This Tuesday marks the official start of summer and the New England travel season. In need of ideas or inspiration? On Thursday at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books you can join travel writers Christine Chitnis, Janet Mendelsohn, Christina Tree, and Alison Shaw as they discuss travel books about destinations around the region.
And now for the rest of the list, read on.
SUNDAY: Kyle Darcy (“Under Current Conditions”) signs books from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Author’s Tent at the Boston Irish Festival 2011, Irish Cultural Centre, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton.
MONDAY: Alina Simone reads from “You Must Go and Win,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Brooke Gladstone discusses “The Influencing Machine,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Kevin Weeks and Phyllis Karas discuss “Where’s Whitey?,” at 7 p.m., at Prince Pizzeria, 517 Broadway (Route 1 South), Saugus (registration at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.); to reserve tickets ($20), visit www.nsjcc.org or call 978-535-2968.
TUESDAY: Joseph Finder reads from “Buried Secrets,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Eleanor Henderson reads from “Ten Thousand Saints,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … David Schmahmann discusses “The Double Life of Alfred Buber,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Poets Kathleen Aguero, Lainie Senechal, and Joseph Torra read at 6:30 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Admission $4.
WEDNESDAY: David McCullough signs “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Tali Sharot discusses “The Optimism Bias,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … James Greenblatt discusses “The Breakthrough Depression Solution,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Margaret McLean reads from “Under Fire,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Hallie Ephron (“Come and Find Me”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St., Malden
THURSDAY: Susan Trausch discusses “Groping Toward Whatever, Or How I Learned to Retire, Sort of,” at 7 p.m., at Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset … Matthew Finkle and Brittain Sullivan discuss “I Love My Bike,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Andrew Krivak discusses “The Sojourn,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Carolyn Cooke reads from “Daughters of the Revolution,” at 7 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … J. Courtney Sullivan reads from “Maine,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Gary Braver discusses “Tunnel Vision,” at 6 p.m., at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Joy Ashe discusses “Gene Defense,” at 7 p.m., at Auburn Public Library, 369 Southbridge St., Auburn ... Jennifer Haigh reads from "Faith," at 7:30 p.m., at Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St., Hingham.
FRIDAY: Carolyn Cooke reads from “Daughters of the Revolution,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Nancy Thayer reads from “Heat Wave,” at 2 p.m., at Lane Beach, North Weymouth … Andrew Krivak (“The Sojourn”) speaks at 2 p.m., at the Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St., Dennis Port.
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