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B.J. Novak brings ‘Book With No Pictures’ to screaming children, bookstore patrons

B.J. Novak brings ‘Book With No Pictures’ to screaming children, bookstore patrons

Too bad you’re not in Grades 1 through 3 at the Cambridgeport School. B.J. Novak sold out his Thursday reading in Harvard Square of “The Book With No Pictures.”

Thursday reading by ‘School for Dogs’ author invites canine and human fans

Thursday reading by ‘School for Dogs’ author invites canine and human fans

Ellen Cooney, a one-time Cambridge resident who has taught at Harvard and MIT, brings “The Mountaintop School for Dogs” and a Porter Square Books first.

Professor’s talk has Dickens and Dante, together again, in look at today’s morality

Professor’s talk has Dickens and Dante, together again, in look at today’s morality

The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts’ free weekend lecture is particularly on point: It explores the moral systems of Dante and Dickens.

Story Club returns tonight with writers experienced in the racy and roller derby

Story Club returns tonight with writers experienced in the racy and roller derby

Story Club – a literary event that operates like a poetry slam – returns with six slots for skilled raconteurs, including one who runs ‘Bare’ monthly at The Middle East.

‘Liar & Spy’ kids author, looking at messy friendships, reads Wednesday at Lesley

‘Liar & Spy’ kids author, looking at messy friendships, reads Wednesday at Lesley

Newbery Award-winning author Rebecca Stead reads Wednesday from her latest novel, “Liar & Spy,” as part of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing Winter Residency.

‘Book of Odds’ (now actual book) arrives in stores, while founder stops by the Coop

‘Book of Odds’ (now actual book) arrives in stores, while founder stops by the Coop

What are the odds you get to hang out with Harvard grad Amram Shapiro, one-third author of “The Book of Odds,” on the very day HarperCollins publishes it? Really good.

Chase around world in ‘Cana Mystery’ gets its start, heart in Harvard Square

Chase around world in ‘Cana Mystery’ gets its start, heart in Harvard Square

Much of David Beckett’s “The Cana Mystery” will be familiar to fans of “The Da Vinci Code,” and some of it will be even more familiar to Cantabrigians, especially those intimate with Harvard Square.

Story Club Boston promises monthly mix of theater, literary event, open mic night

Story Club Boston promises monthly mix of theater, literary event, open mic night

With its debut Thursday, Story Club Boston becomes the latest chapter in a storytelling renaissance, and one you need to stick with to the end to see how it comes out.

‘Hippest city’ blogger offers free prequel, novel that goes from Sonora to Somerville

‘Hippest city’ blogger offers free prequel, novel that goes from Sonora to Somerville

The blogger who caused a kerfuffle in March by declaring Somerville the hippest city in America is back with her first novel, set – where else? In Somerville – and a free teaser prequel in e-book formats.

‘Gangsters of Boston’ author among readers at tonight’s Dire Literary Series

‘Gangsters of Boston’ author among readers at tonight’s Dire Literary Series

As the James “Whitey” Bulger trial churns on in U.S. District Court in Boston, this is the ideal time to catch up on the history behind it – all three centuries of it.

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