Best of Boston

2013 Best Reading Series

Harvard Book Store

Readings can be intimate affairs, just you and other devotees listening to a favorite author in a cozy room. Or they can be major events, with big names enlightening the masses in a much grander space. This store uniquely offers both, bringing such writers as Paul Theroux and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie into its retail space while also booking larger venues like the First Parish Church and the Brattle Theatre for splashier occasions.

1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-1515,