Category Archives: Books

Wellesley High’s David McCullough writes about a special guy: His Dad

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., is at it again. Harkening back to sentiments expressed in his You’re Not Special commencement speech and follow-on “You Are Not Special…” book, he writes an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today about his dad, David McCullough, Sr., the noted historian and author who has just finished his 10th […]

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Mayor Menino book tour taking him to Wellesley

Thomas Menino, cashing in on his experiences as Boston Mayor from 1993-2014, will be promoting his new book, Mayor for a New America, when he visits Wellesley Books on Monday, Nov. 3 @ 7pm. during this ticketed event. Menino also has a sweet gig teaching at Boston University, as fellow Boston Mayor Kevin White did before […]

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Author visiting Wellesley to address how not to raise rich spoiled brats

Covie Edwards-Pitt, an executive with a Waltham wealth management firm, visits Wellesley Books on Oct. 22 at 7pm to read from and discuss her new book, “Raised Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: Lessons from successful inheritors on how they got that way.” The book is centered around interviews Edwards-Pitt did with children of wealthy families who have grown […]

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Bobby Orr visits Wellesley, has better night than the Bruins

Hockey Hall of Famer #4 Bobby Orr visited Wellesley Books last night to peddle his book (while the Bruins were dropping their game to the Red Wings).  Orr’s appearance put smiles on the faces of those who remember seeing him play, and those who weren’t even born when he did. Not sure if Nina will […]

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Authors on Stage in Wellesley: Beranbaum, Enger, Merkin

Authors on Stage When: Wednesday, November 5 – Coffee at 9:45am; Program at 10:30am Where: Wellesley College Club Cost: Program $27; Lunch $16 Questions or requests for reservation form: [email protected] or 781-237-0030 Fill your morning with engaging presentations by three authors about how they came to write their recently published books. The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. […]

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Boston Bruins hockey legend Bobby Orr visiting Wellesley

Bobby Orr, the greatest Boston Bruins hockey player of all, will take a shot at selling a bunch of books next month in Wellesley. The Hall of Fame defenseman is promoting “Orr: My Story,” (roughly $28) at 7pm on Oct. 9 at Wellesley Books. Note that there are a few rules to help keep things from […]

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Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries Fall Book Sale: Sept. 18-21

Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries Fall Book Sale Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 21, Wakelin Room, Main Library Members Preview, Thurs., Sept. 18, 5:00 -9:00 pm (Not a member? Join that day!); Public Sale, Fri., Sept. 19, 9:00 am-6:00 pm and Sat., Sept. 20, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Bag Sale, Sun., Sep. 21, 1:00-5:00 […]

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Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith among authors visiting Wellesley

Wellesley College has a strong line-up of writers visiting during the upcoming school year, and the talks/discussions are free and open to the public. The Distinguished Writers Series at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities kicks off Oct. 7 with Colson Whitehead (Hey, I’ve actually read his Sag Harbor!) and features Zadie […]

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Special after-school program at Wellesley Free Library this Thursday

Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education, Elizabeth Suneby’s book for children, relates the true story of a girl in Afghanistan who desperately wants an education and convinces the men in her family to allow her to attend school. Razia’s Ray of Hope is designed to engage young readers in global issues. […]

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You Are Not Special — Round 2 — for Wellesley English teacher

Now that Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s commencement speech-turned-book has been released, he’s been on the speaking circuit as well as the talk show/interview circuit. Some of the interviews have been good, like that with NPR’s Diane Rehm, who notes that she has interviewed McCullough’s author/historian dad many times. Others, have been […]

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