MA – Islandborn Reading + Q&A

Author Junot Díaz appears at Boston Public Library on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM to present and sign his new children’s book ISLANDBORN!

Press Release:

Celebrated Author Junot Diaz will read from his first book for children, Islandborn. Mr. Diaz’s picture book celebrates memory and imagination through the eyes of a young girl who imagines a colorful journey back to her Island birthplace. A Q&A will follow. Islandborn will be available for sale in both English and Spanish. Purchasing a copy of Islandborn will be required to join the signing line. Mr. Diaz will sign up to three backlist titles for patrons who have purchased Islandborn.

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5400

MA – Archmage Signing

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R. A. Salvatore appears at the Boston Public Library on Saturday, September 12th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Modern epic fantasy author R. A. Salvatore discusses the process of world building and explores the role of geography and maps in fantasy literature. Salvatore’s first published novel The Crystal Shard became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy. Since that time, he has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi-volume series, including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet. His latest novel Archmage is the first book in his new Homecoming series.

A book sale and author signing will immediately follow the talk. This program is presented in conjunction with the Literary Landscapes: Maps from Fiction exhibition currently on display in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center through October 25.

Boston Public Library – Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

MA – Perfect Blood Signing

Kim Harrison signs at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm (books sold by Pandemonium)

The city of Cincinnati is littered with corpses. What is happening is nothing short of an atrocity, and the federal investigation bureaus – both human and Inderland – have absolutely no leads as to who or what is behind these soul-sickening crimes.

Enter bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, the woman whose “perfect blood” may have just inspired these ghastly acts of violence. In A Perfect Blood, the newest novel from bestselling author Kim Harrison, Rachel Morgan is tasked with solving a crime of which many suspect her to be culpable. Kim Harrison’s bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, The Bad, and The Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; White Witch, Black Curse; Black Magic Sanction, and Pale Demon. She is also the author of The Hollows Insider and the graphic novel, Blood Work.

Boston Public Library – Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

MA – An Actor and a Gentleman Signing

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Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most respected African American stage and screen actors, who rose to fame with his Emmy-winning role in the television miniseries Roots and Oscar-winning performance in An Officer and a Gentleman. With writer Phyllis Karas, he relates his memoir on his fifty-plus years in the entertainment world, including his struggle to get fair pay as a black man in Hollywood, his addictions that took years to overcome, and his current work to eradicate racism and violence.

Louis Gossett, Jr. will be signing and selling copies of his memoir, “An Actor and a Gentleman,” at the end of the event.

MONDAY, November 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This is a free event, but please register.

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

MA – Literary Lights for Children

Neil Gaiman, Karen Hesse, Grace Lin, and Jerry Spinelli are honored on Sept 26th at the Boston Public Library.

The Associates of the Boston Public Library will hold the twelfth Literary Lights for Children tea party on Sunday, September 26th in the beautiful Bates Reading Room at the Boston Public Library. Starting at 2:00 in the afternoon, the event will honor these four authors, all of whom will speak to the audience. After the party, there will be book sales and signing in the adjacent Abbey Room.

“Literary Lights for Children” seeks to raise awareness of Children’s literature, promote literacy, honor children’s authors, and raise money for the Library’s children’s services and collections. Four students selected from Boston area schools introduce and present the awards to each of the honored authors. The honorees then discuss their writing careers and share their love of books with the audience of over 450 children and adults. Tea refreshments are served. Immediately following the event, there will be book sales and signings with the authors. The book sales & signing portion of the program following the event begins at approximately 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Tickets are $60 per adult and $40 per child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsorship opportunities are also available at the Grand Benefactor ($2,000), Special Benefactor ($1000), Benefactor ($500) and Patron ($250) levels. People are encouraged to sponsor children who would otherwise be unable to participate, by purchasing and donating extra tickets to the awards presentation & tea party. Proceeds from this event will fund children’s services and special programs for children and young adults.

See the website for more details…

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116