Harvard Book Store Readings US Map & Phone & Address

Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston

Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Information, (617) 661-1515 Harvard Book Store runs a series of readings at the BPL and the CPL. These are held weekly, on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening, at 6 p.m. In the past, the series has attracted big names like C. Everett Koop and Garrison Keillor. Readings are followed by a chance to meet the authors and have them sign copies of their books.

Lauriat’s Books

Copley Place, Boston; (617) 262-8858

45 Franklin St, Boston; (617) 482-2850

South Shore Plaza, Braintree; (617) 848-5788

Shopper’s World, Framingham; (508) 879-0303

The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Newton; (617)965-1481

82 &ntral St, Wellesley; (617) 235-1846

And other suburban locations

Royal Discount Bookstore

753 Boylston St, Boston; (617) 375-9299

485 Massachusetts Ave. Arlington; (617) 643-4422

43 Middlesex Tpke. Burlington; (617)273-1850

917 Worcester Rd. (Rte. 9), Natick; (508) 653-0950

74 McGrath Hwy. Somerville; (617) 623-6593

381 Main St. Wakefield; (617) 245-0519

824 Washington St. Weymouth; (617)331-8288

348 Cambridge Rd. Woburn; (617) 932-3760

If you want to see the biggest celebrity writers, head to Lauriat’s and its offspring, Royal Discount Bookstores. Lauriat’s has hosted signings by everyone from politicians Jimmy Carter and Dan Quayle to humorists Dave Barry and Don Imus. Readings, most of which take place at the Arlington branch of the Royal chain, have included Erica Jong, Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell, and Pulitzer Prize-winner E. Annie Proulx.

Children’s events have included visits from the Cat in the Hat, along with regular story hours and craft workshops. For info on upcoming events, call the branch nearest you.

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