The Bookstore Get Lit Wine Bar will host a reading and book signing with Mark Beauregard, author of "The Whale: A Love Story," at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

The novel is set amid the literary society of 1850's New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville's emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, "Moby-Dick."

The Bookstore is located at 11 Housatonic St. Information: or call 413-637-3390.