Mary Dowdle (“Becoming a Ballerina”) reads at noon at Wellesley Books . . . Marilyn Land (“Clattering Sparrows”) reads at 1 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, Medford . . . Marit Menzin (”Song for Papa Crow”) reads at 1 p.m. at Book Ends, Winchester . . . Todd Andrlik (“Reporting the Revolutionary War”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Harvard Coop.
Joe McKendry (“One Times Square”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Archer Mayor (“Paradise City”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Jean Valentine and Ilya Kaminksy (“Dark Elderberry Branch”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. ($3)
Ray Kurzweil (“How to Create a Mind”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre . . . Laura Harrington (“Alice Bliss”) and Juliette Fay (“The Shortest Way Home”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . Jill Teitelman (“Saving Gracie”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Main Library . . . Ming Tsai (“Simply Ming in Your Kitchen”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Framingham.
Margaret Talbot (“The Entertainer”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($10 ticket) . . . Sean Glennon (“Tom Brady vs. the NFL”) reads at 7.p.m. at the Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury St.
B.A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) and Maryanne O’Hara (“Cascade”) read at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, Weymouth . . . James Fallows (“China Airborne”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Ricardo Cortés (“A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.
Nicole Terez Dutton (“If One of Us Should Fall”), Michael F. Gill, and Holly Guran (“Mothers’ Trails”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain ($5 suggested).
Toni Buzzeo (“A Lighthouse Christmas”) reads at 1 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, Medford . . . Ana Forrest (“Fierce Medicine”) reads at 5 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.