Dash for tickets to Stephen King event in Somerville has blood-curdling ending for some

Porter Square Books, which is hosting an October talk featuring King and his son, Joe Hill, accidentally oversold tickets to the event on its website, after it crashed.

14thatcher - Thatcher Wine, book curator (yes, there is such a thing) and the founder of Juniper Books, wants you to reconsider bookshelves Ñ and the power of print. He and Elizabeth Lane, a book buyer at Partners Village Store in Westport, have co-written ÓFor the Love of Books: Designing and Curating a Home Library.Ó (Juniper Books)

Gwyneth Paltrow’s book curator, Thatcher Wine, turns up the volumes

“The books we keep are the stories we tell about who we are,” said Wine.

Stephen King before a book signing event in Paris on Nov. 13, 2013.

On late night show, Maine author Stephen King says it’s time for someone new to replace Susan Collins

On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” King discussed a recent tweet in which he said Maine Senator Susan Collins “has got to go.”

Newport, RI - 9/12/1953: Senator John F. Kennedy, right, smiles as his father, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., left, kisses bride Jacqueline Kennedy at the couple's wedding reception in Newport, R.I. on Sept. 12, 1953. (Charles McCormack/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 150323_MJ_003 jfk100

New book focuses on Jackie Kennedy’s years as a journalist

Before marrying John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier was the ‘‘Inquiring Camera Girl’’ for the Washington Times Herald from 1951-53. One of her interview subjects was JFK, who at the time was a senator from Massachusetts.

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In the digital age, book culture turns to ‘flipbait’

All those printed volumes dropped on my doorstep? They look a lot like the internet.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Sept. 16-22

See the off-Broadway hit “Black Light,” check out the inaugural Latinx Heritage Night, catch a sugar buzz at What the Fluff?, and more.

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For Gina Rippon, gender equality begins with the brain

British brain researcher Gina Rippon will read at Harvard Book Store Thursday at 7 p.m.

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‘On Fire’ a chilling prescription for a burning planet

Naomi Klein’s “On Fire” is a cri de coeur on climate change, and a plan for what to do about it

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Salman Rushdie’s ‘Quichotte’ reroutes a legendary journey through the 21st century

The author pushes an old classic to the limit.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

Most anticipated fall books


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This year brings big new biographies of Gorbachev, Grant, and FDR, pointed and personal political takes from Hillary Clinton and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and fiction from Jennifer Egan, Alice McDermott, James McBride, Louise Erdrich, and others.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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Greater Boston author readings Sept. 15-21

A weekly calendar of literary events.

The racially charged jail suicide of Sandra Bland after a traffic stop gone wrong is the point of departure for Malcolm Gladwell’s book.

Gladwell’s ‘Talking to Strangers’ a far-flung survey of the fairly obvious

Is New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell a master of the obvious or the king of the counterintuitive? It’s a toss-up in his latest book.

Diane Stern (right, with 2018 panelists Katherine Howe, Kathleen Kent, and Brunonia Barry) will moderate a panel on “The Truth of the Matter” at this year’s Salem Literary Festival.

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

An old surrealist, a new speaker series, and the Salem Literary Festival

The latest news from around the New England literary scene.

Jen Kirkman.

Needham native Jen Kirkman talks comedy, ‘Drunk History’ ahead of Wilbur show

One night, Kirkman saw Norm Macdonald at the Comedy Connection in Boston, and everything changed.

Stephen King.

With Stephen King’s new book ‘The Institute’ now on shelves, he’s set to speak at Somerville event

The October talk, which will also feature King’s son, author Joe Hill, is being hosted by Porter Square Books.

01/22/2019: Amitav Ghosh in Amsterdam.


For ‘Gun Island’ author, the inevitable is irresistible

Amitav Ghosh comes to the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Robert Frank,


Robert Frank, photographer behind 1958’s seminal book ‘The Americans,’ dead at 94

Mr. Frank’s book changed the face of 20th-century photography.


An ‘Idealist’ finds the time to read, on a plane or in the pool

Samantha Power speaks with David Gergen at 7 p.m. on Monday at First Parish Church in Cambridge.

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Sarah Hurwitz makes a leap of faith by doubling back in ‘Here All Along’

Sarah Hurwitz, a former speechwriter for Michelle Obama, comes to Harvard’s Kennedy School and at Kehillath Israel Congregation on Wednesday.

Boston-native Chana Ginelle Ewing’s new ABC book teaches kids about equality and justice.

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Page-turners in Provincetown, street-level poetry, and a woke alphabet

The latest news from around the New England literary scene.

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Amazon apologizes for shipping Atwood novel early

Amazon.com is apologizing for a “technical error” which led to some copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” the year’s most anticipated novel, being “inadvertently” sent early.

Author Stephen King.

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Stephen King summons his superpowers with ‘The Institute’

Stephen King’s latest tale is another winner: creepy and touching and horrifyingly believable, all at once.

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Margaret Atwood’s powerful ‘The Testaments’ picks up 15 years after ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

In the 34 years since its publication, Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has become a literary and political juggernaut. Its sequel arrives September 10.

This combination photo shows author Margaret Atwood at 2018 Equality Now's

Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie among Booker Prize finalists

Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” her highly anticipated sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is among six works shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios, in Los Angeles, California, on December 5, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images


Lupita Nyong’o talks fashion, movies, and her upcoming children’s book in new Vanity Fair

The Oscar winner — and Hampshire College grad — pulls double duty in the glossy mag, sitting down for an interview and posing for a fashion shoot in looks by Gucci, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton.

From left: Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy,


‘It: Chapter Two’ director Andy Muschietti knows why Stephen King is so scary

Ahead of “It Chapter Two” opening Sept. 6, the horror sequel’s director spoke about returning to Derry, Maine, and why the state’s best-known author writes such reliably scary fiction.

Martín Espada


Poetic justice: Local writers raise awareness of migrant crisis

On Wednesday, poets in over 40 American cities, including Boston, will unite for a series of readings that aim to protest violence at the US-Mexico border while raising funds to counter it.

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, a patron exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. Under the Trump administration, former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb kicked off his tenure in 2017 with the goal of making cigarettes less addictive by drastically cutting nicotine levels. He also rebooted the agency’s effort to ban menthol flavoring in cigarettes. But those efforts have been largely eclipsed by the need to respond to an unexpected explosion in e-cigarette use by teens. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

THC found in Wisconsin vaping cases that led to illnesses

Nearly nine out of 10 cases where vaping led to people developing a severe lung disease in Wisconsin involved the use of THC products, such as waxes or oils.

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‘Fly Already’ a story collection with a high tolerance for the absurd

Etgar Keret’s thought-provoking tales of the unexpected delightfully confound expectations.

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For ‘The Missing Ones,’ learning a thing or two from the little ones

Edwin Hill will read from “The Missing Ones” on Wednesday at Brookline Booksmith.

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In ‘Savage Appetites,’ cracking four cases of the true-crime obsessed

Texas-based journalist Rachel Monroe explores how a vicarious interest in violent crime transformed the lives of four women.

Rob Cocuzzo and his father stop for a break during their

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

An awakened history, a father/son trip, and a poet who swears

The latest news from around the New England Literary scene.


Dan Rather makes time to read more than the news

The former anchor’s “What Unites: Reflections on Patriotism” arrives in paperback on Tuesday.

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People are disappointing; ‘Everything Inside’ is not

In Edwidge Danticat’s quietly devastating story collection, time heals nothing. It magnifies the weight of family secrets.

This undated rendering provided by Dr. Seuss Enterprises shows a field of clover, from Seuss' book


Oh, the places it’ll go: Dr. Seuss exhibition hitting the road

A large, traveling interactive exhibit will immerse visitors in some of the most iconic books by the beloved children’s writer.

This image provided by Marvel Comics shows the cover of Marvel Comics #1000, the publisher’s 80th anniversary issue. The issue features a page devoted to each year of Marvel’s history through panels and also sets up a prominent story line that will impact upcoming issues.

Marvel celebrates 80th anniversary with massive comic

Marvel Comics is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a massive issue that pays tribute to its history and has implications for the superhero universe going forward.

Margaret Atwood.


Margaret Atwood, Lynn Nesbit among 2019 Center for Fiction honorees

Atwood and some of the forces behind the Hulu adaptation of her novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” will be this year’s honorees at the Center for Fiction’s benefit and awards dinner.


Elizabeth Warren’s book made an appearance in her favorite TV show

The final season of HBO’s “Ballers” began with a shoutout to one of its biggest — and most surprising — fans.


Solving the mystery of what to read with beach house book roulette

Novelist Brock Clarke makes three local stops to read from “Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?” 

Caleb Crain’s ‘Overthrow’ a political thriller with a radical spirit

Caleb Crain’s latest novel is a fantastical fall down the rabbit hole

Manhattan Whale, poster design commissioned by Arts for Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City, 2001.

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Eric Carle Museum explores the enchanted world of children’s book master Peter Sís

A new exhibition surveys the magical, meticulous career of illustrator and children’s book master Peter Sís.

In Elin Hilderbrand ‘s book, as in the summer of ’69, people gave each other records that often were played on a Magnavox, which often sat next to a television with rabbit ears. It was an era of hi-fi, not wi-fi. 

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Tuned in to the ‘Summer of ’69’

It turns out that despite her lack of lived experience in the tensions and tumult of ’69, Elin Hilderbrand is possessed of remarkable perspective on the time.

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A battlefield of letters, a pair of new bookstores, and myth connections from a beloved poet

The latest news from the New England literary scene

Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, and Shia LaBeouf in The Peanut Butter Falcon.

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The Weekender: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ ‘The Tempest,’ and The Boss

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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Ibram X. Kendi explores why ‘not racist’ doesn’t equal ‘anti-racist’

The author of “How to Be an Antiracist” speaks with the Globe’s Renée Graham on Wednesday at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opening for Bonnie Raitt at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, MA on May 9, 1974.

How a Holliston photographer captured the moment Bruce Springsteen became rock ’n’ roll’s ‘future’

Barry Schneier’s images of the now-legendary 1974 show at Harvard Square Theatre were stashed away for decades. Now they’ve been compiled in a book.


HBO orders pilot based on Alice Hoffman’s ‘Magic’ novels

HBO Max, the cable channel’s forthcoming streaming service, has ordered a pilot for “The Rules of Magic,” based on Hoffman’s novels “The Rules of Magic” and “Practical Magic.”

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Tommy Orange among winners of American Book Awards

Orange’s novel “There There” and Jeffrey C. Stewart’s biography of Harlem Renaissance thinker Alain Locke are among this year’s winners of American Book Awards, given for works that highlight the diversity of the country’s literature.


Nell Zink on German authors, selective shelving, and sailing through ‘Byzantium’

Novelist Nell Zink reads from her new book “Doxology” at Harvard Book Store on September 12.

“Yvonne,” by Ciera Burch, has been chosen for this year’s One City One Story program.

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A big boost for Ciera Burch, and a new leaf for Copper Dog Books

The latest news from the New England Literary Scene

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A Cross River of the mind in ‘The World Doesn’t Require You’

Rion Amilcar Scott returns readers to a world where history is stranger than fiction