Are you looking for a bookish event to add to your calendar?
Here is just a sampling of some of the wonderful author events coming to the Boston area this month.
Be sure to check your local library and bookstore’s event calendar to see what author events are coming to your community.
Not in the Boston area? This list is still a great way to find a book to add to your TBR list!
Thursday, November 1st – 6-pm at Boston Public Library, Copley
Readable Feast @ BPL: The Making of a Cookbook
“The Readable Feast is partnering with the Boston Public Library for a series of culinary author talks at the Newsfeed Cafe! The first event will be a panel conversation on “The Making of a Cookbook: Assembling the Right Ingredients”, with Leigh Belanger, author My Chalkboard Kitchen, and Todd Heberlein and Ryan Conroy, co-authors of The Volante Farm Cookbook and Nicole Vecchiotti, publisher of Union Park Press. Both books won top awards in the June, 2018 Readable Feast festival.
You can find more even information here.
Saturday, November 3rd – 11am at Silver Unicorn Books, Acton
Aisha Densmore-Bey, Who Made My Stuff?
Saturday, November 3rd – 3pm at Porter Square Books
Francie LaTour, Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings
Sunday, November 4th – 3pm at Concord Bookshop
Julie Dobrow, After Emily
Wednesday, November 7th – 7pm at Wellesley Books
Aaron Thier, The World is a Narrow Bridge
“From the author of Mr. Eternity, a darkly comic road novel about a millennial couple facing the ultimate question: how to live and love in an age of catastrophe.”
Note: This is a free event, but you must RSVP. You can find more information here.
Thursday, November 8th – 7pm at Belmont Books
Peter Stark, Young Washington
Friday, November 9th – 7pm at Brookline Booksmith
Jeff Speck, Walkable City Rules
Friday, November 9th – 7pm at Wellesley Books
Elin Hilderbrand, Winter in Paradise
“A husband’s secret life, a wife’s new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.”
Note: This is a ticketed event. You can find more event information here.
Saturday, November 10th – 2pm at the Eric Carle Museum
Grace Lin, A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Saturday, November 10th – 3pm at the Boston Athenæum
Jarrett J. Krosoczka– Hey, Kiddo with guest author Jack Gantos
In this talk about his National Book Award longlist graphic memoir for teens, Jarrett J. Krosoczka will take the audience through the steps he took to create this moving, raw book and present a multi-media reading, followed by a conversation with guest author Jack Gantos (who makes a cameo in Hey, Kiddo) about writing and the saving power of creativity and literature.
For more information visit the event website.
**Jarrett Krosoczka will be on an upcoming episode of A Bookish Home, the podcast! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts to be notified when there is a new episode.
Saturday, November 10th – 6pm at Oberon, Cambridge:
sponsored by Harvard Bookstore
Jasmine Guillory, The Proposal
“Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling novelist JASMINE GUILLORY for a discussion of The Proposal, the highly anticipated followup to her beloved romance The Wedding Date. She will be joined in conversation by award-winning author, editor, and professor ROXANE GAY. The evening will include a cash bar (with a signature cocktail!) and a book signing with Jasmine.”
Note: this is a ticketed event. You can find more event information here.
Monday, November 12th – 7pm at Harvard Bookstore
Chaya Bhuvaneswar, White Dancing Elephants
Tuesday, November 13th – 7pm at First Parish Church:
sponsored by Harvard Bookstore
Jonathan Franzen, The End of the End of the Earth: Essays
Saturday, November 17th – 6:30pm at Silver Unicorn Books, Acton
Author Dinner Party with Jenna Blum (The Lost Family), Crystal King (Feast of Sorrow), and Louise Miller (The Late Bloomers’ Club)
This special event put on by my local bookstore sounds like the perfect night out for bookish foodies: “This is our first ticketed event ever, and it’s going to be a blast. Our three authors here have written three books that revolve around food in some way, and so of course we need to have them out for a dinner party! Orange Door Kitchen will be cooking a three-course meal — one course for each book — and the authors will rotate tables and talk with guests from course to course. Tickets will be $90, and will include signed copies of the three books — The Lost Family, Feast of Sorrow and The Late Bloomer’s Club.”
Saturday, November 24th – 10am at Allin Congregational Church, Dedham: Sponsored by Blue Bunny Books
Jan Brett, The Snowy Map
Monday, November 26th – 7pm at Belmont Books
Elizabeth Berg, Night of Miracles
Wednesday, November 28th – 6pm at Boston Public Library, Copley
Thrill Me, Chill Me: Mystery Writers Panel
“Join critically acclaimed authors Hank Phillippi Ryan, Peter Swanson, Kellye Garrett, and Paula Munier in conversation about the enduring thrill and lure of mysteries, and what makes them so appealing on the page and on the screen.”
You can find more event information here.
What bookish events are you planning to attend this month? I’d love to hear! Leave a note in the comments or tag me on Twitter or Instagram @ABookishHome.
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Laura Szaro Kopinski