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Local bestsellers for the week ending June 13

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

BOOKINGS

Virtual author readings for June 20-26

All author appearances are virtual unless otherwise noted.

Here’s your official summer reading list

These are the 70 best books of the season to pop into your travel bag.

STORY BEHIND THE BOOK
Aaron Lecklider

Aaron Lecklider on the queer activists who came before

"Love's Next Meeting" tells the stories of those who sought both sexual freedom and political revolution.

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS
Dariel Suarez's new novel takes place in current-day Havana.

A novel set in Havana, a new set of poets laureate for Massachusetts, and the return of the Nantucket Literary Festival — with a virtual Juneteenth panel

Literary news of note from around the region.

BOOKS

Local bestsellers for the week ending June 6

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

BOOKINGS

Virtual author readings for June 13-19

All author appearances are virtual unless otherwise noted.

BOOK REVIEW
Illustration for review of Lawrence Wright's "THE PLAGUE YEAR," an up-to-the-moment history of the pandemic. BOOKS; 6-6-21

How the pandemic knocked us out

Here we are — blurred-eyed, exhausted, Zoom-ed out and all-too-often even clueless what month it is, let alone day of the week. And yet the narrative now is that we are turning a corner, with officials in America optimistically pushing out the concept that we’re largely moving past COVID-19. In “The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid,” Lawrence Wright looks at how our institutions failed us, and at a future that may may always include the disease.