This week at brookline booksmith

Big week at Booksmith. TWednesday, 10/07,t we have Kate Clifford Larson telling us the sad story of Rosemary Kennedy, tomorrow is a book signing with musical phenom Sara Bareilles, and the rest of the week brings Chaya Deitsch, Brandon Sanderson, and Elin Hilderbrand.
But our author events are just part of the excitement. If you could peek into the back room of the bookstore you would be astonished. So many new books. What I've highlighted in the newsletter below is just the tip of the iceberg, so come on in and browse our new arrivals tables, they're basically all brand new.

We are thrilled to be a part of Bookbuilders of Boston's panel discussion, Independent Bookstores; Alive and Kicking! Our own Dana Brigham will join the managers and owners of Harvard Bookstore, Porter Square Books, and Paper Cuts J.P. to talk about how indie bookstores are faring in the age of Amazon and eBooks—how they've adapted, what best practices they've adopted, and why reports of their death have been greatly exaggerated. Moderated by Gillian Kohli, Co-owner of Wellesley Books and Vice President of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors. This event is free of charge, but registration is required.

Thanks to the Boston Parents Paper for putting Booksmith on the top of the list of Massachusetts bookstores!


The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is a whole weekend of books, fun, and events for every age, with free admission to all, located at University Hall in Porter Square in Cambridge, October 17th & 18th. Unlike traditional comics shows, which emphasize commerce and memorabilia, MICE puts a focus on the art of making comics, connecting local creators with local audience. Sunday, 10/18 is Kids Comics Day, featuring kid-oriented activities and comics! Meet the authors of some of the best kids comic books, including Ryan North (Adventure Time), Gene Luen Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), George O’Connor (The Olympians) and Bob Flynn (Spongebob Comics). Just keep an eye out for balloons attached to tables: that’s how to find kid-friendly comics!

Time for Bed: Winterizing the Garden As winter approaches, gardeners wonder how to prepare their gardens for cold, ice and snow. What makes an actual difference for the garden, and what is just a gimmick? Head over to Allandale Farm, Boston's oldest working farm, and get a hands-on how-to from Christie Dustman, life-long gardener and owner of Christie Dustman & Company, who has been establishing and maintaining hundreds of gardens for nearly two decades. That's this Saturday, 10/17, 9-10am.

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~ page updated  10/07/2015