The devilish mayhem of Halloween is over, but there is still plenty of fun to be had this first weekend of November. Here are some highlights from around the Seacoast.

Now Read This November 2016

Page-guzzling Seacoast reader Liberty Hardy shares her guide to the top 10 most highly anticipated books coming out in the month of November.

Ghosts on the Banke

Halloween is Monday, and trick-or-treating in most communities is this weekend. But there are, in fact, some non-Halloween events coming up that are worthy of mention too. Here are some highlights.

Amor Towles "A Gentleman in Moscow"

Amor Towles will present his new novel, "A Gentleman in Moscow" at The Music Hall Loft next week. He talked to The Sound about real-life stories of the Metropol, Russian literature, “Casablanca,” and the fine art of traveling.

"Whaleback" by digital photographer Thomas Wright

The weekend is mere hours away. You can make it. And when you do, you’ll have numerous options for entertainment, including great music, theater, and art events. Here’s a roundup of highlights.

Now Read This October

With Halloween lurking around the corner, it's time to whet your appetite with nonfiction books about America's haunted places and '80s horror movies. October also brings the latest from Margaret Atwood and several other great authors. Here are 10 strong reading recommendations.

Craig Johnson brings the latest installment of his popular Longmire mystery series to Portsmouth, NH, on Sept. 14.

Author Craig Johnson talks about motorcycles, small-town mysteries, and the latest installment of his popular Longmire series in advance of his upcoming appearance at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

Now Read This September

A number of highly anticipated novels, short stories, and essay collections are slated to hit shelves during the month of September. Seacoast bookworm Liberty Hardy provides a guide to 10 of the best.

Now Read This by Liberty Hardy

A number of spellbinding works of fiction and nonfiction are set for publication during the month of August. Here’s a roundup of some of the most anticipated new titles coming soon to a bookstore near you.

Author Judy Blume, who is on her way to The Music Hall as a guest in the Writers on a New England Stage series, discusses her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," which she expects to be her final novel.