Overnight Readathon 2019

Join us after hours for this year's Overnight Readathon! Tickets are required for this event.

Ever wonder what the books whisper to each other when the store is closed? Support literacy for young readers and students? Want to stay up all night reading? Then join us for our Overnight Readathon on Saturday, October 12 into Sunday, October 13. Tickets for the event are $25 and all of the proceeds will go to support The Porter Square Books Foundation. All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win swell prizes. Most of the night will be spent reading, but we'll have food and snacks and games and art activities when you need a break. Our registers will be open in case you finish your book and 20% of all sales will be donated as well.  Attendees can stay for a couple hours, the whole night, or any amount of time that works for them. Attendees can also bring blankets, sleeping bags, and whatever else (within reason, of course!) that will help them get comfortable for the night. 75 tickets are available.

8:30PM: Doors open. There will be free coffee provided by Cafe Zing to help you stay up.

10:00PM: Need a reading break? Play a round of Anomia!

10:30PM: Pizza from Flatbread in Somverille.

12:00AM: Raffle!

2:00AM: Need a reading break? We have Bookish Memory & Bookish Heads Up! for you to play.

4:30AM: Need a reading break? Play a round of Dick: The Card Game or Bards Dispense Profanity!

6:00AM: Breakfast featuring bagels from Bagelsaurus!

7:00AM: Stumble bleary-eyed and well-read into the Fall morning, with free drip coffee from Cafe Zing.

The Porter Square Books Foundation was created in 2014 with a mission of fostering a love of reading and of books, particularly among children and families in our local communities whose access to them may be limited by economic or cultural factors. Our primary means of achieving this has been through facilitating interactions between children and authors, and by donating books to children and families.

Sponsored by Bagelsaurus, Flatbread, Cafe Zing, Penguin Random House, NYU Press, Oxford University Press, Workman, Enchanted Lion, and more.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:30pm to Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 7:00am
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140