Join us for a special event with Brooke Barker (Sad Animal Facts) and Boaz Frankel to celebrate the weirdness of love!! Weird meets weird—and the rest is history! This is a book about weird couples and the tiny two-person universes they create. It’s about accidentally wearing the exact same outfit. It’s about made-up songs. It’s about your rules for the thermostat. It’s about breakfast rituals, and funny nicknames, and long hugs, and that voice you pretend the cat has. If you’re…Find out more »
Please join Porter Square Books in welcoming Joel Christian Gill for the launch of his powerful graphic memoir, Fights. Fights is the visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods. Propelled into a world filled with uncertainty and desperation, young Joel is pushed toward using violence to solve his problems by everything and everyone around him. But…Find out more »
Porter Square Books is pleased to bring you the first Tell-All Boston event of 2020, with special guest Calvin Hennick and a lineup of readers to be announced shortly! In his unforgettable debut memoir Once More to the Rodeo, Calvin Hennick holds a mirror up to both himself and modern America, in an urgent and timely story that all parents, and indeed all Americans, need to read. Five years into fatherhood, Calvin Hennick is plagued by self-doubt and full of…Find out more »
Tell-All Six, with special guest Calvin Hennick, author of the forthcoming memoir “Once More to the Rodeo,” at our new event location, Porter Square Books in Cambridge. Tell-All Boston is Real Stories Read Live. We are Boston’s only live-on-stage literary reading series dedicated to the art and craft of memoir. Award-winning writers, best-selling authors, and emerging stars share first-person stories that make meaning from lived experience. Our goal is to foster a community of honesty and discovery, through the power…Find out more »
Please join Porter Square Books in welcoming mystery writers Clea Simon, Joanna Schaffhausen, Kate Flora, and Julie Hennrikus (aka Julia Henry or Julianne Holmes) for a panel event where a mystery story will be written before your eyes. But the authors won’t be the ones making the mystery – you will! If you haven’t participated in one of these Sisters in Crime events, here’s the deal: Four authors from thrillers to cozy mysteries lead YOU (the audience) through the process of constructing…Find out more »
Please join Porter Square Books for a reading and signing with hockey legend Mike Eruzione! On the fortieth anniversary of the historic "Miracle on Ice," Mike Eruzione—the captain of the 1980 U.S Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, who scored the winning goal—recounts his amazing career on ice, the legendary upset against the Soviets, and winning the gold medal. It is the greatest American underdog sports story ever told: how a team of college kids and unsigned amateurs, under the tutelage of legendary…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.