Skip to content Skip to navigation

VIRTUAL EVENT: Holiday Pop-up Book Shop

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Registration is requested
Free and open to the public

Image of books with fairy lights in background

Virtual Holiday Pop-up Book Shop

with Boston Athenæum Staff

Books make the perfect holiday gifts! New Stanford Calderwood Director Leah Rosovsky thinks these three could be on your list:

God’s Shadow by Alain Mikhail, who recently spoke at the Athenæum, is a history focusing on the Ottoman Empire and its interactions with the rest of the world in the late 15th and early 16th century.

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk is a novel that takes place in Istanbul at about the same period of history with  a mystery, a love story, and lots of atmosphere. It also contains a fascinating discussion about the nature of art and differences between eastern and western traditions.

A View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg is a favorite YA novel about a middle school Academic Bowl team and what they bring each other.

Want more ideas to make someone on your list amused, better informed, or both? Join Athenæum staffers Daniel Axmacher, Bruno Faria, Adriene Galindo, Sam Gill, Andrew Hahn, Michael Jugenheimer, Carolle Morini, Kaelin Rasmussen, Graham Skinner, and Mary Warnement in a conversation about gift-giving recommendations.

The first 40 to register can pick up a treat from the Boston Athenæum (safely, of course!) to savor along with the bookish company at the event.

Assistive Listening Devices image

Auto-generated captions are available for most virtual programs. To request live captioning or other accommodations, please contact Hannah Weisman at or 617-720-7617 at least four business days prior to the event.