This week's featured Gift Guide category is "Art and Literature"; click on the image below to view the collection!

Bloomsbury Publishing created a nifty holiday video short that you can watch on YouTube;
just click on the image below!

Thursday, December 18th at 8:00 PM
Bill Nye
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Brookline Booksmith is thrilled to partner with the Wilbur Theater to bring you an evening with Bill Nye! In "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation", Bill Nye explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works—and to change the world.

For all ticket information please contact the Wilbur Theater at 617-248-9700 or follow this link:


Thursday, December 18th at 7:00 PM
Small Press Book Club

Small Press Book Club will NOT be meeting this month! They will reconvene next month. Thank you!


Next book club meeting
January 12th @ 7:30pm
Dept. of Speculation
Jenny Offill
No need to sign up, just show up!


Called by The Weekly Dig "Accessible, hilarious, and not too haughty," The Literary Roast is an irreverent variety show dedicated to knocking famous authors down a peg with burlesque, drag, words, and music! Hosted by Wes Hazard, one of The Boston Globe's "Five Comedians to Watch," this edition has assembled a talent-studded crew guaranteed to bring you the very finest snark after dark. Cecilia Tan (erotica author and founder of Circlet Press) will be performing an epic take-down of J.K. Rowling, Eileen Myles (author of Chelsea Girls) will be lampooning Dylan Thomas, and Hadron Gospel Hour, winner of The Parsec Award, will be staging a live radio drama with their own wry take on War of the Worlds. Add in the sultry vocal stylings of 3rian King, drag by Complete Destruction, and burlesque by Allix Mortis, Johnny Blazes, and more, and you have an evening that redefines "bookish"! At Oberon in Harvard Square on Thursday, December 18 at 8pm.
Get your tickets here!

The Trustees of the Brookline Public Library present a night of mystery, suspense and award-winning authors with Homicide for the Holidays! On Wednesday December 10th, 7pm a blockbuster panel of mystery writers will convene to send some chills up your spine. Come meet Hank Phillippi Ryan, Hallie Ephron, Joseph Finder and Julia Spencer-Fleming! Get your book from the Library, or pre-order a discounted copy from us here at Brookline Booksmith. Signed books make great holiday presents!

One more item from the Library: Are you a gamer? Take a moment to complete this short, anonymous survey about the possibility of borrowing video games from the library!


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