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Book Culture’s Spring 20% Off Sale

Book Culture’s Annual Spring 20% Off Sale begins Friday, May 16th and will last through Sunday, May 18th at 7pm.

Everything in both stores will be 20% off, the usual restrictions do apply. All weekend we will be holding raffles to give away great prizes. Join us for a bagel breakfast Saturday morning, and a tea reception Sunday to thank all of our customers, neighbors, and friends.

If you can’t make it in the store, don’t fret! That weekend the sale will also be extended to our online consumers on, and phone orders as well. Order online or over the phone between Friday, May 16 and Sunday, May 18 to receive 20% all discountable items.

May 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

You’re invited to Norman Finkelstein’s book launch party!


May 3, 2014 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Bagel Breakfast May 3rd

Come in on Saturday, May 3rd at 10 am for our monthly bagel breakfast. If you’ve had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast at Book Culture, then I don’t need to tell you about the amazing fresh fruit, bagels from a local and independent shop, and selection of beverages. If you haven’t, please do! It’s on us.


April 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Marcelline Block Presents World Film Locations: Boston

Stop in on Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm for the launch of Marcelline Block’s new book, World Film Locations: Boston.


Marcelline Block is a lecturer in history at Princeton University, where she is completing her Ph.D. in French. She is the editor or co-editor of several volumes, including Situating the Feminist Gaze and Spectatorship in Postwar Cinema.

April 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

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April 25, 2014 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Ellen Steinbaum & Joelle Sander Poetry Reading

Join us on Tuesday, April 29th at 7pm to see Ellen Steinbaum and Joelle Sander reading from their newest poetry collections, Brightness Falls and Margins of Light.

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Ellen Steinbaum is the author of two previous poetry collections, Afterwords and Container Gardening, and a one-person play, CenterPiece. She grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A former literary columnist for the Boston Globe, she now writes a blog, Reading and Writing and the Occasional Recipe, which readers can find at her website.

Joelle Sander became a painter after being a successful writer for over three decades. Publishing in newspapers, magazines, poetry journals, and scholarly books, she also wrote a prize winning book, Before Their Time: Four Generations of Teenage Mothers. It was awarded Best Adult book about Children (1991-1992) by the Anti-Defamation League’s Braun Center for Holocaust Studies.


April 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Nicole’s Fave Picture Books

Here’s a quick rundown of my favorite picture books that are currently in-stock at our 112th location.

A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara

This is a beautiful alphabet book, full of radical rhymes and delightful images. Each letter emphasizes what we can all do to make the world a more just and equitable place. Even though it’s a board book, the text doesn’t underestimate what kids can understand, and it brings up lots of complex concepts. This is perfect for baby showers or Earth Day!


A Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices – Paul Fleischman

It’s National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than reading a poem with a friend? Fleischman’s book calls for two readers to read each poem; sometimes their voices are in unison, sometimes in a sort of counterpoint, sometimes separate. And the poems are all about bugs! This is a great book to use as an ice-breaker at a birthday party.

Line 135 and Little Bird – Germano Zullo, illustrated by Albertine


These two books are simple, stunning and profound. They are remarkably restrained and sophisticated for picture books, both in the concept of the story and the use of text. These books are great for calm listeners who like to be read to. Grownups will no doubt appreciate the brilliant execution of these books, which makes them a pleasure to read again and again.

Her Stories – Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon


Her Stories is one of my favorite books of all time. The illustrations are works of art, and the storytelling reflects Hamilton’s immense scholarship and dedication to American folk tales and the culture of the Black diaspora. This is a book to keep forever.

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick – Chris Van Allsburg


I discovered this book only a year ago, which is quite late in the game for a Van Allsburg fan. His drawings are magnificent and mysterious, and the concept behind The Chronicles is extremely entertaining albeit a little bit dark. This is a sophisticated picture book for strong and adventurous readers.

The Secret Lives of Princesses – Philippe Lechermeier, illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer


Part biography and part manual, this beautiful book is an introduction to the most unusual princesses you’ll ever meet. The Secret Lives of Princesses describes girls (and boys) with talents, tempers, and histories of our wildest dreams. You will undoubtedly recognize something of yourself among these outlandish royals.

April 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

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