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Poetry is honored every day at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Harvard Square, the oldest continuous poetry book shop in the United States. We stock over 15,000 current volumes of trade, small press, and university publications as well as books related to prosody, poetry markets, and Broadsides.

Ways to Give

        -  Click here to make a tax deductible donation to the 
                            Grolier Poetry Foundation. 

    -You can make checks payable to: The Grolier Poetry         Foundation,
 6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    -We accept donations of poetry books, rare books, broadsides, and  estate collections. 

Upcoming Events

September  14, 2017
Caroline Smith 
Poetry Reading
​7:00 PM
October 18, 2017
You can buy a ticket
with a donation we suggust

Poetry Discussion with
Steph Burt and Dean Radar Co-sponsored with
The New England Poetry Club
Place and time tba

Save the date 
Grolier 90th Anniversary Event
November 14th  7:00 Pm
​Details to follow

Click on the Events page for more 
information on readings.

6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 0138

  Sun & Mon: Closed
  Tue & Wed: 11am - 7pm  
  Thur - Sat: 11am - 6pm


Video by Olivia Huang

The Grolier In The Movies: 
August 2, 2017 The B Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, which includes footage taken at the Grolier. Many of the photographs on the walls at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop were taken by acclaimed photographer, documentary filmmaker, and friend Elsa Dorfman. 

View the movie trailer for Elsa Dorfman's movie, below, and you will see images of legendary poets at the Grolier Book Shop. 

“Poetry is our final 
human language and resource. 
The Grolier is where poetry 
still lives, still talks, 
still makes the only sense 
that ever matters.”

–Robert Creeley
Eventbrite - Poet Caroline Smith Reads