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Grolier Poetry Book Shop

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Cute & Tiny

Right around the corner from Harvard books, this is a haven for the lover of poetry, but its focus... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
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In the heart of the historic "square", just across and a bit down the street from Harvard's... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2006
Bostobn MA
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I never knew of this book store until I stumbled upon it while visiting Harvard. Intimate and cozy, I loved reading poetry there. What a rare find. Kudos to the owner!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lisatmp
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I hate to say it, but I was disappointed. it's small, but stacked floor to ceiling with poetry books. However, there were very few names I recognized. It would take a long time to choose a new book, and nothing I asked for was available....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Pamehla
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Right around the corner from Harvard books, this is a haven for the lover of poetry, but its focus may be a little narrow for the general book lover. Still fun to step into!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank maddieperkie
Reviewed 3 June 2014

It would be easy to miss the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, located on a little side street near the (much larger) Harvard Book Store. But if you love poetry, you should make a special effort to visit Grolier. The store is well-stocked with poetry volumes...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Mary K
Reviewed 30 January 2011

Grolier Poetry Book Shop is the premier place in the Boston area to find newly released books of poetry as well as obscure and famous poets. You can also browse in an atmosphere that truly celebrates the art of poetry. I arrived with four other...More

Date of experience: January 2011
2  Thank dreamingbig
Reviewed 19 December 2010

This is an international treasure that is not to be missed if you love poetry

Thank thepathseeker
Reviewed 17 January 2007

It's true, there has been a change at Grolier, and I highly recommend this bookstore which features poetry and only poetry. If you love poetry and are looking for that obscure or famous poet in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, you will find this place...More

1  Thank BostonPoetPublishing
Reviewed 27 June 2006

In the heart of the historic "square", just across and a bit down the street from Harvard's Widener Library, this historic and indepedent book shop has a pleasing "bookish" ambience. The collection of American poetry is very good, perhaps the best in the area. Other...More

3  Thank byandby
Reviewed 12 December 2005

Harvard Square is a terrific location, full of fabulous bookstores, take a day and browse them all. But skip right past the Grolier, it isn't worth pushing the door open, even you love poetry. I wasn't all the way in the door yet when the...More

3  Thank Trek34905
Reviewed 29 May 2005

Owner is abrasive, hate-filled, and mean to customers. Browsing not allowed. There's a reason why Amazon is so much more successful...not only do they have more poetry titles, they offer friendly customer service. For a good all poetry bookstore, visit Open Books in Seattle.

9  Thank jbredle
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