Try to find the literary journals in a big-box bookseller and you’ll find yourself crouched and digging through the lowest display case in its most remote corner. Not so at Porter Square Books, which hosts monthly readings led by five top local journals.
Though she doesn’t live in Cambridge anymore – she was priced out in 2004 – Louie Cronin has written perhaps the best breakup note ever in “Everyone Loves You Back,” a novel that publishes Friday.
Lots of people need a drink by the time Thursday rolls around, but a PBR doesn’t always cut it for the smarties of Cambridge and Somerville – the kinds of people who know the difference between Shakespeare’s “Timons of Athens” and “Titus Andronicus.”
The Cambridge Public Library has announced its citywide book club’s selection for the year: “Brown Girl Dreaming,” a memoir in verse by Jacqueline Woodson. The author will read Nov. 18.
Why are the Cambridge equivalent of rock stars coming out for the retirement party of a Harvard clerk – the guy who books rooms as a scheduling assistant for Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies?
The sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” arrives Tuesday with questions about whether reclusive author Harper Lee wanted it published at all, but Cambridge readers are embracing the new novel.
It’s not just short fiction wanted for the March 1 publication of “Microchondria II: 42 More Short Short Stories.” Editors want original art for its covers.
There’s a good chance for a meta moment Friday at Porter Square Books as Carrie Russell reads from her debut novel, “Drowning Cactus”: The novel includes scenes within Porter Square Books itself.
Poet Marilyn Nelson headlines a series of free evening readings that runs Jan. 2-9 at Lesley University.
Somerville’s Liz Prince put up with a lot as a girl who didn’t want to be girly. Hear about what went into her graphic novel “Tomboy” Thursday evening.