The First Memorial Lecture for My Friend Chuck Pacheco

Last year on March 6th, one of my co-workers Chuck Pacheco died of brain cancer. He’d been in the book business for years and years and everyone, including me, loved him. He was one of the best people I’ve every known. This year, my store has established a memorial lecture series that will be given annually. The first lecture in the series will feature Calvin Trillin speaking about his new book About Alice with Christopher Lydon on Friday January 19th. Tickets are available still, which is basically the cost of the book. Part of the proceeds will go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I don’t know if anyone read the essay in the New Yorker when it appeared last year, but it made me sob.