Tue, Nov 28, 7PM — Marcella Pixley, author of the young adult novel READY TO FALL

When Max Friedman’s mother dies of cancer, instead of facing his loss, Max imagines that her tumor has taken up residence in his brain. It’s a terrible tenant―isolating him from family, distracting him in school, and taunting him mercilessly about his manhood. With the tumor in charge, Max implodes, slipping farther and farther away from […]

Wed, Nov 29, 7PM — Louise Miller, author of THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING: A NOVEL

When Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—sets not just her flambéed dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to the most comforting place she can think of—the idyllic town of Guthrie, Vermont, home of Bag Balm, the country’s longest-running contra dance, and her best friend Hannah. But the getaway turns […]

Thu, Nov 30, 7PM — Jessica Keener, author of STRANGERS IN BUDAPEST: A NOVEL, in conversation with Judy Bolton-Fasman.

Budapest: gorgeous city of secrets, with ties to a shadowy, bloody past.  It is to this enigmatic European capital that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move from Boston with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. For Annie, it is an effort to escape the ghosts that haunt her […]

Sun, Dec 3, 2-4PM — Join us for a special signing with Ammi-Joan Paquette, author of ELF IN THE HOUSE, and Kristin Kladstrup, author of THE NUTCRACKER MICE.

About ELF IN THE HOUSE: The anticipatory excitement of Christmas Eve builds in a festive way in this follow-up to the much-loved Ghost in the House. Jingle-jingle! There’s a girl in the house on this snowy Christmas Eve. Creeping down, step by step, here she comes. But what’s going on? Santa’s snacks are gone, And […]

Mon, Dec 4, 7PM — Richard F. Thomas, author of WHY BOB DYLAN MATTERS

When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice.  How could the world’s most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous singer-songwriter who wouldn’t even deign to attend the medal ceremony? In Why Bob Dylan Matters, Harvard Professor […]

Tues, Dec 5, 7PM — Release party for WHY COMICS?: FROM UNDERGROUND TO EVERYWHERE by Hillary Chute

The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every day, from the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking comic, to the dozens of superhero films hitting cinemas every year. What is it that makes comics so special? What can this unique art form do […]

Wed, Dec 6, 7PM — Poetry Event with Stephanie Burt, author of ADVICE FROM THE LIGHTS, and Matthew Zapruder, author of WHY POETRY

About ADVICE FROM THE LIGHTS: Advice from the Lights is a brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity and a series of looks at a formative past. It’s part nostalgia, part confusion, and part an ongoing wondering: How do any of us achieve adulthood? And why would we want to, if we had the […]