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Grolier Poetry Bookshop

Phone: 
(617) 547-4648
Type: Indie Bookstore

Founded in 1927 by Adrian Gambet and Gordon Cairnie, the original Grolier book shop stocked mainly private press books, some poetry, and a sampling of avant-garde literature. Today, Grolier is the oldest continuous poetry book shop in the United States, and stocks over 15,000 current volumes of trade, small press, and university publications as well as books related to prosody, poetry markets, and spoken word CDs. The store hosts regular readings, author events, book signings, and more. 

Address: 6 Plympton Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
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by Ifeanyi Menkiti

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The city of Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalists has produced many prominent writers in its past, but it is also a city whose literary history is still in the making. Ifeanyi Menkiti, who was born in Onitsha, Nigeria, and moved to Massachusetts eventually becoming owner of the nation’s oldest poetry bookstore, tours the vast literary landscape of the greater Boston area.

Upcoming Events
Creative Nonfiction
Workshop
Boston Center for Adult Education
February 8, 2015 - 11:00am
Poetry
Reading
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
February 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

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