The Open Book Coffeehouse

About the Open Book

The Open Book Coffeehouse continues its twelfth year offering live concerts. This year, due to the novel coronavirus, all of the concerts will be held virtually, via online platforms, because, well, the show must go on…line. This new way of presenting concerts will allow the Open Book Coffeehouse to share the music with anyone who has access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. The concerts are free to all, and made possible by the support of the Friends of the Canton Public Library.

Coming up September 18th, 2021, Cloudbelly!


The Open Book Coffeehouse announces that it will continue its proud, over fifteen-year tradition of offering quality music for the coming 2021-2022 season.  Given the uncertainty of the current pandemic, the coffeehouse will once again stream live concerts for the foreseeable future. The first concert of the season will take place on Saturday evening, September 18, featuring folk duo Cloudbelly.  The concerts are free to all, and made possible by the support of the Friends of the Canton Public Library. The link for the concert will be available at the group’s Facebook page at, and will be broadcast live from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Cloudbelly is a collaboration between singer-songwriter Corey Laitman and producer Anand Nayak. They met by chance one evening, when they were separately on the bill at Luthier’s Coop in Easthampton, MA. They had a magnetic response to each other’s music and vibe and were soon working together on Corey’s 2018 release Seafoam. In 2019, they began planning, recording, and building momentum towards what looked like a breakout year, but 2020 came, and had other plans.  They eventually returned to the work they began in 2019 and decided to name their collaboration Cloudbelly, after a bird-friend they had known.

Though Cloudbelly operates as a duo, they are just as much a product of a beautiful web of collaborators and friends who grace their recordings, offer support and inspiration. Living and creating often go hand in hand in Western MA, a region as bursting with creative genius as it is overflowing with kindness. Caffe Lena says that Cloudybelly creates “extraordinarily beautiful songs that go straight to the heart.” 

Donations may be made to the Friends of the Canton Public Library via the library website, by clicking the yellow “donate” button at Donations to the performers may be made during the concert. 

For more information, visit the Open Book Coffeehouse website at, send an email to, find the coffeehouse on Facebook, or call 781-828-6606.