Words to the Wise

Book up with your fall agenda with these literary events

Feel the shivers up your spine at Brookline Booksmith on Oct. 1, when Hester Fox gives a debut reading from The Witch of Willow Hall, which chronicles three sisters as they move from Boston to a cavernous country home in the wake of a 19th-century scandal. In this work of historical fiction, one sister emerges as a witch who must use her power to save her loved ones from the dark presence that permeates the property.

Haverhill’s Andre Dubus III returns to the literary scene with Gone So Long, his first novel in a decade. The story details the solitary life of a father attempting to reunite with his long-estranged daughter, who struggles to build lasting relationships with men as a result of her past trauma. Catch the bestselling author when he stops into Harvard Book Store on Oct. 4.

Photo: Melissa Blackall

Back for a second year, the Boston Art Book Fair celebrates the city’s thriving print culture. Setting up shop in the BCA’s Cyclorama on Oct. 12-14, the second-largest art book fair on the East Coast showcases nearly 100 artists, zines, indie publishers and other makers—including exhibitors like Draw Down Books, MIT Press and Homocats. The event will also offer public programming such as a bookmaking workshop hosted by Harlequin Creature.

Photo: Brattle Book Shop

9countries represented at the 42nd Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, where bibliophiles can peruse and purchase rare and historic manuscripts on Nov. 1618 at the Hynes Convention Center.




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