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The Interview: Author Robin Cook

Author of best-selling medical thrillers such as Pandemic, Outbreak, and Contagion (along with 34 other titles), Robin Cook’s works have often addressed the question of […]

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How Arlington’s Sarah Kamya Is Diversifying Little Free Libraries Across the Country

When the COVID-19 pandemic sent workers everywhere home, Sarah Kamya, a school counselor in New York City, decamped to her hometown of Arlington, Massachusetts. To […]

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Books about Race, Power and the Black Experience, Chosen by Four Black Boston Authors

As we organize, march, and donate to demand justice in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, now is […]

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Where to Find Virtual Author Talks and Book Events around Boston This Spring

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep most Bostonians at home, local bookstores and literacy organizations are coming up with creative ways to engage with […]

Arts & Entertainment

31 Books to Read While Self-Isolating, Chosen by Boston Booksellers

As this uncertain period of self-isolation and social distance stretches on, you might now be reaching the point where the novelty of board games, virtual […]

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Q&A: Partners and Co-Authors Ben and Tonya Mezrich

Tell us a little about your latest children’s book, which is the third in the Charlie Numbers series. Ben: The series is about a group […]


Stephen King Is Turning His Home into a Museum and Writer’s Retreat

“I think it disapproved of us at first,” Stephen King wrote in an 1983 essay about his Bangor, Maine abode. “The parlor seemed cold in a way […]

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The Boston Book Festival Has Announced Its One City One Story Selection

While we may still be enjoying the dog days of summer, October’s annual Boston Book Festival isn’t too far off in the distance. As such, […]

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Hotel Commonwealth Will Pick an Up-and-Coming Writer for a Two-Week Residency

Got a killer book idea, but need a little extra push to get things going? Consider this your motivation: Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth is giving away a free […]

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Everything You’ve Read About Harvard’s Winklevoss Twins Is Wrong

I’ve always believed that if the Winklevoss twins didn’t exist in real life, Hollywood would have invented them. As portrayed nearly a decade ago in […]

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The Interview: Historian David McCullough

There’s no such thing as boring history, only boring historians. At least that’s how David McCullough, America’s liveliest historian, sees it. As a yarn-spinner, he’s reintroduced […]

Home & Property

Five Art and Design Books to Add to Your Spring Reading List

1. Interiors: Inside the American Home, introduction by Marc Kristal A house is not a home without handcrafted furniture, custom finishes, and perhaps a few […]

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Home & Property

Five Art and Design Books for Your Winter Reading List

Flora-forward interiors, covetable Scandinavian design, and stunning libraries from around the globe.

Arts & Entertainment

When KISS Played Disco and the Rat Rocked: Travel Back in Time with Buy Me, Boston

Set against a background of Brutalist concrete and smoke-stained barrooms, the classic 1973 Boston crime thriller The Friends of Eddie Coyle reveals a city that’s […]


Here’s a First Look at the Mei Mei Cookbook, Coming Winter 2019

Fall temperatures are floating in but the garden still yields a summertime bounty—what better time to make some late-summer comfort food? Lucky, then, that Brookline […]