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Author readings around Boston Oct. 1-7

All author appearances are in person and free unless otherwise noted.


All She Wrote Books set to reopen in East Somerville; new book of portraits brings dignity to those afflicted by Alzheimer’s; Letters About Literature program opens on October 2

A roundup of literary news in and around the Boston/New England area.


Local bestsellers for the week ended Sept. 24

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

Boston Public Library joins ‘Books Unbanned’ initiative, opening digital collection to teens, young adults across US

The program, first established by the Brooklyn Public Library last year, allows anyone from ages 13 to 26 who lives in the United States to obtain a Boston Public Library e-card to check out e-books and digital audiobooks.


What does ‘pleasure reading’ mean when your job is reading books?

A book critic explains what he means by "fun."


Vermont’s lieutenant governor takes banned books on the road

In response to the increase in book challenges around the country, David Zuckerman has organized a statewide Banned Books Tour, sparking lively community conversations about democracy and freedom in the process.


Josh Barkan, whose memoir ‘Wonder Travels’ chronicles his divorce, takes readers around the world

The author traveled to Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, and Morocco in a journey of catharsis.


Steve Inskeep believes in books as the ‘antidote’ to a technophilic age

The voice of NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ finds history grounding.