Hillary Clinton to stop at Harvard Book Store as part of tour

Hillary Clinton.

Ben Margot/AP File

Hillary Clinton.

WASHINGTON -- The Hillary Clinton book rollout extraveganxa is coming to Massachusetts.

The once and possibly future presidential contender will be at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge on June 16 at 7 p.m., according to the store. Clinton will be signing books, but there is no formal speaking program.


Tickets, which cost $38 and include a copy of the book, go on sale Monday.

Clinton’s stop in the Boston area is part of an ambitious monthlong, nationwide tour that seems as much about testing a 2016 presidential campaign as it is about selling copies of her new book, “Hard Choices.”

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The book is formally released on Tuesday, but already there have been excerpts provided, gauzy promotional videos released, and interviews with People Magazine granted. Strategy sessions have been held with supporters about one of the book’s most sensitive topics, the attack on the US compound in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were killed, during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

Clinton has given interviews to multiple networks. Diane Sawyer interviewed Clinton for a Monday primetime special on ABC.

CBS News has obtained an early copy of the book, which weaves together both personal details with her views on some of the world’s thorniest conflicts.


“Will I run for president in 2016?” she writes in the final pages. “I haven’t decided yet.”

As she goes on her book tour, she will be trailed by “The Hillary Bus,” which is being orchestrated by Ready for Hillary, a political action committee that formed to try to persuade Clinton to run.

A spokesman for the publisher, Simon and Schuster, said the stop in Boston would be the only one in New England, meaning Clinton will not wade into New Hampshire. Several political observers had predicted she would not visit the first in the nation primary state during the book tour, since it would do little more than stoke political speculation.

Matt Viser can be reached at matt.viser@globe.com.
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