This week at brookline booksmith

(Dramatic sigh.)
I'm honestly not sure I have time for this. If I didn't enjoy writing this newsletter so much, I would just leave you all hanging this week. You see, in just the last two weeks we've hosted cultural icon Lena Dunham at the Wilbur Theatre, music legends John Darnielle and Joe Perry at the Coolidge, and hockey great Bobby Orr in the bookstore. The rest of the week is all about getting ready for Friday night's sold out book signing with Neil Patrick Harris, and gearing up to move our theater of operations to the Boston Book Festival on Copley Square. I am working on the third draft of my introduction for our John Cleese and Robin Young event at the JFK Library on November 7th. And Bruno, our resident carpenter, still hasn't even started fashioning the giant Trojan bunny from which Cleese is going to emerge.
Oh shoot! That was supposed to be a surprise.

Libbie in Black CostumeAnd as for the actual things in the store, well, I don't have the words. Let me try. Halloween goodies and gear, two giant cases of new holiday boxed cards, a beautiful new hand-painted autumnal artistry adorning the Giftsmith walls, a new table up front with a carefully curated collection of gift books, and plans for yours truly to get up on a ladder after hours and drape the entire store with strands of lights to make it all just oh so pretty.

Not to mention I've been stitching together that costume over there.
Looking back over all that I just wrote...I'm glad I took the time. Come to the Booksmith for any reason, we've got what you don't even know you're looking for, and we've always got the time!

Around TownBrookline Booksmith is honored to be a part of Brookline Sister City Week, when our town celebrates its ties to Quezalguaque, Nicaragua. On Monday, Oct. 20th, we'll be on hand selling books at the Coolidge Corner Theater for the first of three amazing events. Come hear special guest Nicaraguan poet & French Legion of Honor winner Vidaluz Meneses, with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz and music by Latimbop. On Wed., October 22nd, attend the Forum on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu) at the Brookline High School/MLK Room at 7pm. Free to the public. And on Thursday, October 23, the week wraps up with the Celebration Fundraising/Farewell Party at the Vine Ripe Grill, Putterham Golf Course, Brookline with Governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis, Keynote Speaker Congressman Joe Kennedy III and MC Jesse Mermill. Music by Alejandro Vega. Click here to get tickets and get to know our neighbors!

On Monday, 11/17 at 7pm, Jennifer Campaniolo will read from her new book, Legendary Locals of Brookline. Brookline boasts groundbreaking doctors, scientists, researchers, authors, sports heroes, Presidents, governors, and even mayors of New York (how embarrassing). And with all of those luminaries, guess whose portrait made it onto the back of the book? Booksmith's own Dana Brigham! Legendary Locals of Brookline tells their stories, as well as the stories of some of the lesser-known heroes and humanitarians who make Brookline a great place to call home.


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~ page updated  10/16/2014

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