Timothy Gager (“The Shutting Door”) and Chad Parenteau (“Patron Emeritus”) read at 12:45 p.m. at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth … Frances Driscoll (“The Swan Boat Ride”) reads at 2 p.m. in the Boston Room at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston St. … Anthony M. Sammarco (“A History of Howard Johnson’s: How A Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became A Roadside Icon”) reads at 2 p.m. at Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham … Kendra DeColo (“Thieves in the Afterlife”) and Jen McClanaghan (“River Legs”) read at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Ruth Feldstein (“How It Feels To Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement”) reads at 2:30 p.m. at Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St., Jamaica Plain … Richard Primack (“Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord
Marcus Burke (“Team Seven”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Obehi Janice (“Fufu & Oreos”), Steven LaFond (“Yard Waste”), Lillian Medville (“Lillian’s Test Kitchen”), and Ravi Shankar (“What Else Could It Be”) read at 7 p.m. at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Paul C. Clerici (“Boston Marathon History by the Mile”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Morse Institute Library (Natick Public Library), 14 East Central St., Natick … Diane Montiel and Steve Alexander (”If Not For The Perfect Stranger: Heartwarming and Healing Stories of Kindness from the 2013 Boston Marathon”) read at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Akhil Sharma (“Family Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store
Alice McDermott (“Someone”) reads at 6 p.m. at Bill Bordy Auditorium, 216 Tremont St., Boston … Robert Wicks (“Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston St. …Ben Tarnoff (“The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Amir Aczel (“Why Science Does Not Disprove God”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Jennifer Pieroni (“Danceland”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … D. Foy (“Made to Break”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 7 p.m. at Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., Marlborough … William Martin (“The Lincoln Letter”) reads at 7.30 p.m. at Westwood Library, 660 High St., Westwood
Scott Helman and Jenna Russell (“Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice”) read at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston St. … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Norton Public Library, 68 East Main St., Norton … Barbara Ehrenreich (“Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Rick Trout (“Dog Gone, Back Soon”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Ira Mark Egdall (“Einstein Relatively Simple: Our Universe Revealed”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Judith Nies (“Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Lindsey Palmer (“Pretty in Ink”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Martha Collins (“Day Unto Day”) and Joan Houlihan (“Ay”) read at 7 p.m. at Roslindale House Community Room, 120 Poplar St., Roslindale … John Demos (“The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic”) in conversation with Megan Marshall at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store
Thomas Piketty (“Capital in the Twenty-First Century”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … JP Norden nd Paul Norden (“Twice As Strong: 12 Seconds, 2 Brothers, and the Marathon That Changed Their Lives”) read at 6 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford
Joshua Touster (“Aftermath: A Photographic Reflection on the Boston Marathon”) reads at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston St.