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The Genius Club

A science book club for the really, really smart



ure, the Museum of Science is a good place to look at displays of mounted butterflies and fossils. But if it’s live conversation you’re looking for, check out the Book Club for the Curious, a barely advertised but enthusiastic meeting place for those who are interested in science and technology and how it affects society (and vice-versa). Past selections: A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking and At Home in the Universe by Stuart Kauffman. The book club is free and open to anyone. Moravek



Greater Boston ranks first in the nation in the number of bookstores per capita. With one percent of the population, we buy 3.3 percent of the books, including 4 percent of all biographies—more than any other city—and 4 percent of histories (the second highest).