As the air begins to chill, and the days grow shorter and shorter, it’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up with a good book— and if you love to read about your Italian American heritage and culture, Nicola Orichuia of Boston’s I AM Books is the man to help you pick the perfect page-turner! I AM Books is Boston’s first—and only—bookstore created...

Ciao from Rome in this strange August during coronavirus times to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... once again: how are you? Are you taking care of yourselves and your families? Are you safe, and healthy? I hope you all are ok. We at We the Italians are fine, working and enjoying the Italian summer and the beautiful places our gor...

    Dear friends, I am writing to let you know that Jim and I have made the very difficult decision of closing our physical location at 189 North St. in Boston’s North End. The past several months have taken a huge toll on our small business, and the uncertainty of the next several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible for us t...

In Italian, we say "sempre avanti" — always forward, no matter what. That is what we've been telling ourselves these past few days, even as we received bad news about the government's Paycheck Protection Program. We had applied for the loan on day one, sent all the requested documentation, and our application had been pre-approved. But on Friday mo...

On March 12, 2020, our little bookstore in Boston's North End neighborhood was closed for two weeks, to make sure our staff, our community, and our customers stay safe as the coronavirus pandemic puts everyone at risk. We hope to re-open on Friday, March 27. However, this is a tentative date, and if the situation in our area will still be critical,...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! Things are going great here at We the Italians: another month full of wonderful things happened and news to be announced. Last October 25th I had the pleasure to participate in the presentation of the Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2019. Once again Delfina Licata and her team have put together an e...

I AM Books, an independent, dyanmic and diminutive bookstore with an Italian focus in Boston’s North End neighborhood is hosting the second edition of IDEA Boston, a two-day festival celebrating Italian books, art, ideas and culture that will take place at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139, Friday, Nov. 1 and...

After a successful debut last year, the IDEA Boston festival returns this fall for another two days packed with literature, culture, and ideas. Taking place in Cambridge, Mass., on Nov. 1-2, 2019, the Italian-inspired literary and cultural festival will feature over 25 events and 60 guest speakers from all across the United States and Italy, and wi...