Category Archives: Books

Wellesley Books September author line-up to include best-seller Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus, and the forthcoming Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, will be at Wellesley Books on Sunday, September 13, at 2:30pm. Joined by authors Jonathan Stroud and Eoin Colfer, Riordan will serve as […]

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Summer reading whether you’re in Wellesley or on the beach

Ah, summer. Here at the Swellesley Report we’ve done the requisite family vacation from which we needed a vacation and have settled into the summer reading portion of the season. Here are reviews of four of the books we’ve gotten through so far… Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee Hardcover, 288 pages Publisher, Thomas Nelson […]

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Wellesley writer, intelligence expert Michael Stedman passes away

We’re sad to report that Michael James Stedman, who lived in Wellesley since the mid-1970s, died on June 20. We wrote about Mr. Stedman 3 years ago when he published his first novel, a spy thriller called “A for Argonaut” that takes readers from Fort Bragg in Texas to Antwerp to the Congo. He had planned […]

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Wellesley High’s David McCullough writes special op-ed for The Globe

Wellesley High School’s own David McCullough, an English teacher there, wrote an op-ed piece for The Boston Globe today to dish out advice to those who would be graduation bloviators, or commencement speakers as they are more commonly known. Sagely, he notes that “Speakers would like to be profound but accessible, wise but entertaining, timeless […]

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Emmy-award winning Wellesley author to get buggy at Wellesley Books

Wellesley author, designer, and Emmy Award-winning art director Valerie Gates will be on hand at Wellesley Books on June 6 at 3pm to celebrate the publication of her book, The Alphabet of Bugs. The book launch will include refreshments as well as a reading and signing by the author. Also of interest… Bob’s bugs    

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Wellesley College professor publishes children’s book

Wellesley College professors are well-versed in the concept of publish or perish and indeed, they are a life-affirming lot, putting out textbooks, novels, academic papers in all disciplines, and more. Generally, we let their writerly accomplishments pass without fanfare, unable to find enough of a Wellesley angle to warrant a post. Although undoubtably worthy works, […]

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Wellesley author goes beyond boring bugs with new ABC book

Wellesley author and designer Valerie Gates will soon release a new book called The Alphabet of Bugs, and like her previous book on esoteric colors, the focus is on going beyond the basics. So rather than a predictable A is for Ant and B is for Bumblebee, you get A is for “Ailanthus Webworm Moth […]

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Wellesley Free Library Book Sale, April 30 – May 3

Also of interest… Library lifer named Wellesley Free Library director A Wellesley book swap thank you Wellesley art students showing work at library  

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