We have some great author events coming your way this spring. For times, dates, and locations, visit our News & Events page. But to highlight some that are open to the public:

  • 4/17/11—Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces, being a true Patriot is ready to spread the word about local gardens, parks, farms, rooftops, etc. this Patriots Day weekend in—of all historic places—Concord, MA. Spend Sunday morning learning about your New England roots, Sunday afternoon with Meg at the Concord Bookshop—learning about New England’s roots (literally!)—and then Marathon Monday cheering on the runners and the Sox in the city.
  • 5/27/11—You can also catch Meg in May and participate in the Green Streets Initiative’s Walk/Ride Day* too! On Friday, May 27th at 3PM, join Meg in the beautiful Reading Garden at the Valente Branch Library as she travels through the verdant world of her book, Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces. Hosted by the library, Green Streets Initiative, and Cambridge Local First, this event is a wonderful opportunity to support your local green and book and business communities!

*The Green Streets Initiative invites all community members to travel sustainably and celebrate the benefits of walking, biking and using public transportation on Walk/Ride Day, the last Friday of every month. Visit www.gogreenstreets.org to join, for more information, and to find out how local businesses reward participants on Walk/Ride Day.

Stop by either lecture and grab a copy of the newest edition of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands, described by author Dennis Lehane as “A wonderful companion piece to the hidden treasure islands off Boston’s coast.” And if you can’t make it, not to worry, Chris will be out on Georges Island this summer—a great reason to get island hopping!

  • 5/14/11—Finally, for Boston’s die-hard sports fans, Chris will be leading a Sports Fan’s Walking Tour of Boston through the city streets on May 14th at 5PM (don’t forget to order a copy of The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston in advance!). To register, go to the Lincoln-Sudbury Adult Education website—and send us your tour photos to post on Read Local Boston.

As always, thanks for supporting Union Park Press and our authors – and enjoy Boston’s springtime!