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« Week of July 16, 2012 »
Start: 7:00 pm

Bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires (the inspiration for the movie The Social Network) and Bringing Down the House, Ben Mezrich shares his most recent piece of reportage, now in paperback. In Sex on the Moon, Mezrich follows the unbelievable true story of a brilliant NASA intern who decided to steal the priceless moon rocks.

Start: 7:00 pm

Join us for a night of new writing with two celebrated local authors. In The Mere Weight of Words, Carissa Halston (A Girl Named Charlie) has created a stunning new novella about a daughter’s coming to terms with her estranged father’s Alzheimer’s. In her award-winning collection Habeas Corpus, Jill McDonough (Faith. The Body. Home.) composes fifty sonnets each based on a historical execution.

Start: 7:00 pm

NYT bestselling novelist and master of international espionage Daniel Silva (The Unlikely Spy, The Rembrandt Affair) returns with his newest tale of intrigue. Fomer Israeli spy Gabriel Allon is recovering and restoring artwork in the shelter of the Vatican. But when a beautiful woman is found dead under Michaelangelo’s dome, Gabriel is forced to investigate a case that leads him deep into the secrets of St. Peter’s and a criminal enterprise that could bring the world to its knees.

Start: 7:00 pm

Author, journalist, and editor Daniel Smith (Muses, Madmen, and Prophets) has had writing in The Atlantic, Granta, n+1 and The New York Times Magazine, and he has done it all while suffering from severe anxiety. In his new memoir, Smith delves deep into America’s most common psychological complaint, looking at its roots, its pain, and its absurdity.

Start: 7:00 pm

Bloggers Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks of delight us with Messy, their hilarious followup to their young adult novel Spoiled.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

By exploring some basic book binding techinques, each student will create their very own fabulous journal for collecting their adventures. We will cover simple binding, such as the pamphlet stitch and instant books to create our adventure journals. We will also use “found” materials such as envelopes and upcycled paper. While the books construction will be the same from student to student, their choice in materials will give their books their own personailty.

Ages 8 to 12.

Class limited to 12 students.

You must pre-register. Fee is $40 per student per class. You can sign up for one or all four classes for $145.

Diane Bigda is a teacher at the Art Institute of Boston, where she teaches watercolor, natural history drawing, surface design and book illustration. She is the creator of all the Clearflour Bakery posters and the tree in the back of the Booksmith.

Anna Jo Beck will be assisting Diane. She is a senior at the Art Institute of Boston. In her spare time she doodles, binds books, and plays ukulele.

Start: 4:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Free and open to all. Come write a letter, make an envelope, or decorate a postcard. Surprise a loved one with something fun in their mailbox! Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own to use or trade.

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