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Lunch Is On Us

by Paul

Keep an eye on #BooksmithBento this month. With ingredients pulled from every corner of the Booksmith pantry, our booksellers and giftsellers have whipped up a full menu of bento box gift arrangements. There will be a new box each day through the holidays! 

“My grandson likes rocks, something called Poptropica and I think an athlete, Curry? Jeff Curry? He says he’s bored by books that are about real or made-up things, and his parents want me to get him a book that will keep him away from the iPad.”
Our kids booksellers can handle whatever you throw at them. These people read kids and young adult books in their spare time for fun, and then come in and get paid to tell you about them. Have you checked out our great Kidsmith blog? Don’t hesitate to ask for help from one of our ace kids booksellers this season.

Conceived by an Emerson College MFA alumna States of the Union is a book about the results of the 2016 presidential election.  The project is currently seeking contributors, looking for non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art. If you feel most comfortable expressing yourself through interview, don’t hesitate to reach out to them. States of the Union is seeking to explore the reactions and feelings of all people in response to the 2016 presidential election results, the only requirement is that it be done without hate. 
To find out more or to submit work, go to

The passing of Fidel Castro holds tremendous meaning for millions of Cubans and Cuban-Americans. All questions of politics and human rights aside, the revolutionary firebrand was one of the greatest book lovers to ever lead a country. Here’s some myth-busting about Fidel’s literary relationships

And here’s something that Emily Dickinson sent in the mail.

Hope to see you all in Coolidge Corner tomorrow night for Brookline’s First Light celebration!
Free parking starting at 5pm!

Thanks for reading,
currently reading How to Survive a Plague.
currently listening to The Uncluded, playing in the Bedstock festival, where   musicians perform from bed to benefit sick kids confined to theirs.

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