Enjoy 50% off selected gifts and specialty foods at our Summer Gift Sale, July 25 thru Aug, while supplies last!

brookline booksmith

Upcoming Events

Visit the Giftsmith in our Store

Stop by or call for curbside pickup: 617-566-6660

view all

Hand-Painted Ceramic Mugs

Hand-Painted Ceramic Mugs

Vibrant Beaded Bracelets

Vibrant Beaded Bracelets

Blue Willow Votive Candles <br> in Fresh Scents

Blue Willow Votive Candles
in Fresh Scents

Soft Cotton Socks <br/> to Make You Laugh

Soft Cotton Socks
to Make You Laugh

Local, Artisan-Roasted Coffees

Local, Artisan-Roasted Coffees

Ceramic Mugs <br/>Sharing Love from Brookline

Ceramic Mugs
Sharing Love from Brookline

Wide Selection of Earrings<br>in Studs, Dangly, and More

Wide Selection of Earrings
in Studs, Dangly, and More

Exquisitely Crafted Teapots <br/>for Moments of Serenity

Exquisitely Crafted Teapots
for Moments of Serenity

Fresh Spice Blends <br/> for the New or Seasoned Chefs

Fresh Spice Blends
for the New or Seasoned Chefs

Hand Poured Fragranced Soy Candles

Hand Poured Fragranced Soy Candles

Delicious Chocolate Bars

Delicious Chocolate Bars

Colorful Pakkawood Chopsticks <br/>that Brighten Any Table Setting

Colorful Pakkawood Chopsticks
that Brighten Any Table Setting

Decorative Stone Coasters <br/>that Celebrate Local Landmarks

Decorative Stone Coasters
that Celebrate Local Landmarks

Colorful Puzzles for the Whole Family

Colorful Puzzles for the Whole Family

Wooden Box of 25 Tea Bags <br/>in a Variety of Flavors

Wooden Box of 25 Tea Bags
in a Variety of Flavors

Brightly Colored Stoneware Bowls

Brightly Colored Stoneware Bowls


Become a Member

Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of The Last White Man with Mohsin Hamid, in conversation with WBUR's Rupa Shenoy.

Register for the event!

This event is free to attend. RSVP to reserve a seat and/or a signed copy of the book.Ticketholders will receive email updates with important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates.


Signed books!

This event will NOT include a live signing, but you can ensure that you get a signed copy of the book by preordering on the event page.

Can't make it to the event? We can ship you a signed copy of the book! Pick "Reserve a book (USPS PRIORITY MAIL)" for this option.


The Last White Man

“Perhaps Hamid’s most remarkable work yet … an extraordinary vision of human possibility.” –-Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies

“Searing, exhilarating … reimagines Kafka’s iconic The Metamorphosis for our racially charged era.” --Hamilton Cain, Oprah Daily

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change.

One morning, a man wakes up to find himself transformed. Overnight, Anders’s skin has turned dark, and the reflection in the mirror seems a stranger to him. At first he shares his secret only with Oona, an old friend turned new lover. Soon, reports of similar events begin to surface. Across the land, people are awakening in new incarnations, uncertain how their neighbors, friends, and family will greet them. Some see the transformations as the long-dreaded overturning of the established order that must be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss and unease wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance at a kind of rebirth--an opportunity to see ourselves, face to face, anew.

In Mohsin Hamid’s “lyrical and urgent” prose (O Magazine), The Last White Man powerfully uplifts our capacity for empathy and the transcendence over bigotry, fear, and anger it can achieve.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of five novels, including the Booker Prize finalists and New York Times bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. His essays, some collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and elsewhere.

Moderator Rupa Shenoy hosts WBUR's Morning Edition.