Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

Have you caught your breath from all those high-profile new releases that came out over the past two months? No?  Well, hold on tight, literary hitchhikers, it’s time to plan for November.

Grubbies (and owners of Newtonville Books) Jaime Clarke and Mary Cotton are celebrating the release of the collection they edited with Dennis Lehane, Boston Noir 2: The Classics.

What crime occurred in your neighborhood?

Granta hosts two of the best young Brazilian novelists at Porter Square Books.

The best Brazilian

And AGNI launches its 76th issue and will mark the occasion with readings from Sigrid Nunez ...

November 1, 2012 | Drew Arnold

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The Grubbies' Guide to the Boston Book Festival

The fourth annual Boston Book Festival is taking place this Saturday, October 27th, and it's shaping up to be a fantastic event. Grub is proud to be hosting a Writer Idol event in the morning and manning a booth on Copley Square all day long

October 22, 2012 | Info

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Everything You Need to Know About Blog Tours (video post)

By Terri Giuliano Long


I've given you lots of tour information from an author's perspective. But that's only part of the picture. To broaden your understanding, I've asked my favorite tour guides--Diane Saarinen, Pandora Poikilos, and Emlyn Chand--to tell you about their tours, what authors can expect, and why their tours stand out. Here's what the tour guides have to say:

October 16, 2012 | Terri Giuliano Long


Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

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Always hearing about the coolest readings around Boston after they've already happened? Grub's got your back with our new monthly column Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene, giving you the inside scoop on some of the best literary events around the city.

You have three chances to catch Boston native, Dennis Lehane this month as he will read at the Coolidge Corner Theater, Porter Square Books and Newtonville Books (now in their new location in Newton Centre).


Live by Night Lehane don't stop for nobody.

Likewise, Junot Diaz has been making the rounds to our favorite indies ...

October 1, 2012 | Drew Arnold

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Pub & Grub Slideshow

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In case you missed this month's Pub & Grub, our bi-monthly members-only mixer, we've put together a slideshow recapping all the fun. Grub members were treated to free drinks and snacks and a taste of live stand-up comedy by Tim McIntire (one of the most popular and prolific comedians in New England for over a decade), Steve Macone (contributor for The Onion), and Alingon Mitra (comedian-in-residence at the Comedy Studio in Harvard square)

August 21, 2012 | Info