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LIVE - Casey McQuiston in conversation with Meredith Goldstein

May 4, 2022
6:00 PM
Hosted by Brookline Booksmith
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Brookline MA

Celebrate the release of I Kissed Shara Wheeler with Casey McQuiston, in conversation with Meredith Goldstein. Tickets include a general admission seat at the event AND a copy of I Kissed Shara Wheeler, plus one of four exclusive character cards (selected at random). Ticketholders will receive email updates with important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates. There will be an in-person signing directly after the talk, taking place across the street from the theater at Brookline Booksmith. Can't make it to the event? We can ship you a signed copy of the book! Pick "Reserve a book (USPS PRIORITY MAIL)" on the registration page for this option.

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VIRTUAL - Romance Book Club: Read Thien-Kim Lam

May 5, 2022
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

Romance Book Club: This month, we're reading books by Thien-Kim Lam, whose "Happy Endings" is just that! Be ready to discuss (and add to your TBR pile!).

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LIVE - Karen White, Lauren Willig & Beatriz Williams: The Lost Summers of Newport

May 15, 2022
4:00 PM
Hosted by Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge MA

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White to celebrate their new novel, The Lost Summers of Newport. This event will take place on Sunday, May 15 at 4pm at Porter Square Books: Cambridge Edition. We ask that you please RSVP below if you plan to attend! Our in-person attendance guidelines can be found in the description of the RSVP form.

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LIVE - Karen White, Lauren Willig & Beatriz Williams, authors of The Lost Summers of Newport

May 16, 2022
6:00 PM
Ocean House
1 Bluff Ave
Watch Hill RI

Come and enjoy an evening with local authors, discussing their newly-published memoirs and novels. Ocean House owner and author, Deborah Goodrich Royce will be moderating the conversations with our featured authors. This week, Karen White, Lauren Willig, and Beatriz Williams will be discussing (and signing) their newly published collaboration: Lost Summers of Newport, a novel of money and secrets set among the famous summer mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, spanning over a century from the Gilded Age to the present day.

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VIRTUAL - Lana Harper with Rachel Harrison: From Bad to Cursed

May 17, 2022
7:00 PM
Sponsored by Brookline Booksmith
Brookline MA

Celebrate the release of From Bad to Cursed with author Lana Harper, in conversation with Rachel Harrison! Opposites attract in this wickedly charming rom-com by Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Payback’s a Witch. Books are available for order, either for in-person pick-up at Brookline Booksmith or shipped.

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LIVE - Christina Lauren in conversation with Sarah MacLean

May 18, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by RJ Julia Books
The Country Day School
341 Opening Hill Rd.
Madison CT

The “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar) and New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners present a charming and laugh-out-loud funny novel filled with adventure, treasure, and, of course, love: Something Wilder. In conversation with the writing duo that is Christina Lauren will be author Sarah MacLean.

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LIVE - Kat Cho in conversation with Amanda Foody

May 18, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge MA

Porter Square Books is thrilled to welcome Kat Cho for Once Upon a K-Prom, her new YA romance novel! Amanda Foody, best-selling author of All of Us Villains with Christine Lynn Herman, will join the author in conversation.This in person event will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm at Porter Square Books: Cambridge Edition. We ask that attendees wear their masks for the duration of the event. Thank you for respecting the safety of our community!

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VIRTUAL - Sonali Dev in Conversation with Bridget Eileen Madden, Jane Austen Aficionado

May 21, 2022
2:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

We love Jane Austen-esque adaptations and, if you haven't read those by Sonali Dev, you are in for a treat! Join us for this conversation between Sonali and Bridget Eileen Madden, who is a true Austen Aficionado! They'll be chatting how Austen books inspired Sonali, the similarities and differences between the books, as well as any hidden "Easter Eggs" that only a Jane Austen fan would pick up on! It's also a book birthday! Sonali's latest adaptation, "The Emma Project" has just come out and we're celebrating! Bring your tea and crumpets to join the conversation (or whatever puts you in a celebratory mood!).

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VIRTUAL - LGBTQ+ Author Panel with Emery Lee, Timothy Janovsky, Katee Robert, and Olivia Waite

June 1, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

We are starting Pride Month off right! Join us for a conversation with mega-superstar authors Emery Lee (e/eir), Timothy Janovsky (he/him), Katee Robert (she/her), and Olivia Waite (she/her) as they talk about their books, writing process, and how they connect with the LGBTQ+ community with their words and stories. You can purchase signed books from any of our authors from Bank Square Books.

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VIRTUAL - Romance Book Club: Read A "New To You" Author

June 2, 2022
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

Romance Book Club: Read A "New To You" Author: This month, we're reading books that are "new to you". Is there an author you've been dying to read but haven't made the time? This is your opportunity! Be ready to discuss (and add to your TBR pile!).

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LIVE - Jasmine Guillory in conversation with Meredith Goldstein

June 6, 2022
6:00 PM
Hosted by Brookline Booksmith
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Brookline MA

Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre! Celebrate the release of By the Book with Jasmine Guillory, in conversation with Meredith Goldstein. Tickets are required, and include a copy of By the Book. There will be an in-person signing directly after the talk, taking place across the street from the theater at Brookline Booksmith. Books will be presigned in the case that a signing line is not possible. Can't make it to the event? We can ship you a signed copy of the book! Pick "Reserve a book (USPS PRIORITY MAIL)" for this option.

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LIVE - Kristan Higgins Luncheon

June 8, 2022
12:00 PM
Hosted by An Unlikely Story
111 South Street
Plainville MA

We are delighted to welcome back New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins for an in-person luncheon to celebrate her new book, OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY. It's a funny and surprising novel, based in Cape Cod, about a woman, Lillie, who recently became an empty nester and who's husband abruptly dumps her for another woman. Now, alone for the first time in her life, Lillie finds herself going a little rogue. During this event, attendees will receive a copy of OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY and will be treated to a delicious lunch from our Unlikely Café while Kristan discusses and signs her new book. Tickets include a paperback copy of OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY that Kristan will personalize at the event, and a buffet-style lunch, including gluten-free and vegan options. If you have any allergy concerns, please email kym@anunlikelystory.com to let us know.

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LIVE - Ladies of Summer 2022: Jasmine Guillory, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Emma Straub

June 8, 2022
6:00 PM
Hosted by Barrett Bookstore
Wee Burn Country Club Inc
410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road
Darien, CT 06820

Barrett Bookstore is thrilled to welcome Jasmine Guillory, Jean Hanff Korelitz, and Emma Straub to Darien for Ladies of Summer 2022! Please join us for a dynamic in-person celebration of summer reading as we welcome superstar authors Jasmine Guillory (By the Book), Jean Hanff Korelitz (The Latecomer), and Emma Straub (This Time Tomorrow) to town for an evening of conversation about the best summer books! Each author will talk about their brand-new blockbuster novels and following the program will be available for book sales and signing. Ticket includes admission, a glass of wine, and light bites.

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LIVE - Kristan Higgins

June 8, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

We're so excited to welcome author Kristan Higgins (in person!) to Ashland Public Library! Kristan's new book "Out of the Clear Blue Sky" (in true Kristan style) is a perfect summer read—it sweeps you away, tugs at your heartstrings, and tickles your funny bone. Can't wait! Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event by Escape Into Fiction (a new Indie bookstore in Franklin!).

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LIVE - “Who Is Fabio?” Romance Novel Jeopardy with Andrea Martucci

June 9, 2022
6:00 PM
Sponsored by Boston Book Festival/Lit Crawl Boston
Starlight Sq. (Mainstage)
84 Bishop Allen Dr.
Cambridge MA

You’ll need to know more about romance novels than Fabio and Bridgerton to claim victory at Romance Novel Jeopardy. This interactive game, hosted by Andrea Martucci (host of Shelf Love, a romance novel podcast), will test audience contestants’ knowledge of the breadth and depth of the popular romance fiction genre. Lucky winners take home glory and books from Copper Dog Books. Arrive early to ensure your space!

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LIVE - Katalina Gamarra with Amanda Diehl: Romance Madlibs!

June 9, 2022
7:00 PM
Sponsored by Boston Book Festival/Lit Crawl Boston
Mamaleh's Delicatessen
15 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA

Join debut romance author Katalina Gamarra (Ben and Beatriz) and romance reviewer Amanda Diehl of Smart Bitches Trashy Books as they play a special romance-themed and lively game of Mad Libs. They'll be constructing swoon-worthy romance novel plot descriptions by filling in the blanks with audience suggestions. Attendees may receive a free romance novel advance readers copy so they can embark on their own blind date with a book. Admission to all Lit Crawl events is available on a first come, first served basis. Signing up for an Eventbrite ticket is not a guarantee of entry, but to help us get a sense of potential head counts. Arrive early to ensure your space!

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VIRTUAL - What's on Your TBR pile? with author KJ Charles

June 11, 2022
2:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

We're thrilled to be starting this new monthly series - What's On Your TBR Pile? - with some of our favorite authors! TBR is "to be read" and we all have stacks we know we can't read in our lifetime. But, with a little help from our favorite authors, we can refine or (goodness!) add to our piles. Today we hear from author KJ Charles (who was the inspiration for this entire series!). Wonder what she's read and loved lately? Join us! The way it works - we'll spend some time with KJ hearing all about her favorite books and authors. Then, we'll have a few minutes to hear all about her new release "Ramón and Julieta" - it's a total win-win for us! Bring a pen and paper, you'll be wanting to write down all of KJ's recs.

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VIRTUAL - The Two Nerdy History Girls Ride Again, with Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott

June 15, 2022
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

We had so much fun with Loretta and Susan in January, we had to bring them back for an encore performance! You know them as the Two Nerdy History Girls - authors Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott were the originators of the infamous blog. We, once again, have Loretta and Susan here to answer all of our burning questions. How do they find interesting tidbits of historical lore, which libraries of the world have they visited, and how do they avoid the inescapable "rabbit hole"? We can't wait for what we think is going to be a fascinating conversation between these two friends and researchers.

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LIVE - Linda Holmes at the Brattle Theatre

June 16, 2022
6:00 PM
Hosted by Harvard Book Store
Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St.
Cambridge MA

Harvard Book Store welcomes LINDA HOLMES—host of the podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour and author of the New York Times bestselling novel Evvie Drake Starts Over—for a discussion of her highly anticipated novel Flying Solo. Covid precautions: Face coverings are required of all staff and attendees when inside the venue. Masks must snugly cover nose and mouth. At venues where refreshments are served, attendees may briefly unmask when actively eating or drinking. Attendance is capped so as to allow for some social distancing in the venue. Signed books are available for order with your ticket.

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VIRTUAL - Marie Force's Reader Weekend

July 15-16, 2022
Warwick RI

Save the date as Reader Weekend is back in Marie’s home state of Rhode Island! Join us to see the locations that have inspired Marie’s bestselling Gansett Island, Treading Water and Gilded Series, as well as several standalone titles. We hope you’ll join us July 15-16, 2022!

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