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There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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7 Mudge Way, Bedford,, MA 01730
Building 1530, Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA 01731
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
Books With A Past (3.0 miles)
17 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742
65 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
Barrow Bookstore (3.1 miles)
79 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
129 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
166 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
LibraryThing is collection-aware
3 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773
1874 1874 Massachusetts Avenue,, Lexington, MA 02420
Concord Bookshop (3.9 miles)
13 Depot Sq., Lexington, MA 02420
1764 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803
22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
Mass Audubon (5.0 miles)
208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421-5703
735 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
ReaderCon 25 (5.2 miles)
Burlington Marriott, One Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
1322 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
256 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01805
22 Sears St., Burlington, MA 01803
15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
Costco (5.8 miles)
71 2nd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451
486 Main St, Acton, MA 01702

Local events

Mar
31
Alan Lightman, Screening Room
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm
"The cumulative effect of Lightman’s memories is wrenching: loss and illness and death wander freely in his pages, reminding us of the evanescence of youth and promise. The author shows us many small moments, igniting each with sparks of passion, memory and intelligence." — Kirkus (starred review)

From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, a lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism, the early days of the movies, and a powerful grandfather whose ghost continues to haunt the family.

Alan Lightman’s grandfather M.A. Lightman was the family’s undisputed patriarch: it was his movie theater empire that catapulted the family to prominence in the South; his fearless success that both galvanized and paralyzed his descendants, haunting them for a half century after his death. In this lyrical and impressionistic memoir, Lightman writes about returning to Memphis in an attempt to understand the people he so eagerly left behind forty years earlier. As aging uncles and aunts begin telling family stories, Lightman rediscovers his southern roots and slowly realizes the errors in his perceptions of his grandfather and of his own father, who had been crushed by M.A. Here is a family saga set against a throbbing century of Memphis—the rhythm and blues, the barbecue and pecan pie, and the segregated society—that includes personal encounters with Elvis, Martin Luther King, Jr., and E. H. "Boss" Crump. At the heart of it all is a family haunted by the ghost of the domineering M.A., and the struggle of the author to understand his conflicted loyalties to his father and grandfather.

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.

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
31
Leah Cypess will be promoting Death Sworn
Wellesley Books, Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm
Leah Cypess will be promoting Death Sworn (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
31
Untitled event
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm
Apr
1
Jacqueline Winspear
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, April 1 at 00am
Apr
1
Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin (Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, Happier at Home, The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal for Mothers, Better Than Before)

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project. Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than a million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages, and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. Rubin started her career in law, and was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
1
Early Literacy Panel
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Join three local experts for a discussion of strategies for bringing literacy skills to children.

Cheryl Dressler has specialized in creating literacy programs for English language learners. She is a researcher and has experience designing and implementing evaluation tools to assess learning outcomes of educational programs. Cheryl has a deep appreciation for Waldorf pedagogy and understands the healing nature of its potential.

Michelle Laskey is the literacy playgroup coordinator for Somerville Public Schools.

Julie Wood is a creative educational media developer, literacy advisor, writer, researcher, speaker, blogger, and digital media expert.

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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Apr
1
Sarah Lewis
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Sarah Lewis has served on President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee, been selected for Oprah’s “Power List,” and is a Critic at the Yale University School of Art in the MFA program. She is also an active curator, having held positions at both the Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art. Her writing on contemporary art has been published extensively. She received her BA from Harvard University, an MPhil from Oxford University, and will receive her PhD from Yale University in March 2014. She lives in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Apr
2
Mary McAlary & George Foreman III, The Fighting Spirit (Andover)
Spirit of '76 Bookstore, Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm
The Fighting Spirit: The Art of Winning Your Fight is the first in the Everybody Fights book series, part of the heartfelt mission of 31-year-old George Foreman III, the son of the great boxing legend George Foreman, to build and foster a community of “everyday fighters” and inspire their journeys by sharing their stories. George III and Mary, who was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago, seem to be unlikely family at first, but their “fight” and philosophy of living bring them together to share their life-changing stories and personal hard-won lessons. Together, they pack a punch of inspiration. Readers will learn the key Fight Laws needed to win their own battles—and ultimately be able to join a growing community of truly inspirational people. The book is chockfull of motivating wisdom as well as tips for wellness and living with MS—and a few of Mary’s favorite healthy recipes, too. Why? Because EVERYBODYFIGHTS. As George III says, “It’s about chomping at the bit to wake up and defy the odds every day. It’s about being scared to death and saddling up anyway. It’s about turning your fight ON when you have a diagnosis! Fighting is not a sport—it’s a spirit.”

Location: Andover Bookstore Street: 89 R Main Street City: Andover, Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Seth Koven, The Match Girl and the Heiress
Porter Square Books, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden of money and possessions. Together, these unlikely soulmates sought to remake the world according to their own utopian vision of Christ's teachings. The Match Girl and the Heiress paints an unforgettable portrait of their late-nineteenth-century girlhoods of wealth and want, and their daring twentieth-century experiments in ethical living in a world torn apart by war, imperialism, and industrial capitalism.

In this captivating book, Seth Koven chronicles how each traveled the globe--Nellie as a spinster proletarian laborer, Muriel as a well-heeled tourist and revered Christian peacemaker, anticolonial activist, and humanitarian. Koven vividly describes how their lives crossed in the slums of East London, where they inaugurated a grassroots revolution that took the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to achieving economic and social justice for the dispossessed. Koven shows how they devoted themselves to Kingsley Hall--Gandhi's London home in 1931 and Britain's first "people's house" founded on the Christian principles of social sharing, pacifism, and reconciliation--and sheds light on the intimacies and inequalities of their loving yet complicated relationship.

The Match Girl and the Heiress probes the inner lives of these two extraordinary women against the panoramic backdrop of shop-floor labor politics, global capitalism, counterculture spirituality, and pacifist feminism to expose the wounds of poverty and neglect that Christian love could never heal.

Seth Koven teaches history at Rutgers. He is also the author of Slumming: Social and Sexual Politics in Victorian London.

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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Apr
4
Grand Prix Trial: Providence
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, April 4 at 11am
Come earn byes for the upcoming Grand Prix in Providice, RI!

This GPT is a Standard tournament with a $10 entry fee. It begins promptly at 11:00am. The tournament runs per the official Grand Prix Trial rules. It will therefore run with Swiss and elimination rounds based on attendance.

Grand Prix Trials are run at REL Competitive. Make sure you are familiar with the tournament rules, and be aware that sloppy play carries penalties at REL Competitive that it doesn't at FNM or our weekly events, like official warnings and game losses. REL Competitive also requires decklists. Be sure to bring a decklist with you, or arrive with time to fill one out. We will not delay the tournament for players that did not leave enough time to fill out a decklist, so if you are still finishing it when the tournament begins you may get a game loss penalty for tardiness in round 1.

The winner of this event earns 2 byes at Grand Prix Providence. Top finishers will also earn store credit based on event attendance.

Grand Prix Providence is on June 20-21 and is also Standard.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
6
Lindsey Palmer
Newtonville Books, Monday, April 6 at 00am
Lindsey Palmer (added from Random House)
Apr
6
Michael Sears
Brookline Booksmith, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Michael Sears

Michael Sears spent over twenty years on Wall Street, rising to become a managing director at Paine Webber and Jeffries & Co., before leaving the business in 2005. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York, where he is at work on a second book featuring Jason Stafford and his son. (added from Random House)
Apr
6
Vivek Bald, Bengali Harlem and Lost Histories of South Asian America
Porter Square Books, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
In the final years of the nineteenth century, small groups of Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island every summer, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their home villages in Bengal. The American demand for Oriental goods took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey's beach boardwalks into the heart of the segregated South. Two decades later, hundreds of Indian Muslim seamen began jumping ship in New York and Baltimore, escaping the engine rooms of British steamers to find less brutal work onshore. As factory owners sought their labor and anti-Asian immigration laws closed in around them, these men built clandestine networks that stretched from the northeastern waterfront across the industrial Midwest.

The stories of these early working-class migrants vividly contrast with our typical understanding of immigration. Vivek Bald's meticulous reconstruction reveals a lost history of South Asian sojourning and life-making in the United States. At a time when Asian immigrants were vilified and criminalized, Bengali Muslims quietly became part of some of America's most iconic neighborhoods of color, from Tremé in New Orleans to Detroit's Black Bottom, from West Baltimore to Harlem. Many started families with Creole, Puerto Rican, and African American women.

As steel and auto workers in the Midwest, as traders in the South, and as halal hot dog vendors on 125th Street, these immigrants created lives as remarkable as they are unknown. Their stories of ingenuity and intermixture challenge assumptions about assimilation and reveal cross-racial affinities beneath the surface of early twentieth-century America.

Vivek Bald is Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the director of three documentary films: Taxi-vala/Auto-biography, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, and In Search of Bengali Harlem (forthcoming).

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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Apr
6
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The
The New Center for Arts and Culture, Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
7
Lily King, Euphoria
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm
"With Euphoria, Lily King gives us a searing and absolutely mesmerizing glimpse into 1930’s New Guinea, a world as savage and fascinating as Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, where obsessions rise to a feverish pitch, and three dangerously entangled anthropologists will never be the same again. Jaw-droppingly, heart-stoppingly beautiful. I loved this book." —Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.

English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.

Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.

Lily King’s first novel, The Pleasing Hour, won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second book, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award. Father of the Rain was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year, and winner of the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction. Lily King lives with her family in 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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Apr
8
Breakfast with Lily King at Henrietta's Table
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 8 at 08:30am
Join Lily King, award-winning author of Euphoria, for a breakfast talk held at Henrietta's Table at the Charles Hotel.

Tickets are $25, which covers meal and tip, and are available through the Charles Hotel's website. We're keeping this to a small, comfortable number of attendees, so ticket quantities are limited.

From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.

English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.

Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.

Location: Street: Henrietta's Table Additional: 1 Bennett St. City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02138 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
8
Peter Slevin
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm
Peter Slevin (Michelle Obama)

Peter Slevin spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post before joining Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he is an associate professor. He has written extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as on political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. Slevin graduated from Princeton and Oxford. He lives with his family in Evanston, Illinois. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
8
Laura Lebow, The Figaro Murders
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm
In 1786 Vienna, Lorenzo Da Ponte is the court librettist for the Italian Theatre during the height of the enlightened reign of Emperor Joseph II. This exalted position doesn’t mean he’s particularly well paid, or even out of reach of the endless intrigues of the opera world. In fact, far from it.

One morning, Da Ponte stops off at his barber, only to find the man being taken away to debtor's prison. Da Ponte impetuously agrees to carry a message to his barber’s fiancée and try to help her set him free, even though he’s facing pressures of his own. He's got one week to finish the libretto for The Marriage of Figaro for Mozart before the opera is premiered for the Emperor himself.

Da Ponte visits the house where the barber’s fiancée works—the home of a nobleman, high in the Vienna’s diplomatic circles—and then returns to his own apartments, only to be dragged from his rooms in the middle of the night. It seems the young protégé of the diplomat was killed right about the time Da Ponte was visiting, and he happens to be their main suspect. Now he's given a choice—go undercover into the household and uncover the murderer, or be hanged for the crime himself.

Brilliantly recreating the cultural world of late 18th century Vienna, the epicenter of the Enlightenment, Lebow brings to life some of the most famous figures of music, theatre, and politics.

Laura Lebow studied European history at Brandeis University and earned a Master in City Planning from MIT. After a career as an environmental policy analyst, she now writes historical mysteries full-time. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and an ever-expanding collection of opera CDs. The Figaro Murders is her first novel.

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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Apr
9
Ben Yagoda
Boston Public Library, Thursday, April 9 at 6pm
Ben Yagoda (When You Catch An Adjective, Kill It)

Ben Yagoda teaches English at the University of Delaware, and is the author of four books, including The Sound on the Page and About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made. He has contributed to Slate.com, the New York Times Book Review, the American Scholar, Rolling Stone and Esquire, and writes an occasional column on language for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
9
Penny Noyce, "Magnificent Minds" (Andover)
Andover Bookstore, Thursday, April 9 at 6:30pm
Full of the inspirational stories girls need for exploring a future in science! Did you know that Florence Nightingale pioneered the use of statistics in public health? That Marie Curie is still the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in both physics and chemistry--and the only winner whose daughter also won a Nobel Prize? That in the 17th century, the most accomplished scholar in mathematical astronomy was a Polish woman, Maria Cunitz? That the pysicist who first explained nuclear fission was a woman, Lise Meitner?That two of the pioneers of computer science were women, Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper? For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of sixteen women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, computer science, and medicine. Sweeping and inspirational, this book should be read by all girls and young women who share curiosity about the world and the dream of making a difference.

Location: Andover Bookstore Street: 89 R Main Street City: Andover, Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
9
Mark Elson, Battlefields of Honor
Porter Square Books, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
On the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Confederacy, join us for a new look at the people who spend their days reenacting the Civil War.

Some 150 years on, interest in the American Civil War (1861–65) is at an all-time high, no more so than among the thousands of people across the United States and Europe who participate in reenactments. They leave their jobs and homes behind to become battle-weary soldiers, courageous generals, dedicated nurses and even eager newspaper reporters, adopting not only the clothes of the era, but also the language, mannerisms and food.

In Battlefields of Honor, Mark Elson’s expressive images, themselves evoking the look and style of nineteenth-century photographs, capture the painstaking attention to detail that goes into such reenactments. Exploring such themes as the meticulous choreography frequently involved in the restaging of battles, the role women played in the conflict, and the behind-the-scenes work of artisans responsible for crafting replica uniforms, weaponry and utensils, this is a fascinating documentary essay on the men and women who feel an intense, often personal connection to a monumental period in America’s past.

Mark Elson is a photographer and film-maker who specializes in wet-plate processes.

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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Apr
9
Carl Hoffman will be promoting Savage Harvest
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Carl Hoffman will be promoting Savage Harvest (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
9
Philip Kerr
Brookline Booksmith, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Philip Kerr (A German Requiem, Dark Matter, March Violets, The One from the Other, The Pale Criminal, The Winter Horses)

Hailed as the thinking reader's thriller writer, Philip Kerr has, in a few short years, become a high-profile author of fast-paced suspense fiction including Dead Meat, A Philosophical Investigation, The Grid and Esau. (added from Random House)
Apr
9
Elizabeth Lunbeck, The Americanization of Narcissism
The Harvard Coop, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Elizabeth Lunbeck, The Americanization of Narcissism

Speaking and signing at the Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
10
Edited by Orlando Patterson with Ethan Fosse , The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth
Harvard Book Store, Friday, April 10 at 3pm
Edited by Orlando Patterson with Ethan Fosse
, The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth

Talk and signing featuring Orlando Patterson and Ethan Fosse, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
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