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There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Annie's Book Stop (3.2 miles)
1280 Westford St., Lowell, MA 01851
22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
Lowell Law Library (4.3 miles)
Superior Courthouse, 360 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA 01852
43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854-4221
276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854
50 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886
401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852
40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01852
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
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28 Arlington St, Dracut, MA 01826
300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
291 Great Road, Acton, MA 01730
The Book Vendor (6.9 miles)
101 Broadway Road #17, Dracut, MA 01826
279 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
7 Mudge Way, Bedford,, MA 01730
256 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
The Book Rack (7.0 miles)
1996 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, MA 01826
41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460
Second Hand Prose (7.5 miles)
168 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720

Local events

Feb
26
Milford - SOCRATES CAFE is back!
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Thursday, February 26 at 6:30pm
Our Socrates Cafe will meet on the fourth Thursday each month for philosophic discussion. New members and curious thinkers are always welcome to join the forum! What's on your mind?

NOREEN STRAUCH has offered to moderate the group and is looking for people to jump-start the 'cafe'. Please contact her at 603-673-6948 for more information.

Location: Street: The Toadstool Bookshop Additional: 614 Nashua St, Lorden Plaza 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
26
Jennifer Jacquet
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, February 26 at 7pm
Jennifer Jacquet (Is Shame Necessary?)

Jennifer Jacquet is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. She works at the intersection of conservation and cooperation, focusing on the human dimensions of large-scale social dilemmas, such as overfishing and climate change. She formerly wrote for the Guilty Planet blog at Scientific American. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
26
James McGregor, Back to the Garden
Porter Square Books, Thursday, February 26 at 7pm
"A fascinating reappraisal of the ecological history of the cradle of Western traditions. Its conclusions are hopeful — perhaps our war with nature is less deeply rooted than we thought." — Bill McKibben

"James McGregor's work on Mediterranean deep history is an exhaustive and highly convincing presentation of the sophistication and sustainability of our old Neolithic European cultures before the 'disaster' that civilization proved to be, overwhelmed them all." — Gary Snyder

The garden was the cultural foundation of the early Mediterranean peoples; they acknowledged their reliance on and kinship to the land, and they understood nature through the lens of their diversely cultivated landscape. Their image of the garden underwrote the biblical book of Genesis and the region's three major religions.

In this important melding of cultural and ecological histories, James H. S. McGregor suggests that the environmental crisis the world faces today is a result of Western society's abandonment of the "First Nature" principle -- of the harmonious interrelationship of human communities and the natural world. The author demonstrates how this relationship, which persisted for millennia, effectively came to an end in the late eighteenth century, when "nature" came to be equated with untamed landscape devoid of human intervention. McGregor's essential work offers a new understanding of environmental accountability while proposing that recovering the original vision of ourselves, not as antagonists of nature but as cultivators of a biological world to which we innately belong, is possible through proven techniques of the past.

James H. S. McGregor is the author of five books on world cities. He is emeritus professor of comparative literature at the University of Georgia and lives in Cambridge, MA.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
27
Book Event: "Mothership" Bill Campbell
Boskone 52, Friday, February 27 at 2pm
Bill Campbell, author of "Mothership," will be signing copies of his book at Boskone 52 in Boston, MA on February 13.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Feb
27
Lawrence Buell, The Dream of the Great American Novel
The Concord Bookshop, Friday, February 27 at 7pm
Lawrence Buell, The Dream of the Great American Novel

Speaking and signing, Concord Bookshop (added from Harvard University Press)
Feb
27
Matt Tavares, Growing Up Pedro
Porter Square Books, Friday, February 27 at 7pm
The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares's tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martínez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.

Before Pedro Martínez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramon was the best pitcher he'd ever seen. He’d dream of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues—and here, Matt Tavares tells the story of how that dream came true. In a fitting homage to a modern day baseball star, the acclaimed author-illustrator examines both Pedro Martínez's improbable rise to the top of his game and the power that comes from the deep bond between brothers. Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Henry Aaron's Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, and Becoming Babe Ruth as well as Zachary's Ball, Oliver’s Game, and Mudball. He is also the illustrator of Doreen Rappaport's Lady Liberty and Alicia Potter’s Jubilee!, among others. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
28
My Little Pony Chaos is Magic February Event
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, February 28 at 1pm
Come play in an MLP event using the newly announced Chaos is Magic format on Saturday, February 28th and get an exclusive DJ Pon-3 promo card! This event uses the normal deck construction rules, including the Harmony format's banned list (Globe Trotter, Rainbowshine, Fluttershy - Guidance Counselor, and Magical Mailbox), but instead of a single main character card, your deck features two and begins with both in play! Entry is $5, event starts at 1:00 pm. All participants get a copy of the DJ Pon-3 promo while supplies last. Additional promos and store credit prizes based on record.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
1
Milford - THE NOVEL READERS - New book group!
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Sunday, March 1 at 1pm
Please join Anne Desrosiers and The NOVEL READERS Book Group when they meet here and discuss the books they've chosen by concensus on the first Sunday of each month.

Anyone interested is welcome to join. Feel free to contact Anne for more information at 883-2574.

Location: Street: 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza Additional: 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
1
Randy Susan Meyers
Newtonville Books, Sunday, March 1 at 2pm
Randy Susan Meyers is the author of The Murderer’s Daughters, a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award, named a “Must Read Book” and one of the “2011 Ten Best Works of Fiction” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Her writing is informed by her work with abusers and victims of domestic violence, as well as her experience with youth impacted by street violence. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches for the Grub Street Writer’s Center. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Mar
1
Sunday, March 1 at 3pm - James McGregor, "Back to the Garden: Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to the Present"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 1 at 3pm
Join us on Sunday, March 1 at 3pm for a look at the cultural and ecological history of the Mediterranean region and humankind’s broken covenant with nature.

James H. S. McGregor is the author of five books on world cities. He is emeritus professor of comparative literature at the University of Georgia and lives in Cambridge, Mass.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
2
Milford - TIM DORSEY visits from Florida with his latest Serge novel!
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Monday, March 2 at 5pm
Attention: Serge's Disciples!

Author TIM DORSEY, former NH resident and BG alumni returns to the Granite State for a lively book talk and reading in support of his latest adventure titled Shark Skin Suite.

Bottom-feeders beware: the sunshine state's favorite psychotic killer and lovable Floridaphile, Serge A. Storms, has found a new calling, legal eagle, and he's going to make a killing as a crusading attorney - and star as a dashing lawyer on the big screen - in this madcap escapade from the NYTs bestselling author.

The first twenty attendees will receive a free gift! Don't forget your beach wear. Discover more, and maybe see yourself on Tim's website: timdorsey.com

Location: Street: 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza Additional: 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
2
The Roundtable at Porter Square Books: Printer's Devil Review
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 2 at 7pm
Join Porter Square Books for a monthly reading series curated by Boston area literary magazines and journals.

This month's event is hosted by Printer's Devil Review. Hannah Larrabee and Gemma Cooper-Novack will be reading from their latest works.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
2
Reif Larsen
Brookline Booksmith, Monday, March 2 at 7pm
Reif Larsen

Reif Larsen's first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Montana Honor book, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet was a finalist for the IndieBound Award, was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and is currently being released as a film in France and the United States. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
3
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
4
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now
Boston Public Library, Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
4
Peter Swanson will be promoting The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
Peter Swanson will be promoting The Girl with a Clock for a Heart (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
4
Emily Monosson, Unnatural Selection
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans might not like the result. Monosson reveals that the very code of life is more fluid than once imagined. When our powerful chemicals put the pressure on to evolve or die, beneficial traits can sweep rapidly through a population. Species with explosive population growth -- the bugs, bacteria, and weeds -- tend to thrive, while bigger, slower-to-reproduce creatures, like ourselves, are more likely to succumb.

Monosson explores contemporary evolution in all its guises. She examines the species that we are actively trying to beat back, from agricultural pests to life-threatening bacteria, and those that are collateral damage -- creatures struggling to adapt to a polluted world. Monosson also presents cutting-edge science on gene expression, showing how environmental stressors are leaving their mark on plants, animals, and possibly humans for generations to come.

Unnatural Selection is eye-opening and more than a little disquieting. But it also suggests how we might lessen our impact: manage pests without creating super bugs; protect individuals from disease without inviting epidemics; and benefit from technology without threatening the health of our children.

Emily Monosson is an environmental toxicologist, writer, and consultant. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, author of Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats, and editor of Motherhood: The Elephant in the Laboratory.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
4
Joel Baden will be promoting The Historical David
Temple Beth Elohim, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30pm
Joel Baden will be promoting The Historical David (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
5
Brown Bag Book Discussion Group
Leominster Public Library, Thursday, March 5 at 12pm
Orphan Train by Cristiana Baker Kline (Sydney2462)
Mar
5
Alan Lightman
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 5 at 6pm
Alan Lightman (Ideas and opinions, A Sense of the Mysterious, Dance for Two, Einstein's Dreams, Ghost, GOOD BENITO, Reunion, The Diagnosis, The Discoveries, Screening Room, Mr g, The accidental universe)

Alan Lightman is the author of six novels, including the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams and The Diagnosis, which was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of two collections of essays and several books on science. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Nature, among other publications. A theoretical physicist as well as a writer, he has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He lives in the Boston area. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
5
Linda Blum, Raising Generation Rx
Porter Square Books, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with "invisible disabilities" such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day trials and complex medical and educational decisions falls almost entirely on mothers. Yet few ask how these mothers make sense of their children's troubles, and to what extent they feel responsibility or blame. Raising Generation Rx offers a groundbreaking study that situates mothers' experiences within an age of neuroscientific breakthrough, a high-stakes knowledge-based economy, cutbacks in public services and decent jobs, and increased global competition and racialized class and gender inequality.

Through in-depth interviews, observations of parents' meetings, and analyses of popular advice, Linda Blum examines the experiences of diverse mothers coping with the challenges of their children’s "invisible disabilities" in the face of daunting social, economic, and political realities. She reveals how mothers in widely varied households learn to advocate for their children in the dense bureaucracies of the educational and medical systems; wrestle with anguishing decisions about the use of psychoactive medications; and live with the inescapable blame and stigma in their communities.

Linda M. Blum is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. She is the author of Between Feminism and Labor: The Significance of the Comparable Worth Movement (1991) and At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States (1999).

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
Thursday, March 5 at 7pm - Alan Lightman, "Screening Room: Family Pictures"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, March 5 at 7pm when we welcome Alan Lightman back to the Bookshop with his newest book, a family memoir of Memphis in the 1930s-1960s, Screening Room: Family Pictures.

Alan Lightman is the author of six novels, including Einstein’s Dreams and The Diagnosis, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is also the author of three collections of essays and several books on science. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Nature, among other publications. Trained as a theoretical physicist, Lightman has taught at Harvard and at MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He lives locally.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
Marc Goodman
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Marc Goodman (Future Crimes)

Marc Goodman has spent a career in law enforcement, including work as Futurist with the FBI, Senior Advisor to Interpol and street police officer. As the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and chair for Policy, Law & Ethics at Singularity University, he has continued to investigate the intriguing, often terrifying intersection of science and crime, uncovering nascent threats and combating the darker side of technology. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
6
PAX East - Store Hours Limited
Pandemonium Books and Games, Friday, March 6 at 09am
PAX East is March 6-8, 2015 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).

Pandemonium is attending! Come visit us at our booth if you're there, or attend our board game demos or My Little Pony events!

The store will be open 2pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 8pm on Sunday. All regular events that fall within those times will occur normally. Cancelled events: FNM Standard and Modern, Sunday night MLP and Open Board Gaming.

For more info see the PAX East web site.

Location: Street: BCEC Additional: City: Boston, Province: Massachusetts Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
6
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer , Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Lecture and signing, Harvard University, presented by the History Department with support from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History (added from Harvard University Press)
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