Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen (“Seashells: More Than a Home”) read at 1 p.m. at Belmont Books, 79 Leonard St, Belmont ... Jennifer Blecher (“Out of Place”) reads at 3 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd, Newton.


Allison Markin Powell (“Ten Loves of Nishino”) in conversation with Sawako Nakayasu (“The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa”) in conversation at 6:30 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline


Chris Guillebeau (“100 Side Hustles”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge ... Peg Doyle ("Food Becomes You") at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury ... B. A. Shapiro (“The Collector’s Apprentice”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books ... Rajani LaRocca (“Midsummer’s Mayhem”) in conversation with Lynda Mullaly Hunt at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge ... Kate Colby (“The Arrangements”), Cynthia Cruz (“Disquieting”), Joan Houlihan (“Shadow-feast”) and Daniel Tobin (“Blood Labors”) read at 7 p.m. at Grolier Poetry Book Shop, 6 Plympton St., Cambridge ... Jay Wexler (“Our Non-Christian Nation”) in conversation with Lucien Greaves at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.


Cindy Kolbe (“Struggling with Serendipity”) in conversation with Dr. Ariana Vora at 7 p.m. at Harvard Coop ... Susannah Marren (“A Palm Beach Wife”) and Sondra Helene (“Appearances”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books ... Grace Talusan (“The Body Papers”) in conversation with Joanna Rakoff (“My Salinger Year”) at 7 p.m. at Belmont Books ... Lori Goldstein (“Screen Queens”) in conversation with Karen M. McManus at Porter Square Books ... Elaine Welteroth (“More Than Enough”) in conversation with Bozoma Saint John at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. Tickets at



Peter Devereaux (“Game Faces”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books ... Tracy Strauss (“I Just Haven’t Met You Yet”) in conversation with Meredith Goldstein at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ... Neal Stephenson (“Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brookline Booksmith. Tickets at



Cindy Kolbe (“Struggling With Serendipity”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Brookline Booksmith.


Jared Williams (“Rabbit Ninja”) reads at 11 a.m. at Belmont Books.

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