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Virtual: Nicole Perkins and Farrah Rochon

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event featuring Nichole Perkinsauthor of Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be, and Farrah Rochon, author of The Dating PlaybookPrepare for a talk that spans memoir to romance with lots of pop culture, dating real talk, humor and more. This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually on Crowdcast.

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ISBN: 9781538702741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 17th, 2021

“Hear the dark liquor of her laughter rippling behind her sentences” in this magnetic memoir as it explores a journalist’s obsession with pop culture and the difficulty of navigating relationships as a Black woman through fanfiction, feminism, and Southern mores (Saeed Jones). 

A Roxane Gay Audacious Bookclub November Pick
Named "Most Anticipat


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ISBN: 9781538716670
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Published: Forever - August 17th, 2021

When a personal trainer agrees to fake date her client, all rules are out the window in this "fun, heartfelt, and totally relatable" romantic comedy (Abby Jimenez, NYT bestselling author of Life's Too Short).

When it comes to personal training, Taylor Powell kicks serious butt.


Virtual: Laura Silverman, Marieke Nijkamp and Francesca Zappia, Up All Night

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual panel event to celebrate the release of the new anthology Up All Night, with editor Laura Silverman and contributors Marieke Nijkamp and Francesca Zappia! This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

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By Laura Silverman (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781643750415
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they’re the only people in the world. As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible.

It’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts.


Identity and the Internet: A Debut Authors Panel with Jackie Ess, Joss Lake, Alex McElroy and Beth Morgan

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual panel featuring debut authors Jackie Ess (Darryl), Joss Lake, (Future Feeling), Alex McElroy (The Atmospherians) and Beth Morgan (A Touch of Jen)! These fantastic debut authors will discuss the shared themes of&n

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ISBN: 9781944866846
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Published: Clash Books - May 18th, 2021

Darryl Cook is a man who seems to have everything: a quiet home in Western Oregon, a beautiful wife, and a lot of friends to fuck her while he watches. But as he explores the cuckolding lifestyle, he finds himself tugging at threads that threaten to unravel his marriage, his town, and himself.



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ISBN: 9781593766887
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Published: Soft Skull - June 1st, 2021

An embittered dog walker obsessed with a social media influencer inadvertently puts a curse on a young man—and must adventure into mysterious dimension in order to save him—in this wildly inventive, delightfully subversive, genre-nonconforming debut novel about illusion, magic, technology, kinship, and the emergent future.


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ISBN: 9781982158309
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Published: Atria Books - May 18th, 2021

“Darkly funny and glitteringly satirical, The Atmospherians unforgettably takes aim at wokeness, wellness, and toxic masculinity.” —Esquire

This “edgy, addictive” (Kirkus Reviews, starred) satire about two best friends who form The Atmosphere—a cult designed to reform problematic men—is “a book to be devo


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ISBN: 9780316704267
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 13th, 2021

A young couple's toxic Instagram crush spins out of control and unleashes a sinister creature in this twisted, viciously funny, "bananas good" debut.


Morgan Rogers, Leah Johnson and Jas Hammonds: A Virtual Pride Panel

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual panel with some of our favorite queer writers -- Morgan Rogers (Honey Girl), Leah Johnson (You Should See Me in a Crown and Rise to the Sun) and Jas Hammonds (We Deserve Monuments, publishing in 2022)! Both Honey Girl and You Should See Me in a Crown have been featured staff picks here at PSB,

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."


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ISBN: 9781338662238
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 6th, 2021

From the author of You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson delivers a stunning novel about being brave enough to be true to yourself, and learning to find joy even when times are unimaginably dark.

Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . . and at being dumped.


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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

A Stonewall Honor Book!

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick!

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


YA Debuts Panel with Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Christina Hammonds Reed, and Namina Forna

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual panel with three fantastic debut YA writers, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Ace of Spades), Christina Hammonds Reed (The Black Kids), and Namina Forna (The Gilded Ones)!

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ISBN: 9781250800817
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 1st, 2021

Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.

All you need to know is . . . I’m here to divide and conquer. Like all great tyrants do. —Aces


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ISBN: 9781534462724
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

A New York Times bestseller
A William C.


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ISBN: 9781984848697
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Published: Delacorte Press - February 9th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER! 

“Namina Forna Could Be The Toni Morrison Of YA Fantasy.” –Refinery 29 

“Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore this one.” BuzzFeed


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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 2021

The Cruel Prince meets A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this epic reimagining of “The Sleeping Beauty” that follows a teen girl on a quest to wake a sleeping princess in an enchanted forest, while searching for the truth behind her own deadly curse.

Lena has a secret: the touch of her skin can kill.


Virtual: Epic Pride with Emery Lee, Jasper Sanchez, Jason June, Eliot Schrefer, and Misa Sugiura

Porter Square Books is proud to partner with Epic Reads to bring you Epic Pride, a virtual event hosted live on Facebook with Epic authors Emery Lee, Jasper Sanchez, Jason June, Eliot Schrefer, and Misa Sugiura! Also partnering with us will be the The Lambda Literary Foundation - we'll be joined by moderator Monica Carter, Program Director of LGBTQ Writers in Schools. 

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ISBN: 9780063015159
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Published: HarperTeen - June 1st, 2021

From debut novelist Jason June comes a moving and hilarious sex-positive teen rom-com about the complexities of first loves, first hookups, and first heartbreaks—and how to stay true to yourself while embracing what you never saw coming, that’s perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon and Becky Albertalli. 


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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 4th, 2021

Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships.


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ISBN: 9780063025769
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

Red, White, & Royal Blue meets The West Wing in Jasper Sanchez’s electric and insightful #ownvoices YA debut, chronicling a transmasculine student’s foray into a no-holds-barred student body president election against the wishes of his politician father.


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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

They Both Die at the End meets The Loneliest Girl in the Universe in this mind-bending sci-fi mystery and tender love story about two boys aboard a spaceship sent on a rescue mission, from two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer.

Two boys, alone in space. Sworn enemies sent on the same rescue mission.


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ISBN: 9780062991232
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Published: HarperTeen - June 8th, 2021

This delightfully disastrous queer YA rom-com is a perfect read for fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon.

When Nozomi Nagai pictured the ideal summer romance, a fake one wasn’t what she had in mind.


YA LGBTQ+ Reads: Recommendations with the Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission

Porter Square Books is pleased to partner with the City of Cambridge's LGBTQ+ Commission for a virtual event packed with recommendations in our favorite genre - LGBTQ+ Young Adult fiction! Join us on Crowdcast to hear favorite reads from commissioners and Porter Square Books booksellers alike and get a jumpstart on the To-Be-Read list of your dreams. Feel free to ask for specific suggestions or give your own recs in the chat! This event is free and open to all.

Virtual: Fierce Reads Family Feud with Angeline Boulley, Aiden Thomas, Rose Szabo & Randi Pink

Porter Square Books is pleased to partner with Macmillan Children's Publishing Group to present a Fierce Reads Game Night - Family Feud style! Join Randi Pink (The Angel of Greenwood), Rose Szabo (What Big Teeth), Angeline Boulley (Fire

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ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.

“One of this year's most buzzed about young adult novels.” —Good Morning America


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ISBN: 9781250768476
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 12th, 2021

A piercing, unforgettable love story set in Greenwood, Oklahoma, also known as the “Black Wall Street,” and against the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.


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ISBN: 9780374314309
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 2nd, 2021

A Strand February 2021 Book of the Month

"With a layered mystery, a haunting setting, and thrilling tension, What Big Teeth has an otherness to it that pulls you in and forces you to keep reading." —Tricia Levenseller, Publisher’s Weekly-bestselling author of The Shadows Between Us


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ISBN: 9781250313973
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Published: Swoon Reads - March 23rd, 2021

When children start to go missing in the local woods, a teen girl must face her fears and a past she can't remember to rescue them in this atmospheric YA novel, Lost in the Never Woods from the author of Cemetery Boys.


[Virtual] That Way Madness Lies: Women in Shakespeare

Join Porter Square Books and contributors to new YA anthology That Way Madness Lies: 15 of Shakespeare's Most Notable Works Reimagined for a panel discussion! Contributors Brittany Cavallaro, Joy McCullough, Kiersten White, Samantha Mabry, Kayla Ancrum, and Patrice Caldwell will discuss the role of women in Shakespeare's works - and subsequent retellings! This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

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ISBN: 9781250753861
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 16th, 2021

In That Way Madness Lies, fifteen acclaimed writers put their modern spin on William Shakespeare’s celebrated classics!

“From comedy to tragedy to sonnet, from texts to storms to prom, this collection is a knockout.” —BuzzFeed.com


Virtual: Tell All Boston. Silence, Madness, & Secrets: Sorry About All That!

 

Join Porter Square Books for an online Tell-All event, brought to you by the alumni of GrubStreet’s Memoir and Essay Incubators, co-sponsored by GrubStreet. The theme of the evening is SIlence, Madness & Secrets: Sorry About All That! This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

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ISBN: 9781250255631
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 28th, 2020

Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction
TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020
Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2020
New York Times
New & Noteworthy Audiobooks
Lit Hubs Most Anticipated Books of 2020
Starred Review Publishers Weekly
Starred Review Shelf Awareness


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ISBN: 9781641602747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - June 2nd, 2020

Say I’m Dead is the true story of family secrets, separation, courage, and trans-formation through five generations of interracial relationships. Fearful of prison time—or lynching—for violating Indiana’s antimiscegenation laws in the 1940s, E.


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ISBN: 9781538701317
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 21st, 2020

Through its four essential steps, A GOOD APOLOGY gives groundbreaking advice on how best to make an effective apology toward rebuilding any relationship, for readers of The Body Keeps the Score.


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