Best of Boston

2017 Best Literary Series

Harvard Book Store

Forget scrambling to get into a hot new watering hole: There’s something delightfully Cantabrigian about waiting in line for a big-name author reading on a Friday night. Everyone from tweedy academics to former Supreme Court justices fills this institution’s eclectically brainy events calendar, a virtual reading list for anyone invested in staying on top of the year’s biggest and most important book releases.

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