This week at brookline booksmith

There are days when you think that this month will never end. But here's the good news for the kids whWhere's Waldo?o have been on the hunt for Waldo all month long: the 31st of July is almost here! This Thursday, July 31 from 3-5pm we're hosting the Find Waldo Local Fête! Kids, wear your best Waldo-themed costumes and bring your stamped passports to the Booksmith to have a chance to win prizes in our costume contest, collect some neat Waldo freebies, and maybe a Booksmith gift card! Get Mom and Dad to dress up, too! Then we can all laugh at them!

Other events this week? We've got a few. Wednesday night brings Amy Bloom and her brand new novel to the events space, followed on Friday by Buddhist teacher Noah Levine, who recommends the Four Noble Truths as a middle way to addiction recovery. The Boston Globe's longtime TV critic Matthew Gilbert will be with us next Monday to tell all about the colorful cast of characters that welcomed him and his yellow lab into the fold at Amory Park, which is just a few blocks from the store!

And there's plenty of other reasons to come to the Booksmith this week. For one, our fantastic Summer Sidewalk Sale continues apace, with fresh gift merchandise showing up everyday, all of it 50% OFF! And when you come inside, head straight to the middle of the store to spin the calendar racks. Our always-amazing calendar selection is really starting to grow. Because 2015 is just around the corner! Seriously, how fast did July just fly by? 

Around TownSpend an evening out on the lawn with our friendly neighbors in Jamaica Plain! Screen on the Green is a series of free movie screenings on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Bring a blanket and to the Loring Greenough House, at 12 South Street right near the Monument. The movie starts at 8pm, and this week the featured film will be that timeless classic Casablanca. The rest of the season will bring Best in Show, The Fifth Element, The Royal Tennenbaums and Hook. For more information, you can contact

Come see the beautiful glass specimens of sea creatures by the same artists who made the famed glass flowers! Available daily, free with museum admission. Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring recently restored invertebrate models created by famed glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. From delicate jellyfish and anemones to tentacled squid and bizarre sea slugs, these spectacular models were commissioned by Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology during the latter half of the nineteenth century, and many have not been on display for over a century.

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~ page updated  07/29/2014

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