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This season brings an exciting lineup of exceptional authors, celebrities, and cultural influencers, whose books represent a broad range of topics. Through Literatour, fellow book lovers come together to listen, meet and interact with their favorite authors in a variety of forums, including author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions, concerts, and more. Advance registrations are required by clicking the appropriate links below, calling the J at (413) 739-4715, or signing up in person at the J. Please note that some authors will appear in person and others via Zoom.

We are excited to announce that The Odyssey Bookshop, located at 9 College Street in South Hadley at the Village Commons, is the Official Book Seller for Literatour. Books will be available for purchase and autograph at all in-person events.


Bev Nadler
Travel and Special Projects Manager

POSTPONED: Brad Aronson, "HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act at a Time"

Date TBD
Online Program (Zoom)
Brad Aronson’s life changed in an instant when his wife was diagnosed with leukemia. Amid the stress and despair of waiting for the treatment to work, they were met by an outpouring of kindness from friends, family and even complete strangers. Inspired by the many demonstrations of “humankindness” that supported their family through his wife’s recovery, Brad began writing about the people who rescued his family from that dark time, often with the smallest of gestures. Knowing that simple acts of kindness transform lives across the globe every day, he sought out these stories and shares some of the best ones here.
Brad Aronson is a husband and a dad. He teaches urban youth, and everyone in his classes start their own business, which has led to many adventures in entrepreneurship.