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Suparna Roychoudhury, Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

11/15/2018 - 7:00PM

This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College English Department.  Professor Suparna Roychoudhury will read from and discuss her book, Phantasmatic Shakespeare.  What was Shakespeare’s understanding of imagination, and what made his depictions of imagining so vital and rich? Roychoudhury describes how, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, imagination was an element of early modern cognitive psychology—it was the faculty of the mind that produces mental images, or...

Mike Curato and Little Elliot at Yankee Candle!

11/17/2018 - 1:30PM

Mike Curato is bringing Little Elliot to Yankee Candle on November 17th for their Tree Lighting Event! At 1:30pm, 2:15pm, and 3:00pm he will read, do a drawing demo, and sign books. This event will take place at Yankee Candle in conjunction with other Tree Lighting events throughout the day. The lighting will take place around 5:00pm. Mike Curato loves drawing and writing almost as much as he loves cupcakes and ice cream (and that's a LOT!). He is the author and illustrator of everyone's...

Shakespeare Group Reads Coriolanus

11/18/2018 - 11:00AM

The Shakespeare Club reads one play each month and its discussions are led by UMass Professor Arthur Kinney. The group typically meets the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. Until further notice the book club meetings will be held at Professor Kinney's house. Please contact the store for more details.   November 18, 11:00am - Coriolanus

Andre Dubus III, Gone So Long

11/20/2018 - 7:00PM

For as long as she can remember, Susan Dunn has been trying to escape. But peace and happiness have always eluded her--now an adjunct professor, she is tortured by the novel she cannot finish, and a lack of feeling toward a husband who loves her. Just when she's ready to abandon everything to try again, she receives a letter that forces her to reckon with the trauma that first sent her running: her mother's murder at the hands of her father, Daniel Ahearn, forty years ago. Daniel, out of...

Celebrate Indies First with the Odyssey!

11/24/2018 - 10:00AM

           Indies First is the national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores that takes place on Small Business Saturday. It's a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods. To celebrate, we'll be offering free refreshments all day, gifts with every purchase of $50.00 or more, AND we'll have guest booksellers on hand to help you find the perfect...

Open Fiction Group Reads The Body in the Library

11/26/2018 - 6:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books.    November 26: The Body In the Library,  Agatha Christie   It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is...

Chris Locke & Gary Metras, Ordinary Gods & Captive in the Here

11/27/2018 - 7:00PM

Ordinary Gods is a collection of essays and poems detailing Christopher Locke’s 25 years of travel throughout Mexico and Central America. Captive in the Here explores some of the themes that Gary Metras has made his hallmarks: the natural world and his own place in it, and well as painful and more appealing memories of the past.   Christopher Locke’s poems and essays have appeared in such magazines as The North American Review, The Rumpus, ...

Rep Night

11/28/2018 - 6:30PM

Join us for an evening of books, nibbles, and community Wednesday, November 28, beginning at  6:30 pm.  The Odyssey Bookshop invites you to our first ever Rep Night for Odyssey staff, other local booksellers, and our customers. We will provide food, although home-baked goodies would be delightfully accepted.  Meet our Publisher Sales Representatives and hear about many of the most exciting Fall titles for adults and kids. We are fortunate that sales reps from Penguin...

Leah Penniman,Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

11/29/2018 - 7:00PM

Sponsored by the Miller Worley Center for the Environment. The Odyssey Bookshop will be on hand selling books.   Leah Penniman, a well-known farmer, educator, author and food sovereignty activist will present a lecture on food justice, "Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice" Join us to learn how you can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our...

Interlink Cookbooks & Food Tasting

12/01/2018 - 4:30PM

Meet Interlink Publishing’s longtime cookbook editor Leyla Moushabeck and sample some foods from around the world. Leyla will talk about her own bestselling cookbook The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great as well as other new cookbooks published by Interlink this fall season covering world cuisines – Mediterranean, Andalusian, Italian, Persian, and Polish.    The Immigrant Cookbook (a portion of the proceeds supports the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights Project) Since its...

Active Citizens Group Reads Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society

12/02/2018 - 4:00PM

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.   Sunday, December 2 - Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society   From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What’s the Matter with Kansas, a scathing collection of his incisive...

Active Citizens Group Reads

12/02/2018 - 4:00PM

Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m. December 2, 4:00pm - Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What’s the Matter with Kansas, a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times—...

Sylvia Chan-Malik, Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam.

12/06/2018 - 5:00PM

For more information, click here.   An exploration of twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Muslim womanhood that centers the lived experience of women of color.   For Sylvia Chan-Malik, Muslim womanhood is constructed through everyday and embodied acts of resistance, what she calls affective insurgency. In negotiating the histories of anti-Blackness, U.S. imperialism, and women's rights of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Being Muslim explores how U.S. Muslim women's...

Gita Trelease, Enchantée

02/06/2019 - 6:30PM

Paris is a labryinth of twisted streets filled with beggars and thieves, revolutionaries and magicians. Camille Durbonne is one of them. She wishes she weren’t...   When smallpox kills her parents, Camille must find a way to provide for her younger sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on magic, Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’...

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