Past Events

2017

Fri, Jan 13, 7PM – Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING: A NOVELLA AND THREE STORIES by Colum McCann.

Tue, Jan 24, 7PM – Erica Ferencik, author of THE RIVER AT NIGHT: A NOVEL, and Noy Holland, author of I WAS TRYING TO DESCRIBE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES

Sat, Jan 28, 11AM – Join us for origami and a Chinese New Year celebration storytime with Andrea Wang, author of THE NIAN MONSTER.  All ages welcome.

Mon, Feb 6, 7PM — PoemWorks Poetry Event with Mary Lou Maloney and Matthew Sisson, followed by an Open Mic.

Tue, Feb 7, 7PM — Suzanne Berne, author of THE DOGS OF LITTLEFIELD: A NOVEL, and Peter Swanson, author of HER EVERY FEAR: A NOVEL

Fri, Feb 10, 7PM – Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss THE PRIVATE LIFE OF MRS. SHARMA by Ratika Kapur.

Tue, Feb 28, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff.  Hosted by Elizabeth Searle, author of WE GOT HIM: A NOVEL. No Registration Necessary.

Thu, Mar 2, 7PM – Jim Shepard, author of THE WORLD TO COME: STORIES

Mon, Mar 6, 7PM — PoemWorks poetry reading with Shana Hill and Connemara Wadsworth, followed by an Open Mic.

Tue, Mar 7, 7PM – Annie Hartnett, author of RABBIT CAKE: A NOVEL

Thu, Mar 9, 7PM – Laurie Lico Albanese, author of STOLEN BEAUTY: A NOVEL

Fri, Mar 10, 7PM – Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss 1984 by George Orwell

Wed, Mar 15, 7PM – Marcia Butler, author of THE SKIN ABOVE MY KNEE: A MEMOIR, in conversation with Andre Dubus III, author of HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

Thu, Mar 16, 7PM – Rick Beyer, author of RIVALS UNTO DEATH: ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND AARON BURR

Thu, Mar 23, 7PM – Megan Marshall, author of ELIZABETH BISHOP: A MIRACLE FOR BREAKFAST

Sun, Mar 26, 2PM – Picture Book Event with  Wendy Drexler and Joan Fleiss Kaplan, authors of BUZZ, RUBY, AND THEIR CITY CHICKS: A TRUE RED-TAILED HAWK STORY. All ages welcome.

Tue, Mar 28, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss ONE MORE THING: STORIES AND OTHER STORIES by B.J. Novak, hosted by B.J.’s father, William Novak, author of DIE LAUGHING: KILLER JOKES FOR NEWLY OLD FOLKS.

Fri, Mar 31, 7PM – Joseph Scapellato, author of BIG LONESOME: STORIES, and Christopher Boucher, author of GOLDEN DELICIOUS: A NOVEL

Mon, Apr 3, 7PM — PoemWorks poetry event with Eileen Cleary, and Sarath Reddy, followed by an Open Mic.

Tue, Apr 4, 7PM — Sharon Pywell, author of THE ROMANCE READER’S GUIDE TO LIFE: A NOVEL

Thu, Apr 6, 7PM — John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro, authors of ONE NATION UNDER BASEBALL: HOW THE 1960s COLLIDED WITH THE NATIONAL PASTIME

Fri, Apr 7, 7PM – Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss GEORGIA: A NOVEL OF GEORGIA O’KEEFFE by Dawn Tripp. No registration necessary.

Wed, Apr 12, 7PM — Hannah Tinti, author of THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY: A NOVEL, in conversation with Laura van den Berg, author of FIND ME: A NOVEL

Thu, Apr 13, 7PM — Nathalia Holt, author of RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS: THE WOMEN WHO PROPELLED US FROM MISSILES TO THE MOON TO MARS

Tue, Apr 25, 7PM – Robert McKean, author of THE CATALOG OF CROOKED THOUGHTS: A NOVEL

Wed, Apr 26, 7PM – Meta Wagner, author of WHAT’S YOUR CREATIVE TYPE? HARNESS THE POWER OF YOUR ARTISTIC PERSONALITY

Thu, Apr 27, 7PM – Michael Callahan, author of THE NIGHT SHE WON MISS AMERICA: A NOVEL

Sat, Apr 29, 2PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss NIMONA by Noelle Stevenson, hosted by Tui Sutherland, author of the Wings of Fire series, the Menagerie trilogy, and the Pet Trouble series.  Ages 8 and up welcome.

Sun, Apr 30, 2PM — Celebrate the release of SOAP OPERA CONFIDENTIAL: WRITERS AND SOAP INSIDERS ON WHY WE’LL TUNE IN TOMORROW AS THE WORLD TURNS RESTLESSLY BY THE GUIDING LIGHT OF OUR LIVES with editors Elizabeth Searle and Suzanne Strempek Shea and contributors Lisa Borders, Emily Franklin, Allan Hunter, Marianne Leone, Leigh Montville, Brenda Sparks Prescott, and Sebastian Stuart.

Sun, Apr 30, 2PM — Sunday Salon meets to discuss THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead.  Supplemental Reading: MARCH: BOOK ONE: by John Lewis.

Mon, May 1, 7PM — PoemWorks Poetry Event with Steve Nickman and Wendy Drexler, followed by an Open Mic.

Tue, May 2, 7PM  — Jessica Shattuck, author of THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE: A NOVEL

Wed, May 3, 7PM — Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of HOW EMOTIONS ARE MADE: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN. Please note that C-SPAN will be filming this event.

Thu, May 4, 7PM — Marianne Leone, author of MA SPEAKS UP: AND A FIRST-GENERATION DAUGHTER TALKS BACK

Tue, May 9, 7PM — Alex Beam, author of THE FEUD: VLADIMIR NABOKOV, EDMUND WILSON, AND THE END OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP

Wed, May 10, 7PM — J. Robert Lennon, author of BROKEN RIVER: A NOVEL

Thu, May 11, 7PM — John J. Winters, author of SAM SHEPARD: A LIFE

Fri, May 12, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA: A NOVEL by Julie Lekstrom Himes.

Sat, May 13, 11 AM — Picture Book Event with Sally Sandford and Ilse Plume, author and illustrator of HENRY AND THE HUCKLEBERRIES: A VISIT WITH MR.  THOREAU AT WALDEN POND

Mon, May 15, 7 to 9 PM — Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Meet and Greet Event, hosted by Brenda Davis Harsham. Authors, Poets, Illustrators and Kids Lit Lovers welcome!

Tue, May 16, 7PM — Dawn Tripp, author of GEORGIA: A NOVEL OF GEORGIA O’KEEFFE, and B.A. Shapiro, author of THE MURALIST: A NOVEL

Wed, May 17, 7PM — Fiona Maazel, author of A LITTLE MORE HUMAN: A NOVEL, and Paul La Farge, author of THE NIGHT OCEAN: A NOVEL

Thu, May 18, 7PM — David Hicks, author of WHITE PLAINS: A NOVEL, and ZZ Packer, author of DRINKING COFFEE ELSEWHERE: STORIES, in conversation with Kenneth Calhoun, author of BLACK MOON: A NOVEL

Sun, May 21, 2PM — Sunday Salon meets to discuss EXIT WEST by Moshin Hamid.  Supplemental reading: TELL ME HOW IT ENDS: AN ESSAY IN FORTY QUESTIONS by Valeria Luiselli. No registration necessary.

Tue, May 23, 7PM — Jodi Daynard, author of A MORE PERFECT UNION: A NOVEL

Wed, May 24, 7PM — Martha Cooley, author of GUESSWORK: A RECKONING WITH LOSS, in conversation with Douglas Bauer, author of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?: MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

Thu, May 25, 7PM — Poetry Event with Richard Hoffman, author of NOON UNTIL NIGHT, Fred Marchant, author of SAID NOT SAID, and Ben Berman, author of FIGURING IN THE FIGURE

Tue, May 30, 7PM — Randy Susan Meyers, author of THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET: A NOVEL, and Juliette Fay, author of THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS: A NOVEL

Wed, May 31, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA by Philip Roth, hosted by Joseph Finder, author of the forthcoming novel, THE SWITCH.

Thu, June 1, 7PM — Dan Moren, author of THE CALEDONIAN GAMBIT: A NOVEL

Fri, June 2, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss RABBIT CAKE by Annie Hartnett.

Sat, June 3, 2PM – Middle Grade Event with Susan Tan, author of CILLA LEE-JENKINS: FUTURE AUTHOR EXTRAORDINAIRE

Mon, June 5, 7PM — PoemWorks Poetry Event with Margaux Novak, and Margot Wizansky, followed by an Open Mic

Tue, June 6, 7PM — Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A MURDER AND A MEMOIR

Thu, June 8, 7PM — Don Lee, author of LONESOME LIES BEFORE US: A NOVEL, in conversation with Laura van den Berg

Mon, June 12, 7PM — Brown Middle School Reading

Tue, June 13, 7PM — Release party for Rachel Kadish, author of THE WEIGHT OF INK: A NOVEL

Wed, June 14, 7PM — Jonathan Safran Foer, author of HERE I AM: A NOVEL

Thu, June 15, 7PM — Release party for Alan Howard, author of IN THE LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING: A NOVEL, in conversation with Byron Titus

Sat, June 17, 11:30 AM – Father’s Day Storytime and Craft – We’ll read some books about fathers and grandfathers, including LADYBUG GIRL’S DAY OUT WITH GRANDPA, and make a special Father’s Day craft.

Mon, June 19, 7PM — Julia Fierro, author of THE GYPSY MOTH SUMMER: A NOVEL, in conversation with Joanna Rakoff

Tue, June 20, 7PM — Dan Drezner, author of THE IDEAS INDUSTRY: HOW PESSIMISTS, PARTISANS, AND PLUTOCRATS ARE TRANSFORMING THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS

Thu, June 22, 7PM — Terry Ann Knopf, author of THE GOLDEN AGE OF BOSTON TELEVISION

Sat, June 24, 11:30 AM – Storytime and Craft – Hold on to Your Hats! We’ll read Jon Klassen’s hat trilogy: I WANT MY HAT BACK, THIS IS NOT MY HAT, and WE FOUND A HAT. Wear your favorite hat!

Sun, June 25, 2PM — Sunday Salon meets to discuss GOD IN PINK by Hasan Namir.  Supplemental reading: HERE COMES THE SUN by Nicole Dennis-Benn.

Sun, June 25, 3PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE FLAMETHROWERS by Rachel Kushner, hosted by David Ryan, author of ANIMALS IN MOTION: STORIES, and the recent Bookmarked volume on Malcolm Lowry’s UNDER THE VOLCANO.

Tue, June 27, 7PM — Release party for Elaine Chapman, author of HUNGER FOR SALT: POEMS, with Catherine Parnell and JoeAnn Hart

Wed, June 28, 7PM –Lisa Duffy, author of THE SALT HOUSE: NOVEL, and Leah DeCesare, author of FORKS, KNIVES, AND SPOONS: A NOVEL

Thu, June 29, 7PM — Allegra Goodman, author of THE CHALK ARTIST: A NOVEL, and Beatriz Williams, author of COCOA BEACH: A NOVEL

Sat, July 8, 11:30AM — Storytime with Sarah L. Thomson, author of ANCIENT ANIMALS: PLESIOSAUR.

Fri, July 7, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi.

Tue, July 11, 7PM — Laura Harrington, author of A CATALOG OF BIRDS: A NOVEL

Wed, July 12, 7PM — Margot Livesey, author of THE HIDDEN MACHINERY: ESSAYS ON WRITING.  We’ll also celebrate the paperback release of her latest novel, MERCURY.

Sat, July 15, 11:30AM — Storytime with Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, author of A BLACK HOLE IS NOT A HOLE

Sun, July 16, 2PM — Sunday Salon meets to discuss YOU CAN’T TOUCH MY HAIR: AND OTHER THINGS I STILL HAVE TO EXPLAIN by Phoebe Robinson.  Bonus reading: MOTHER OF ALL QUESTIONS: FURTHER REPORTS FROM THE FEMINIST REVOLUTIONS by Rebecca Solnit.

Tue, July 18, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout, hosted by Jessica Treadway, author of HOW WILL I KNOW YOU? A NOVEL.

2016

Mon, Jan 4, 7PM – PoemWorks Poetry Reading.  Join us for a poetry reading with Betsey Farber and Allen West, followed by an Open Mic. Hosted by Richard Waring.

Fri, Jan 8, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

Wed, Jan 13, 7PM— Suzanne Berne, author of THE DOGS OF LITTLEFIELD

Thu, Jan 21, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Nora Webster by Colm Toibin and Florence Gordon by Brian Morton

Sat, Jan 23, 11AM— Josh Funk, author of LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST will host a Pancake Storytime

Tue, Jan 26, 7PM— Samantha Hunt, author of MR. SPLITFOOT, and Heidi Pitlor, author of THE DAYLIGHT MARRIAGE

Wed, Jan 27, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Walden by Henry David Thoreau.  Hosted by Howard Axelrod, author of The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude

Sat, Jan 30, 11AM— Deborah Sosin, author of CHARLOTTE AND THE QUIET PLACE will host a Mindfulness Storytime

Mon, Feb 1, 7PM — PoemWorks reading featuring poems from Holly Zeeb’s forthcoming book, Eye of the Beholder. 

Wed, Feb 3, 7PM— David Greenberg, author of REPUBLIC OF SPIN: AN INSIDE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

Fri, Feb 5, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Thu, Feb 11, 7PM— Caitlin Avery, author of THE LAST CRUZ

Tue, Feb 23, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free by Hector Tobar

Tue, Feb 23, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen.  Hosted by Nina MacLaughlin, author of Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

Wed, Feb 24, 7PM— Michelle Adelman, author of PIECE OF MIND, and Holly LeCraw, author of THE HALF BROTHER

Thu, Feb 25, 7PM — Paul Goldberg, author of THE YID: A NOVEL

Fri, Feb 26, 7PM— Jessica Lee Richardson, author of IT HAD BEEN PLANNED AND THERE WERE GUIDES: STORIES, and Emily Ross, author of HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH

Sun, Feb 28, 2PM— Dawn Tripp, author of GEORGIA: A NOVEL OF GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

Mon, Feb 29, 7PM — Mona Awad, author of 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL

Tue, Mar 1, 7PM — Release party for OUR OWN COUNTRY by Jodi Daynard

Thu, Mar 3, 7PM —  Release party for DARIO AND THE WHALE by Cheryl Lawton Malone

Mon, Mar 7, 7PM — PoemWorks Poetry Event with Frances Donovan and Kate Wallace Rogers, followed by an Open Mic

Wed, Mar 9, 7PM — Michelle Hoover, author of BOTTOMLAND  and Michael C. White, author of RESTING PLACES

Thu, Mar 10, 7PM — Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of THE HIGHEST GLASS CEILING: WOMEN’S QUEST FOR THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

Fri, Mar 11, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw

Mon, Mar 14, 7PM — Keith Lee Morris, author of TRAVELERS REST: A NOVEL, and Sara Majka, author of CITIES I’VE NEVER LIVED IN: STORIES

Tue, Mar 15, 7PM — Elizabeth Poliner, author of AS CLOSE TO US AS BREATHING  and Virginia Pye, author of DREAMS OF THE RED PHOENIX

Wed, Mar 16, 7PM — Rachel Cantor, author of GOOD ON PAPER and Lee Hope, author of HORSEFEVER

Mon, Mar 21, 7PM — Release party for DINNER WITH EMERSON: POEMS by Wendy Mnookin

Tue, Mar 22, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss OLD FILTH by Jane Gardam

Tue, Mar 22, 7PM — Jung Yun, author of SHELTER, in conversation with James Scott, author of THE KEPT

Wed, Mar 23, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss SEASON OF MIGRATION TO THE NORTH by Tayeb Salih.  Hosted by Grub Street Artistic Director Christopher Castellani, author of THE ART OF PERSPECTIVE: WHO TELLS THE STORY

Fri, Apr 1, 7PM — Release Party for TRIPPING BACK BLUE by Kara Storti

Mon, Apr 4, 7PM — PoemWorks Poetry event with Lori Kagan and Grey Held, followed by Open Mic

Tue, Apr 5, 7PM — Kimberly Gladman, author of TESSERACT: POEMS, and Alan Feldman author of IMMORTALITY: POEMS

Thu, Apr 7, 7PM — Lucas Mann, author of LORD FEAR: A MEMOIR, and Mark Polanzak, author of POP!: A BOOK

Fri, Apr 8, 7PM — Dana Spiotta, author of INNOCENTS AND OTHERS: A NOVEL

Tue, Apr 12, 7PM — Release party for IMAGINE THAT by Mark Fins

Wed, Apr 13, 7PM — Laura van den berg, author of FIND ME and Monica Wood, author of THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY

Sat, Apr 16, 11AM— PRINCESS IN BLACK Party! Reading from PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE HUNGRY BUNNY HORDE, activities, and craft. Ages 4 & up.

Tue, Apr 26, 2PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande

Wed, Apr 27, 7PM — Brendan Jones, author of THE ALASKAN LAUNDRY

Thu, Apr 28, 7PM — Robert Lopez, author of GOOD PEOPLE and Samuel Ligon, author of WONDERLAND

Fri, Apr 29, 7PM — Release party for GOLDEN DELICIOUS by Christopher Boucher

Mon, May 2, 7PM – Join us for a poetry reading with Rick Reibstein and Carol Hobbs

Tue, May 3, 7PM — Jaime Clarke, author of GARDEN LAKES, and Kim Brooks, author of THE HOUSEGUEST

Wed, May 4, 7PM — Charles Bock, author of ALICE & OLIVER: A NOVEL, in conversation with Atul Gawande, author of BEING MORTAL.

Wed, May 11, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA by Richard Hughes.  Hosted by Ethan Rutherford, author of THE PERIPATETIC COFFIN AND OTHER STORIES

Thu, May 12, 7PM–Pamela Painter, author of WAYS TO SPEND THE NIGHT and Adam Ehrlich Sachs, INHERITED DISORDERS: STORIES, PARABLES, AND PROBLEMS

Fri, May 13, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL by Mona Awad

Sat, May 14, 7PM–Release party for THE SILENCED CHILD by Claudia Gold

Sun, May 15, 11:30AM–Storytime with Sara Levine, author of TOOTH BY TOOTH

Wed, May 18, 7PM— Askold Melnyczuk, author of SMEDLEY’S SECRET GUIDE TO WORLD LITERATURE

Sat, May 21, 11AM— Storytime with Cheryl Lawton Malone, author of DARIO AND THE WHALE and Heather Lang, author of FEARLESS FLYER: RUTH LAW AND HER FLYING MACHINE

Sun, May 22, 2PM — Release party for PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE ANJU by Ammi-Joan Paquette

Tue, May 24, 2PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER by Herman Melville

Tue, May 24, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss CATHEDRAL by Raymond Carver.  Hosted by Emily Franklin, author of LAST NIGHT AT THE CIRCLE CINEMA.

Wed, May 25, 7PM — Sean Carswell, author of THE METAPHYSICAL UKULELE

Sat, May 28, 11AM — Storytime with Rosalie Meropol, author of THE UPSIDE-DOWN GARDEN. A special outdoor storytime and craft to build your own upside-down garden! Ages 4 & up.

Sun, May 29, 11AM – Storytime with Stuffed Animals! Bring your favorite stuffed animal (or two, or three) and join us to read some stories about furry friends.

Wed, June 1, 7PM – Kathleen Spivack, author of UNSPEAKABLE THINGS: A NOVEL

Mon, June 6, 7PM — PoemWorks Event.  Join us for a poetry reading with Heather Nelson and Eric Hyett, followed by an Open Mic.

Tue, June 7, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James.  Hosted by Mona Awad, author of 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL

Thu, June 9, 7PM – Rory Flynn, author DARK HORSE: AN EDDY HARKNESS NOVEL

Thu, June 16, 7PM – Poetry Night with SALAMANDER Magazine founder Jennifer Barber, author of WORKS ON PAPER, Carrie Bennett, author of THE LAND IS A PAINTED THING, and Frannie Lindsay, author of IF MERCY

Fri, June 17, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss H IS FOR HAWK by Helen MacDonald

Tue, June 21, 2PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss LOLLY WILLOWES: OR THE LOVING HUNTSMAN by Sylvia Townsend Warner

Tue, June 21, 7PM — Elizabeth and James Wallace, authors of GARTH WILLIAMS, AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR: A LIFE

Wed, June 22, 7PM — Dorthe Nors, author of SO MUCH FOR THAT WINTER: NOVELLAS, and Jensen Beach, author of SWALLOWED BY THE COLD: STORIES

Mon, June 27, 7PM — Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy, authors of WE WERE KINGS (THE BOSTON SAGA): A NOVEL

Tue, June 28, 7PM — Pauls Toutonghi, author of DOG GONE: A LOST PET’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY AND THE FAMILY WHO BROUGHT HIM HOME

Sat, July 2, 11AM – Up, Up, and Away Storytime – Join us as we read books about balloons and make a special summery craft and sing songs with Nicolle! All ages.

Fri, July 8, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss DIETLAND by Sarai Walker

Sat, July 9, 11AM – Storytime with Nancy Cote, author and illustrator of WATCH THE BIRDIE! and WATCH THE COOKIE! All ages.

Wed, July 13, 7PM — Young Adult Event. Heather Swain, author of GIFTED and HUNGRY, and Kristy Acevedo, author of CONSIDER (The Holo series). Kids 10+ welcome.

Thu, July 14, 7PM — Poetry reading with Barry Wallenstein, author of AT THE SURPRISE HOTEL AND OTHER POEMS

Sat, July 16, 11AM — Outdoor Storytime with Brian Lies, author of GATOR DAD, followed by special activities.

Sun, July 17, 11:30AM — Storytime with Emily Sper, author of WHAT ON EARTH CAN WE DO?  Special activity to follow!

Sun, July 17,  2PM —  David A. Kelly, author of the Ballpark Mysteries series and the new MVP mysteries series. Ages 5+ welcome.

Tue, July 19, 7PM — Stuart Nadler, author of THE INSEPARABLES

Sun, July 24, 2PM – Storytime with Maria Gianferrari, author of PENNY & JELLY: SLUMBER UNDER THE STARS, and COYOTE MOON. All ages.

Tue, July 26, 2PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Thu, Aug 4, 7PM — Poetry reading with Elee Kraljii Gardiner, author of SERPENTINE LOOP

Sat, Aug 6, 11AM — Storytime with Sara Levine, author of BONE BY BONE: COMPARING ANIMAL SKELETONS

Sun, Aug 7, 11:30AM — Punk Rock Storytime with Eric Morse, author of WHAT IS PUNK?  Join us for activities and a punk-rock sing-along.  All ages.

Tue, Aug 9, 11AM: Storytime with Kara LaReau and Matt Myers, author and illustrator of THE INFAMOUS RATSOS.  Ages 5+

Sat, Aug 13, 11AM — Storytime with Julia Denos, author of SWATCH: THE GIRL WHO LOVED COLOR.  All ages.

Sun, Aug 14, 11:30AM — Princess/Fairy/Mermaid party with author Ammi-Joan Paquette, author of THE TIPTOE GUIDE TO TRACKING FAIRIES and PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE ANJU.  Dress up and join us for stories and crafts.  All ages.

Tue, Aug 16, 7PM — Jennifer Haigh, author of HEAT & LIGHT

Wed, Aug 17, 7PM — Amy Gottlieb, author of THE BEAUTIFUL POSSIBLE

Fri, Aug 19, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss THE BEAUTIFUL POSSIBLE by Amy Gottlieb

Wed, Aug 24, 7PM — Susan Daitch, author of THE LOST CIVILIZATION OF SUOLUCIDIR

Tue, Aug 30, 7PM — Linda K. Wertheimer, author of FAITH ED: TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION IN AN AGE OF INTOLERANCE in conversation with Tova Mirvis, author of VISIBLE CITY

Tue, Sept 6, 7PM — Release party for FROM DARKNESS TO DYNASTY: THE FIRST 40 YEARS OF THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS by Jerry Thornton

Wed, Sept 7, 7PM – Aaron Thier, author of MR. ETERNITY, and Lindsay Hatton, author of MONTEREY BAY

Thu, Sept 8, 7PM — Tommy Shea, author of DINGERS: THE 101 MOST MEMORABLE HOME RUNS IN BASEBALL HISTORY

Fri, Sept 9, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss THE FISHERMEN by Chigozie Obioma

Sat, Sept 10, 2PM — ILOVEMG event featuring middle grade authors Adam Shaughnessy, author of THE UNBELIEVABLE FIB: OVER THE UNDERWORLD, and Tania Unsworth, author of BRIGHTWOOD.  Ages 7+

Mon, Sept 12, 7PM — PoemWorks poetry reading with Alexis Ivy & Miles Coon, followed by an Open Mic

Tue, Sept 13, 7PM — Ann Hood, author of THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST, and Anna Solomon, author of LEAVING LUCY PEAR

Wed, Sept 14, 7PM — Anne Korkeakivi, author of SHINING SEA

Thu, Sept 15, 7PM — Hannah Pittard, author of LISTEN TO ME

Sat, Sept 17, 11AM — Curiosity Day! Celebrate 75 years of Curious George with the classic H.A. Rey books, and special activities.  All ages.

Sun, Sept 18, 2PM — Storytime and release party for FOLLOW THE YARN: A BOOK OF COLORS by Emily Sper.  Be sure to wear your favorite color!  Ages 2+ welcome.

Mon, Sept 19, 7PM — Catherine Fletcher, author of THE BLACK PRINCE OF FLORENCE: THE SPECTACULAR LIFE AND TREACHEROUS WORLD OF ALESSANDRO DE’ MEDICI

Tue, Sept 20, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE UNEXPECTED INHERITANCE OF INSPECTOR CHOPRA by Vaseem Khan

Tue, Sept 20, 7PM — Holly Guran, author of RIVER OF BONES, and Lauren Rogers, author of REFLECTIONS FROM MY SOUL

Wed, Sept 21, 7PM — Amy Hassinger, author of AFTER THE DAM, and Teri Youmans Grimm, author of BECOMING LYLA DORE

Thu, Sept 22, 7PM — Susie Lampert and Judy Norsigian, presenting SO MUCH TO BE DONE: THE WRITINGS OF BREAST CANCER ACTIVIST BARBARA BRENNER by Barbara Brenner

Sat, Sept 24, 7PM — Debra Spark, author of UNKNOWN CALLER

Tue, Sept 27, 7PM — Zoe Zolbrod, author of THE TELLING, in conversation with Joanna Rakoff, author of MY SALINGER YEAR

Wed, Sept 28, 7PM – Release party for middle grade novel ONCE UPON A CRUISE by Anna Stanisziewski

Thu, Sept 29, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss the novella “Benito Cereno” by Herman Melville.  Hosted by BOSTON GLOBE film critic Ty Burr, author most recently of GODS LIKE US: ON MOVIE STARDOM AND MODERN FAME.

Mon, Oct 3, 7PM — PoemWorks poetry event with Margery Hutter Silver and Bill Dill, followed by an Open Mic.

Thu, Oct 6, 7PM — Belle Boggs, author of THE ART OF WAITING: ON FERTILITY, MEDICINE, AND MOTHERHOOD, and Angela Palm, author of RIVERINE, Q&A moderated by journalist, Margaret Zamos-Monteith

Fri, Oct 7, 7PM – Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss NEGROLAND: A MEMOIR by Margo Jefferson

Thu, Oct 13, 7PM – Young Adult event featuring Maria Padian, author of WRECKED, in conversation with Sara Farizan, author of TELL ME AGAIN HOW A CRUSH SHOULD FEEL: A NOVEL. Ages 13+ welcome.

Tue, Oct 18, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss MISSING PERSON by Patrick Modiano

Tue, Oct 18, 7PM — Southern Gothic Book Tour featuring James Carpenter, author of NO PLACE TO PRAY,  and Emily Franklin, contributor to WALKING THE EDGE: A SOUTHERN GOTHIC ANTHOLOGY edited by Joan Leggitt

Wed, Oct 19, 7PM — Paul Lewis, editor of THE CITIZEN POETS OF BOSTON: A COLLECTION OF FORGOTTEN POEMS, 1789-1820

Thu, Oct 20, 7PM – Eva Ungar Grudin and Eric Joseph, authors of SAVE THE LAST DANCE

Sun, Oct 23, 2PM — James C. O’Connell, author of DINING OUT IN BOSTON: A CULINARY HISTORY

Tue, Oct 25, 7PM — Safiya Sinclair, author of CANNIBAL, and Major Jackson, author of ROLL DEEP: POEMS

Thu, Oct 27, 7PM — Margot Livesey, author of MERCURY: A NOVEL, and Molly Antopol, author of THE UNAMERICANS: STORIES

Fri, Oct 28, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss SLADE HOUSE by David Mitchell.  Hosted by Dan Pope, author of HOUSEBREAKING.

Sat, Oct 29, 3-5PM – Kids’ Halloween Party! Spooky stories, games, crafts, songs, and prizes. Come in costume and join the fun. All are welcome.

Tue, Nov 1, 7PM — Judy Saryan presenting IN THE RUINS: THE 1909 MASSACRES OF ARMENIANS IN ADANA, TURKEY by Zabel Yessayan, and Dana E. Walrath, author of LIKE WATER ON STONE

Wed, Nov 2, 7PM — Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer, author and photographer of IN JULIA’S KITCHEN: PRACTICAL AND CONVIVIAL KITCHEN DESIGN INSPIRED BY JULIA CHILD

Sun, Nov 6, 5PM — William Novak, author of DIE LAUGHING: KILLER JOKES FOR NEWLY OLD FOLKS

Mon, Nov 7, 7PM — PoemWorks Poetry Event with E. M. Janik and Grey Held, followed by an Open Mic

Wed, Nov 9, 7PM — Clare Beams, author of WE SHOW WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED & OTHER STORIES

Tue, Nov 15, 7PM — Mary Dingee Fillmore, author of AN ADDRESS IN AMSTERDAM: A NOVEL

Wed, Nov 16, 7PM — Writing workshop, hosted by Mark Kramer, editor of TELLING TRUE STORIES: A NONFICTION WRITERS’ GUIDE FROM THE NIEMAN FOUNDATION AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Thu, Nov 17, 7PM – Ha Jin, author of THE BOAT ROCKER: A NOVEL, and Steve Himmer, author of SCRATCH: A NOVEL

Fri, Nov 18, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss SHELTER IN PLACE by Alexander Maksik.

Sat, Nov 19, All Day – BOWEN COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL DAY.  20% of all sales will be donated to Bowen.  Special Storytime at 11 AM with Josh Funk, author of PIRASAURS! and the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series.

Sun, Nov 20, 2PM — Release party for WE GOT HIM: A NOVEL by Elizabeth Searle

Tues, Nov 29, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss AMERICAN PASTORAL by Philip Roth.  Hosted by Stuart Nadler, author of THE INSEPARABLES.

Wed, Nov 30, 7PM — Cheryl Della Pietra, author of GONZO GIRL: A NOVEL, and Louie Cronin, author of EVERYONE LOVES YOU BACK: A NOVEL

Mon, Dec 5, 7PM – PoemWorks poetry reading with Sarah Dickenson Snyder and Richard Waring

Tue, Dec 6, 7PM – Jessica Treadway, author of HOW WILL I KNOW YOU?: A NOVEL, in conversation with Dawn Tripp, author of GEORGIA: A NOVEL OF GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

 

2015

Mon, Jan 5, 7PM – PoemWorks Event with Margot Wizansky and Richard Waring, featuring an Open Mic

Wed, Jan 7, 7PM – John DiNatale, author of THE FAMILY BUSINESS: MEMOIRS OF A BOSTON PRIVATE EYE, and Matthew Phillion, author of THE INDESTRUCTIBLES

Thu, Jan 8, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Tue, Jan 13, 7PM – Karen E. Bender, author of REFUND: STORIES, and James Scott, author of THE KEPT

Wed, Jan 14, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Ecstatic Cahoots by Stuart Dybek

Thu, Jan 15, 7PM – Nellie Hermann, author of THE SEASON OF MIGRATION

Thu, Jan 22, 7PM – Tara Ison, author of REELING THROUGH LIFE: HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE, LOVE AND DIE AT THE MOVIES

Thu, Jan 29, 7PM – Anita Diamant, author of THE BOSTON GIRL

Tue, Feb 3, 7PM – Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy, author of SERPENTS IN THE COLD (The Boston Saga)

Wed, Feb 4, 7PM – David Niose, author of FIGHTING BACK THE RIGHT: RECLAIMING AMERICA FROM THE ATTACK ON REASON

Thu, Feb 5, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Kept by James Scott

Wed, Feb 11, 7PM – Mystery Bookclub meets to discuss The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Tues, Feb 24, 7PM — Holly LeCraw, author of THE HALF-BROTHER

Wed, Feb 25, 7PM – Poetry Event.  Catherine Morocco, author of MOON WITHOUT CRATERS OR SHADOWS, and Paul Nemser, author of TALES OF THE TETRAGRAMMATON

Thu, Feb 26, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss REVOLUTIONARY ROAD by Richard Yates.  Hosted by Jenna Blum, author of THOSE WHO SAVE US

Mon, Mar 2, 7PM — PoemWorks Event with Wendy Drexler and Eric Hyett, followed by Open Mic

Tue, Mar 3, 7PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss BLACK MOON by Kenneth Calhoun

Wed, Mar 4, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel

Thu, Mar 5, 7PM — Kenneth Calhoun, author of BLACK MOON: A NOVEL, and Jason Ockert, author of WASP BOX: A NOVEL. Hosted by Christopher Boucher, author of HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE: A NOVEL.

Tue, Mar 10, 7PM – Release party for TIME AND TITHE (Changeling’s Choice Book #2) by LJ Cohen

Wed, Mar 11, 7PM – Release party for EVERYONE DIES, BUT NOT EVERYONE LIVES: DEVELOPING A PERSONAL RULE FOR LIFE by M.S. Bickford

Sun, Mar 15, 2PM — Release party for LACY EYE by Jessica Treadway

Mon, Mar 16, 6:30PM – BOSTON GLOBE Bookclub meets to discuss TOWNIE by Andre Dubus III, featuring a conversation between the GLOBE book editor Nicole Lamy and Andre.

Wed, Mar 18, 7PM – Julia Glass, author of AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT, and Anjali Mitter Duva, author of FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN

Thu, Mar 19, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.  Hosted by Alden Jones, author of Unaccompanied Minors: Stories

Tue, Mar 24, 7PM — Nina MacLaughlin, author of HAMMER HEAD: A MEMOIR

Wed, Mar 25, 7PM — Katherine Heiny, author of SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW: STORIES, and Colin Barrett, author of YOUNG SKINS: STORIES

Thu, Mar 26, 7PM — Angelo E. Volandes, M.D., author of THE CONVERSATION: A REVOLUTIONARY PLAN FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE

Sat, Mar 28, 2PM — Middle Grade Fantasy Event with Tui Sutherland, author of WINGS OF FIRE 6: MOON RISING, Sage Blackwood, author of JINX’S FIRE, and Christine Taylor-Butler, author of THE LOST TRIBES

Sun, Mar 29, 2PM – Young Adult Event.  Myfanwy Collins, author of THE BOOK OF LANEY

Tue, Mar 31, 7PM — New England Review Event.  Celebrate this venerable literary magazine with readings by contributors Brock Clarke, Lisa Van Orman Hadley, Matthew Lippman, Lenore Myka, and Alexandria Peary

Thu, Apr 2, 7PM — Laura van den Berg, author of FIND ME: A NOVEL, and Jaime Clarke, author of WORLD GONE WATER: A NOVEL

Mon, Apr 6, 7PM — PoemWorks Event with Jennifer Markell & Gwendolyn Jensen, plus Open Mic

Tue, Apr 7, 7PM — Rita Goldberg, author of MOTHERLAND: GROWING UP WITH THE HOLOCAUST

Wed, Apr 8, 7PM – Karen Dacey, author of A SEASON OF LOCUSTS

Thu, Apr 9, 7PM — Release party for IF WE LIVED HERE by Lindsey Palmer

Fri, Apr 10, 7PM – Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Wed, Apr 15, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Thu, Apr 16, 7PM — Daniel Torday, author of THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST, and Steve Himmer, author of FRAM

Thu, Apr 23, 7PM — Sue Miller, author of THE ARSONIST, and Tova Mirvis, author of VISIBLE CITY

Sun, Apr 26, 4PM — Middle Grade Event: Release party for TIGER BOY by Mitali Perkins

Mon, Apr 27, 7PM — M.J. Rose, author of THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS (THE DAUGHTERS OF LA LUNE)

Tue, Apr 28, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE by Frederick Douglass.  Hosted by Richard Hoffman, author of LOVE & FURY: A MEMOIR

Wed, Apr 29, 7PM — Release party for LEGENDARY LOCALS OF NEWTON by Gail Spector

Mon, May 4, 7PM — PoemWorks Event – Join us for a poetry reading with Allen West, Connemara Wadsworth, and Anne Fowler

Tue, May 5, 7PM — Erika Robuck, author of THE HOUSE OF HAWTHORNE: A NOVEL

Thu, May 7, 7PM — Elizabeth Berg, author of THE DREAM LOVER, and Patricia Bracewell, author of THE PRICE OF BLOOD

Fri, May 8, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss REDEPLOYMENT by Phil Klay

Wed, May 13, 7PM — Release party for ONLY THE STRONG: A NOVEL by Jabari Asim

Thu, May 14, 7PM — Heidi Pitlor, author of THE DAYLIGHT MARRIAGE, and Dan Pope, author of HOUSEBREAKING

Sat, May 16, 2PM –David A. Kelly, author of the Ballpark Mysteries series, reads from his latest book, Ballpark Mysteries #11: The Tiger Troubles. Ages 6 & up.

Sat, May 16, 7PM — Jim Shepard, author of THE BOOK OF ARON, in conversation with Amy Hempel, author of THE COLLECTED STORIES OF AMY HEMPEL

Sun, May 17, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Race Underground:  Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway by Doug Most

Tue, May 26, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss A Month in the Country by JL Carr (New York Review Books). Hosted by Steve Himmer, author of Fram.

Mon, June 1, 7PM — PoemWorks Event with Alexis Ivy and Linda Lamenza

Wed, June 3, 7PM – Jennifer Tseng, author of MAYUMI AND THE SEA OF HAPPINESS: A NOVEL, and Andrea Cohen, author of FURS NOT MINE: POEMS

Thu, June 4, 7PM – Sarai Walker, author of DIETLAND: A NOVEL

Fri, June 5, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss SLEEPLESS NIGHTS by Elizabeth Hardwick

Sat, June 6, 11AM – Special storytime with Keith Cohen and Roberta Paul, author and illustrator of Henry and Lola: A Puppy Love Story. Craft to follow. All ages welcome.

Tue, June 9, 7PM – Hampton Sides, author of IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE: THE GRAND AND TERRIBLE POLAR VOYAGE OF THE USS JEANNETTE

Sat, June 13, 2PM — Kristin Kladstrup, author of Garden Princess, and N. Griffin, author of Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11. Ages 7 & up welcome.

Thu, June 18, 7PM – Celeste Ng, author of EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU, and Mary-Beth Hughes, author of THE LOVED ONES

Fri, June 19, 7PM – Release party for THE STELLOW PROJECT: A NOVEL by Shari Becker

Sat, June 20, 11AM — A Summertime Fairy Mermaid party with Ammi-Joan Paquette, author of the picture books A Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids and A Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies.

Mon, June 22, 4PM — Picture book event and illustration demonstration with Steve Light, author of Have You Seen My Dragon?, Have You Seen My Monster?, Trains Go, Boats Go, Diggers Go, Zephyr Takes Flight. All ages welcome.

Mon, June 22, 7PM – BELIEVER Magazine co-founder Vendela Vida, author of THE DIVER’S CLOTHES LIE EMPTY: A NOVEL. Show student or Grub Street ID and receive 30% off any of Vendela’s books.

Wed, June 24, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Hosted by Rebecca Makkai, author of Music for Wartime: Stories.

Sat, June 27, 11AM — Picture book event with Kara LaReau, author of No Slurping, No Burping: A Tale of Table Manners, Ugly Fish, Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars, and Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story. All ages welcome.

Sun, June 28, 2PM — PROVIDENCE NOIR Event with editor Ann Hood and readings by selected contributors.

Tue, June 30, 7PM — Release party for THE GOOD SHUFU: FINDING LOVE, SELF, AND HOME ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD by Tracy Slater

Thu, July 9, 7PM — August Cole, author of GHOST FLEET: A NOVEL, and Kent Wascom, author of SECESSIA: A NOVEL

Fri, July 10, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Sun, July 12, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE by Alan Furst

Tue, July 14, 7PM — Michael Silverman, co-author of PEDRO

Sun, July 19, 2PM — Release party for RESPECTING TRUTH: WILLFUL IGNORANCE IN THE INTERNET AGE by Lee McIntyre

Wed, July 22, 7PM — Amy Hempel writing as A.J. Rich, co-author of THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU: A NOVEL

Thu, July 23, 7PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel.  Hosted by David Ryan, author of ANIMALS IN MOTION: STORIES.

Fri, August 7, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Sat, August 8, 2PM — Middle Grade Event with Ammi-Joan Paquette, author of PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE HOURGLASS.

Tue, August 18, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

Thu, Sept 10, 7PM — Linda K. Wertheimer, author of FAITH ED: TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION IN AN AGE OF INTOLERANCE

Fri, Sept 11, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss The Story of a New Name + Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

Wed, Sept 16, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Everything I Never Told You: A Novel by Celeste Ng

Wed, Sept 16, 7PM — Release party for CHARLOTTE AND THE QUIET PLACE by Deborah Sosin

Thu, Sept 17, 7PM — Alice Hoffman, author of THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES: A NOVEL

Fri, Sept 18, 7PM — Joe Meno, author of MARVEL AND A WONDER: A NOVEL, Nina Revoyr, author of LOST CANYON: A NOVEL, and Jennifer Pashley, author of SCAMP: A NOVEL.  Hosted by POST ROAD Magazine managing editor Christopher Boucher, author of HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE: A NOVEL.

Sun, Sept 20, 2PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Beloved by Toni Morrison.  Hosted by Nina de Gramont, author of The Last September: A Novel

Mon, Sept 21, 7PM — How We Wrote a Graphic Novel with Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier, co-authors of INTRO TO ALIEN INVASION

Thu, Sept 24, 7PM — Release party for HARNESS THE SUN: AMERICA’S QUEST FOR A SOLAR-POWERED FUTURE by Philip Warburg

Mon, Sept 28, 7PM — Carmiel Banasky, author of THE SUICIDE OF CLAIRE BISHOP: A NOVEL, in conversation with Claire Messud, author of THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS: A NOVEL

Tue, Sept 29, 7PM — Howard Axelrod, author of THE POINT OF VANISHING: A MEMOIR OF TWO YEARS IN SOLITUDE

Wed, Sept 30, 7PM — Elizabeth Rosner, author of ELECTRIC CITY: A NOVEL, in conversation with Tova Mirvis, author of VISIBLE CITY: A NOVEL

Thu, Oct 1, 7PM — Colin Channer, author of PROVIDENTIAL: POEMS

Fri, Oct 2, 7PM — Aspen Matis, author of GIRL IN THE WOODS: A MEMOIR

Mon, Oct 5, 7PM — PoemWorks Poetry Event with Amy Alvarez and Matthew Sisson, followed by Open Mic

Tue, Oct 6, 7PM — Lori Ostlund, author of AFTER THE PARADE: A NOVEL, in conversation with Jessica Treadway, author of LACY EYE, and editor Liese Mayer

Thu, Oct 8, 7PM — Release party for NATION OF ENEMIES: A THRILLER by H.A. Raynes

Tue, Oct 13, 7PM — Release party for GETTING SCREWED: SEX WORKERS AND THE LAW by Alison Bass

Wed, Oct 14, 2PM — Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS by Michelle Alexander

Tue, Oct 20, 7PM — Matthew Vollmer, author of GATEWAY TO PARADISE: STORIES

Wed, Oct 21, 7PM — Tom Piazza, author of A FREE STATE: A NOVEL

Thu, Oct 22, 7PM — Julianna Baggott, author of HARRIET WOLF’S SEVENTH BOOK OF WONDERS: A NOVEL, and Laurie Foos, author of THE BLUE GIRL: A NOVEL

Fri, Oct 23, 7PM — Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss A SPORT AND A PASTIME by James Salter

Sun, Oct 25, 2PM — Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Speedboat by Renata Adler.  Hosted by Sarah Braunstein, author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children: A Novel.

Thu, Oct 29, 7PM — Release party for LAST NIGHT AT THE CIRCLE CINEMA by Emily Franklin

Fri, Oct 30, 7PM — Very Literary Halloween Party.  Grown-ups, come celebrate Halloween at our Very Literary Halloween Party. Come dressed in your literary-themed best for tricks and treats, including a spooky reading by JoeAnn Hart (author of FLOAT), who will read from a Shirley Jackson story, spooky snacks, drawing for a $50 gift certificate, prize awarded for most literary costume, and more.  Costumes are encouraged but not required. This event is free and open to all!

Sat, Oct 31, 10AM -12 PM – Kids’ Halloween Party! Spooky stories, games, crafts, songs, and prizes. Come in costume and join the fun. All are welcome.

Mon, Nov 2, 7PM — PoemWorks Event featuring Alan Albert and Susan Nisenbaum Becker, followed by an Open Mic.  Hosted by Richard Waring.

Fri, Nov 13, 7PM — Noy Holland, author of BIRD: A NOVEL, and Christopher Boucher, author of HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE, who will preview his forthcoming novel, GOLDEN DELICIOUS

Mon, Nov 16, 7PM — Join us for a reading to celebrate the new anthology ME, MY HAIR & I: TWENTY-SEVEN WOMEN UNTANGLE AN OBSESSION, edited by Elizabeth Benedict, with readings by the editor and contributors Elizabeth Searle and Hallie Ephron

Tue, Nov 17, 2PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Visible City by Tova Mirvis

Wed, Nov 18, 7PM — An Evening with SixOneSeven Books, featuring Lynne Griffin, author of GIRL SENT AWAY: A NOVEL, and Douglas Trevor, author of GIRLS I KNOW: A NOVEL

Fri, Nov 20, 7PM – Friday Night Bookclub meets to discuss The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud

Sat, Nov 21, All Day – BOWEN COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL DAY.  20% of all sales will be donated to Bowen, featuring a special musical performance for kids from 10:30-11:30am.

Mon, Nov 30, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Hosted by Elizabeth Searle, author of the forthcoming novel We Got Him.

Wed, Dec 2, 7PM — Release party for READY, SET, BREATHE: PRACTICING MINDFULNESS WITH YOUR CHILDREN FOR FEWER MELTDOWNS AND A MORE PEACEFUL FAMILY by Carla Naumburg

2014

Thu, Jan 9, 7PM – Amram Shaprio, co-author of THE BOOK OF ODDS: FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES TO LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, THE ODDS OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Thu, Jan 16, 7PM – Release party for THE KEPT by James Scott

Thu, Jan 23, 7PM – Nicholas Dawidoff, author of COLLISION LOW CROSSERS: A YEAR INSIDE THE TURBULENT WORLD OF NFL FOOTBALL

Wed, Jan 29, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE LOVER by Marguerite Duras.  Hosted by Laura van den Berg, author of THE ISLE OF YOUTH.

Thu, Jan 30, 7PM – Rachel Pastan, author of ALENA: A NOVEL

Mon, Feb 3, 7PM – PoemWorks Poetry Event.

Tue, Feb 4, 7PM – Ben Marcus, author of LEAVING THE SEA: STORIES.  Introduced by POST ROAD Magazine editor, Christopher Boucher, author of HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE

Wed, Feb 5, 7PM – Mystery Bookclub meets to discuss THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Thu, Feb 6, 7PM – Rachel Kushner, author of THE FLAMETHROWERS

Tue, Feb 11, 7PM – Release party for PIGS CAN’T SWIM: A MEMOIR by Helen Peppe

Tue, Feb 25, 7PM – Alice Hoffman, author of THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

Wed, Feb 26, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss WHITE NOISE by Don DeLillo.  Hosted by Ron MacLean, author of HEADLONG.

Thu, Feb 27, 7PM – BOSTON GLOBE reporter Neil Swidey, author of TRAPPED UNDER THE SEA: ONE ENGINEERING MARVEL, FIVE MEN, AND A DISASTER TEN MILES INTO THE DARKNESS

Fri, Feb 28, 7PM – Release party for THE ART OF FALLING by Kathryn Craft

Sat, Mar 1, 2PM – Susan Minot, author of THIRTY GIRLS, and Randy Susan Meyers, author of THE COMFORT OF LIES

Mon, Mar 3, 7PM – PoemWorks Poetry Event with Wandajune Bishop-Towle, Sarath Reddy, and Susan Nisenbaum Becker.  Hosted by Richard Waring.

Tue, Mar 4, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING by Susan Cain.

Wed, Mar 5, 7PM – Release party for BLACK MOON: A NOVEL by Kenneth Calhoun

Thu, Mar 6, 7PM – Release party for THE GHOST APPLE by Aaron Thier

Tue, Mar 11, 7PM – Melissa Pritchard, author of PALMERINO, and Linda Bamber, author of TAKING WHAT I LIKE: STORIES

Wed, Mar 12, 7PM – Poetry Event with Daniel Tobin, author of THE NET, and Sophie Cabot Black, author of THE EXCHANGE

Thu, Mar 13, 7PM – Wesley Stace, author of WONDERKID, and David Grand, author of MOUNT TERMINUS

Sun, Mar 16, 2PM – Release party for GAME OVER OR GAME ON?: HOW PRO ATHLETES LEAVE SPORTS AND ENJOY THE GAME OF LIFE by David Ostrowsky

Tue, Mar 18, 7PM – Release party for VISIBLE CITY: A NOVEL by Tova Mirvis

Wed, Mar 19, 7PM – Ellen Litman, author of MANNEQUIN GIRL: A NOVEL, and Adam Wilson, author of WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS FEELING: STORIES

Thu, Mar 20, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE FLAMETHROWERS by Rachel Kushner

Tue, Mar 25, 7PM – Rebecca Goldstein, author of PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX: WHY PHILOSOPHY WON’T GO AWAY

Wed, Mar 26, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger.  Hosted by Cal Armistead, author of BEING HENRY DAVID.

Thu, Mar 27, 7PM – Susan Cheever, author of E.E. CUMMINGS: A LIFE, and Leo Damrosch, author of JONATHAN SWIFT: HIS LIFE AND HIS WORLD

Sun, Mar 30, 2PM – Release party for WINGS OF FIRE #5: THE BRIGHTEST NIGHT by Tui Sutherland. Ages 6 & up welcome.

Tue, April 1, 7PM – Mystery Bookclub meets to discuss The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell.  Co-sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center of West Newton.

Thu, Apr 3, 7PM – Event to celebrate THE WIDOW’S HANDBOOK: POETIC REFLECTIONS ON GRIEF AND SURVIVAL, edited by Jacqueline Lapidus and Lise Menn, featuring readings by contributors Jacqueline Lapidus, Susan Mahan, Ruth Rothstein, Christine Silverstein, Ellen Steinbaum, and Holly Zeeb.

Sun, Apr 6, 2PM – Release party for Newton Alderman David Kalis’s memoir VODKA SHOT, PICKLE CHASER

Tue, Apr 8, 7PM – Leah Hager Cohen, author of NO BOOK BUT THE WORLD, and Natalie Baszile, author of QUEEN SUGAR

Wed, Apr 9, 7PM – Madison Smartt Bell, author of ZIG ZAG WANDERER: STORIES.  Copies of MSB’s collection will be provided free courtesy of Concord Free Press.

Thu, Apr 10, 7PM – Maud Casey, author of THE MAN WHO WALKED AWAY, and Jaime Clarke, author of VERNON DOWNS

Sun, Apr 13, 2PM – Poetry Event.  Kendra DeColo, author of THIEVES IN THE AFTERLIFE, and Jen McClanaghan, author of RIVER LEGS

Wed, Apr 16, 7PM – Release party for DANCELAND by Jennifer Pieroni

Thu, Apr 17, 7PM – Release party for PRETTY IN INK by Lindsey Palmer

Wed, Apr 23, 7PM – Poetry Event with Nathan Hoks, Jessica Bozek, and Kathleen Peterson

Thu, April 24, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.  Hosted by Maryanne O’Hara, author of CASCADE.

Mon, Apr 28, 7PM – Richard B. Primack, author of WALDEN WARMING: CLIMATE CHANGE COMES TO THOREAU’S WOODS

Tue, Apr 29, 7PM – Lamar Herrin, author of FRACTURES, introduced by Julie Orringer

Wed, Apr 30, 7PM – Marian Knapp, author of AGING IN PLACES: REFLECTIVE PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE

Thu, May 1, 7PM – Jamie Quatro, author of I WANT TO SHOW YOU MORE, and Elizabeth Graver, author of TO THE END OF THE POINT

Sat, May 3, 2PM – Tania Unsworth, author of THE ONE SAFE PLACE.  Ages 10 & up welcome.

Mon, May 5, 7PM – PoemWorks Poetry Event.

Tue, May 6, 7PM – Release party for AMERICAN CRUCIFIXION: THE MURDER OF JOSEPH SMITH AND THE FATE OF THE MORMON CHURCH by Alex Beam

Wed, May 7, 7PM – David Kalish, author of THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING, and Tim Horvath, author of UNDERSTORIES

Thu, May 8, 7PM – Leslie Jamison, author of THE EMPATHY EXAMS: ESSAYS, and Adelle Waldman, author of THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P: A NOVEL

Mon, May 12, 7PM –Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Tue, May 13, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud.

Thu, May 15, 7PM – Julia Glass, author of AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT, and Ben Schrank, author of LOVE IS A CANOE

Sat, May 17, 2PM – David A. Kelly, author of The Ballpark Mysteries.  David will read from his new books THE PHILLY FAKE and THE MISSING MARLIN.  Ages 6 & up welcome.

Wed, May 21, 7PM – David James Poissant, author of THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS: STORIES, and Mimi Lipson, author of THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING: STORIES

Thu, May 22, 7PM – Elizabeth McCracken, author of THUNDERSTRUCK AND OTHER STORIES, and Patry Francis, author of THE ORPHANS OF RACE POINT: A NOVEL

Tue, May 27, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.  Hosted by Lisa Borders, author of THE FIFTY-FIRST STATE.

Wed, May 28, 7PM – Bret Anthony Johnston, author of REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS, and Julia Fierro, author of CUTTING TEETH

Thu,May 29, 7PM – Daphne Kalotay, author of SIGHT READING, and Victoria Redel, author of MAKE ME DO THINGS

Tue, June 3, 7PM – Alexi Zentner, author of THE LOBSTER KINGS: A NOVEL, and Ru Freeman, author of ON SAL MAL LANE

Thu, June 5, 7PM – Stuart Nadler, author of WISE MEN, and Ted Thompson, author of THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS

Sat, June 7, 2PM – Young Adult Event: Cal Armistead, author of BEING HENRY DAVID.  Ages 10 & up welcome.

Mon, June 9, 7PM – Mystery Bookclub meets to discuss CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black.

Tue, June 10, 7PM – Brown Middle School event.  Come celebrate reading and writing with selected students from Brown Middle School, who will read their work.

Wed, June 11, 7PM – AGNI Magazine Event.  Come celebrate the latest issue of this venerable Boston literary magazine with its editors and selected contributors.

Thu, June 12, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss PALMERINO by Melissa Pritchard.

Mon, June 16, 7PM – Kate Racculia, author of BELLWEATHER RHAPSODY, and Rory Flynn, author of THIRD RAIL: AN EDDY HARKNESS NOVEL

Tue, June 17, 7PM – Release party for UNACCOMPANIED MINORS: STORIES by Alden Jones

Wed, June 18, 7PM – Engine Books Event.  Come celebrate Engine Books with readings by authors Lisa Borders, Kristin Duisberg, and Courtney Elizabeth Mauk.

Thu, June 19, 7PM –  Jennifer DuBois, author of CARTWHEEL: A NOVEL

Sun, June 22, 2PM – Coventry Edwards-Pitt, author of RAISED HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE: LESSONS FROM SUCCESSFUL AND GROUNDED INHERITORS ON HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY

Tue, June 24, 7PM – Richard Hoffman, author of LOVE AND FURY: A MEMOIR, and Alysia Abbott, author of FAIRYLAND: A MEMOIR OF MY FATHER

Wed, June 25, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.  Hosted by Swift biographer Leo Damrosch.

Thu, June 26, 7PM – Claire Messud, author of THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, and Susanna Kaysen, author of CAMBRIDGE: A NOVEL

Tue, July 8, 7PM – Craig Davidson, author of CATARACT CITY

Wed, July 9, 7PM – Sue Miller, author of THE ARSONIST

Thu, July 10, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss SAVE YOURSELF by Kelly Braffet

Tue, July 15, 7PM – Tom Perrotta, author of THE LEFTOVERS, and Paul Harding, author of ENON

Wed, July 16, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison

Thu, July 17, 7PM – Amy Sohn, author of THE ACTRESS, and Julie Wu, author of THE THIRD SON

Tue, July 22, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James, hosted by Douglas Bauer, author of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?: MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

Tue, July 29, 7PM – Celeste Ng, author of EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU: A NOVEL, and David Ryan, author of ANIMALS IN MOTION: STORIES.

Wed, July 30, 7PM – Susan Mizruchi, author of BRANDO’S SMILE: HIS LIFE, THOUGHT, AND WORK, and Lucas Mann, author of CLASS A: BASEBALL IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE

Tue, Aug 5, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Third Son by Julie Wu

Thu, Aug 7, 7PM – Andre Dubus III, author of DIRTY LOVE, and Josh Weil, author of THE GREAT GLASS SEA

Tue, Aug 12, 7PMMystery Bookclub meets to discuss A Study in Scarlet/The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Thu, Aug 21, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  Hosted by Linda Bamber, author of Taking What I Like: Stories.

Wed, Sept 3, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Enon by Paul Harding

Thu, Sept 4, 7PM – Dennis Lehane, author of THE DROP

Mon, Sept 8, 7PM – PoemWorks Event with Susan Grandis, Jacqueline Sullivan, and Matthew Sisson

Tue, Sept 9, 7PM – Ann Hood, author of AN ITALIAN WIFE

Wed, Sept 10, 7PM – Randy Susan Meyers, author of ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE, and Marianne Leone, author of JESSE: A MOTHER’S STORY. Randy and Marianne will speak about their books, their lives and how their friendship formed over their books.  The evening will raise funds for two foundations begun by parents, to mark the passion with which their children lived: the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund and the Jesse Cooper Foundation.  A matching donation will be made for every book purchased.

Thu, Sept 11, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Watership Down by Richard Adams.  Hosted by Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles.

Sun, Sept 14, 2pm – BOSTON GLOBE Book Club meets to discuss Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara.  Join fellow BOSTON GLOBE Book Club readers for a special book club meetup featuring author Maryanne O’Hara.

Tue, Sept 16, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Wed, Sept 17, 7PM – Saul Wisnia, author of MIRACLE AT FENWAY: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE BOSTON RED SOX 2004 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Thu, Sept 18, 7PM – Will Boast, author of EPILOGUE: A MEMOIR

Sat, Sept 20, 11AM – Release party for NEST by Esther Ehrlich.  Ages 10 & up welcome.

Mon, Sept 22, 6:30 PM – The Boston Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association (founded in 1917, now open to women and men) invites you to a traditional YANKEE BOOK SWAP at Newtonville Books.

Fri, Sept 26, 7PM – Release party for LEAVING THE PINK HOUSE: A MEMOIR by Ploughshares editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph

Tue, Sept 30, 7PM – Yannick Murphy, author of THIS IS THE WATER , and Justin Taylor, author of FLINGS: STORIES.

Wed, Oct 1, 7PM – David Bezmozgis, author of THE BETRAYERS, and Amy Grace Loyd, author of THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS

Thu, Oct 2, 7PM – Paul Yoon, author of SNOW HUNTERS, and Katy Simpson Smith, author of THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA

Mon, Oct 6, 7PM – PoemWorks Event. Join us for a poetry reading with Miles Coon, Alan Albert, and Ken Lee. Hosted by Richard Waring.

Tue, Oct 7, 7PM – Katherine Hill, author of THE VIOLET HOUR: A NOVEL

Wed, Oct 8, 7PM – Release party for VITAL CONVERSATIONS: IMPROVING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DOCTORS AND PATIENTS by Dennis Rosen

Thu, Oct 9, 7PM – Kevin Birmingham, author of THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

Fri, Oct 10, 7PM – Release party for MAKE A WISH BUT NOT FOR MONEY: A NOVEL by Suzanne Strempek Shea

Tue, Oct 14, 7PM – Mystery Bookclub meets to discuss The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Wed, Oct 15, 7PM – Kate Gray, author of CARRY THE SKY, and Henriette Lazaridis, author of THE CLOVER HOUSE, read and talk with Jeb Sharp, producer of PRI’s THE WORLD

Thu, Oct 16, 7PM – Peyton Marshall, author of GOODHOUSE: A NOVEL, and Sharona Muir, author of INVISIBLE BEASTS.

Mon, Oct 20, 7PM – Release party for PARENTING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT: HOW TO STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS by Carla Naumburg

Tue, Oct 21, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss This is the Water by Yannick Murphy

Wed, Oct 22, 7PM – Release party for TELL ME AGAIN HOW A CRUSH SHOULD FEEL: A NOVEL by Sara Farizan

Thu, Oct 23, 7PM – Release party for THE LOST BOOK OF MORMON: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE MYTHIC LANDS OF NEPHI, ZARAHEMLA, AND KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI by Avi Steinberg

Tue, Oct 28, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.  Hosted by Matthew Gilbert, author of Off the Leash: A Year at the Dogpark.

Wed, Oct 29, 7PM – Steve Almond, author of AGAINST FOOTBALL: ONE FAN’S RELUCTANT MANIFESTO, and Keith Donohue, author of THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS: A NOVEL

Thu, Oct 30, 7PM – Jac Jemc, author of A DIFFERENT BED EVERY TIME: STORIES, and Sarah Anne Johnson, author of THE LIGHTKEEPER’S WIFE: A NOVEL

Mon, Nov 3, 7PM – PoemWorks Event.  Join us for a poetry reading with Susan McDonough, Carol Hobbs, and Grey Held

Wed, Nov 5, 7PM – Brock Clarke, author of THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

Thu, Nov 6, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Wed, Nov 12, 7PM – Boston University professor Dick Lehr, author of THE BIRTH OF A NATION: HOW A LEGENDARY FILMMAKER AND A CRUSADING EDITOR REIGNITED AMERICA’S CIVIL WAR

Thu, Nov 13, 7PM – Bob Ryan, author of SCRIBE: MY LIFE IN SPORTS

Sun, Nov 16, 2PM – Atul Gawande, author of BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END.

Tue, Nov 18, 7PM – Marcia DeSanctis, author of 100 PLACES IN FRANCE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD GO

Wed, Nov 19, 7PM – Shelly Oria, author of NEW YORK 1 TEL AVIV 0: STORIES, and Joanna Rakoff, author of MY SALINGER YEAR

Thu, Nov 20, 7PM – Ha Jin, author of A MAP OF BETRAYAL: A NOVEL, and J. Robert Lennon, author of SEE YOU IN PARADISE: STORIES

Sun, Nov 23, 2PM – Joshua Glenn and Tony Leone, co-authors of UNBORED: THE ESSENTIAL FIELD GUIDE TO SERIOUS FUN, and UNBORED GAMES

Tue, Dec 2, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The UnAmericans: Stories by Molly Antopol

Thu, Dec 4, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.  Hosted by James Scott, author of The Kept

Mon, Dec 8, 7PM – PoemWorks Event with Sandy Weisman and Emily Ferrara, followed by Open Mic.

Wed, Dec 10, 7PM – Mystery Bookclub meets to discuss The Bat by Jo Nesbo

Thu, Dec 11, 7PM – Holiday Pizza Party featuring Brian Morton, author of FLORENCE GORDON: A NOVEL, and David Ryan, author of ANIMALS IN MOTION: STORIES

2013

Thu, Jan 10, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal.

Thu, Jan 17, 6:30PM – Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros.

Tue, Jan 22, 7PM – Karen E. Bender, author of A TOWN OF EMPTY ROOMS, and Ben Schrank, author of LOVE IS A CANOE

Thu, Jan 24, 7PM – Michael Dahlie, author of THE BEST OF YOUTH, and J. Robert Lennon, author of FAMILIAR

Tue, Jan 29, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Memento Mori by Muriel Spark. Hosted by Daphne Kalotay.

Wed, Jan 30, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

Tue, Feb 5, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn.

Thu, Feb 7, 7PM – Grub Street Artistic Director Christopher Castellani, author of ALL THIS TALK OF LOVE, and George Harrar, author of REUNION AT RED PAINT BAY

Tue, Feb 12, 7PM – Stuart Nadler, author of WISE MEN

Wed, Feb 13, 7PM – Randy Susan Meyers, author of THE COMFORT OF LIES

Thu, Feb 21, 6:30PM – Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss 8 Ways to Say “I Love My Life!” by Josefina Lopez and Sylvia Mendoza.

Mon, Feb 25, 7PM – Book party to celebrate REPRESENTING THE RACE: THE CREATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER by Harvard law professor Kenneth Mack.

Tue, Feb 26, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss We the Animals by Justin Torres.

Wed, Feb 27, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hosted by Jonathan Wilson.

Thu, Feb 28, 7PM – Boston University professor Dick Lehr, author of  WHITEY: THE LIFE OF AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUS MOB BOSS

Tue, Mar 5, 7PM -Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield.

Thu, Mar 7, 7PM – Jamie Quatro, author of I WANT TO SHOW YOU MORE, and Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE.

Fri, Mar 8, *8PM* – George Saunders, author of TENTH OF DECEMBER.

Thu, Mar 14, 7PM – Ladette Randolph, author of HAVEN’S WAKE

Sat, Mar 16, 2-4PM – Kate Nevius, author of PENGUINA’S BEDTIME STORY.  Ages 3 & up welcome.

Tue, Mar 19, 7PM – Elizabeth Graver, author of THE END OF THE POINT, and Brian Sousa, author of ALMOST GONE: STORIES

Wed, Mar 20, 7PM – Megan Marshall, author of MARGARET FULLER: A NEW AMERICAN LIFE

Fri, Mar 22, 7PM – Joint Newton North and Newton South Literary Magazine Release Party.

Sat, Mar 23, 2PM – Release party for GARDEN PRINCESS by Kristin Kladstrup.  Ages 10 & up welcome.

Tue, Mar 26, 7PM – Owen King, author of DOUBLE FEATURE, and Amity Gaige, author of SCHRODER: A NOVEL

Wed, Mar 27, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  Hosted by Ladette Randolph.

Thu, Mar 28, 7PM – Jill McCorkle, author of LIFE AFTER LIFE, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz, author of TWO-PART INVENTIONS: A NOVEL

Mon, Apr 1, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

Tue, Apr 2, 7PM – Massachusetts Cultural Council Event.  Join us for an evening of readings by some of the latest MCC grant winners: Jonathan Weinert, Lisa Gruenberg, Kathleen Crowley, and Catherine Stearns.

Thu, Apr 4, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson.

Fri, Apr 5, 7PM – Christina Schwarz, author of THE EDGE OF THE EARTH

Mon, Apr 8, 7PM – BOSTON GLOBE reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, authors of WHITEY BULGER: AMERICA’S MOST WANTED GANGSTER AND THE MANHUNT THAT BROUGHT HIM TO JUSTICE

Tue, Apr 9, 7PM – Ann Hood, author of THE OBITUARY WRITER

Wed, Apr 10, 7PM – Linda Barnes, author of THE PERFECT GHOST

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30PM – Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood by Carlos Andres Gomez.

Sun, Apr 21, 2PM – James C. O’Connell, author of THE HUB’S METROPOLIS: GREATER BOSTON’S DEVELOPMENT FROM RAILROAD SUBURBS TO SMART GROWTH

Mon, Apr 22, 7PM – Celebrate National Poetry Month with readings by Charles Coe, Jennifer Barber, and David Daniel. Hosted by AGNI senior editor William Pierce.

Tue, Apr 23, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain.

Wed, Apr 24, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. Hosted by Holly LeCraw.

Thu, Apr 25, 7PM – Allison Amend, author of A NEARLY PERFECT COPY, and Rajesh Parameswaran, author of I AM AN EXECUTIONER: LOVE STORIES

Tue, Apr 30, 7PM – Release party for THE THIRD SON by Julie Wu

Thu, May 2, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss House of Stone by Anthony Shadid.

Tue, May 7, 7PM – Ru Freeman, author of ON SAL MAL LANE, and Nichole Bernier, author of THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D.

Wed, May 8, 7PM – David Gillham, author of CITY OF WOMEN

Mon, May 13, 7PM – Stonecoast MFA Reading: Celebrating Ten Years

Tue, May 14, 7PM – Henriette Lazaridis Power, author of THE CLOVER HOUSE, and Ben Greenman, author of THE SLIPPAGE

Wed, May 15, 7PM – Writers’ Night Out Publishing Event with Randy Susan Meyers and M.J. Rose

Thu, May 16, 6:30PM – Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss Rebozos by Carmen Tafolla.

Thu, May 16, 7PM – Joanna Hershon, author of A DUAL INHERITANCE, and JoeAnn Hart, author of FLOAT

Tue, May 21, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hosted by Tova Mirvis.

Wed, May 22, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt.

Thu, May 23, 7PM – Ramona Ausubel, author of A GUIDE TO BEING BORN: STORIES, and Austin Ratner, author of IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING

Tue, May 28, 7PM – Release party for Boston College professor of law Zygmunt Plater, author of THE SNAIL DARTER AND THE DAM: HOW PORK-BARREL POLITICS ENDANGERED A LITTLE FISH AND KILLED A RIVER

Wed, May 29, 7PM – Daphne Kalotay, author of SIGHT READING, and Kevin Dowd, author of THE FOURTH OF JULY

Thu, May 30, 7PM – AGNI Magazine release party.  Come celebrate the latest issue of the literary magazine AGNI, published at Boston University, with selected contributors.  Hosted by Sven Birkerts.

Mon, June 3, 7PM – Michael Harvey, author of THE INNOCENCE GAME

Tue, June 4, 7PM – Jami Attenberg, author of THE MIDDLESTEINS. Co-sponsored by Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center.

Wed, June 5, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel.

Sun, June 9, 2PM – Release party for THE SATURDAY BOY by David Fleming. Ages 10 & up welcome.

Mon, June 10, 7PM – Claire Messud, author of THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS

Tue, June 11, 7PM – Brown Middle School Reading by selected students

Wed, June 12, 7PM – Roxana Robinson, author of SPARTA, and Elinor Lipman, author of THE VIEW FROM PENTHOUSE B

Thu, June 13, 7PM – Karen Shepard, author of THE CELESTIALS, and Benjamin Lytal, author of A MAP OF TULSA

Fri, June 14, 7PM – Release party for I’M NOT SAYING, I’M JUST SAYING by Matthew Salesses

Mon, June 17, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg. No Registration Required.

Tue, June 18, 7PM – Larry Tye, author of SUPERMAN: THE HIGH-FLYING HISTORY OF AMERICA’S MOST ENDURING HERO

Thu, June 20, 6:30PM – Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss The Five Acts of Diego Leon by Alex Espinoza. No Registration Required. Discussion conducted in English.

Thu, June 20, 7PM – Marjan Kamali, author of TOGETHER TEA, and Amin Ahmad, author of THE CARETAKER

Wed, June 26, 7PM – Release party for ANIMAL CRACKER by Andi Brown

Thu, June 27, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson. Hosted by Christopher Boucher. No Registration Required.

Sun, June 30, 2PM – Release party for MEMOIRS OF A HACK MECHANIC by Rob Siegel

Mon, July 1, 7PM – Salamander Magazine event.  Join us for a celebration of the literary magazine Salamander, now in its 20th year.

Wed, July 10, 7PM – Ivy Pochoda, author of VISITATION STREET, A Dennis Lehane Book.

Thu, July 11, 7PM – Matt Bell, author of IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS

Mon, July 15, 7PM – Anne Korkeakivi, author of AN UNEXPECTED GUEST

Tue, July 16, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander.

Wed, July 17, 7PM – Release party for THE EXILES by Allison Lynn

Thu, July 18, 7PM – B.A. Shapiro, author of THE ART FORGER, and Maryanne O’Hara, author of CASCADE

Mon, July 22, 7PM – Joan Wickersham, author of THE NEWS FROM SPAIN

Wed, July 24, 7PM – Buffalo Tom lead singer Bill Janovitz, author of ROCKS OFF: 50 TRACKS THAT TELL THE STORY OF THE ROLLING STONES, and BOSTON GLOBE film critic Ty Burr, author of GODS LIKE US: STARDOM AND MODERN FAME

Thu, July 25, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy. Hosted by Atul Gawande. No Registration Required.

Mon, July 29, 7PM – Katherine Hill, author of THE VIOLET HOUR, and Benjamin Nugent, author of GOOD KIDS

Wed, July 31, 7PM – William Martin, author of THE LINCOLN LETTER

Thu, Aug 1, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss WILD by Cheryl Strayed

Tue, Aug 13, 7PM – Patricia Engel, author of IT’S NOT LOVE, IT’S JUST PARIS

Wed, Aug 14, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE NEWS FROM SPAIN by Joan Wickersham

Thu, Aug 15, 7PM – Steve Yarbrough, author of THE REALM OF LAST CHANCES, and Ursula DeYoung, author of SHORECLIFF

Tue, Aug 20, 7PM – Release party for IF YOU COULD BE MINE by Sara Farizan

Wed, Aug 21, 7PM – Nelly Reifler, author of ELECT H. MOUSE STATE JUDGE, and Myfanwy Collins, author of I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND

Thu, Aug 22, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen.  Hosted by Jessica Keener, author of NIGHT SWIM.

Tue, Sept 3, 7PM – Mystery Bookclub meets to discuss Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Sun, Sept 8, 2PM – Ammi-Joan Paquette, author of RULES FOR GHOSTING.  Ages 8 & up welcome.

Tue, Sept 10, 7PM – Jillian Cantor, author of MARGOT

Wed, Sept 11, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

Thu, Sept 12, 7PM – Tom Perrotta, author of NINE INCHES: STORIES.  Hosted by POST ROAD Magazine Managing Editor Christopher Boucher, author of HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE.

Tue, Sept 17, 7PM – Kelly Braffet, author of SAVE YOURSELF, and Ilie Ruby, author of THE SALT GOD’S DAUGHTER

Wed, Sept 18, 7PM – Lauren Grodstein, author of THE EXPLANATION FOR EVERYTHING, and Pablo Medina, author of CUBOP CITY BLUES

Thu, Sept 19, 7PM – Bob Shacochis, author of THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL, and Douglas Bauer, author of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

Wed, Sept 25, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss A Room with a View by E.M. Forster.  Hosted by Henriette Power, author of The Clover House.

Thu, Sept 26, 7PM – Paul Yoon, author of SNOW HUNTERS, and Ethan Rutherford, author of THE PERIPATETIC COFFIN

Tue, Oct 1, 7PM – Release party for DAY ONE: A NOVEL by Nate Kenyon

Wed, Oct 2, 7PM – Release party for DRIVE: A NOVEL by Raymond Ahrens

Thu, Oct 3, 7PM – Flash Fiction Funny Reading.  Join us for an evening of readings from the editor and contributors to this new anthology celebrating short fiction.

Sun, Oct 6, 2PM – Marilynne K. Roach, author of SIX WOMEN OF SALEM: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ACCUSED AND THEIR ACCUSERS IN THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS

Mon, Oct 7, 7PM – PoemWorks Poetry Reading.  Join us for a poetry reading with members of the Workshop for Publishing Poets, directed by Barbara Helfgott Hyett. Hosted by Richard Waring.

Tue, Oct 8, 7PM – Alice Hoffman, author of SURVIVAL LESSONS

Wed, Oct 9, 7PM – Amy Grace Loyd, author of THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS, and Jessica Keener, author of WOMEN IN BED: STORIES

Tue, Oct 15, 7PM – Release party for THE FIFTY-FIRST STATE by Lisa Borders

Wed, Oct 16, 7PM – David Schickler, author of THE DARK PATH: A MEMOIR

Thu, Oct 17, 7PM – Release party for DIVINING VENUS: STORIES by Mary Elizabeth Pope

Mon, Oct 21, 7PM – Glenn Morris, author of OBLIGATION FOR JUSTICE: A NOVEL

Tue, Oct 22, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss Flaubert’s Parrotby Julian Barnes.  Hosted by Suzanne Berne.

Wed, Oct 23, 7PM – David Leavitt, author of THE TWO HOTEL FRANCFORTS, and Lisa Gornick, author of TINDERBOX

Thu, Oct 24, 7PM – Paul Harding, author of ENON, and Dennis McFarland, author of NOSTALGIA

Sun, Oct 27, 2PM – Jonathan Wilson, author of KICK AND RUN: MEMOIR WITH SOCCER BALL

Mon, Oct 28, 7PM – Poetry Night with Kathleen Aguero, author of AFTER THAT, and Ellen Steinbaum, author of BRIGHTNESS FALLS

Tue, Oct 29, 7PM – Nonfiction Bookclub meets to discuss The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan.

Wed, Oct 30, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson.

Mon, Nov 4, 7PM – PoemWorks Poetry Reading.  Join us for a poetry reading with Ellie Mamber, Diana Cole, and Grey Held, members of the Workshop for Publishing Poets, directed by Barbara Helfgott Hyett. Hosted by Richard Waring.

Tue, Nov 5, 7PM – Release party for THE ISLE OF YOUTH: STORIES by Laura van den Berg

Wed, Nov 6, 7PM – Release party for LIES YOU WANTED TO HEAR: A NOVEL by James Whitfield Thomson

Fri, Nov 8, 7PM – Release party for KARMA GONE BAD: HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MANGOS, BOLLYWOOD, AND WATER BUFFALO: A MEMOIR by Jenny Feldon

Tue, Nov 12, 7PM – Kim Triedman, author of THE OTHER ROOM, and Paul Rome, author of WE ALL SLEEP IN THE SAME ROOM

Wed, Nov 13, 7PM – Event to celebrate the publication of OUR BOSTON: WRITERS CELEBRATE THE CITY THEY LOVE, edited by Andrew Blauner.  Contributors Kevin Cullen and Carlo Rotella will read their contributions.

Thu, Nov 14, 7PM – Event to celebrate the publication of KNITTING YARNS: WRITERS ON KNITTING, edited by Ann Hood.  Contributors Ann Hood, Marianne Leone, Elizabeth Searle and Suzanne Strempek Shea will read their contributions.

Sun, Nov 17, 2PM – Young Adult event with Heather Terrell, author of RELIC: The Books of Eva I.  Ages 11 & up welcome.

Mon, Nov 18, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien.  Hosted by Marianne Leone.

Tue, Nov 19, 7PM – Alden Jones, author of THE BLIND MASSEUSE: A TRAVELER’S MEMOIR FROM COSTA RICA TO CAMBODIA, and Jacinto Lucas Pires, author of THE TRUE ACTOR: A NOVEL

Wed, Nov 20, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers.

Thu, Nov 21, 7PM – Tim Parrish, author of FEAR AND WHAT FOLLOWS: THE VIOLENT EDUCATION OF A CHRISTIAN RACIST: A MEMOIR, as well as the novel THE JUMPER.  Tim will read and talk about both of his new books.

Fri, Nov 22, 7PM – Release party for TALK SHOW: ON THE COUCH WITH CONTEMPORARY WRITERS, edited by Jaime Clarke.  Contributors attending include Christopher Boucher, Leah Hager Cohen, Emily Franklin, Julia Glass, Elizabeth Graver, Bret Anthony Johnston, Elizabeth Searle, and more.

Tue, Nov 26, 7PM – Mystery Bookclub meets to discuss The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.

Mon, Dec 2, 7PM – PoemWorks Poetry Reading.  Join us for a poetry reading with members of the Workshop for Publishing Poets, directed by Barbara Helfgott Hyett. Hosted by Richard Waring.

Wed, Dec 4, 7PM – Rosie Sultan, author of HELEN IN LOVE, and Ron MacLean, author of HEADLONG

Wed, Dec 11, 7PM – Julie Orringer, author of THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, and Kate Milliken, author of IF I’D KNOWN YOU WERE COMING: STORIES.  Milliken is the recent winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and Orringer the judge.

2012

Thu, Jan 5, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE TIGER’S WIFE by Tea Obreht.

Wed, Jan 11, 7PM – Yale Event with Sam Forman, author of Dr. Joseph Warren: The Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the Birth of American Liberty.

Sun, Jan 15, 2PM – Erin Morgenstern, author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS, and Ryan Boudinot, author of BLUEPRINTS OF THE AFTERLIFE.

Wed, Jan 18, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE LAST PICTURE SHOW by Larry McMurtry. Hosted by Steve Yarbrough.

Thu, Jan 19, 6:30PM – Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss SAY YOU’LL BE MINE by Julia Amante.

Thu, Jan 26, 7PM – LJ Cohen, author of THE BETWEEN.

Tue, Feb 7, 7PM – Adam Schwartz, author of A STRANGER ON THE PLANET, and Lucy Ferriss, author of THE LOST DAUGHTER.

Thu, Feb 9, 7PM – Hannah Pittard, author of THE FATES WILL FIND THEIR WAY, and Jessica Keener, author of NIGHT SWIM.

Mon, Feb 13, 7PM – Leslie Epstein, author of LIEBESTOD: OPERA BUFFA WITH LEIB GOLDKORN, and Richard Hoffman, author of EMBLEM POEMS.

Thu, Feb 16, 6:30 PM – Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss THE MAID’S DAUGHTER: LIVING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE AMERICAN DREAM by Mary Romero.

Thu, Feb 16, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss MIDDLEMARCH by George Eliot. Hosted by Allegra Goodman.

Mon, Feb 27, 7PM – Myfanwy Collins, author of ECHOLOCATION.

Tue, Feb 28, 7PM – Andre Dubus III, author of TOWNIE: A MEMOIR.

Wed, Feb 29, 7PM – Matthew Pearl, author of THE TECHNOLOGISTS, and Eleni Gage, author of OTHER WATERS.

Thu, Mar 1, 7PM – William Landay, author of DEFENDING JACOB.

Tue, Mar 6, 7PM – Margot Livesey, author of THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY, and Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE.

Wed, Mar 7, 7PM – Linda Gray Sexton, author of HALF IN LOVE: SURVIVING THE LEGACY OF SUICIDE.

Thu, Mar 8, 7PM – Adam Wilson, author of FLATSCREEN.

Sun, Mar 11, 2PM – Mike Cooper, author of CLAWBACK.

Tue, Mar 13, 7PM – Sarah Braunstein, author of THE SWEET RELIEF OF MISSING CHILDREN: A NOVEL, and Audrey Schulman, author of THREE WEEKS IN DECEMBER.

Wed, Mar 14, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE FATES WILL FIND THEIR WAY by Hannah Pittard.

Tue, Mar 20, 7PM – Join us for an evening with editor Laura Barcella and selected contributors to MADONNA AND ME: WOMEN WRITERS ON THE QUEEN OF POP.

Wed, Mar 21, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss REMEMBERING LAUGHTER by Wallace Stegner. Hosted by Bruce Machart.

Tue, Apr 3, 7PM – National Poetry Month Celebration with Wendy Mnookin, Leslie Williams, and Rebecca Morgan Frank.

Thu, Apr 5, 7PM – Grand Opening in Newton Centre with Mayor Setti Warren, Atul Gawande, Amy Hempel, Alice Hoffman, Tom Perrotta and more.

Tue, Apr 10, 7PM – Rick Moody, author of ON CELESTIAL MUSIC: AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN LISTENING.  With Special Guest Tanya Donelly.

Thu, Apr 12, 7PM – Fenway Park Event.  Join us for a reading by selected contributors to FINAL FENWAY FICTION: MORE SHORT STORIES FROM RED SOX NATION.

Wed, Apr 18, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THREE WEEKS IN DECEMBER by Audrey Schulman

Thu, Apr 19, 6:30PM – Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club meets to discuss THE MADNESS OF MAMA CARLOTA by Graciela Limon.

Mon, Apr 23, 7PM – Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane, and Morgan Callan Rogers, author of Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea

Tue, Apr 24, 7PM – Anne Korkeakivi, author of An Unexpected Guest

Wed, Apr 25, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell.  Hosted by Ann Hood.

Thu, Apr 26, 7PM – Madeline Miller, author of Song of Achilles, and Francine Miller, author of Cashing in on Culture: Betraying Trust at the Rose Art Museum

Sat, Apr 28, 2PM – Small Press Saturday. Join us for an afternoon with the editors and selected contributors from these small presses: Concord Free Press, Madras Press, Nouvella Press, and Atticus Books, and these literary magazines: Agni, The Common, Catch Up, Post Road, Redivider, Salamander, and Tuesday. Hosted by Sumanth Prabkhaker, founder of Madras Press.

Sun, Apr 29, 2PM – David A. Kelly, author of The Ballpark Mysteries series, reads from the latest installment, The Astro Outlaw.

Mon, Apr 30, 7PM – Join us for a reading by the editors of Today I am Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World, edited by Barbara Vinick and Shulamit Reinharz

Tue, May 1, 7PM – Rosalyn Hoffman, author of Smart Mama, Smart Money: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids Without Breaking the Bank.  Co-sponsored by Newton Mamas.

Thu, May 3, 7PM – Rosie Sultan, author of Helen Keller in Love: A Novel

Tue, May 8, 7PM – David Bezmozgis, author of The Free World: A Novel

Thu, May 10, 7PM – Philip Warburg, author of Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability

Mon, May 14, 7PM – Alice Hoffman, author of The Dovekeepers

Tue, May 15, 7PM – Stephen McCauley writing as Rain Mitchell, author of Head Over Heels, in conversation with Anita Diamant.

Wed, May 16, 7PM – Debra Spark, author of The Pretty Girl: A Novella and Stories, and Jac Jemc, author of My Only Wife: A Novel

Thu, May 17, 7PM – Jane Roper, author of Double Time: How I Survived–and Mostly Thrived–Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins

Fri, May 18, 6PM – Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club meets to discuss Perla by Carolina De Robertis.

Sun, May 2o, 2PM – Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of ONE FOR THE MURPHYS.

Tue, May 22, 7PM – Marjorie Williams, co-author of MARKETS OF PARIS

Wed, May 23, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss OPEN CITY by Teju Cole

Tue, May 29, 7PM – Richard Russo and Kate Russo present INTERVENTIONS, a tribute to the printed word featuring a collection of four individually bound short works by Richard Russo, each with a small original print by artist Kate Russo

Wed, May 30, 7PM – Jacqueline Sheehan, author of PICTURE THIS

Thu, May 31, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll.  Hosted by Edith Pearlman.

Tue, June 5, 7PM – Brown Middle School Reading. More and more middle school English classrooms are turning themselves into Writers Workshops, giving students a daily dose of the writing process. Down the road at Brown Middle School, 8th grade writers are hard at work drafting, conferencing, revising and editing their writing. This year they have written fiction, historical fiction, plays, memoirs and essays, and now is the time for celebrating their work! Please join us for a reading by these budding scribes.

Thu, June 7, 7PM – Stephanie Reents, author of THE KISSING LIST, and Meg Mitchell Moore, author of SO FAR AWAY

Tue, June 12, 7PM – Lev Grossman, author of THE MAGICIAN KING

Sat, June 16, 2PM – Diana Renn, author of TOKYO HEIST.

Wed, June 20, 7PM – J. Courtney Sullivan, author of MAINE, and Nichole Bernier, author of THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D.

Thu, June 21, 6:30PM – Latino Bookclub meets to discuss TRACES OF BLISS by Cecilia Velastegui.

Sun, June 24, 4-6PM – Join us for a book party to celebrate the publication of GIVEN AWAY: POEMS by Jennifer Barber, founder of the literary magazine SALAMANDER.

Tue, June 26, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE DOVEKEEPERS by Alice Hoffman

Wed, June 27, 7PM – Christopher Beha, author of WHAT HAPPENED TO SOPHIE WILDER, and Dawn Tripp, author of GAME OF SECRETS

Thu, June 28, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE HOUSE OF MIRTH by Edith Wharton.  Hosted by Joan Wickersham.

Sat, June 30, 2PM – David A. Kelly, author of The Ballpark Mysteries reads from THE ALL-STAR JOKER.  Ages 4 & up welcome.

Tue, July 10, 7PM – Tom Perrotta, author of THE LEFTOVERS

Thu, July 12, 7PM – BOSTON GLOBE “Love Letters” columnist Meredith Goldstein reads from her debut novel, THE SINGLES

Wed, July 18, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss GAME OF SECRETS by Dawn Tripp

Thu, July 19, 7PM – Colin Channer, editor of KINGSTON NOIR, Joe Meno, author of OFFICE GIRL, and POST ROAD Managing Editor Christopher Boucher, author of HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE

Tue, July 24, 7PM – Dana Spiotta, author of STONE ARABIA, and Alice Mattison, author of WHEN WE ARGUED ALL NIGHT

Tue, July 31, 7PM – Don Lee, author of THE COLLECTIVE, and Gina Apostol, author of GUN DEALER’S DAUGHTER

Wed, Aug 15, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta

Wed, Aug 22, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss DELTA WEDDING by Eudora Welty.  Hosted by Leah Hager Cohen.

Thu, Sept 6, 7PM – Adam Braver, author of MISFIT, and Margot Livesey, author of THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY

Wed, Sept 12, 7PM – Leah Hager Cohen, author of THE GRIEF OF OTHERS

Wed, Sept 19, 7PM – Dennis Lehane Books presents THE CUTTING SEASON by Attica Locke.  Hosted by Dennis Lehane.

Sun, Sept 23, 2PM – Orange Prize-winning author Madeline Miller, author of THE SONG OF ACHILLES

Wed, Sept 26, 7PM – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding, author of TINKERS, and Gregory Spatz, author of INUKSHUK

Thu, Sept 27, 7PM – BOSTON GLOBE film critic Ty Burr, author of GODS LIKE US: ON MOVIE STARDOM AND MODERN FAME

Sun, Sept 30, 2PM – Mary Sullivan, author of DEAR BLUE SKY.  Ages 10 & up welcome.

Tue, Oct 9, 7PM – Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of THE OTHER WOMAN

Thu, Oct 11, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

Mon, Oct 15, 7PM – Dennis Lehane, author of LIVE BY NIGHT

Wed, Oct 17, 7PM – Maryanne O’Hara – author of CASCADE, and Ilie Ruby, author of THE SALT GOD’S DAUGHTER

Tue, Oct 23, 7PM – Mark Siegel, author of SAILOR TWAIN

Wed, Oct 24, 7PM – B.A. Shapiro, author of THE ART FORGER

Thu, Oct 25, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys.  Hosted by Dawn Tripp.

Fri, Oct 26, 7PM – Carlo Rotella, author of PLAYING IN TIME: ESSAYS, PROFILES, AND OTHER TRUE STORIES

Sun, Nov 4, 2PM – Nitza Rosovsky, author of IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL: MY FAMILY 1809-1949

Wed, Nov 7, 7PM – Robert Olen Butler, author of THE HOT COUNTRY, and William Kuhn, author of MRS. QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN

Thu, Nov 8, 7PM – Joan Wickersham, author of THE NEWS FROM SPAIN: SEVEN VARIATIONS ON A LOVE STORY, and Kathleen Alcott, author of THE DANGERS OF PROXIMAL ALPHABETS

Sat, Nov 10, 7PM – Party to celebrate the publication of BOSTON NOIR 2: THE CLASSICS, edited by Dennis Lehane and Mary Cotton and Jaime Clarke, the owners of Newtonville Books.  Readings and performances by Dennis Lehane, Marianne Leone, and David Ryan.

Thu, Nov 15, 7PM – Launch party for LUNCH WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo

Mon, Nov 19, 7PM – Justin Torres, author of WE THE ANIMALS, and Michael Lowenthal, author of THE PATERNITY TEST

Tue, Nov 20, 7PM – Jodi Daynard, author of THE MIDWIFE’S REVOLT

Tue, Nov 27, 7PM – John Ross, M.D., author of SHAKESPEARE’S TREMOR AND ORWELL’S COUGH: THE MEDICAL LIVES OF FAMOUS WRITERS

Wed, Nov 28, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE 158-POUND MARRIAGE by John Irving.  Hosted by Meredith Goldstein.

Thu, Nov 29, 7PM – Best Women’s Travel Writing Event featuring contributors Marcia DeSanctis, Abbie Kozolchyk, and Carol Reichert.

Thu, Dec 27, 6:30PM – Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss BETTER WITH YOU HERE by Gwendolyn Zepeda

2011

Sun, Feb 13, 2PM – Atul Gawande, author of THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO.

Thu, Feb 17, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith. Hosted by Randy Susan Meyers.

Sun, Feb 27, 2PM – Urban Waite, author of THE TERROR OF LIVING, and Micah Nathan, author of LOSING GRACELAND: A NOVEL.

Tue, Mar 1, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson.

Thu, Mar 3, 7PM – Eleanor Brown, author of THE WEIRD SISTERS, and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of 36 ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD: A WORK OF FICTION.

Wed, Mar 9, 7PM – Wesley Stace, author of CHARLES JESSOLD, CONSIDERED AS A MURDERER, and Jonathan Coe, author of THE TERRIBLE PRIVACY OF MAXWELL SIM.

Sun, Mar 13, 2pm – Randy Susan Meyers, author of THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTERS, and Sarah Braunstein, author of THE SWEET RELIEF OF MISSING CHILDREN: A NOVEL.

Wed, Mar 16, 7PM – Sam Lipsyte, author of THE ASK, and Steve Almond, who will read his short story “Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched,” from BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2010, edited by Richard Russo.

Sun, Mar 20, 2PM – Adam Schwartz, author of A STRANGER ON THE PLANET, and William Lychack, author of THE ARCHITECT OF FLOWERS.

Wed, Mar 23, 7PM – Steve Yarbrough, author of SAFE FROM THE NEIGHBORS, and Ron Rash, author of BURNING BRIGHT: STORIES.

Thu, Mar 24, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss HOWARD’S END by E.M. Forster. Hosted by Christopher Castellani.

Tue, Mar 29, 7PM – Brad Watson, author of ALIENS IN THE PRIME OF THEIR LIVES: STORIES, and Daphne Kalotay, author of RUSSIAN WINTER.

Sat, April 2, 11AM – Come celebrate Opening Day with David A. Kelly, author of THE BALLPARK MYSTERIES series, featuring the first two early chapter books in the series, THE FENWAY FOUL-UP and THE PINSTRIPE GHOST. Ages 4+ welcome.

Tue, April 5, 7PM – Massachusetts Cultural Council Event: Join recent MCC grant winners Regie Gibson, David Lovelace, Tova Mirvis, Leslie Williams, and Lara JK Wilson as they read from current work.

Sun, April 10, 2PM – Karen Day, author of A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON. Ages 9-12 welcome.

Wed, April 13, 7PM – Monica McInerney, author of AT HOME WITH THE TEMPLETONS, and Ladette Randolph, author of A SANDHILLS BALLAD.

Join us – Sat, Apr 16, from 2-4PM at Union Street Restaurant in Newton Centre (Subway: Green Line to Newton Centre) for a book party to celebrate the release of THE PALE KING by David Foster Wallace. Books may be purchased at 20% off up until the official publication date of April 15. Each purchase includes a free drink ticket for the event. Purchases the day of the event will be at full price, but will also include a free drink ticket. Harvard creative writing professor and author Bret Anthony Johnston will read an excerpt from THE PALE KING. Also in attendance: our favorite literary magazines. AGNI, THE NORMAL SCHOOL, POST ROAD, REDIVIDER, SALAMANDER, and a new magazine, THE COMMON, from David Foster Wallace’s alma mater, Amherst College.Be sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind event to celebrate one of the most anticipated novels of the year. Co-sponsored by Grub Street.

Thu, April 21, 7PM – Elizabeth Berg, author of ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS YOU.

Tue, April 26, 7PM – Emerson writing instructor Steve Himmer, author of THE BEE-LOUD GLADE, introduced by Elizabeth Searle, and Manuel Munoz, author of WHAT YOU SEE IN THE DARK, introduced by Julia Glass.

Wed, April 27, 7PM – Poetry Event. Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month with readings by Pablo Medina, author of THE MAN WHO WROTE ON WATER, William Corbett, author of THE WHALEN POEM, and Gail Mazur, author of FIGURES IN LANDSCAPE.

Thu, April 28, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro. Hosted by Brock Clarke.

Sun, May 1, 2PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD by Jennifer Egan.

Wed, May 4, 7PM – Jenna Blum, author of THE STORMCHASERS.

Tue, May 10, 7PM – Frederick Reiken, author of DAY FOR NIGHT.

Tue, May 17, 7PM – Ann Hood, author of THE RED THREAD, and Robin Black, author of IF I LOVED YOU, I WOULD TELL YOU THIS.

Tue, May 24, 7PM – Edith Pearlman, author of BINOCULAR VISION: NEW & COLLECTED STORIES, and Jane Roper, author of EDEN LAKE.

Wed, May 25, 7PM – Holly LeCraw, author of THE SWIMMING POOL, and Sarah Gardner Borden, author of GAMES TO PLAY AFTER DARK.

Thu, May 26, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Ernest Hemingway. Hosted by Amy MacKinnon.

Tue, May 31, 7PM – Katherine Ellison, author of BUZZ: A YEAR OF PAYING ATTENTION.

Wed, June 1, 7PM – Belinda McKeon, author of SOLACE, and Jennifer McMahon, author of DON’T BREATHE A WORD.

Sun, June 5, 2PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE SWIMMING POOL by Holly LeCraw.

Wed, June 8, 7PM – Mystery Night with Clea Simon, author of DOGS DON’T LIE, and Deborah Grabien, author of GRACELAND.

Thu, June 9, 7PM – Mitchell Zuckoff, author of LOST IN SHANGRI-LA – A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL, ADVENTURE, AND THE MOST INCREDIBLE RESCUE MISSION OF WORLD WAR II.

Mon, June 13, 7PM – Aimee Bender, author of THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE. Aimee will appear in celebration of the paperback release.

Tue, June 14, 7PM – Jim Shepard, author of YOU THINK THAT’S BAD.

Tue, June 21, 7PM – David Schmahmann, author of THE DOUBLE LIFE OF ALFRED BUBER.

Wed, June 29, 7PM – Stefan Merrill Block, author of THE STORM AT THE DOOR.

Thu, June 30, &PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss AFTER CLAUDE by Iris Owens. Hosted by Stephen McCauley.

Wed, July 6, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE by Aimee Bender.

Thu, July 7, 7PM – Sterling Watson, author of FIGHTING IN THE SHADE. Sterling will be introduced by Dennis Lehane.

Thu, July 14, 7PM – Lynne Griffin, author of SEA ESCAPE, and Alethea Black, author of I KNEW YOU’D BE LOVELY.

Tue, July 19, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck. Hosted by Mary E. Mitchell.

Tue, Sept 6, 7PM – Tom Perrotta, author of THE LEFTOVERS.

Wed, Sept 7, 7PM – Michael Griffith, author of TROPHY: A NOVEL, and Brock Clarke, author of EXLEY.

Thu, Sept 8, 7PM – POST ROAD Managing Editor Christopher Boucher, author of HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE.

Tue, Sept 13, 7PM – Dawn Tripp, author of GAME OF SECRETS, and Joan Leegant, author of WHEREVER YOU GO.

Wed, Sept 14, 7PM – Sue Miller, author of THE LAKE SHORE LIMITED, and Anna Solomon, author of THE LITTLE BRIDE.

Sun, Sept 18, 2PM – Ammi-Joan Paquette, author of NOWHERE GIRL. Ages 9 & up.

Tue, Sept 20, 7PM – Sven Birkerts, author of THE OTHER WALK, and Lev Grossman, author of THE MAGICIAN KING.

Wed, Sept 21, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE LAKE SHORE LIMITED by Sue Miller.

Thu, Sept 22, 7PM – Stephen McCauley, author of INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS, and Leah Hager Cohen, author of THE GRIEF OF OTHERS.

Tue, Sept 27, 7PM – Elizabeth Searle, author of GIRL HELD IN HOME.

Sat, Oct 1, 2PM – Lit Mag Fair. Join us for a celebration of local literary magazines with the editors and readings by select contributors to AGNI, PLOUGHSHARES, POST ROAD, REDIVIDER, THE COMMON, and THE HARVARD REVIEW. Hosted by Sumanth Prabhaker, founder of Madras Press.

Tue, Oct 4, 7PM – Benjamin Markovits, author of CHILDISH LOVES, and Stuart Nadler, author of THE BOOK OF LIFE.

Tue, Oct 18, 7PM – Julia Glass, author of THE WIDOWER’S TALE, and David Rowell, author of THE TRAIN OF SMALL MERCIES.

Thu, Oct 20, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson. Hosted by Matthew Pearl.

Sun, Oct 23, 2PM – Marcella Pixley, author of WITHOUT TESS. Ages 12 & up welcome.

Tue, Oct 25, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss GIRL HELD IN HOME by Elizabeth Searle.

Tue, Nov 1, 7PM – Steve Almond, author of GOD BLESS AMERICA – STORIES, and William Giraldi, author of BUSY MONSTERS.

Wed, Nov 2, 7PM – Bruce Machart, author of MEN IN THE MAKING: STORIES, and Michael Schiavone, author of CALL ME WHEN YOU LAND.

Thu, Nov 3, 7PM – Dennis Lehane, author of MOONLIGHT MILE: A KENZIE AND GENNARO NOVEL.

Sat, Nov 5, 2PM – Small Press Saturday. Join us for a celebration of small press and indie publishing with the editors and readings by select contributors from McSweeney’s/826, Last Light Studio, Melville House, Hanging Loose Press, Muumuu House, and Madras Press. Readings by Christopher Boucher, Mark Pawlak, and Jane Roper. Hosted by Sumanth Prabhaker, founder of Madras Press.

Sun, Nov 6, 11AM – Children’s Music Event with Alastair Moock.

Mon, Nov 7, 7PM – BEST WOMEN’S TRAVEL WRITING 2011 Event.

Tue, Nov 8, 7PM – Ha Jin, author of NANJING REQUIEM, and Josh Rolnick, author of PULP AND PAPER: STORIES.

Thu, Nov 10, 7PM – THIS OLD HOUSE Event with Newton homeowners Bill and Gillian Pierce.

Mon, Nov 14, 7PM – Peter Orner, author of LOVE AND SHAME AND LOVE, and Gish Jen, author of WORLD AND TOWN.

Tue, Nov 15, 7PM – Alice Hoffman, author of THE DOVEKEEPERS.

Wed, Nov 16, 7PM – Matthew Salesses, author of THE LAST REPATRIATE.

Thu, Nov 17, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut. Hosted by Michael Lowenthal.

Thu, Nov 17, 6:30PM – Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss TAMALES, COMADRES AND THE MEANING OF CIVILIZATION by Ellen Riojas Clark and Carmen Tafolla.

Thu, Dec 1, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE SECOND COMING OF MAVALA SHIKONGO by Peter Orner.

Thu, Dec 8, 7PM – Judy Rosenberg, author of THE ROSIE’S BAKERY ALL-BUTTER, CREAM-FILLED, SUGAR-PACKED BAKING BOOK: OVER 300 IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS RECIPES.

Wed, Dec 14, 7PM – Saul Wisnia, author of FENWAY PARK: THE CENTENNIAL: 100 YEARS OF RED SOX BASEBALL.

Thu, Dec 15, 6:30PM – Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Bookclub meets to discuss THE TIME IN BETWEEN by Maria Duenas.

Thu, Dec 15, 7PM – BLUE CHRISTMAS Event with contributors Ann Hood, Lynne Barrett, Colin Channer, and Jon Clinch. Hosted by John Dufresne.

2010

Tue, Jan 12, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss MARCH by Geraldine Brooks.

Sat, Jan 16, 11-1PM – Newtonville Writing Workshop.

Sun, Jan 17, 2PM – Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of 36 ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD: A WORK OF FICTION.

Tue, Jan 19, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss SAY YOU’RE ONE OF THEM by Uwem Akpan.

Sun, Jan 24, 2PM – Risa Miller, author of MY BEFORE AND AFTER LIFE.

Sun, Jan 24, 2PM – Middle Reader Bookclub meets to discuss INKHEART by Cornelia Funke. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Jan 26, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte. Hosted by Alice Hoffman.

Wed, Jan 27, 7PM – Joshua Ferris, author of THE UNNAMED, and Charles Bock, author of BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN.

Sun, Jan 31, 2PM – Steve Yarbrough, SAFE FROM THE NEIGHBORS.

Tue, Feb 23, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss the Rabbit books by John Updike, hosted by Elizabeth Searle.

Thu, Feb 25, 7PM – Atul Gawande, author of THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO.

Sun, Feb 28, 2PM – Jami Attenberg, author of THE MELTING SEASON, and Steve Almond, author of THIS WON’T TAKE BUT A MINUTE, HONEY.

Sun, Feb 28, 2PM – Middle Reader Bookclub meets to discuss THE HEADLESS CUPID by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

Tue, Mar 2, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss THE LINE OF BEAUTY by Alan Hollinghurst.

Tue, Mar 9, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss A RELIABLE WIFE by Robert Goolrick.

Sat, Mar 13, 10:30AM – Debbie S. Miller, author of SURVIVAL AT 40 BELOW, ARCTIC NIGHTS, ARCTIC LIGHTS, THE GREAT SERUM RACE and dozens more kids’ books, will read and talk about life and adventure in Alaska. Ages 5+.

Sat, Mar 20, 11-1PM – Newtonville Writing Workshop.

Sun, Mar 21, 2PM – AGNI Magazine Event. Join the editors and selected contributors of the literary magazine AGNI to celebrate the release of the latest issue.

Tue, Mar 23, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub with Mameve Medwed. Join Mameve Medwed for a discussion on EMMA by Jane Austen. No registration required.

Thu, Mar 25, 7PM – Sheila Curran, author of EVERYONE SHE LOVED.

Sun, Mar 28, 2PM – Grub Street Showcase. Hosted by Chris Castellani. Join us for a reading with current Grub Street instructors.

Thu, April 1, 7PM – Mystery Night with David Hosp, Hank Phillippi  Ryan, Paul Tremblay, and Dave Zeltserman.

Sat, Apr 3, 9:30AM – Join us for a fun morning of music with Alastair Moock.  Alastair, a Boston-area musician, will be performing songs from his newly-released children’s album, A Cow Says Moock. All ages.

Tue, Apr 6, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss HIS ILLEGAL SELF by Peter Carey.

Tue, Apr 13, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett.

Thu, Apr 15, 7PM – Pearl Abraham, author of AMERICAN TALIBAN: A NOVEL.

Sat, Apr 17, 11-1PM – Newtonville Writing Workshop.

Sun, Apr 25, 2PM – Michael White, author of BEAUTIFUL ASSASSIN, and Debra Spark, author of GOOD FOR THE JEWS.

Tue, Apr 27, 7PM – Dennis Lehane, author of THE GIVEN DAY.

Thu, Apr 29, 7PM – Kelly O’Connor McNees, author of THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, and Randy Susan Meyers, author of THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTERS.

Thu, May 6, 7PM – Robert Goolrick, author of THE RELIABLE WIFE, and Frederick Reiken, author of DAY FOR NIGHT.

Tue, May 11, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss LARK & TERMITE by Jayne Anne Phillips.

Thu, May 13, 7PM – Reif Larsen, author of THE SELECTED WORKS OF T.S. SPIVET.

Tue, May 18, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss MRS. DALLOWAY by Virginia Woolf. Hosted by Anita Diamant.

Sat, May 15, 11-1PM – Newtonville Writing Workshop.

Thu, May 20, 7PM – Jennifer Belle, author of THE SEVEN YEAR BITCH, and David Goodwillie, author of AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE.

Sun, May 23, 2PM – Sue Miller, author of THE LAKE SHORE LIMITED.

Thu, June 3, 7PM – John Cotter, author of UNDER THE SMALL LIGHTS: A NOVELLA.

Sun, June 6, 2PM – Ann Hood, author of THE RED THREAD, and Joanna Smith Rakoff, author of A FORTUNATE AGE.

Tues,June 8, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE SELECTED WORKS OF T.S. SPIVET.

Thu, June 10, 7PM – Glen David Gold, author of SUNNYSIDE, and Jessica Shattuck, author of PERFECT LIFE.

Sun, June 13, 2PM – George M. Foy, author of ZERO DECIBELS: THE QUEST FOR ABSOLUTE SILENCE.

Tue, June 15, 7PM – Aimee Bender, author of THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE, and Belle Boggs, author of MATTAPONI QUEEN.

Thu, June 17, 7PM – Cindy Phoel, author of COLD SNAP BULGARIA STORIES.

Sat, June 19, 11-1 – Newtonville Writing Workshop.

Thu, June 24, 7PM – Jennifer Egan, author of A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, and Holly LeCraw, author of THE SWIMMING POOL.

Tue, June 29, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Ken Kesey. Hosted by Bret Anthony Johnston.

Thu, July 8, 7PM – Iris Gomez, author of TRY TO REMEMBER.

Tue, July 13, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss SUNNYSIDE by Glen David Gold.

Thu, July 15, 7PM – Joan Leegant, author of WHEREVER YOU GO  .

Sun, July 18, 2PM – Mary-Beth Hughes, author of DOUBLE HAPPINESS: STORIES, and Michelle Hoover, author of THE QUICKENING.

Thu, July 22, 7PM – Allegra Goodman, author of THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR, and Jon Clinch, author of KINGS OF THE EARTH.

Sun, July 25, 2PM – Lynne Griffin, author of SEA ESCAPE, and Rebecca Chace, author of LEAVING ROCK HARBOR.

Tue, July 27, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss NINE STORIES by J.D. Salinger. Hosted by Julia Glass.

Tue, Aug 3, 7PM – Jonathan Tropper, author of THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, and Ilie Ruby, author of THE LANGUAGE OF TREES.

Wed, Aug 4, 7PM – Deborah Schupack, author of SYLVAN STREET, and Jacob Ritari, author of TAROKO GORGE.

Tue, Aug 10, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss MRS. SOMEBODY SOMEBODY by Tracy Winn.

Thu, Aug 12, 7PM – Amy Boesky, author of WHAT WE HAVE: A FAMILY’S INSPIRING STORY ABOUT LOVE, LOSS, AND SURVIVAL.

Tue, Sept 7, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper.

Tue, Sept 14, 7PM – Paul Harding, author of TINKERS.

Thu, Sept 16, 7PM – Gary Shteyngart, author of SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY, and Steve Almond, author of ROCK AND ROLL WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.

Sun, Sept 19, 2PM – Jenna Blum, author of THE STORMCHASERS, and Jessica Treadway, author of PLEASE COME BACK TO ME.

Tue, Sept 21, 7PM – Jonathan Lethem, author of CHRONIC CITY.

Thu, Sept 23, 7PM – Marianne Leone, author of KNOWING JESSE: A MOTHER’S STORY OF GRIEF, GRACE, AND EVERYDAY BLISS.

Sun, Sept 26, 2PM – Pamela Painter, author of WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW, and Suzanna Rivecca, author of DEATH IS NOT AN OPTION: STORIES.

Tues, Sept 28, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee. Hosted by Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Wed, Sept 29, 7PM – Gail Caldwell, author of LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME: A MEMOIR OF FRIENDSHIP, and Jessica Francis Kane, author of THE REPORT.

Thu, Sept 30, 7PM – Anita Diamant, author of DAY AFTER NIGHT.

Sat, Oct 2, 2PM – Small Press Saturday with Ampersand Books, Dzanc Books, Madras Press, Rose Metal Press, and Small Anchor Press.

Tue, Oct 12, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss CHRONIC CITY by Jonathan Lethem.

Thu, Oct 14, 7PM – Lily King, author of FATHER OF THE RAIN, and Tracy Winn, author of MRS. SOMEBODY SOMEBODY.

Tue, Oct 19, 7PM – Readings by selected contributors (Bret Anthony Johnston, Adam Atlas) from NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH, hosted by volume editor, Amy Hempel.

Wed, Oct 20, 7PM – Brock Clarke, author of EXLEY, and Elizabeth Searle, who will preview her new novel, GIRL HELD IN HOME, which will be published in Fall 2011 by New Rivers Press.

Tue, Oct 26, 7PM – Julia Glass, author of THE WIDOWER’S TALE, and Daphne Kalotay, author of RUSSIAN WINTER.

Wed, Oct 27, 7PM – Rick Moody, author of THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH, and Jabari Asim, author of A TASTE OF HONEY: STORIES.

Thu, Oct 28, 7PM – Lan Samantha Chang, author of ALL IS FORGOTTEN, NOTHING IS LOST, and Norm Shpancer, author of THE GOOD PSYCHOLOGIST.

Tue, Nov 2, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford. Hosted by Holly LeCraw.

Wed, Nov 3, 7PM – Barry Hannah Celebration. Join Sven Birkerts, Jennifer Haigh, Amy Hempel, Askold Melnyczuk and more for a celebration of the life and work of Barry Hannah. Hosted by Gene Kwak.

Thu, Nov 4, 7PM – An evening with the literary magazine THE NORMAL SCHOOL featuring founding editor Steven Church and Adam Braver, William Giraldi, Margot Livesey, Pamela Painter, and Steve Yarbrough.

Tue, Nov 9, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Wed, Nov 10, 7PM – Leslie Williams, author of SUCCESS OF THE SEED PLANTS.

Sun, Nov 14, 2PM – Lit Mag Fair. Join the editors and contributors of AGNI, ONE STORY, PLOUGHSHARES, REDIVIDER, and SALAMANDER for a celebration of the latest issues of these literary magazines.

Tue, Nov 16, 7PM – Suzanne Berne, author of MISSING LUCILE: THE STORY OF MY FATHER’S MOTHER.

Wed, Nov 17, 7PM – Daniel Tobin, author of BELATED HEAVENS.

Sun, Nov 21, 2PM – Grub Street Showcase. Join us for selected readings by Grub Street instructors. Hosted by Chris Castellani.

Sun, Nov 21, 5PM – Myla Goldberg, author of THE FALSE FRIEND.

Thu, Dec 2, 7PM – Poetry Event. Mark Conway, author of DREAMING MAN, FACE DOWN, Jason Stumpf, author of A CLOUD OF WITNESSES, and Nathan Hoks, author of REVEILLES.

Sun, Dec 5, 2PM – Lauren Grodstein, author of A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, and Mary E. Mitchell, author of LOVE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES.

Tue, Dec 7, 7PM – DeWitt Henry, author of SWEET DREAMS: A FAMILY HISTORY.

Sun, Dec 12, 2PM – Janice Shapiro, author of BUMMER AND OTHER STORIES, and Tom Perrotta, who will reprise a story from his collection, BAD HAIRCUT: STORIES OF THE SEVENTIES.

Tue, Dec 14, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY by Lauren Grodstein.

2009

Sun, Feb 1, 2PM – BOSTON GLOBE film critic Ty Burr, author of THE BEST OLD MOVIES FOR FAMILIES:  A GUIDE TO WATCHING TOGETHER.

Thu, Feb 5, 7PM – Gregory Xavier Robillard, author of CAPTAIN FREEDOM – A SUPERHERO’S QUEST FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE CELEBRITY HE SO RICHLY DESERVES, and Christopher Castellani, author of THE SAINT OF LOST THINGS.

Sun, Feb 8, 2PM – Mitali Perkins, author of SECRET KEEPER.  Ages 10 and up.

Thu, Feb 12, 7PM – Lewis Robinson, author of WATER DOGS, and James Boice, author of NOVA.

Thu, Feb 26, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON by Lauren Groff.

Sun, Mar 1, 2PM – Sue Miller, author of THE SENATOR’S WIFE.

Sun, Mar 1, 2PM – Middle Reader Bookclub meets to discuss THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau. Ages 12 and up.

Mon, Mar 2, 5:30PM – 1001 Bookclub meets to discuss THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt.

Thu, Mar 5, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss THE ECHO MAKER by Richard Powers.

Thu, Mar 12, 7PM – Dial Press Event with Allegra Goodman, Karl Iagnemma, and a reading from THE GIANT’S HOUSE by Elizabeth McCracken as read by Elizabeth Searle.

Sun, Mar 15, 2PM – Brian Evenson, author of LAST DAYS, and Alan Lightman, author of GHOST.

Thu, Mar 19, 7PM – Jayne Anne Phillips, author of LARK AND TERMITE, and Matthew Pearl, author of THE LAST DICKENS.

Sun, Mar 22, 2PM – Grub Street Event. Celebrate writing and reading with Grub Street Faculty.

Thu, Mar 26, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss PEOPLE OF THE BOOK by Geraldine Brooks.

Sun, Mar 29, 2PM – Lisa Genova, author of STILL ALICE.

Sat, Apr 4, 11AM – Red Sox Opening Day Weekend Event with David A. Kelly, author of BABE RUTH AND THE BASEBALL CURSE. Ages 5 and up.

Sun, Apr 5, 2PM – J. Robert Lennon, author of CASTLE, and LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN head writer Bill Scheft, author of EVERYTHING HURTS.

Mon, Apr 6, 5:30PM – 1001 Bookclub meets to discuss ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac.

Thu, Apr 9, 7PM – Nathaniel Rich, author of THE MAYOR’S TONGUE, and Holly LeCraw, who will read a preview excerpt from her forthcoming novel, THE SWIMMING POOL.

Thu, Apr 23, 7PM – TIN HOUSE Books event with Jan Elizabeth Watson, author of ASTA IN THE WINGS, Adam Braver, author of NOVEMBER 22, 1963, and a reading by Steve Almond from THE DART LEAGUE KING by Keith Lee Morris.

Sun, Apr 26, 5PM – Kathleen Kent, author of THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER, and Stacey D’Erasmo, author of THE SKY BELOW.

Thu, Apr 30, 7PM – Emily Franklin, author of TOO MANY COOKS: KITCHEN ADVENTURES WITH 1 MOM, 4 KIDS, and 102 RECIPES, and Sandi Kahn Shelton, author of KISSING GAMES OF THE WORLD: A NOVEL.

Sun, May 3, 2PM – Lesley MFA Event. Come celebrate writing with readings by the faculty of the Lesley MFA program including: Teresa Cader, Steven Cramer, David Elliott, and William Lychack.

Thu, May 7, 7PM – Lynne Griffin, author of LIFE WITHOUT SUMMER, and Tracy Winn, author of MRS. SOMEBODY SOMEBODY.

Sun, May 31, 2PM – Alice Hoffman, author of THE STORY SISTERS.

Thu, June 4, 7PM – Margot Livesey, author of THE HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET, and Ladette Randolph, A SANDHILLS BALLAD.

Sat, June 6, 2PM – Kim Ablon Whitney, author of THE OTHER HALF OF LIFE. Ages 10 and up.

Sun, June 7, 2PM – Tess Callahan, author of APRIL & OLIVER, author Josh Weil, author of THE NEW VALLEY.

Sun, June 7, 2PM – Middle Reader Bookclub meets to discuss THE PUZZLING WORLD OF WINSTON BREEN by Eric Berlin. Ages 8 to 12.

Thu, June 11, 7PM – Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of THE SCENIC ROUTE, and Seth Harwood, author of JACK WAKES UP

Sun, June 14, 2PM – Charles Pierce, author if IDIOT AMERICA

Tue, June 16, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss LATE NIGHTS ON AIR by Elizabeth Hay

Thu, June 18, 7PM – Michaele Weissman, author of GOD IN A CUP – THE OBSESSIVE QUEST FOR THE PERFECT COFFEE.  Special Brew provided by Taste Coffee House.

Tue, June 23, 7PM – AGNI Magazine Release Party. Come celebrate the release of the current issue of AGNI with its editors and selected contributors.

Thu, June 25, 7PM – Anthony Weller, author of WELLER’S WAR: A LEGENDARY FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT’S SAGA OF WORLD WAR II ON FIVE CONTINENTS, and Patrick Tracey, author of STALKING THE IRISH MADNESS: SEARCHING FOR THE ROOTS OF MY FAMILY SCHIZOPHRENIA

Sun, June 28, 2PM – Roxana Robinson, author of COST, and Joan Wickersham, author of THE SUICIDE INDEX

Tue, June 30, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss ASTA IN THE WINGS by Jan Elizabeth Watson

Thu, July 9, 7PM – Jennifer Haigh, author of THE CONDITION, and Amy Hempel, author of THE COLLECTED STORIES OF AMY HEMPEL

Sun, July 12, 2PM – Paul Yoon, author of ONCE THE SHORE, and Dave King, author of THE HA-HA

Thu, July 16, 7PM – Julia Glass, author of I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE, and Galt Niederhoffer, author of THE ROMANTICS

Sun, July 26, 2PM – Andre Dubus III, author of THE GARDEN OF LAST DAYS, and Margaret Cezair-Thompson, author of THE TRUE HISTORY OF PARADISE

Thu, July 30, 7PM – Manil Suri, author of THE AGE OF SHIVA, and Don Lee, author of WRACK & RUIN

Tue, Sept 8, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss JANE EYRE. Hosted by Margot Livesey.

Thu, Sept 10, 7PM – Anita Diamant, author of DAY AFTER NIGHT

Sun, Sept 13, 2PM – Ru Freeman, author of A DISOBEDIENT GIRL & Peter Thomson, author of SACRED SEA

Tue, Sept 15, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss THE SEA by John Banville

Thu, Sept 17, 7PM – Jessica Shattuck, author of PERFECT LIFE, and Lucy Honig, author of WAITING FOR RESCUE

Sun, Sept 20, 2PM – Middle Reader Bookclub meets to discuss THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordan. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Sept 22, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss THE GOOD THIEF by Hannah Tinti

Thu, Sept 24, 7PM – Lev Grossman, author of THE MAGICIANS, and Michael Dahlie, author of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO GRACEFUL LIVING

Sun, Sept 27, 2PM – Thad Carhart, author of ACROSS THE ENDLESS  RIVER, and Jack O’Connell, author of THE RESURRECTIONIST

Tue, Sept 29, 7PM – SALAMANDER Release Party. Come celebrate the release of the current issue of SALAMANDER with its editors and selected contributors

Thu, Oct 1, 7PM – Richard Russo, author of THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC, and Hannah Tinti, author of THE GOOD THIEF

Sun, Oct 4, 2PM – Jill McCorkle, author of GOING AWAY SHOES, and Amy MacKinnon, author of TETHERED

Tue, Oct 13, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss LUSH LIFE by Richard Price.  Hosted by Tom Perrotta.

Thu, Oct 15, 7PM – Mary E. Mitchell, author of AMERICANS IN SPACE

Sat, Oct 17, 10:30AM – David Bierdrzycki, author of ACE LACEWING.  Ages 2 and up.

Tue, Oct 20, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss PURPLE HIBISCUS by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Sun, Oct 25, 2PM – Rawi Hage, author of COCKROACH, and Salvatore Scibona, author of THE END

Mon, Oct 26, 7PM – David Wroblewski, author of THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE

Thu, Oct 29, 7PM – Grub Street Event.  Celebrate reading and writing with the staff and instructors of Grub Street

Sun, Nov 8, 2PM – Marilyn Chin, author of REVENGE OF THE MOONCAKE VIXEN, and Maxim D. Shrayer, author of YOM KIPPUR IN AMSTERDAM

Tue, Nov 10, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss DENIRO’S GAME by Rawi Hage. Hosted by Claire Messud.

Thu, Nov 12, 7PM – BOSTON NOIR Event.  Celebrate the publication of BOSTON NOIR, edited by Dennis Lehane, with selected contributors

Sun, Nov 15, 2PM – Laura van den Berg, author of WHAT THE WORLD WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN ALL THE WATER LEAVES US, and Rachel Sherman, author of LIVING ROOM

Tue, Nov 17, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss THEN WE CAME TO THE END by Joshua Ferris

Thu, Nov 19, 7PM – Kyoko Mori, author of YARN: REMEMBERING THE WAY HOME

Sat, Nov 21, 11-1PM – Newtonville Books Writing Workshop

Sun, Nov 22, 2PM – Ian MacKenzie, author of CITY OF STRANGERS, and Maureen Foley, author of THE BOOK OF ILLUMINATION

Tue, Nov 24, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss INDIGNATION by Philip Roth

Tue, Dec 1, 7PM – Celebrity Bookclub meets to discuss A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Michael Cunningham.  Hosted by Jennifer Haigh.

Sun, Dec 6, 2PM – Ha Jin, author of A GOOD FALL, and Richard Hoffman, author of INTERFERENCE

Tue, Dec 15, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss

2008

Thu, Feb 28, 7PM – Tony D’Souza, author of THE KONKANS

Thu, Mar 6, 7PM – John Sedgwick, author of IN MY BLOOD: SIX GENERATIONS OF MADNESS AND DESIRE IN AN AMERICAN FAMILY, and Jaed Coffin, author of A CHANT TO SOOTHE WILD ELEPHANTS

Sun, Mar 9, 2PM – An interactive event with Harvard creative writing professor Bret Anthony Johnston, editor of NAMING THE WORLD: AND OTHER EXERCISES FOR THE CREATIVE WRITER

Thu, Mar 13, 7PM – David McIntosh, author of THE ART OF BUSINESS

Sun, Mar 16, 7PM – Darci Klein, author of TO FULL TERM A MOTHER’S TRIUMPH OVER MISCARRIAGE

Thu, Mar 20, 7PM – Sven Birkerts, author of THE ART OF TIME IN MEMOIR and Askold Melnyczuk, author of THE HOUSE OF WIDOWS

Thu, Mar 27, 7PM – Jon Clinch, author of FINN

Sat, Mar 29, 12-2PM – Soup tasting with Marjorie Drucker, owner of the New England Soup Factory and author of the NEW ENGLAND SOUP FACTORY COOKBOOK

Sun, Mar 30, 2PM – Elisa Albert, author of THE BOOK OF DAHLIA, and Eric Lerner, author of PINKERTON’S SECRET

Thu, Apr 3, 7PM – Atul Gawande, author of BETTER: A SURGEON’S NOTES ON PERFORMANCE

Sun, Apr 6, 2PM – Ann Harleman, author of THE YEAR SHE DISAPPEARED, and Ed Hardy, author of KEEPER AND KID

Wed, Apr 9, 7PM – Alice Hoffman, author of THE THIRD ANGEL

Sun, Apr 13, 2PM – Phuli Cohan, author of THE NATURAL HORMONE MAKEOVER

Wed, Apr 16, 7PM – Elizabeth Berg, author of THE DAY I ATE WHATEVER I WANTED: AND OTHER SMALL ACTS OF LIBERATION

Sat, Apr 19, 3PM – Kate Bernheimer, author of THE GIRL IN THE CASTLE INSIDE THE MUSEUM. All ages.

Thu, Apr 24, 7PM – Keith Gessen, author of ALL THE SAD YOUNG LITERARY MEN, and Felicia Sullivan, author of THE SKY ISN’T VISIBLE HERE

Thu, May 1, 7PM – Fiona Maazel, author of LAST LAST CHANCE, and Josh Barkan, author of BLIND SPEED

Sun, May 4, 2PM – Jack O’Connell, author of THE REVISIONIST

Thu, May 8, 7PM – Michael Lowenthal, author of CHARITY GIRL, and N.S. Koenings, author of THEFT

Sun, May 11, 2PM – Chris Bohjalian, author of SKELETONS AT THE FEAST

Thu, May 15, 7PM – Ann Hood, author of COMFORT

Sun, June 8, 2PM – Karen Day, author of NO CREAM PUFFS, and Mary Jane Beaufrand, author of PRIMAVERA

Tue, June 10, 7PM – Nina deGramont, author of GOSSIP OF THE STARLINGS, and JoeAnn Hart, author of ADDLED

Thu, June 12, 7PM – Mameve Medwed, author of OF MEN AND THEIR MOTHERS, and Ed Park, author of PERSONAL DAYS

Thu, June 19, 7PM – Alison Bass, author of SIDE EFFECTS, and Michael Dahlie, author of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO GRACEFUL LIVING

Sun, June 22, 2PM – Margot Livesey, author of THE HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET, and DeWitt Henry, author of SAFE SUICIDE

Tue, June 24, 2PM – Middle Reader Bookclub meets to discuss THE TAIL OF EMILY WINDSNAP by Liz Kessler. Ages 7 to 12.

Tue, June 24, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub meets to discuss LETTER FROM POINT CLEAR by Dennis McFarland

Thu, June 26, 7PM – Scott Heim, author of WE DISAPPEAR, and Francie Lin, author of THE FOREIGNER

Tue, July 1, 7PM – Prize-Winning Bookclub meets to discuss OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson, winner of the IMPAC Dublin Prize for Fiction and Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Tues, July 8, 7PM – Jennifer Haigh, author of THE CONDITION

Thu, July 10, 7PM – Ron McLarty, author of ART IN AMERICA

Sun, July 13, 2PM – Darin Strauss, author of MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU, and Salvatore Scibona, author of THE END

Thu, July 17, 7PM – Don Lee, author of WRACK AND RUIN

Sun, July 20, 3:30PM – 1001 Bookclub meets to discuss MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville. Discussion will be lead by Boston College literature professor James Wallace.

Tue, July 22, 7PM – Andre Dubus III, author of THE GARDEN OF LAST DAYS

Thu, July 24, 7PM – Elin Hilderbrand, author of A SUMMER AFFAIR, and Benjamin Taylor, author of THE BOOK OF GETTING EVEN

Sun, July 27, 2PM – Sheridan Hay, author of THE SECRET OF LOST THINGS, and Steve Almond, author of (NOT THAT YOU ASKED)

Thu, Sept 11, 7PM – Nellie Hermann, author of THE CURE FOR GRIEF, and Nicholas Dawidoff, author of THE CROWD SOUNDS HAPPY

Thu, Sept 18, 7PM – Laurie Edwards, author of LIFE DISRUPTED: GETTING REAL ABOUT CHRONIC ILLNESS IN YOUR TWENTIES AND THIRTIES, and Rosalind Jaffee, co-author of WOMEN, WORK, AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: KEEP WORKING, GIRLFRIEND!

Sun, Sept 21, 2PM – Yael Goldstein Love, author of THE PASSION OF TASHA DARSKY, and Pagan Kennedy, author of THE DANGEROUS JOY OF DR. SEX AND OTHER TRUE STORIES

Thu, Sept 25, 7PM – Hannah Tinti, author of THE GOOD THIEF, and Amy MacKinnon, author of TETHERED

Sun, Sept 28, 2PM – PLOUGHSHARES Release Party. Come celebrate the release of the current issue of PLOUGHSHARES with its editors and selected contributors, including new Executive Director Ladette Randolph

Thu, Oct 2, 7PM – Mystery Night with Gary Braver, author of SKIN DEEP, Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of FACE TIME, Linda Barnes, author of LIE DOWN WITH THE DEVIL, and Roberta Isleib, author of ASKING FOR MURDER

Sun, Oct 5, 2PM – Joshua Henkin, author of MATRIMONY, and Ellen Litman, author of THE LAST CHICKEN IN AMERICA

Thu, Oct 9, 7PM – SALAMANDER Release Party. Come celebrate the release of the current issue of SALAMANDER with its editors and selected contributors

Sun, Oct 12 – Newtonville Books Tenth Anniversary celebration with Anita Diamant, Alice Hoffman, Sue Miller, Tom Perrotta, Richard Russo, and Jim Shephard

Thu, Oct 16, 7PM – Douglas Bauer, author of PRAIRIE CITY, IOWA – THREE SEASONS AT HOME, and Sophie Gee, author of THE SCANDAL OF THE SEASON

Sun, Oct 19, 2PM – Wendy Mnookin, author of THE MOON MAKES ITS OWN PLEA

Sun, Oct 26, 2PM – Alice Mattison, author of NOTHING IS QUITE FORGOTTEN IN BROOKLYN, and Leah Hager Cohen, author of HOUSE LIGHTS

Sun, Nov 2, 2PM – Adam Braver, author of NOVEMBER 22, 1963, and Jenna Blum, author of THOSE WHO SAVE US

Sun, Nov 9, 2PM – Julia Glass, author of I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE

Thu, Nov 13, 7PM – Emerson College Creative Writing Event. Come celebrate writing with readings by the faculty of the Emerson College creative writing department: Daniel Tobin, author of SECOND THINGS, and Lise Haines, author of SMALL ACTS OF SEX AND ELECTRICITY

Sat, Nov 15, 2PM – Emily Franklin, author of AT FACE VALUE, and Brendan Halpin, author of FOREVER CHANGES. Ages 21 and up.

Thu, Nov 20, 7PM – Rick Moody, author of RIGHT LIVELIHOODS, and Wesley Stace, author of BY GEORGE. Moody and Stace will read and then sing together as Authros, doing covers of old and obscure pre-modern popular music in two-part harmony.

Sun, Nov 23, 2PM – UMASS-Boston Creative Writing Event. Come celebrate writing with readings by the faculty of the UMASS-Boston creative writing department.

Thu, Dec 4, 7PM – AGNI Magazine Release Party. Come celebrate the release of the current issue of AGNI with its editors and selected contributors.

2007

Tue, Feb 20, 7:30PM – Daniel Alarcon, author of LOST CITY RADIO

Sun, Mar 4, 3-5PM – Grand re-opening reception.

Wed, Mar 7, 7:30PM – Jodi Picoult, author of NINETEEN MINUTES.  Karoun Restaurant.

Thu, Mar 8, 7:30PM – Jill A. Davis, author of ASK AGAIN LATER

Thu, June 21, 7:30PM – Amy Hassinger, author of THE PRIEST’S MADONNA

Tue, June 26, 7:30PM – Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of PRIME TIME, and Jan Brogan, author of YESTERDAY’S FATAL

Tue, July 10, 7:30PM – Amanda Eyre Ward, author of FORGIVE ME, and Leah Hager Cohen, author of HOUSE LIGHTS

Fri, July 20, 9PM–midnight – Harry Potter party at the New Art Center.  There will be a screening of a Harry Potter movie, along with Potter-themed music, activities, trivia, snacks, and drinks, and more.

Tue, Sept 11, 7PM – Jill Bialosky, author of THE LIFE ROOM, and Heidi Pitlor, author of THE BIRTHDAYS

Thu, Sept 20, 7PM – Wesley Stace, author of BY GEORGE

Thu, Sept 27, 7PM – Ellen Litman, author of THE LAST CHICKEN IN AMERICA.  Co-sponsored by Grub Street.

Sun, Sept 30, 2PM – Jennifer Block, author of PUSHED: THE PAINFUL TRUTH ABOUT CHILDBIRTH AND MODERN MATERNITY CARE

Tue, Oct 2, 7PM – Brock Clarke, author of THE ARSONIST’S GUIDE TO WRITERS’ HOMES IN NEW ENGLAND

Sat, Oct 6, 2PM – Eric Berlin, author of THE PUZZLING WORLD OF WINSTON BREEN.  Interactive event for ages 8-13.

Thu, Oct 11, 7PM – Rachel Kadish, author of TOLSTOY LIED

Sat, Oct 20, 11AM – Laurie Keller, author of THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA, will read from her new picture book, DO UNTO OTTERS.  Related activities will follow the reading.  Ages 4-8.

Thu, Oct 25, 7PM – Steve Almond, author of (NOT THAT YOU ASKED), and Margo Rabb, author of CURES FOR HEARTBREAK

Tue, Nov 6, 7PM – Michael Knight, author of THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Tue, Nov 13, 7PM – Tom Perrotta, author of THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER.  Union Street Bar & Grill.

Tue, Nov 27, 7PM – Emily Franklin, Steve Almond, Mameve Medwed, and Josh Neuman read from HOW TO SPELL CHANUKAH: 18 WRITERS ON 8 NIGHTS OF LIGHTS, edited by Emily Franklin.  Union Street Bar & Grill.

Sun, Dec 2, 2PM – Lynne Reeve Griffin, author of NEGOTIATION GENERATION: TAKE BACK YOUR PARENTAL AUTHORITY WITHOUT PUNISHMENT

Thu, Dec 6, 7PM – Laura Pappano, co-author of PLAYING WITH THE BOYS: WHY SEPARATE IS NOT EQUAL IN SPORTS.

Sun, Dec 9, 1-3PM – Bookstore reception.  Please join us for eats and drink as we celebrate all that’s new at Newtonville Books.

Thu, Dec 11, 7PM – A special celebration of the tenth anniversary edition of THE RED TENT by with Anita Diamant and Judy Bolton-Fasman.

Thu, Dec 13, 7PM – David McIntosh, co-author of THE ART OF BUSINESS

Sun, Dec 16, 7PM – Join us for a half-hour screening of THE COLDEST WINTER by David Halberstam, on Out-of-the-Book production in association with Powell’s Books.

Tue, Dec 18, 7PM – Poetry Night with Richard Hoffman, author of GOLD STAR ROAD, and Afaa Weaver, author of THE PLUM FLOWER DANCE.

Thu, Dec 20, 7PM – Mystery Night with Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of FACE TIME, Katherine Hall Page, author of THE BODY IN THE IVY, and Robert Isleib, author of PREACHING TO THE CORPSE.