Do you want the bad news or the good news first? The bad news is that our amazing, one-of-a-kind, all-purpose card & gift room is closed down for a couple of weeks for some serious and exciting renovation. (you're going to love the giant octopus petting tank!!!)
The good news is that....everything else that's amazing and one-of-a-kind at Booksmith will be picking up the slack, with extra feel-good intensity.
Starting off our events this week is local Jeremy P. Bushnell, with his bizarre comic debut The Weirdness. Then we are thrilled to welcome Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (the Yarn Harlot), Nathalia Holt and Austin Kleon. Read on to find out about all of these great readings, and click here to catch up with some future events, including Tova Mirvis and Harlan Coben.
If you aren't a knitter, and therefore don't plan on joining Stephanie Pearl-McPhee here at the store, you should head over to the Brookline High School Auditorium on Wednesday at 7pm, to spend an evening with William Landay, author of Defending Jacob. The discussion is part of Brookline Public Library's "Brookline Reads" program, and is free and open to the public.
If you are in the mood for a good old fashioned fill-in-the-bubble pop quiz, click here and choose your favorites in the Dig This Awards (Best Bookstore nominees are on the second page, if you just want to skip ahead. This is cheating, I know, but the answer to that one is Brookline Booksmith. You're welcome.)
The Booksmith Book Club met up last night, and has wisely picked one of our current staff favorites, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for their April pick. Take some time to read this amazing book, and join them on 4/14 @ 7pm.
On Saturday, March 15 at Somerville's Center for Arts at the Armory, see the fourth production of Hamlet's Last Stand. It faithfully recreates eight scenes from Shakespeare's seminal tale of deception, revenge, and death punctuated with the observational and absurd thoughts of some of Boston's best comedians. Hosted by the hilarious John Paul Rivera, each scene is followed by a set of stand-up comedy from one of the actors. Along with the captivating sound design of Adam Ribaudo, it's a legendary story told like never before. Tickets are $10 and available at hamletslaststand.eventbrite.com/
The Brookline Arts Center's Children's and Teen's April vacation programs, including pottery, wheelthrowing, jewelry making and the popular ArtVentures program, provides students with the opportunity to explore creative themes, try a variety of art mediums, and make new friends! Classes meet from 9:00am-4:00pm with a 30-45 minute lunch break and two 15 minute snack breaks. Weather permitting, students will eat lunch and snack outside.
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~ page updated 03/11/2014