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.
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.