN WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 25, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The Black Studies Reading Room is a monthly conversation on black lit, art, and ideas. Its purpose is to make more space for the creative and communal work of black study in and around Boston. Join us in January to discuss Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women. E. Patrick Johnson's Honeypot opens with the fictional trickster character Miss B. barging into the home of Dr. EPJ, informing him that he has been chosen to collect and share the stories of her people. With little…

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Trident Poetry Open Mic Night at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 26, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Trident has a wide poetry readership, and we want to hear some of your own pieces! Those interested in reading their poetry will throw their names in a hat, and we'll draw 10 names to read. Each of the 10 selected poets then gets up to 5 minutes to read their poem(s), and the rest of us in the audience will enthusiastically cheer them on! All are welcome! No RSVP necessary, doors open at 6:30.

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Silent Book Club at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 27, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Always wishing you had more time to read? Trying to meet more bookish folks? Then Silent Book Club is perfect for you! Treat yourself once a month to a night of reading and friendship. It's a great way to practice self-care during the week, meet new people, and find great book recommendations. The book is not assigned; just bring the one you are currently reading and dive in! At the beginning of each meeting, there will be a 30 minute…

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Jason Brown presents A FAITHFUL BUT MELANCHOLY ACCOUNT OF SEVERAL BARBARITIES LATELY COMMITTED at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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A reading, discussion, and book signing with author Jason Brown. About the Book The ten linked stories in Jason Brown’s new collection, A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Recently Committed (TMR Books, December 2019), follow John Howland and his descendants as they struggle with their New England legacy as one of the country’s founding  families and the decaying trappings of that esteemed past. Set on the Maine coast, where the Howland family has lived for almost 400 years,…

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P. Carl presents BECOMING A MAN: THE STORY OF A TRANSITION at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 28, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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About the Book Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl’s journey to become the man he always knew himself to be. For fifty years, he lived as a girl and a queer woman, building a career, a life, and a loving marriage, yet still waiting to realize himself in full. As Carl embarks on his gender transition, he takes us inside the complex shifts and questions that arise throughout—the alternating moments of arrival and estrangement. He writes intimately…

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Catherine Florio Pipas MD, MPH presents CARING FOR ME- CARING FOR YOU: STRATEGIES TO PURSUE PERSONAL HEALTH AND NUTURE A CULTURE OF WELLNESS at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

January 30, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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A toolkit for sustaining wellness, building resilience, and modeling health, geared particularly toward health professionals. About the Book Burnout affects a third of our population and over half of our health professionals. For the second group, the impact is magnified, as consequences play out not only on a personal level, but also on a societal level and lead to medical errors, suboptimal care, low levels of patient satisfaction, and poor clinical outcomes. Achieving wellbeing requires strategies for change. In this…

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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.