Eric Kester (“That Book About Harvard: Surviving the World’s Most Famous University, One Embarrassment at a Time”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord . . . James Tate (“The Eternal Ones of the Dream: Selected Poems 1990-2010”) and Dara Wier (“A Civilian’s Journal of the War Years”) read at 4 p.m. at the Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge.
Elin Hilderbrand (“Summerland”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley . . . Joe Olshan (“Cloudland”) and John Katzenbach (“What Comes Next”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Maggie Shipstead (“Seating Arrangements”) and J. Courtney Sullivan (“Maine”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Tina Cassidy (“Jackie After O”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.
Chris Cleave (“Gold”) reads at 3:30 p.m. at Porter Square Books and at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5 tickets at Brookline Booksmith) . . . Uzodinma Iweala (“Our Kind of People: A Continent’s Challenge, a Country’s Hope”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store.
John Brandon (“A Million Heavens”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Stephen L. Carter (“The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Kurt Andersen (“True Believers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Timothy Patrick McCarthy (“The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the People’s Historian”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop.