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At Home Boston: Oldest Friend and Other Essays

Boston Book Festival has launched a community writing project to capture this moment in history. We asked residents to send us stories of their experiences during the pandemic, from the acts of kindness by neighbors to the challenges in our biggest hospitals. We wanted to hear it all from all corners of the city. We […]

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BBF News: 2020 Event Will Be Virtual

Bringing people together to celebrate books is our main purpose. This year, we are putting the health and safety of our attendees, presenters, volunteers, and exhibitors first by moving the 2020 Boston Book Festival online. Although we realize that it would be impossible to truly replicate the immersive atmosphere of the BBF online, we are committed […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Arnone on Beekeeping and the BBF

We were thrilled to catch up with long-time BBF volunteer superstar, Laurie Arnone, who told us about her many unique interests, her day as Paddington Bear, and the books that are getting her through these days. Could you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a semi-retired physician assistant, living in the Boston neighborhood of […]

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Meet the BBF 2020 Interns

We are so fortunate to work with three smart, capable, and independent interns—especially this year, when our staff is spread across the country while we all work remotely! Bree, Campbell, and Ellie all play instrumental roles in the success of this year’s Boston Book Festival. We sat down with them (virtually, of course!) to hear […]

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At Home Boston: Dropped Connection and Other Essays

Boston Book Festival has launched a community writing project to capture this moment in history. We asked residents to send us stories of their experiences during the pandemic, from the acts of kindness by neighbors to the challenges in our biggest hospitals. We wanted to hear it all from all corners of the city. The […]

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At Home Boston: First stories featured in Boston Globe

  Boston Book Festival has launched a community writing project to capture this moment in history. We asked residents to send us stories of their experiences during the pandemic, from the acts of kindness by neighbors to the challenges in our biggest hospitals. We wanted to hear it all from all corners of the city. […]

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At Home Boston: Putting my son to bed over FaceTime

By Megan O’Connor, a physician assistant in a Boston hospital and now a long-distance mom It’s 7:30 p.m. and I’m leaving work. The phone rings. Bedtime is a little later these days so that we can have dinner together. “Mumumumumum!” It’s my one year old, who is now living two hours from me at my mother’s […]

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Carlin Carr, BBF’s New Director of Operations and Outreach, on Lit Fests and Life in India

We talked with Carlin Carr, Boston Book Festival’s new Director of Operations and Outreach, about her experience working with the TATA Mumbai International Literature Festival in India for many years, what she looks forward to about working with BBF volunteers, and what’s been inspiring to her about her own volunteer experiences.  How did you first […]

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