Jolabokaflod: Icelandic Book Flood at PSB: Boston Edition

PSB: Boston Edition is delighted to host a Jolabokaflod gift swap for our last Silent Reading Party of the Year! Jolabokaflod, roughly translated as "flood of books",  is an Icelandic tradition of gifting books on Christmas Eve. After receiving a book, everyone gathers around to read and enjoy hot chocolate-- and that's where PSB's Silent Reading Party comes in!

Join us on Thursday, December 21 at 6pm at Porter Square Books: Boston Edition for a cozy holiday book swap, followed by our usual silent reading party. The gift swap will be ticketed, but the silent reading party is open to all. Please note that tickets to the gift swap will close sales on Thursday, December 14 so that we're able to organize the swap! Even if you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to join us at the bookstore for the free silent reading party. 


To participate in the gift swap, purchase a ticket and leave the answers to the below questions in the comment section of your order. Your ticket will include one book, gifted to you on the recommendation of another attendee, and one mug of hot chocolate from the Fabulist Cafe. Plus, by purchasing a ticket, you'll be entered into a raffle to win one of two gift cards to Trillium Brewing, our neighbors in Fort Point!

Please include the answers to these questions in you order!

  • What book would you like to gift? Please choose a paperback that is no more than $20. Our booksellers will order and wrap the book for you so it's ready to be gifted on the 21st.
  • What sort of book would you like to receive as a gift? Give us an idea of what you like to read! We'll do our best to match you with a book we think you'll enjoy.

At the event, we'll begin by exchanging books, and ticketholders will receive a drink ticket to redeem for their mug of hot chocolate from Fabulist Cafe. After the exchange, we'll read silently for an hour, followed by some discussion about what we've read, in usual Silent Reading Party fashion. 

Any questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to!


Event date: 

Thursday, December 21, 2023 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books: Boston Edition
50 Liberty Dr.
Boston, MA 02210


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