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,...

Saturday March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Join us for a community celebration in honor of the newly released Tutta la Famiglia! Photographer Paul Cary Goldberg talks about his long-term photo project at Caffe Sicilia in Gloucester, Mass., and the process of getting his book published. This body of work...

Sunday March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Join us for a discussion and special screening of “Ringraziamenti: The Saint Joseph’s Day Table Tradition,” produced by Kirsten Keppel, a videographer of the Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society in Washington D.C. Keppel’s film explores “The St. Joseph’s Day Table”...

Saturday February 8. 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street - BOSTON, MA 02113. Being a Singer: The Art, Craft, and Science provides the solutions you need to make practical, consistent changes in your singing. This book pulls back the curtain on how singing actually works, from cognition to anatomy to your amazing hearing system and even...

Saturday January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. Robert Cocuzzo is a Boston-based author whose latest book, The Road to San Donato, has been lauded by Booklist as “a delightful Italian travel adventure, sure to appeal to cyclists–and an ideal choice for father-son book clubs.” The Road to San Donato tells t...

Saturday December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Daniel Paterna’s Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Memoir on Food and Family celebrates the rich culinary bounty Italian immigrants brought to Brooklyn. A powerful meditative reflection in photographs and interviews on the emotional connections—food, famil...

Sunday November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. In Sicilian with ENGLISH supertitles. $5 tickets online or at the door. Terra Matta. Based on the diaries of Vincenzo Rabito. Adapted and interpreted by Stefano Panzeri. Presented by In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY Fall Edition Terra Matta is adapted from...

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...