Boston is a lit’rary kind of town, laced with spots in which one can sip cappuccino and enjoy the spoken word in all its myriad forms. Play readings, storytelling, poetry slams, and sometimes even acoustic music are offered at the venues below, usually for little or no money. Don’t forget to check the Theater chapter for more examples of dramatic readings.

Agape Poetry one else’s observations? If you fit

Community Church of Boston, 565 into either of these categories, settle Boylston St, Boston; (617) into the intimate atmosphere of 489-0519 Agape’s poetry readings. Every Tues- Have some thoughts you want to day night from 8 to 10 P.M. you can share with the world, or do you just listen in on original and published want to sit back and listen to some- works of poetry and short stories, from featured performers and newcomers alike. There is no set admission price, but any donation is accepted.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

395 Washington St. Boston; (617) 426-5184

470 Southbridge St, Auburn; (508) 832-0855

150 Granite St, Braintree; (617) 380-3655

325 Harvard St, Brookline; (617) 566-5562

Burlington Mall Rd. Burlington; (617) 270-5500

170 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill; (617) 965-7621

A great place for discounted books, Bames and Noble is also a great place for book-related events. Along with the major author-on-the-book-toui-visitations, bringing in such literary luminaries as George Will and Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, B

& N presents lots of lesser-knowns, too, offering readings, lectures, workshops, and children’s activities. B & N locations are open seven days a week, usually into the late evening.

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