This week at brookline booksmith

We thought tickets to our Neil Patrick Harris book signing sold out a few days ago, but excellent news! We are putting 200 extra tickets on sale today! Tickets are available to purchase on our website or by calling our store at 617-566-6660. Get them before they run out! Unfortunately, we are no longer able to provide signed copies for those unable to attend the event; all ticket holders must be present to get their books signed. Join us on Friday, October 17 from 7-9pm for this incredible evening with Doogie, I mean Hedwig, I mean Neil Patrick Harris!

Bookstores in general and our friends over at Porter Square Books in particular received a ringing endorsement from author Celeste Ng in a recent interview. "I hope my son sees that a bookstore is different from a hardware store or a grocery store, where you run in because you need a screwdriver or a gallon of milk, then leave. I hope he's learning that a bookstore--whatever the size or location--is a place where you explore and encounter new ideas." Here's the full quote, via Shelf Awareness.

Here's one brand new idea in kids books: B.J. Novak's first book for children, The Book with No Pictures. It is absolutely brilliant, and will make even the most boring parent in the world into a comedy genius, provided that they don't mind making an absolute fool of themselves.
"Here is how books work: Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say."
Here's B.J. Novak giving a crash course in reading to kids.

Around TownScience in the News is a Graduate Student Group at the Harvard Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences focused on communicating science to the general public. The group hosts interactive lectures which are open to audience members of any age, as well as Science by the Pint at The Burren in Davis Square, which is not open to all ages.You can check them out on facebook or the SITN website, and get your brain engaged!

On Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7pm at the Brookline Public Library, local author and musician Terry Kitchen hosts an evening honoring Brookline's legendary Tam O'Shanter nightclub, featuring music by Bill Coover of the Memphis Rockabilly Band and Jay Feinstein of Push Push. Kitchen will also perform and read from his new novel Next Big Thing, set in the 1980s Boston music scene.

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~ page updated  10/01/2014

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