MA – The Collapsing Empire Signing

Author John Scalzi (Old Man’s War, Redshirts) appears at Brookline Booksmith to sign The Collapsing Empire on Wednesday April 5th at 7:00 PM.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – Make Trouble Signing

Director John Waters appears in conversation with novelist Chris Castellani at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice about making a living as a creative person to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral. Now we all can enjoy his sly wisdom that reminds us to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage outdated critics. Buy tickets in-store or at our eventbrite. This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.  This event is co-sponsored by GrubStreet.

Event Guidelines:

  • Tickets are $5 or free with the pre-order of Make Trouble
  • Tickets may be purchased online or in-store
  • The reading will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre
  • The line at the theatre will form at 5:30pm
  • Present your printed Eventbrite ticket for entry to the theatre
  • John’s and Chris’s conversation at the theatre will last an hour
  • John will follow with a book signing at Brookline Booksmith

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Reading Without Walls Signing

Gene Luen Yang appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM!

Celebrated graphic novelist and National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang discusses Reading Without Walls, a new reading initiative for kids that encourages kids to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world through books.

About Gene Yang:
Gene Yang is the cartoonist behind books including the Printz-Award-winning American Born Chinese, as well as Boxers & Saints, The Eternal Smile, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers. He is the co-creator of The Shadow Hero with Sonny Liew, and Secret Coders with Mike Holmes, and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Gene Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Event Guidelines:

  • Tickets are $5
  • Tickets may be purchased online, in-store, or over the phone
  • The line at the theatre will form promptly at 5:30pm
  • Gene’s presentation at the theatre will last an hour
  • He will follow with a signing, to take place at Brookline Booksmith
  • Several of Gene’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the Booksmith
  • You are not required to purchase a book in order to join the signing line

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Triangle Signing


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and Mac Barnett appear at Brookline Booksmith to sign Triangle on Tuesday March 21st at 6:00 pm.

Award-winners Jon Klassen and Barnett (Sam and Dave Dig a Hole) team up again for the first installment in a new picture book trilogy. Sneaky Triangle thinks he will play a trick on his friend Square…but who will trick whom? All ages are welcome!

Tickets for this event are $1 each, available for purchase in-store or by phone (617.566.6660).

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – MWD: Hell is Coming Home Signing

Brian David Johnson and Jan Egleson sign MWD: Hell is Coming Home at Brookline Booksmith on Wednesday February 15th at 7:00 PM.

With unflinching candor, this moving graphic novel follows a young woman’s return from war and her bond with two dogs—one who saves her life in Iraq, and another who helps her reclaim it at home.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – David Duchovny Signing

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David Duchovny (X-Files, AquariusCalifornication) appears at Brookline Booksmith to sign BUCKY F*CKING DENT on Wednesday, February 22nd at noon. This is a brief reading followed by a signing and tickets are required.

David Duchovny’s richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of ’78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic novel demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers–that the long shots are the ones worth betting on.

Event Guidelines:

  • David will do a brief reading followed by a signing.
  • Everyone in line must have a ticket.
  • Tickets are $26.00 and each ticket includes one copy of Bucky F*cking Dent.
  • Tickets are only available online.
  • All ticket holders must be in line by 12:30pm.
  • David will sign additional copies of Bucky F*cking Dent, Holy Cow, and his album Hell or Highwater.
  • David will NOT sign any other memorabilia.
  • There will be no posed photos.

Duchovny will also perform with his band that same night at 8:00 PM at the Wilbur.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt Signing

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George O’Connor appears at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday January 31st at 7:00 pm to sign the latest book in his Olympians series.

In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis, finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – Normal: A Novel Signing

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Author Warren Ellis (Planetary, Moon Knight) appears in conversation with Joe Hill (NOS4A2, The Fireman) at the Brookline Booksmith on Wednesday November 30th at 7:00 pm.

Some people call it “abyss gaze.” Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you. There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: Foresight strategists who think about ways to evade Our Coming Doom; and strategic forecasters, who think about ways to prepare for Our Coming Doom. It’s something you can’t do for long. The abyss gaze takes hold. A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future Normal calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future–and the past, and the now.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – Moonglow Signing

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Author Michael Chabon presents his new novel MOONGLOW at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday November 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Tickets available at the link… from Brookline Booksmith.

Following on the heels of his New York Times-bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers, Moonglow the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination. Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Flying Couch Signing

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Cartoonist Amy Kurzweil appears at Brookline Booksmith on Thursday October 27th at 7:00 pm to sign Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir!

In Flying Couch Amy Kurzweil tells the stories of three unforgettable women: her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist, her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto. Captivated by Bubbe’s story, Amy turns to her sketchbooks, teaching herself to draw as a way to cope with what she discovers. Entwining the voices and histories of these three wise, hilarious, and very different women, Amy creates a portrait not only of what it means to be part of a family, but also of how each generation bears the imprint of the past.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

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