Porter Square After Hours: Overnight Readathon 2018


Ticket sales for the Overnight Readathon close at 5PM today. There will be no sales at the door.

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 6 into Sunday October 7. Tickets for the event are $25 and all of the proceeds will go to support The Porter Square Books Foundation and Miranda’s Hearth. 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 a few 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.

10:30PM: Pizza from Flatbread in Somerville! (Because what sleepover is complete without pizza?)

11:30PM: Need a reading break? Play a round of Anomia or participate in a Miranda’s Hearth Art Project

12:00AM: Raffle!

2:00AM: Need a reading break? We'll be handing out Mad Libs. (Because what sleepover would be complete without Mad Libs?) or participate in a Miranda’s Hearth Art Project

4:30AM: Need a reading break? Play a round of Dick: The Card Game or Bards Dispense Profanity or participate in a Miranda’s Hearth Art Project

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.

Miranda's Hearth is a non-Profit dedicated to building community through creativity that is approachable, affordable, and accessible. Since July 2013, over 9,000 people participated in creative community building events throughout Greater Boston. Currently, Miranda's Hearth is looking for a building to turn into the first community art hotel, a functioning hotel and community arts center where everything from the food to the furniture is handmade by local artists. Learn more at http://mirandashearth.com

Thank you to our sponsors Litographs, Publishers Group West, Penguin Random House, Workman, Simone & SchusterFlatbread and Bagelsaurus.

Event date: 

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:30pm to Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:00am

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140