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, harvard.com