If you're in need of something bookish to do this weekend, and you live reasonably close to Boston, read on!
The Massachusetts Historical Society (1154 Boylston Street in Boston) is hosting its first Massachusetts History Book Fair this Friday evening and Saturday (30 November and 1 December). The speaker lineup is as follows:
Friday, 6 p.m. - Robert Allison, The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party
Friday, 7 p.m. - Eric Jay Dolin, Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
Saturday, 10 a.m. - Stephanie Schorow, The Cocoanut Grove Fire and The Crime of the Century
Saturday, 11 a.m. - Susan Wilson, The Literary Trail of Greater Boston
Saturday, 12 p.m. - Bonnie Hurd Smith, "Mingling Souls Upon Paper": An Eighteenth-Century Love Story (Judith Sargent and John Murray)
Saturday, 1 p.m. - Diane Rapaport, The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (or NakedQuaker.com)
Saturday, 2 p.m. - James A. Craig, Fitz H. Lane: An Artist's Voyage Through Nineteenth-Century America
Saturday, 3 p.m. - Eve LaPlante, Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repentance of Samuel Sewall and American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson
Authors will be signing books after their discussions, and copies of all the books will be available for purchase. Free and open, so drop by for one talk or come for them all!