MA – Pigs Might Fly/Making Scents Signing

Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline (Making Scents) and Jerel Dye (Pigs Might Fly) sign at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday July 25th at 7:00 pm

If pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings—but there’s no convincing Pigs Might Fly’s Lily Leanchops. To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft—and there’s no time for a test run.

In Making Scents, Mickey’s parents are crazy about canines. Naturally, they’re raising their son as if he was a dog… and Mickey wants nothing more than to make his parents proud.

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

MA – Worlds Collide Signing

Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to present WORLDS COLLIDE, the latest novel in his Land of Stories series!

Click HERE to buy tickets.

New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer returns on tour for the sixth and final book in The Land of Stories series! Join us for an interactive event that will include: a reading from Chris, audience QA, The Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. This is a ticketed event, and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

Books available from Brookline Booksmith

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

MA – Pearls Before Swine Signing

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, appears on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of the newest Pearls treasury. Pastis promises to disclose all his vices, overshare, and tell you all you want to know about Pearls Before Swine. Sit back in astonishment and horror and enjoy some of the most popular (and least popular) Pearls strips from the past few years. And as if that’s not enough of a draw (oh, look, a pun!), Pastis will also be signing copies of his newest treasury, Pearls Hogs the Road.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

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. Signing will follow at the Brookline Booksmith.  This event is co-hosted by the Brookline Booksmith and the Public Library of Brookline.

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

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