Below is a list of resources compiled by current Literature@MIT Faculty and Staff, including faculty favorites, tips and resources on how to take advantage of the many amazing opportunities Cambridge and MIT have to offer!

Library & Bookstore Resources

Get library privileges @ Harvard

Borrow a free pass to the ICA, MFA, or Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum from The Council for the Arts at MIT!

MIT Press Bookstore is worth regular visits for all things film/media/art/design/cult studies/theory; they have remaindered, slightly dented, completely delightfully discounted books, in addition to exquisitely expensive new runs. Always worth stopping in (right next to the Kendall MBTA stop).

Events & Programs

MIT Lists for talks/series/performances: ACT, CMS/W, AMS, WGS, MIT Music/Theater

MIT Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies (GCWS)

American Antiquarian Society

Harvard History of the Book Series & Events

Harvard Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center

Local Fun!

Lit Tea – Every Monday from 4:15-5:45PM 14N-417

MIT’s Institute Community & Equity Office (ICEO) Events Calendar


MITAC – Discounted tickets to the MIT community for local arts and culture, sporting events, & family activities

Looking for an interview outfit or a Halloween costume on the cheap? Visit The Garment District!

Want to meet, drink with, or hang out with other MIT graduate students? Check out The Muddy Charles Pub!

Kendall Square Cinema for indie/art house fare

Boston Common Loews for all things explosive/popular

Harvard Film Archive for film festivals, interesting and unknown works, free screenings of classics

Somerville Theatre

Coolidge Corner