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All She Wrote Books

All She Wrote Books is back at CultureHouse for two weeks! Come and check out their pop-up selection of books written by female, queer and non-binary authors from 11am – 2pm.


All She Wrote Books

All She Wrote Books is back at CultureHouse for two weeks! Come and check out their pop-up selection of books written by female, queer and non-binary authors from 11am – 2pm.


Book Tasting with All She Wrote Books

Get your appetite for reading ready – we have some delicious books we want you to try! All She Wrote Books has plenty of books authored by female, queer and non-binary authors from a range of genres available for you to sample. This structured book browsing and discussion will give you a taste of new […]


Assembling the Dinosaur: Free Lecture and Book Signing

Dinosaur fossils were first found in England, but a series of late-nineteenth-century discoveries in the American West turned the United States into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. Around the same time, the United States also emerged as an economic powerhouse of global proportions, and large, fierce, and spectacular creatures like Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Triceratops […]


Book Talk with Heli Meltsner: The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts

Meticulously researched and with abundant color photos, Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts focuses on the state’s Arts and Crafts domestic architecture and is the only book to include an illustrated field guide. In this talk, Heli Meltsner will help us identify qualities of this difficult-to-describe movement. At least two of the state’s most prominent architects chose […]


Book Preview: ‘Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia’ by Christina Thompson

Coming March 12 (HarperCollins) If our Bostonian winter has you dreaming of faraway lands, you’re in luck: Local author Christina Thompson’s new book can whisk you away to the most remote islands of the Pacific Ocean. In a thorough and page-turning investigation, Harvard Review editor Thompson revisits the 18th century’s fascination and curiosity about Polynesia […]



SCOUT’S HONORED: Porter Square Books

Best Bookstore 25 White St., (617) 491-2220 portersquarebooks.com Take it from a book lover: Porter Square Books is a special place. A homey vision greets you as you enter the brightly lit store. On the left is a cafe where you might find people reading their freshly purchased books or the day’s newspaper. Tables sprawl […]


Cambridge Women’s Center Feminist Book Club

If you’re looking for a book club to join, what about the feminist book club group at Cambridge Women’s Center? The first Monday of each month, we meet to discuss a new book through the lens of feminism and our own experiences as women. Our next group meeting is Monday, April 2nd, 7- 8pm at […]


Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

Nature abounds with instances of convergence: structures or adaptations that have evolved independently multiple times. But evolutionary biologists, most notably Harvard’s Stephen Jay Gould, also point out examples of contingency, cases where the tiniest change—a random mutation or an ancient butterfly sneeze—caused evolution to take a different course. What role does each force play in […]


Darwin’s Backyard How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

Charles Darwin, iconic evolutionary biologist, was a naturalist with a passion for experiments. Sometimes quirky, always illuminating, Darwin’s experiments were an ever-present part of his home life, taking over his house, garden, and greenhouse, as well as surrounding meadows and woodlands, while often involving family, friends, and neighbors as research assistants. James Costa will discuss […]