The authors listed here reveal the rich literary community in our region.
An independent sedond-hand bookstore emphasizing the arts (artists, art history, crafts, architecture, photography), history, nature and gardening, music, theater, cookery and more.
Operated by Follett, the college bookstore offers new fiction and nonfiction, readings and book signings, gifts and textbooks and a cafe run by Tunnel City Coffee.
An independent literary press fostering the literary arts since 1999.
Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
An architectural project-in-progress, based on the Berkshire literary history of the authors Herman Melville, Nathanial Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Spoken word poets run mentoring programs and writing workshops in Berkshire schools and hold events year-round, from National Poetry Month to an annual week-long summer festival in Pittsfield.
A monthly farm-to-table dinner with a regional author welcomes Roy J. Blount, with three courses prepared by regional chef Brian Alberg, includeing wine and a signed book.
A monthly farm-to-table dinner with a regional author welcomes Chris Jennings, with three courses prepared by regional chef Brian Alberg, includeing wine and a signed book.
Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in the Berkshires.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with WordxWord: Open to all, this closing celebration of the 30/30 challenge will include readings of favorite poems created throughout the month. Free at 5 p.m.
Louise Glück is one of America’s most honored contemporary poets, a National Poet Laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a former professor at Williams College for 20 years.
The Hoosic River Watershed Association invites residents of Northern Berkshire to write (and illustrate) original haiku about the river to appear for a week on the new Tourists Trail, beginning May 5.
An intimate conversation between cultural critic Kate Bolick and Pamela Paul author and editor of The New York Times Book Review.
Herman Melville lived at his Pittsfield farm at Arrowhead was the from 1850 to 1863, while he wrote Moby-Dick. is the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in Berkshire County.
The Mount is the historic home of the Pulitzer prizewinning and internationally beloved American novelist Edith Wharton, who designed the house and its grounds and wrote that she considered it her first real home.
A listing of recent publications by Williams College faculty.
The stock of approximately 30,000 volumes is shelved floor to ceiling, and the overflow from the shelves creates tottering piles that you must navigate as you browse.
More than 2,000 fine art and art history books.
Find past and present exhibition catalogs, books for children, local publications, cookbooks and more.
With over three hundred pages of photographs and anecdotes, Many Stages celebrates six decades of WTF through the eyes of the artists and community.