Newtonville Books opens today at new location; grand opening is next Thursday, April 5

Newtonville Books in Newton Centre, MA

Newtonville Books in Newton Centre, MA

Newtonville Books has opened a day earlier than originally planned, and is open from 9am to 9pm today at its new location, 10 Langley Road in Newton Centre, Newton, MA.

The new hours are 11am-7pm Sunday, and 9am-9pm Monday to Thursday.

Its grand opening will be held next Thursday, April 5, at 7pm, with special guests mayor Setti Warren and authors Anita Diamant, Atul Gawande, Amy Hempel, Alice Hoffman, and Tom Perrotta, among others.

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Grub Goes Up! …to its new location with grand party with author bartenders, activities

The literary party of the year takes place on Friday, March 30, at its brand-new headquarters on the 5th floor of 162 Boylston Street in Boston. There’ll be music, literary-themed drinks and appetizers, tours of the new space, and word game throwdowns all night long. Continue reading

Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest deadline is noon April 2

Ploughshares

Updated Nov. 14: See the news about the 2013 contest.

The Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest in 2012 is expanding to include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000. The deadline to submit is noon EST Monday, April 2, 2012. Continue reading

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is winner of Literary Death Match Boston Episode 7

AML broke records last week by becoming not just the contestant of Literary Death Match with the longest name ever, according to LDM creator Todd Zuniga, but the champion with the longest name ever.

Now celebrating its sixth birthday this year, LDM will return to Boston on Thursday, June 7.

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Local film ‘Party Like It’s a Verb’ premieres tonight at the Brattle Theatre

Party Like it's a Verb

The world premiere screen of Party Like It’s a Verb will be shown tonight at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. Written and directed by Rob Peyrebrune, it is co-produced by and co-starring Jeff Stern. Continue reading