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 […]

Sun, Oct 1, 2PM — Storytime with Laya Steinberg, author of THE BEST SUKKOT PUMPKIN EVER.  All ages welcome.

It’s almost Sukkot, and Micah and his family are heading to Farmer Jared’s pumpkin patch. Micah wants to find the very best pumpkin to decorate his family’s sukkah, but Farmer Jared says his pumpkins can also go to a soup kitchen, to feed people who need a good meal. What will Micah decide to do […]

Tue, Oct 3, 7PM — Josh Weil, author of THE AGE OF PERPETUAL LIGHT: STORIES, in conversation with Laura van den Berg, author of the forthcoming novel, THE THIRD HOTEL

A dazzling new work that spans a century and eight tales of light, human progress, and the search for a better life from Josh Weil, one of “the most gifted writers of his generation” (Colum McCann), winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. “A rich, often dazzling collection […]

Thu, Oct 5, 7PM — Release party for ELEPHANTS WALK TOGETHER by Cheryl Lawton Malone

As calves, Asian elephants Precious and Baba roam the wild together, curious and proud. But when they get captured and are split up, their time together seems like a distant memory. Still, separated by many miles and over many years, their friendship remains, and there’s hope they will once again roam wide open spaces together. […]

Tue, Oct 10, 7PM — Claire Messud, author of THE BURNING GIRL: A NOVEL

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and […]

Wed, Oct 11, 7PM — Joyce Maynard, author of THE BEST OF US: A MEMOIR, in conversation with Roland Merullo

In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the […]


In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting Labs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals […]

Sat, Oct 14, 11AM — Storytime with Josh Funk, author of THE CASE OF THE STINKY STENCH.  All ages welcome.

“When I was a kid, my best friend was Josh Funk. Now he’s becoming a friend to a whole new generation.” —B.J. Novak, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book with No Pictures There’s a stinky stench in the fridge–and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast’s […]