Boston E book Pageant hosts scavenger hunt, tale walks throughout October programming

In addition to its string of livestreamed activities, the 2020 Boston Ebook Festival is hosting several outdoor functions in Oct for in-person people.

The festival’s yearly Ebook Hunt Oct. 1 and 2 features the opportunity to search for no cost textbooks, authored by pageant presenters, hidden all over Boston and other cities. Comply with the firm on Twitter and Instagram (@bostonbookfest) for clues to the hidden treasures’ whereabouts. This yr, the festival has involved a broader variety of towns in its adventure. That implies bibliophiles can also follow these institutions for clues: Walden Woods Challenge (@TheWaldenWoods), Louisa Might Alcott’s Orchard House (@LouisaMayAlcott), the Emily Dickinson Museum (@DickinsonMuseum) the Eric Carle Museum of Photo Ebook Artwork (@carlemuseum) Herman Melville’s Arrowhead (@Arrowhead1850), Edith Wharton’s The Mount (@TheMountLenox), and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Centre in Connecticut (@HBStoweCenter).

By using the festival’s Tale Walks task, families can pick up a map at Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury to see which of the neighborhood’s outlets have exhibited web pages of Kwame Alexander’s Caldecott Medal-profitable children’s guide, “The Undefeated.” Or they can go to Downtown Crossing to peruse the internet pages of Oge Mora’s “Saturday,” shown in storefronts. More routines, including a giveaway from J.P. Licks, will be stationed along each and every route. Equally walks will be up and running for the duration of the competition. Maps will also be accessible at

Though in Downtown Crossing, cease by the window at 27 University St. to read through 10 unforgettable submissions to the festival’s At Dwelling Neighborhood Producing project. Every single mini essay captures a slice of lifestyle, however normal, all through the pandemic from neighborhood residents.

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