Location: Belmont, MA 02478, United States

Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

Belmont Center, 43 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478
336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478
Annie's Book Stop (1.6 miles)
193 Belmont St., Belmont, MA 02478
380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452
700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
13 Medford Street, Arlington, Massachusetts 02474
175 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, ma 02474
64 Aberdeen Avenue, Cambridge, MA
123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472
1281 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
1271 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
373 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
934 Mass Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02467
Professional Books (2.4 miles)
232 California St, Newton, MA
245 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA
70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA
Annie's Book Stop (2.8 miles)
85 River St., Waltham, MA 02154
40 College Avenue, Somerville, MA
Comicazi (2.9 miles)
407 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
99 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Barefoot Books (3.0 miles)
1771 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140

Local events

Alternatives Book Group
Milford Town Library, Friday, August 22 at 1:30pm
Book group for Alternatives Unlimited (added from Eventkeeper)
Window Artists
Marlborough Public Library, Friday, August 22 at 2pm
Paint a window around the library to advertise our programs and brighten the Children's Room with paper designs inspired by a preselected picture book. Session 1: 1-3pm on Mon., July 7th or Fri., July 11th. Session 2: 1-3pm on Mon., Aug. 18th or Fri, Aug. 22nd. Online Registration required to ensure a window to paint/decorate. (added from Eventkeeper)
My Little Pony CCG Sealed Deck
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, August 23 at 1pm
Come play four rounds of My Little Pony sealed deck with us!

Get 7 packs (4 Premier, 3 Canterlot Nights) to build your deck, then keep the cards.

Date: August 23, 2014

Time: 1-6 pm

4 rounds

Price: $25 / Entry

Prizes: Store credit 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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Alternatives Book Group
Milford Town Library, Monday, August 25 at 1:30pm
Book group for Alternatives Unlimited (added from Eventkeeper)
American Girl Book Club: Josefina
Ames Free Library Of Easton, Monday, August 25 at 7pm
Josefina Montoya is a Mexican girl living on a rancho near Santa Fe during the time when the area was under Mexican Rule, only a few years after Mexican Independence. Josefina is always trying to see the positive side of things, and is very idealistic.  Being the youngest in the family, Josefina often wants to prove how competent she is.  She is very careful of her approach with others, and tries to remember her manners.  Josefina can be quite stubborn when she sets her heart on things, and she never gives up.
This is an ALL AGES, ALL GENDER book club.  Whether you are interested in the books or you would just like to come and assist with the craft time, we would love to have you! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Boston Globe Book Club
Porter Square Books, Monday, August 25 at 7pm
The Boston Globe's new book club gathers at Porter Square to discuss their summer pick, and everyone is invited!

Join Globe reporters for a discussion of Maryanne O'Hara's Cascade:

During the 1930s in a small town fighting for its survival, a conflicted new wife seeks to reconcile her artistic ambitions with the binding promises she has made.

Fans of Richard Russo, Amor Towles, Sebastian Barry, and Paula McLain will devour this transporting novel about the eternal tug between our duties and our desires, set during in New York City and New England during the Depression and New Deal eras.

It’s 1935, and Desdemona Hart Spaulding has sacrificed her plans to work as an artist in New York to care for her bankrupt, ailing father in Cascade, Massachusetts. When he dies, Dez finds herself caught in a marriage of convenience, bound to the promise she made to save her father’s Shakespeare Theater, even as her town may be flooded to create a reservoir for Boston. When she falls for artist Jacob Solomon, she sees a chance to escape and realize her New York ambitions, but is it morally possible to set herself free?

Registration is encouraged.

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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Teacher Appreciation
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, August 26 at 4pm
We love teachers here at Porter Square Books. Whether you're building a classroom library, finding the perfect book to hook a reluctant reader, or picking out the next class assignment, we're happy to help.

On August 27, from 4-7pm, we'd like to show our gratitude for your work -- and celebrate the start of a new school year -- with a special discount: 20% off all purchases for the classroom.

See you there!

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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Deborah Doucette, The Forgotten Roses, and Sam Osherson, The Stethoscope Cure
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm
Join two Massachusetts writers sharing their latest novels.

Rebecca Griffin has everything she ever wanted – or so says her big-hearted Italian American family. But now her marriage is unraveling and her teenage daughter is hurtling toward a self-destructive calamity. While Rebecca struggles to hang on to her husband and save her daughter, she learns of the mysterious death of a young woman long ago at a local prison and her family’s connection to the girl, Rose. It is a story that haunts Rebecca. Her search for answers takes Rebecca from the small idyllic New England town where she lives to her big Italian family still residing in the old tight-knit neighborhood in East Boston. As she tries to dig up the facts of the young girl’s life and violent death, Rebecca’s own buried secrets surface. She finally gains insight into the choices she’s made, facing the difficult truth about her husband, Drew. The three women, Rebecca, her troubled daughter, Dana, and a mysterious figure from the past each unknowingly embark on a collision course one desperate, enchanted autumn night when the answers they seek come to light in the most unearthly of places by the most innocent of messengers.

Deborah Doucette is the author of Raising Our Children's Children: Room in the Heart, and a blogger for the Huffington Post.

Can a psychiatrist who has never been to war heal veterans who have? How do you help someone who really needs you when you need help yourself? Already reeling from his tragic mishandling of a patient under his care, Dr. Paul Gilverstein—a first year psychiatric resident at the New York VA -- finds out that his young wife is pregnant. Caught off-guard, Paul begins to question his marriage, career choice, and very sense of self. As Paul drifts closer and closer to the edge, the Chief of Psychiatry dumps on him one of the Department’s toughest outpatient cases: Sgt. Lionel Tool, an angry vet just back from Vietnam. The heart of this story lies in the relationship between Lionel Tool and Paul Gilverstein. With enormous psychological acuity and drawing on his own personal experience during the Vietnam War, Sam Osherson lays bare the deeply personal human relationship that underlies psychotherapy. This dynamic between patient and therapist turns out to have wide-ranging repercussions not just in the professional realm but in Paul Gilverstein's private life as well. In the final analysis, The Stethoscope Cure is a novel about how a man heals himself by listening to his heart in relationship with others, not with a medical instrument but with the tools of his own humanity.

Sam Osherson is a psychologist and a professor at Fielding Graduate University. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Utne Reader, and the Miami Herald.

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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Susan Lendroth
Blue Bunny Books & Gifts, Wednesday, August 27 at 10:30am
Susan Lendroth (Old Manhattan Has Some Farms) (added from Random House)
Norman Miller, Boston Beer
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm
Since before Patriots like Paul Revere and Sam Adams fermented a revolution in smoky Beantown taverns, beer has been integral to the history of Boston. The city issued its first brewing license in 1630, and breweries like Haffenreffer Brewery and American Brewing Company quickly sprung up. This heady history took a turn for the worse when the American Temperance Movement championed prohibition, nearly wiping out all of the local breweries. In 1984, the amber liquid was revitalized as Jim Koch introduced Samuel Adams craft brews to the Hub and the nation. Shortly after, Harpoon Brewery emerged and became the largest brewery to make all its beers in New England. From the planning of the Boston Tea Party over a pint at Green Dragon Tavern to the renaissance of the burgeoning craft brewing scene, join author and "Beer Nut" Norman Miller as he savors the sudsy history of brewing in the Hub.

Norman Miller grew up in the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed and plastic pink lawn flamingoes: Leominster, Massachusetts. Despite being a late bloomer as a beer drinker, he has been writing the Beer Nut column for the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Massachusetts, and the GateHouse Media family of newspapers since 2006, as well as a blog of the same name.

Currently, Norman lives in his childhood home in Leominster with his dog Foxy, his cats Trouble and Tweak and his prized possession, Beatrice the beer fridge, which is always stocked up with Boston beers.

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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Candy Leonard, Beatleness
Porter Square Books, Thursday, August 28 at 7pm
"I love this book! The beautifully written Beatleness will not only bring to life all the excitement for those that weren't living yet during the Beatle years, it will cause major goosebumps, all over again, to those who were there. It's an incredibly hip and astute account of all the Beatles' major happenings that affected so many people around the world who were riveted to their every move. I can't wait to read it again!" -- Will Lee, Grammy Award-winning bass player and studio musician, Late Show with David Letterman and Fab Faux

Beatleness is the story of how the Beatles’ constant presence in the 1960s transformed the childhood and adolescence of millions of American kids and how, through these kids, the Beatles “changed everything.”

Based on hundreds of hours of in-depth fan interviews, Beatleness presents a richly textured account of what it was like to grow up immersed in Beatles—from Ed Sullivan to the Apple rooftop—eagerly awaiting each record and watching their evolution.

Told from the point of view of fans of different ages and genders, the book offers a thoroughly fresh approach to the Beatles’ impact on the fans and the culture, and explains the unique feeling of connection first-generation fans still feel toward the band.

While focusing on the fan experience, Beatleness is also a Beatlecentric cultural history of the 1960s, and paints a detailed picture of young Americans witnessing the events of that transformational decade with the Fab Four by their side.

Beatleness holds a magnifying glass up to the six-year timeline of the fan experience in America and truly allows the reader to experience—or re-experience—what it was like to be a young person during the Beatle years.

Candy Leonard is a Cambridge-based first-generation Beatle fan, intimately familiar with their entire body of work, biography, the commentary on them, and Beatle fan culture. She is also a sociologist with a background in qualitative research, child development, popular culture, and media studies who has written and lectured on the Beatles.

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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Daniel J. Levitin
Brookline Booksmith, Thursday, August 28 at 7pm
Daniel J. Levitin, The Organized Mind

author event. bookstore.

www.brooklinebooksmith.com/ (added from Penguin)
Grand Prix Trial: Orlando
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, August 30 at 11am
Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Trial: Orlando

Registration: 10 am

Start Time: 11 am

Entry Fee: $30

REL Competitive

Format: M15 Sealed Deck, Top 8 M15 Draft

Prize: 2 Byes for Grand Prix Orlando on October 3-5. Additional store credit prizes by record.

See the Wizards of the Coast website for more information about this Grand Prix.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: Downstairs Arena City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Timothy Gager, The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm
"As the son of two psychoanalysts, I feel qualified in diagnosing Timothy Gager as a very sick human being and a fearless writer. His prose is odd, mordant, and disobedient. Read him at your peril." -- Steve Almond, author of God Bless America: Stories

"Timothy Gager's The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan is a gangbusters novel, its characters sharply defined against a backdrop both tense and funny. Bill Sloan is the therapist no one wants, especially since you might say he needs therapy more than his patients. This is a great read." -- Rusty Barnes, co-founder, Night Train Magazine, author of Reckoning

"Timothy Gager blasts another beauty of twisted humanity at its best in The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan. Gager steers us 'like a bird without wings' through this hilarious and strangely familiar brood of characters, accelerating and diving down into the intricacies and mania of our own inner pathos. Get a copy!" – Meg Tuite, author of Bound By Blue

Timothy Gager is the author of eleven books of short fiction and poetry. His latest, The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan, (Big Table Publishing) is his first novel. He hosts the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over thirteen years and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival. His work appears in over 300 journals, of which nine have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio.

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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High as the Horses' Bridles
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm
Meet Scott Cheshire as he reads from his debut novel High as the Horses' Bridles. (added from Macmillan)
Peter May, The Lewis Man
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, September 3 at 7pm
Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May’s acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards.

In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh—including his wife and his career in the police force—the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald—the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili—a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden.

Already an international bestseller and winner of numerous awards, including France's Prix des Lecteurs du Télégramme, The Lewis Man has the lyrical verve of Ian Rankin and the gutsy risk-taking of Benjamin Black. As fascinating and forbidding as the Hebridean landscape, the book (according to The Times) "throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."

Peter May is the multi award-winning author of the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland; the China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell; the critically-acclaimed Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo MacLeod, which is set in France; and Entry Island. One of Scotland's most prolific television dramatists, he garnered more than a thousand credits in fifteen years as scriptwriter and script editor on prime-time British television drama. He is the creator of three major television drama series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels.

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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Liza Ketchum, Out of Left Field
Porter Square Books, Thursday, September 4 at 7pm
The summer of 2004 is full of promise for Brandon McGinnis. He has a job, a spot on the varsity swim team, loving parents, and loyal friends. Brandon and his dad, ardent Red Sox fans, wonder: could this be the year the Sox finally win the World Series? Then Brandon’s father dies suddenly. His will, signed just before his death, reveals a secret kept for thirty years. As shadows of the Vietnam War bleed into the escalating War in Iraq, Brandon sets out to solve the mystery his father left behind. His journey takes him to Canada’s Cape Breton Island, where he uncovers bittersweet truths about the past, and a family facing their own hidden demons. Brandon’s courageous search throws him into life’s game with its devastating losses, unexpected curve balls, and thrills as wondrous as a home run on an autumn night.

Liza Ketchum is the author of many books for young readers, including Where the Great Hawk Flies, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for Children's Literature, and Newsgirl. She enjoys writing nonfiction and contemporary novels as well as stories about the past. She teaches in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University and divides her time between Massachusetts and Vermont.

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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Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles , The Library Beyond the Book
Harvard Book Store, Friday, September 5 at 3pm
Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles
, The Library Beyond the Book

Speaking and signing with both authors, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Porter Square Books, Friday, September 5 at 7pm
From the winner of Australia's National Fiction Prize, author of the hugely acclaimed Gould's Book of Fish, a magisterial, Rashomon-like novel of love and war that traces the life of one man from World War II to the present.

In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway in 1943, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever. Moving deftly from the POW camp to contemporary Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo and his comrades to those of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of death, love, and family; exploring the many forms of good and evil, war and truth, guilt and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

Richard Flanagan is the author of five previous novels—Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, and Wanting—which have received numerous honors and have been published in twenty-six countries. He lives in Tasmania.

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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Robert M. Neer, Napalm: An American Biography
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, September 6 at 3pm
Robert M. Neer, Napalm: An American Biography

Discussion and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Middle Grade Mavens: Dana Alison Levy, Jen Malone, Anna Staniszewski, Jennifer Ann Mann
Porter Square Books, Saturday, September 6 at 3pm
Four Massachusetts authors join forces to share their new books for readers between 8 and 12: Dana Alison Levy, The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher Jen Malone, At Your Service Anna Staniszewski, The Prank List Jennifer Ann Mann, Sunny Sweet Is So Dead Meat

Meet the Fletchers. Their year will be filled with new schools, old friends, a grouchy neighbor, hungry skunks, leaking ice rinks, school plays, wet cats, and scary tales told in the dark! There’s Sam, age twelve, who’s mostly interested in soccer, food, and his phone; Jax, age ten, who’s psyched for fourth grade and thinks the new neighbor stinks, and not just because of the skunk; Eli, age ten (but younger than Jax), who’s thrilled to be starting this year at the Pinnacle School, where everyone’s the smart kid; and Frog (not his real name), age six, who wants everyone in kindergarten to save a seat for his invisible cheetah. Also Dad and Papa. The Family Fletcher is fun to know.

Dana Alison Levy was raised by pirates but escaped at a young age and went on to earn a degree in aeronautics and puppetry. Actually, that’s not true—she just likes to make things up. That’s why she always wanted to write books. She was born and raised in New England and studied English literature before going to graduate school for business. While there is value in all learning, had she known she would end up writing for a living, she might not have struggled through all those statistics and finance classes. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher is her first published novel, but she has a trunk full of other attempts, which vary in degrees of awfulness.

Thirteen-year-old Chloe Turner wants nothing more than to follow in Dad’s footsteps as a respected concierge in a posh NYC hotel. After all, living at a hotel is heaven, and perks like free concert tickets and all-access passes to boutiques, restaurants, and attractions aren’t too shabby either.

When the spoiled brat child of an important guest is only placated by some quick thinking on Chloe’s part, Chloe is awarded the role of Junior Concierge. But she might be in over her head when tasked with tending to the every whim of three royal guests: a twelve-year-old princess who can’t stand Chloe, a cute fourteen-year-old prince(!), and their ten-year-old sister, who has a nasty knack for getting herself lost. After the youngest princess slips Chloe’s care, Chloe and the remaining royals must embark on an event-filled hunt for her through NYC’s best tourist spots.

Jen Malone's debut At Your Service publishes with Simon & Schuster/Aladdin Mix in August 2014 and a new co-written series, RSVP, will follow with book one launching in 2015. Her debut young adult novel Wanderlost will publish with HarperCollins in 2016. Jen lives north of Boston with her husband, her identical twin sons and their little sister, teaches at Boston University, and has a slight obsession with hedgehogs. Please visit her website at www.jenmalonewrites.com. If you spot a hedgehog, click on it to see something extra cool!

Rachel never thought she'd fight for the right to clean toilets, but she has to save her mom's business. Nothing can distract her from her mission - except maybe Whit, the cute new guy in cooking class. Then she discovers something about Whit that could change everything. After destroying her Dirt Diary, Rachel thought she was done with secrets, but to save her family's business, Rachel's going to have to get her hands dirty. Again.

Anna Staniszewski lives and works in the Boston area. She's the author of the My Very UnFairy Tale Life series and the Dirt Diary series–-both published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky–-as well as the occasional dinosaur/robot picture book. You can visit Anna at www.annastan.com or follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/annastanisz.

When a bottle of ketchup explodes all over Masha Sweet, she thinks it’s an accident. She’s trying to be kinder to her little sister, Sunny, so she shouldn’t jump to conclusions…or should she? Turns out Sunny has devised a special science experiment that requires Masha to look totally weird all day. But Masha is not having it. If it kills her (or Sunny!) she will figure out how to get them home from the science fair without causing a scene. But add in a pair of little brothers who take Masha on a wild goose chase through the school, a short detour through a cemetery, and a run-in with a cute boy and this whole day is one big scene. Which just might be what Sunny had in mind...she is so dead meat!

Jennifer Ann Mann lives in Brookline with a houseful of friends and family and writes funny chapter books for kindergarten through 3rd graders. Sunny Sweet is So Not Sweet published in 2013.

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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The Roundtable at Porter Square Books: Salamander
Porter Square Books, Monday, September 8 at 7pm
Join Porter Square Books for a monthly reading series curated by Boston area literary magazines and journals.

This month's roundtable is hosted by Salamander, and features Andrea Cohen, Alan Feldman, and Jeffrey Harrison.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Matthew Thomas
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm
Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. He lives with his wife and twin children in New Jersey. We Are Not Ourselves is his first novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sarah Anne Johnson and Mark Chiusano
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm
Join us for a new novel and a story collection.

On 19th century Cape Cod, Hannah Snow shouldn't even be in the water. Her husband, John, would be furious-it's his job to tend to Dangerfield Light. It's certainly not women's work, and his quick trips out of town don't give her permission to rush toward the tattered ships. But she does, and though she can't save everyone, William "Billy" Pike, is someone she can. He's recuperating in her care when John's horse is found abandoned. Hannah invites Billy to stay as a hired hand-but soon discovers that he is not at all whom she thought he was. When everything holding her together falls apart, can Hannah learn how to save herself?

Sarah Anne Johnson is the author of The Lightkeeper’s Wife (Sourcebooks), The Very Telling, The Art of the Author Interview, and Conversations with American Women Writers, all published by the University Press of New England. Her interviews appear in The Writer’s Chronicle, Glimmertrain Stories, Provincetown Arts, and The Writer where she is a contributing editor. Her fiction has appeared in Other Voices, and she is the recipient of residencies in fiction from Jentel Artists’ Residency Program and Vermont Studio Center. She has taught the Art of the Author Interview Workshop at Bennington College Writing Seminars MFA Program, Leseley University MFA Program, and at literary conferences.

"In Marine Park, Mark Chiusano shines a light on lives that are too often left in the dark. He shows us, with humor and deep-hearted compassion, the complexities of growing up and growing old in the blue collar shadows, and he gives us, story after story, the chance to see ourselves in his longing, hopeful characters. This is a wise and affecting collection, and it marks the arrival of a voice we've not heard until now, one that will carry through the streets and alleys of contemporary literature for years to come." —Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This

Marine Park—in the far reaches of Brooklyn, train-less and tourist-free—finds its literary chronicler in Mark Chiusano. Chiusano’s dazzling stories delve into family, boyhood, sports, drugs, love, and all the weird quirks of growing up in a tight-knit community on the edge of the city. In the tradition of Junot Díaz’s Drown, Stuart Dybek's The Coast of Chicago, and Russell Banks's Trailerpark, this is a poignant and piercing collection—announcing the arrival of a distinct new voice in American fiction.

Mark Chiusano is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was the recipient of a Hoopes Prize for outstanding undergraduate fiction. His stories have appeared in Guernica, Narrative, Harvard Review, and online at Tin House and The Paris Review Daily. He was born and raised in Brooklyn.

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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Randy Susan Meyers
Melrose Public Library, Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm
Randy Susan Meyers is the author of The Comfort of Lies and The Murderer’s Daughters and a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award. Her writing is informed by her work with batterers and victims of domestic violence, as well her experience with youth impacted by street violence. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing seminars at the Grub Street Writers’ Center. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
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