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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

Jan
27
Daniel Williman & Karen Corsano, John Singer Sargent and His Muse
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, January 27 at 7pm
This sensitive and compelling biography sheds new light on John Singer Sargent’s art through an intimate history of his family. Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman focus especially on his niece and muse, Rose-Marie Ormond, telling her story for the first time.

In a score of paintings created between 1906 and 1912, John Singer Sargent documented the idyllic teenage summers of Rose-Marie and his own deepening affection for her serene beauty and good-hearted, candid charm. Rose-Marie married Robert, the only son of André Michel, the foremost art historian of his day, who had known Sargent and reviewed his paintings in the Paris Salons of the 1880s. Robert was a promising historian as well, until the Great War claimed him first as an infantry sergeant, then a victim, in 1914. His widow Rose-Marie served as a nurse in a rehabilitation hospital for blinded French soldiers until she too was killed, crushed under a bombed church vault, in 1918. Sargent expressed his grief, as he expressed all his emotions, on canvas: He painted ruined French churches and, in Gassed, blinded soldiers; he made his last murals for the Boston Public Library a cryptic memorial to Rose-Marie and her beloved Robert.

Braiding together the lives and families of Rose-Marie, Robert, and John Sargent, the book spans their many worlds—Paris, the Alps, London, the Soissons front, and Boston. Drawing on a rich trove of letters, diaries, and journals, this beautifully illustrated history brings Sargent and his times to vivid life.

Daniel Williman and Karen Corsano are historians who have collaborated on studies of the Latin archives of the Middle Ages. Now they have turned their attention to a more contemporary subject, whose secrets they have uncovered in archives and eyewitness journals and letters.

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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Jan
27
James Scott will be promoting The Kept
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, January 27 at 7pm
James Scott will be promoting The Kept (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
28
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni
Hadassah Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, Wednesday, January 28 at 09:30am
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
28
Alexandra Fuller, Leaving Before the Rains Come
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm
The author of Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight returns with a new memoir.

A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller.

Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller’s delicate balance—between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage—irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fuller’s father—"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife—was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear.

Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller’s Africa.

Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to a farm in southern Africa. She lived in Africa until her midtwenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming. She has three children.

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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Jan
29
Michael Ignatieff, Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Michael Ignatieff, Fire and ashes: Success and Failure in Politics

Discussion and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Jan
29
Mary Lundquist, Cat & Bunny
Porter Square Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
From the heartwarming text to the adorable illustrations of little kids dressed as animals, there's so much to love about Mary Lundquist's debut picture book, Cat & Bunny. Cat and Bunny. Bunny and Cat.

It's always been just the two of them -- daydreaming, having adventures, playing their special game. Until the day someone else asks, "Can I play?"

Mary Lundquist captures all the charm and magic of first friendship in her winning debut picture book.

Mary Lundquist grew up in Massachusetts and is the youngest of seven children. She graduated with a BFA from Mass College of Art and Design in Boston in 2008 and moved with her husband to England for three years. They now live with their son Calvin in Los Angeles where they enjoy the endless sunshine and visit the beach almost every week.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
29
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Newtonville Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Jan
29
Thursday, January 29 at 7pm - John Vaillant, "The Jaguar's Children"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Join us on Thursday, January 29 at 7pm, when John Vaillant returns to the bookshop to read from, take Q&A, and sign his new novel, The Jaguar's Children.

John Vaillant's work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic, National Geographic, and Outside, among other magazines. His two previous, award-winning books, The Tiger and The Golden Spruce, were international bestsellers.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
31
Game of Thrones Store Championship
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, January 31 at 12pm
Winter is coming, and with it Pandemonium's Game of Thrones LCG Store Championship! Battle for the Iron Throne, the glory of your house, and the prizes in the official FFG Winter OP kit and Store Championship kits. Additional store credit may be available based on attendance.

Entry is $10. Iron Price not an acceptable alternative. Event begins promptly at noon, doors open for registration at 10am.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
1
Milford - THE NOVEL READERS - New book group!
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Sunday, February 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.

See you next year readers!

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)
Feb
1
Robert M. Thorson, Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science
Harvard Museum of Natural History, Sunday, February 1 at 2pm
Robert M. Thorson, Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science

Lecture, “Discovering Thoreau the Geologist,” Harvard Museum of Natural History (added from Harvard University Press)
Feb
1
Sunday, February 1 at 3pm - Heather Webb, "Rodin's Lover"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, February 1 at 3pm
Join us on February 1 at 3pm, when historic fiction author Heather Webb returns to the bookshop. Ms. Webb will read from, take Q&A, and sign copies of her new novel, Rodin's lover.

Heather Webb is a former French teacher and a member of the Historical Novel Society. She is the author of Becoming Josephine, and lives with her family in Connecticut.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
2
My Favorite Teacher Contest!
Teen Event, Special Event Students submit an essay, poem, or thank-you letter describing how a teacher has influenced your life and he/she will be entered to win. Grand Prize $10,000. $5,000 for your teacher and $5,000 for his/her school. Deadline for entries March 1, 2015. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Feb
2
The Roundtable at Porter Square Books: Journal of the Month
Porter Square Books, Monday, February 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 Journal of the Month.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
3
Martha McManamy, The Big Trip
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Taking a year off from the rat race is an idle dream for many, but the McManamy family, including their three teenagers, decided to make it happen. The Big Trip: A Family Gap Year tells how they put high school, college and work on hold while they learned Spanish in Spain and volunteered in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Kenya. Choosing home stays and local transportation over hotels and rental cars, they undertook a deeply immersive journey of "slow travel," living simply and experiencing life as the locals do. The teenagers contributed their own creative poems and stories to The Big Trip. A vivid account full of adventures and lively observations, the story also offers a template for anyone yearning to undertake an intellectual, emotional and spiritual journey of discovery. It is possible for families to take a Big Trip and enrich their lives without breaking the bank, losing a job, or falling behind in school. This compelling travel memoir motivates us all to follow even the wildest of our dreams.

Martha McManamy is a multi-lingual Quaker activist with a serious travel bug and a desire to make a difference in this troubled world. She planned and carried out the Big Trip, bringing to life a long-held dream. Martha lives with her husband and children in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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
3
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
4
PJ Library Storytime
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Prudential Center, Wednesday, February 4 at 11am
Happy Birthday, Tree! by Madelyn Rosenberg, Jana Christy (Illustrator)
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson, Christie Matheson (Illustrator)

Children's Event, Storytime Join us for an interactive Storytime! Learn about the holiday of Tu B'Shvat (the New Year of the Trees). Children will be mesmerized as our Storyteller brings stories to life using sing-along songs, creative movement and dramatic play. (added from Barnes & Noble)… (more)
Feb
4
Cokie Roberts will be promoting Founding Mothers
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, February 4 at 4:30pm
Cokie Roberts will be promoting Founding Mothers (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
4
Ian Bostridge
The Brattle Theatre, Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm
Ian Bostridge (Schubert's Winter Journey)

Ian Bostridge performs regularly throughout Europe, North America and the Far East to outstanding critical acclaim. He read Modern History at Oxford and received a D.Phil in 1990. He is the author ofWitchcraft and Its Transformations c.1650-c.1750 and A Singer's Notebook. He is Humanitas Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and a regular contributor to The Guardian and the TLS. He is married to the writer and critic Lucasta Miller. They live in London with their two children. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
5
Richard S. Dunn, A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia
Richard S. Dunn, A tale of two plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia

Lecture, discussion, and signing, Harvard University, sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research (added from Harvard University Press)
Feb
5
Sarah Gerard, Binary Star, and Elizabeth Moore, The Truth and the Life
Porter Square Books, Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
"A bold, beautiful novel about wanting to disappear and almost succeeding. Sarah Gerard writes about love and loneliness in a new and brilliantly visceral way." -- Jenny Offill

"I felt a breathless intensity the whole time I read Sarah Gerard's brilliant "Binary Star." I sped through it, dizzy, devastated, loving all of it." -- Kate Zambreno

The language of the stars is the language of the body. Like a star, the anorexic burns fuel that isn't replenished; she is held together by her own gravity.

With luminous, lyrical prose, Binary Star is an impassioned account of a young woman struggling with anorexia and her long-distance, alcoholic boyfriend. On a road trip circumnavigating the United States, they stumble into a book on veganarchism, and believe they've found a direction.

Binary Star is an intense, fast-moving saga of two young lovers and the culture that keeps them sick (or at least inundated with quick-fix solutions); a society that sells diet pills, sleeping pills, magazines that profile celebrities who lose weight or too much weight or put on weight, and books that pimp diet secrets or recipes for success.

Sarah Gerard's work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine's "The Cut," Paris Review Daily, Slice Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Bookforum, and other journals. She is the author of the chapbook Things I Told My Mother and a graduate of The New School's MFA program for fiction.

Welcome to Cedar Mill, a late-nineteenth century industrial town in the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Rachel Morris—young, outspoken, and impulsive—becomes involved in a consuming relationship with David Cranmer, her long-time friend and partner-in-crime. Set against the backdrop of a vividly-imagined historical town that is itself in the throes of major change, this relationship comes to affect Rachel and David (and all who know them) in ways that are simultaneously deeply-felt, heartbreaking and revealing.

Meanwhile, in present-day Boston, twenty-something Emma Harris is reeling from the recent death of her mother. Teetering on the edge of depression and yearning for the certainty of knowledge, Emma undertakes a journey of discovery that ultimately leads her to the ruins of a Pine Barrens ghost town, where she might come to encounter the curious interplay between what is known and what is not, between truth and life—and, in so doing, find closure.

Beth Moore holds a BA in English from Drew University and an MA in Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard, and currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Nathan, where she works in academic publishing.

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
6
Ken Page
Brookline Booksmith, Friday, February 6 at 7pm
Ken Page (Deeper Dating) (added from Random House)
Feb
6
Gershon Ben Keren, Krav Maga
Porter Square Books, Friday, February 6 at 7pm
A no-nonsense approach to neutralizing attackers in close quarters. Author Gershon Ben Keren explains the philosophy behind the Krav Maga method, which is the basis of the Israel Defense Force's (IDF) devastating close-combat system. This book lays out a systematic approach to self-defense and provides illustrated confrontation scenarios paired with tailored practical responses.

Accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow photographs, practical combat skills are described in step-by-step detail, along with the movement patterns needed to make them effective in real-life settings. All of the photos in the book were shot in real-time, demonstrating what realistic movements -- both from the attacker's and defender's perspective -- look like. The situational components of such violent incidents are explained, so the reader can learn to identify, predict, and avoid violence before it occurs.

Gershon Ben Keren, the lead instructor at Krav Maga Yashir in Charlestown, is a third-degree black belt.

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
7
X-Wing Store Championship
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, February 7 at 11am
Come play X-Wing for the glory of being Pandemonium Store Champion in the official Fantasy Flight store championship program!

The event is on Saturday, February 7th and begins promptly at 11am. (Store opens at 10am as usual and registration opens then.) Entry is $10. In addition to the official Store Championship prize kit, we will supplement with store credit prizes as attendance warrants. We require squad lists for this event. Be sure to bring one along or arrive enough in advance to fill one out before the start of the event.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
7
Milford - NH PULP FICTION authors read from their new anthology!
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Saturday, February 7 at 1pm
Join us, editor ELAINE ISAAK, and a group of contributors to volume 4 in the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction Series, LOVE FREE OR DIE! They will read from and sign copies of the brand new release. The list includes: Sylvia Beaupre, S.J. Cahill, Judy Calhoun, Shana Chartier, Jim Isaak, Melva Michaelian, David O'Keefe, Robert Owen, Jessie Salisbury, Michael S. Samuels, and Robin Small.

Love Free or Die is the latest in the series of New Hampshire Pulp Fiction from Plaidswede Publishing Co. This short story collection focuses on a timely topic for Valentine's Day -- and when thoughts turn to ... love and more.

More than 20 writers have written stories themed around love in New Hampshire.

Previous books in the series are Live Free or Undead; Live Free or Die! Die! Die!, and Live Free or Sci-Fi. A fifth collection centered around Concord's famed stagecoach will be issued in September.

NH Pulp Fiction is a series of anthologies of short-form fiction (typically less than 8,000 word per story) that takes the themes, genres, styles and attitudes of the pulp era of magazine and book publishing (i.e. quick and dirty and sensational) and applies them to the locales, myths, people and landmarks of the Granite State. The goal of the series is to produce highly readable and enjoyable books, professionally designed, that provide a platform for a mix of established writers and new voices. We hope to encourage and preserve the short story medium while showcasing New Hampshire as a place where just about anything can and does happen.

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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