Wrap up your holiday shopping at a Hometown Authors Reception to benefit ReadBoston. Mayor Thomas M. Menino joins some of Boston’s top authors at a holiday reception where you can purchase books straight from your favorite writer and have them personally inscribed. Complimentary beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The event will be held at Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston from 5:30-7:30 pm. Tickets are $30/person.