Newtonville Books

Owner Mary Cotton runs the magnificent Newtonville Books with her husband, fellow novelist and editor, Jamie Clarke. The pair has nurtured and grown the indie bookshop for over 20 years, Clarke behind the scenes and Cotton on the floor. A hub of community activity, Newtonville Books has an airy atrium storefront, wooden shelves, and large windows to illuminate a lovingly curated selection. The unique front counter is constructed of used and remaindered books. I had the good fortune to read at Newtonville with writer Josh Weil during my book tour for April & Oliver. Their robust reading series recently featured Claire Messud reading from her new novel This Strange Eventful History. Upcoming events include Dawn Tripp, Bill Roorbach, Sarah Seltzer, Carol Lahines and Rick Moody. Recent staff picks include Amanda Peters, Tommy Orange, and Colm Tóibín. Don’t miss this fabulous bookstore in the heart of Newton, Masschusetts.

There There by Tommy Orange

Long Island by Colm Tóibín 

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

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