This past weekend, I Am Books, an independent Italian American bookstore in the North End of Boston, the city’s historic Italian immigrant neighborhood, hosted its first Idea festival, “an Italian-inspired festival of books, authors, and culture”, according to its website. I Am Books is the first bookstore Italian American bookstore in the US, open...

Saturday, November 17, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The Drivers are a new Boston-based formation with a repertoire of Italian and international jazz standards. Come listen to Gershwin, Jobim, Mina, Gino Paoli, Bruno Martino and more. Featuring the voice of Barbara Balistreri (played with Giacomo Sferl...

Friday November 9 from 18:00 to 19:30 EST. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. Augusto Ferraiuolo examines the many religious festivals in the Italian American community of Boston’s North End. In his book "Religious Festive Practices in the North End," Ferraiuolo uses interviews, participant observation, and visual data, to create a vivid p...

I Am Books, a diminutive independent bookstore with an Italian focus in Boston’s North End, has organized a two-day festival taking place for the first time Nov. 2 and 3 in Cambridge. IDEA Boston is a celebration of Italian books, authors, and culture, and the festival will include a number of panel discussions, a film screening, music, workshops,...

Picture this: a small, independent bookstore focusing on Italian and Italian American literature launching an Italian-inspired festival of books, authors and culture. As strange as that may sound, it’s what I AM Books is doing on Nov. 2-3, 2018, when it will launch the first annual IDEA Boston festival at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Camb...

Saturday, September 29, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. Get tickets here. Valerie Giglio is a Boston based vocalist, author, and Berklee College of Music student. Valerie has been singing professionally throughout the Boston area and beyond since the 90’s and has released 2 CD’s to date. She suffered a s...

When: Sun, July 15, 2018, Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 An afternoon dive into the fascinating and little known world of Calabrese folk music with Antonio Bevacqua, who has dedicated his life to the study and promotion of his homeland's culture. A native of Cosenza, Calabria, Bevacqua was inspire...

Friday, June 22nd - 6PM to 7.30PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. Alex recently moved to Italy for an opportunity at a PR firm in Rome. His first client is the beautiful Danish chef Pernille Bjørn, a popular model, TV personality, and cookbook author just entering the booming televised cooking show market in Italy. Alex’s single minde...

Saturday, June 16, 6pm - 7.30PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. This mother-daughter research team explores how Italian American working-class women from Syracuse, New York, use food as a symbol and vehicle which carries multiple meanings. In these narratives, food represents home, loss, and longing. Food also stands in for race, clas...

Saturday June 9, 6PM to 8PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113 Marisa Frasca is a bilingual poet, translator, book reviewer and the author of Via Incanto: Poems from the Darkroom. Her work has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies. Maria Terrone, poetry editor of the journal Italian Americana, is the author of the poe...