Harvard Book Store welcomes JEANETTE WINTERSON—author of the beloved Oranges are Not the Only Fruit—for a discussion of her latest novel, Frankissstein: A Love Story. About Frankissstein Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in…Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes SUSAN RICE—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations—for a discussion of her new memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For. She will be joined in conversation by renowned scholar, literary critic, and filmmaker HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. About Tough Love Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Susan Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough…Find out more »
Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome LINDY WEST—critically acclaimed New York Timescolumnist and author of Shrill—for a reading from her latest book, The Witches are Coming. This event is co-sponsored by Pop Culture Positive. About The Witches Are Coming THIS IS A WITCH HUNT. WE'RE WITCHES, AND WE'RE HUNTING YOU. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In…Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes LEAH GREENBURG and EZRA LEVIN—former congressional staffers and co-directors of the grassroots organizing movement Indivisible—for a discussion of their new co-authored book, We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump. They will be joined in conversation by MARSHALL GANZ, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. About We Are Indivisible Shortly after Trump’s election, two outraged former congressional staffers wrote and posted a tactical guide to resisting the Trump agenda. This Google…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.