Friday, October 20
7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Central Library, Copley Square

Hosted by the Emerging Leaders 
of the
Boston Public Library Fund

Black, White, and Read All Over

Night in the Stacks is back for a second year and the 2023 event theme is “Black, White, and Read All Over,” in honor of the printed word.

Join us for after-hours revelry at the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building in Copley Square. Explore one of Boston’s architectural gems while you mingle with library lovers from across Greater Boston. You’ll enjoy food, drinks, and dancing, too! 

A Party for a Cause

Your ticket purchase helps maintain the library’s centuries-long effort to make knowledge “Free to All.” Celebrate the library’s legacy while helping to build for the future.

Proceeds from the event support programs, services, and collections. Our inaugural event, Night in the Stacks 2022 raised more than $111,000 and drew nearly 300 guests.

Event Details

  • This year’s event theme is “Black, White, and Read All Over,” in honor of the printed word. Wear cocktail attire in black, white and red — or find a way to use text creatively in your outfit for the night.
  • Check out these fabulous raffle prizes
  • Bates Hall (the famous reading room) will be open to explore.
  • The Sweetbeats are back. Their musicians bring a unique flavor to a wide range of music and you will be on the dance floor!
  • Enjoy quieter lounge space with trivia from the Leventhal Map & Education Center.
  • Exclusive access to the Sargent Gallery with expert tour guides available.



The Catered Affair


Katherine and Daniel Relihan
State Street


Boston Bruins
The Truth About Horses a novel by Christy Cashman
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Tom Jalkut
MFS Investment Management

Ropes & Gray LLP


Roberta Cohn 
Michael Douvadijian
Eastern Bank

National Grid
Wolf & Company


CCS Fundraising
Danielle Chow and Benjamin Harris
Donahue + Greene, COMPASS
The Druker Company, Ltd.
Foley & Lardner LLP
Shepley Bulfinch
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Your ticket purchase includes food and open bar by The Catered Affair, New England’s premier catering event company.

A portion of the ticket price is a donation to the Boston Public Library Fund.

Ticket Price$200

Questions? Contact Katie Miller, Associate Director of Communications and Donor Relations at

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