Wed, Sept 6, 7PM — Jennifer Tseng, author of THE PASSION OF WOO & ISOLDE, and Andrea Cohen, author of UNFATHOMING: POEMS

About THE PASSION OF WOO & ISOLDE: Winner of the Eleventh Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest With an introduction by contest judge Amelia Gray The Passion of Woo & Isolde scintillates with the thrall of the unknown and the forbidden, the immigrant and the exile. In each of these twenty-four very short […]

Thu, Sept 7, 7PM — AGNI Event.  Come celebrate this venerable literary magazine with readers by selected contributors from the latest issue.

Come celebrate this venerable literary magazine with readers by selected contributors from the latest issue.

Sun, Sept 10, 2PM — BOOKMARKED Event.  Come celebrate this series of authors writing about books that influenced their work and lives with Steve Yarbrough (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW), and David Ryan (UNDER THE VOLCANO).

About BOOKMARKED: UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry, by David Ryan The New York Times called Malcolm Lowry’s 1947 novel Under the Volcano “One of the towering novels of this century,” and the Modern Library ranked the book number eleven on its list of the one hundred Best English-language novels of the twentieth century. In […]

Wed, Sept 13, 7PM — Volante Farms Event.  Come celebrate Volante Farms’ centennial.  We’ll have copies of their new cookbook, as well as some delicious food samples.

Volante Farms Celebrates 100th Year with New Cookbook To celebrate this centennial year, the Volante family is marking the monumental occasion with The Volante Farms Cookbook: A Century of Growing. Fresh from Italy, Peter Volante got his start in 1917 by trucking his homegrown produce from his Newton farm to Boston’s city markets each morning. […]

Fri, Sept 15, 7PM — Karen Shepard, author of KISS ME SOMEONE: STORIES, and Jim Shepard, author of THE TUNNEL AT THE END OF THE LIGHT: ESSAYS ON MOVIES AND POLITICS

About KISS ME SOMEONE: STORIES Bold and unapologetic, Karen Shepard’s Kiss Me Someone is inhabited by women who walk the line between various states: adolescence and adulthood, stability and uncertainty, selfishness and compassion. They navigate the obstacles that come with mixed-race identity and instabilities in social class, and they use their liminal positions to leverage […]

Sat, Sept 16, 7PM — Jonathan Lethem, author of MORE ALIVE AND LESS LONELY: ON BOOKS AND WRITERS.  Jonathan will appear with POST ROAD Magazine managing editor and novelist Christopher Boucher, who edited the collection.

More Alive and Less Lonely collects over a decade of Jonathan Lethem’s finest writing on writing, with new and previously unpublished material, including: impassioned appreciations of forgotten writers and overlooked books, razor-sharp critical essays, and personal accounts of his most extraordinary literary encounters and discoveries. Only Lethem, with his love of cult favorites and the […]

Sun, Sept 17, 2PM — Ann Hood, author of MORNINGSTAR: GROWING UP WITH BOOKS

In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book That Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these beloved novels. Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of literature, […]


No head coach-quarterback pair has been more successful in NFL history than Bill Belichick and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. They have won four Super Bowls, six AFC championships, and thirteen division titles. And now Holley takes us inside their relationship, dissecting how these men and their team came to dominate football. Belichick, […]

Wed, Sept 20, 7PM — Europa Editions Event featuring Chantel Acevedo, author of THE LIVING INFINITE: A NOVEL, and Julie Lekstrom Himes, author of MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA: A NOVEL

About THE LIVING INFINITE: The Living Infinite is based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia, an outspoken firebrand at the Bourbon court during the troubled and decadent final years of her family’s reign. After her cloistered childhood at the Spanish court, her youth spent in exile, and a loveless marriage, Eulalia gladly […]

Sun, Sept 24, 2PM — Release party for YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR: A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL by Mitali Perkins

This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity […]

Tue, Sept 26, 7PM — Release party for THE BOOK OF SEPARATION: A MEMOIR by Tova Mirvis

The memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly mapless world Born and raised in a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish family, Tova Mirvis committed herself to observing the rules and rituals prescribed by this way of life. After all, to observe […]

Wed, Sept 27, 7PM — Eleanor Henderson, author of THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT: A NOVEL, in conversation with Joanna Rakoff.

Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. In the aftermath, the farm’s inhabitants […]

++SOLD OUT++Thu, Sept 28, 7PM – An Evening with Stephen King and Owen King, authors of SLEEPING BEAUTIES: A NOVEL

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  THERE ARE NO MORE TICKETS, UNFORTUNATELY, AND NO WAITLIST.   Newtonville Books is proud to present an evening with Stephen King and his son, Owen King, authors of SLEEPING BEAUTIES.  Individual tickets for this event are $35. Each ticket guarantees entry to the event as well as […]