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BOOKINGS
Ocean Vuong (”On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”) is in conversation with Sandra Lim Thursday at 7 p.m. at Chelmsford Public Library.

Author readings around Boston May 22-28

All author appearances are virtual and free unless otherwise noted.

BOOKS

Local bestsellers for the week ended May 15

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

Perspective | Book Excerpt
Republican and Democrat party political symbols elephant and donkey. 3D illustration.

Charlie Baker: What happened to reaching across the aisle to get things done?

“Good government services are not just what we should expect,” the governor writes in an exclusive excerpt from his forthcoming book, “they are necessary to nurture and protect our democracy.”

Bookstores
Titcomb's Bookshop in East Sandwich

Your guide to the indie bookstores of Cape Cod and the islands

The Cape & Islands Bookstore Trail has 23 spots for book lovers to check out.

STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

Female desire fuels ‘Little Rabbit’

"I really wanted to write a novel that would focus on a woman lusting after a man — and it’s not destroying her life," says Alyssa Songsiridej.

BOOK REVIEW
Viola Davis discusses her book "Finding Me" at the 92nd Street Y on April 27 in New York.

In new memoir, Viola Davis shares feeling ‘invisible’ growing up in poverty in Central Falls

The actress found her calling when she saw Cicely Tyson appear in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”

Around 50 books were stolen from the Little Queer Library in Waltham early Wednesday morning.

‘It’s made me increasingly paranoid:’ LGBTQ-themed library in Waltham reports books stolen for fourth time this year

The organizers of the “Little Queer Library,” a free community library in Waltham, said at least 50 books were stolen early Wednesday morning, the fourth time this year they've had books swiped.

"The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown competed with 24 other middle grade books for the 2021-22 prize.

‘The Wild Robot’ wins Massachusetts Children’s Book Award

The science fiction book, written and illustrated by Peter Brown, competed with 24 other middle grade books for the 2021-22 prize.