After Hours at the Bookstore

featuring readings by


plus refreshments,
20% off all purchases, and
late-night browsing by flashlight!



April 30, 2016
11:00 PM


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


There will not be a standby line for this event.

Please note: This event is now SOLD OUT. There will not be a standby line for this event.

Harvard Book Store presents a very special late night, limited entry, 21+ event in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, spooky literature, and the quiet magic of the bookstore at night.

Ticket holders will get exclusive access to the bookstore after we close at 11pm on Saturday, April 30th.

We'll lock the doors, turn down the lights, and settle in for ghostly readings by SAMANTHA HUNT, author of Mr. Splitfoot, and KELLY LINK, author of Get in Trouble: Stories, a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

After the readings we'll open up the darkened store for refreshments, browsing by flashlight, and 20% off all purchases until the clock strikes one. And no need to BYOF ("bring your own flashlight"), as a limited edition Harvard Book Store–branded flashlight will be included in each ticket.

It's "Night at the Museum," but in the bookstore, for grownups. Wine, beer, and light snacks will be served.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale Tuesday, April 19 at 9am (online only). The 20% off promotion does not compound the discount on already discounted items. Gift cards, self publishing services, event tickets, and Kobo devices and e-books are not included in the sale.

Kelly Link
Kelly Link

Kelly Link

Kelly Link is the author of the story collections Get in Trouble, Stranger Things Happen, and Magic for Beginners. Her stories have been published in The Best American Short Stories, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. Link is the cofounder of Small Beer Press. She has won the Nebula and World Fantasy awards and has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Born in Miami, Florida, she now lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Photo Credit: Sharona Jacobs

Samantha Hunt
Samantha Hunt

Samantha Hunt

Samantha Hunt is the author of The Dark Dark: Stories and three novels. Mr. Splitfoot is a ghost story. The Invention of Everything Else is about the life of inventor Nikola Tesla. The Seas, Hunt’s first novel, was republished by Tin House Books in 2018. Hunt is the recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Prize, and she was a finalist for the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner. Hunt has been published by the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Guardian and a number of other publications. She teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and lives in upstate New York.

Please note: This event is now SOLD OUT. There will not be a standby line for this event.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

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