Warehouse Weekends: Local Craft
Four Weekends of Books, Culture & Community
This Weekend: Workshops, Zines, Indie Comics, and more
October 5, 2013
10:00 AM ET
Harvard Book Store Warehouse
14 Park St., Somerville, MA
This event is free; no tickets are required.
We know you value local.
We know you make it a point to shop at independent businesses, dine at local restaurants, attend neighborhood events, support community organizations, and champion area artists.
That’s why we’re such good friends.
That’s also why you’re invited to join us this fall for Harvard Book Store’s Warehouse Weekends where local is the name of the game. We’ve asked dozens of our favorite community cohorts to help us celebrate our collective ind(ie)pendence with bargain books, free samples, contests, workshops, and more!
From 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. today, our 6500 sq. ft. warehouse in Somerville will feature some of our favorite purveyors of fine local food, feeding your body while Harvard Book Store feeds your mind. And did we mention we have 25,000 used, rare and remainder books available for your browsing pleasure? And if that weren't enough of an incentive, all used and remainder art, craft and comic books are 15% all weekend long! (Harvard Book Store Warehouse stock only.)
Albertine Press - Browse an embarassment of letterpress riches - notecards, greeting cards, prints, calendars, coasters, notebooks and ephemera - all printed in their Somerville studio!
Athena Mae - Try your hand at bookmaking and browse some some masterful handcraft books from this local artist.
Bon Me - Take a break from all that book browsing at the Bon Me Food Truck, bold, fresh and fun Vietnamese cuisine - for you!
Boston Book Festival - Meet the folks behind Boston's biggest literary event (coming up on 10/19), and pick up your copy of this year's One City One Story selection!
Boston Comics Roundtable - Where the elite meet - to create and share comics! Chat with local artists and celebrity creators!
Cool Kids Club - DJ Matt offers up some forgotten and misbegotten popular music gems. Catch Matt, Alexandra and Athena every Monday at 8pm on Boston Free Radio!
Grub Street - Grub Street gets Boston writing... now they're setting their sights on the residents of Somerville - show us what you've got, Somerville!
Million Year Picnic - Comics, comics and more comics, plus their creators:
- 10am to Noon: Gulp! a monster comics anthology for KIDS! creators Roho, Ansis Purnis and more!
- 12pm to 2pm: Eisner Award winners Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline of Adventure Time Comics and Muppet Comics
- 2pm to 4pm: Jesse Lonergan, Joe and Azat, Inbound 5, Hellbound II, All Star
- 4pm to 6pm: Whit Taylor, Up Down Clown, Stethoscope Microphone, Madtown High Nominated for an Ignatz Award
New England Horror Writers - These guys are not messing around... visit their table, if you dare (or if you like reading stuff that will scare the hell out of you.)
Papercut Zine Library - Make your own zine (there will be zine-making pros to help you, if you don't know how) and check out some of this area's best local zines!
Pressbound - Watch a letterpress artist create and then stock up on gorgeous handmade, woodbolck and letterpress papergoods inspired by Polish paper-cuttings, Russian nesting dolls, and vintage embroidery.
Q's Nuts - A Somerville favorite, this artisan nut company will have you giving in to tempation once you try their line of sweet, savory and exotic flavors.
Sabertooth Bakery - Love the pastry. Love the Planet. Enjoy vegan doughnuts, cookies, cupcakes and more from this J.P. bakery.
Our Warehouse is located at 14 Park St. in Somerville, between Somerville Ave. and Beacon St., just outside of Union Square. The closest T stop is Porter Square, on the Red Line, and bus lines #83 and #87 have stops on Somerville Ave. near Park St.
And unlike at most parties… friends of friends are definitely encouraged to bring friends! See you there!
Be sure to keep your eye on this page for all new updates regarding our Warehouse Weekend partners.
NOTE: We love dogs! But FYI, during Warehouse Weekends, pets aren't allowed in the building. Sorry!
Walking from the Porter Square T station: 15 minutes
As you exit the station, turn right down Somerville Ave and continue about 4/5 of a mile until you reach Park Street. Turn right down Park Street, and the Warehouse will be on your left.
Bus lines #83 and #87 have stops on Somerville Ave near Park Street.
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