We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grolier Poetry Book Shop

6 Plympton St, Cambridge, MA 02138-6606
+1 617-547-4648
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Amazing

I never knew of this book store until I stumbled upon it while visiting Harvard. Intimate and cozy... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
lisatmp
,
Dallas, Texas
Well....

I hate to say it, but I was disappointed. it's small, but stacked floor to ceiling with poetry... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Pamehla
,
Winnipeg, Canada
Read all 10 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible20%
10 Jul 2017
“Amazing”
10 Jul 2017
“Well....”
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
6 Plympton St, Cambridge, MA 02138-6606
CONTACT
Website
+1 617-547-4648
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Cambridge
from US$11.95
More Info
from US$21.90
More Info
from US$20.48
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (10)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

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!

Thank lisatmp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank Pamehla
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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!

Thank maddieperkie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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

Thank Mary K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

2  Thank dreamingbig
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 December 2010

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

Thank thepathseeker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
Cambridge, MA
13
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 A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 hotels in Cambridge
Hotel Veritas
539 reviews
.28 km away
Harvard Square Hotel
886 reviews
.45 km away
Charles Hotel
2,087 reviews
.53 km away
Sheraton Commander Hotel
271 reviews
.76 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Hourly Oyster House
119 reviews
.20 km away
Santouka Ramen
142 reviews
.07 km away
J.P. Licks
152 reviews
.11 km away
Clover
183 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Harvard Art Museums
394 reviews
.28 km away
Harvard University
2,776 reviews
.19 km away
Harvard Square
1,222 reviews
.24 km away
John Harvard Statue
256 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Grolier Poetry Book Shop staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit