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A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children.

in the Booksmith Buyers’ Office.

Read something off the beaten path! Our Small Press Book Club will meet to discuss a book from an independent publisher. To contact our moderator, email


Shop small this holiday season! We’re joining American Express to celebrate the independent businesses that make Brookline a strong and vibrant community. Check out other participating locals on the Shop Small Map.

Ticketed Event

Buy tickets HERE. This event will take place at the Wilbur Theatre.

From the author of the bestselling Why We Suck comes a searing comic look at these divisive times, skewering liberals and conservatives alike with a signature dose of sarcasm and common sense. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Why We Don’t Suck.

Join us for a panel discussion between four acclaimed young adult authors.

An ASL interpreter will be present at this event.

Ticketed Event

This event will take place at Temple Israel of Boston (477 Longwood Ave.) in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative. Tickets available HERE.

Pulitzer prize finalist, best-selling short story writer, and New Yorker writer Nathan Englander discusses his new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth – the story of Prisoner Z, an American Jewish boy who winds up a Mossad spy and later, a traitor to his adoptive country. It is a powerful, suspenseful dramatization of the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Dessert reception and book signing to follow.

Combining elements of memoir and inspiring examples of lives well lived, Aging with Wisdom is that invaluable guide to the inevitable (if we’re lucky) process of aging with dignity and grace.

A gripping narrative history of the largest man-made detonation prior to Hiroshima: in 1917 a ship laden with explosives sailed out of Brooklyn’s harbor for the battlegrounds of World War I; when it stopped in Halifax, Nova Scotia, an extraordinary disaster awaited.


Do you love picture books? Join us in our children’s section for drop-in storytime!

In conversation with Brett Milano.

The camaraderie of Boston’s club scene hides something darker. A night out to hear some music, a band she used to love; but when onetime rock critic Tara Winton accepts an assignment from her former editor, she must revisit not only the old scene but everything she holds dear.

Every year on the anniversary of her own kidnapping, Detective Ellery Hathaway is horrified when another person mysteriously vanishes from her small town. Could the serial killer she narrowly escaped so long ago be at large again?


Join authors Heidi E.Y. Stemple and Jane Yolen as they read aloud some of their amazing picture books!

The Brookline Booksmith Book Club meets downstairs at 7:30pm. To contact our moderator, email

Ticketed Event

Tickets available HERE (enter code BCS8 to purchase during presale).This event will take place at the Chevalier Theatre (30 Forest Street, Medford, Massachusetts 02155)

Grab your sister (or a friend who is just like one!) for a special event with former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush during their Sisters First Tour. Settle in for an evening of personal stories and universal revelations during this celebration of sisterhood and all of the complicated, messy, hilarious, life-defining moments that accompany it.

Your ticket to the Sisters First Tour includes access to the talk and an autographed copy of Jenna and Barbara’s highly-anticipated book of personal essays, SISTERS FIRST (a $28 value).

Ticketed Event

Tickets available HERE. Each ticket includes a copy of Dan’s new book, What Unites Us. This event will take place at Berklee Performance Center.

As a reporter and anchor for CBS news, venerated journalist Dan Rather interviewed every living President since Eisenhower and was on the ground for every major event, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to Watergate to 9/11. Now, at a moment of crisis over our national identity, he’s been reflecting—and writing passionately almost every day on social media—about the world we live in. Hear Rather live in conversation on what our core ideals have been, what they should be, and what it means to be an American.

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