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.
Opening day today comes a week after its last day at its Walnut Street location in Newtonville last Saturday, March 24. There was no sale or special offers as the owners took everything with them to the new location. Newtonville Books had been in Newtonville for 13 years, and saw fit to keep its Newtonville roots in its name even in its new location.
Its near-daily list of activities will continue at the new location. (For ongoing events, go to newtonvillebooks.com and sign up for its email newsletter.)
Next month’s events at Newtonville Books in Newton Centre:
Thursday, April 12, 7PM – Fenway Park Event.
Join us for a reading by selected contributors to FINAL FENWAY FICTION: MORE SHORT STORIES FROM RED SOX NATION.
Wednesday, April 18, 7PM – Newtonville Bookclub.
Bookclub meets to discuss THREE WEEKS IN DECEMBER by local author Audrey Schulman.
Saturday, April 21, 11AM-1PM – Newtonville Books Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 28, 2PM – Small Press Saturday.
Join us for an afternoon with the editors and selected contributors from these small presses: Concord Free Press, Madras Press, Nouvella Press, and Atticus Books, and these literary magazines: Agni, The Common, The Normal School, Post Road, Redivider, Salamander, and Tuesday. Hosted by Sumanth Prabhaker.
Monday, April 30, 7PM – Join us for a reading from the editors and selected contributors from TODAY I AM WOMAN: STORIES OF BAT MITZVAH AROUND THE WORLD by Barbara Vinick and Shulamit Reinharz.