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The Grolier Poetry Foundation
 6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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

6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 0138

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



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"Poetry is our final human language and resource. 

The Grolier is where poetry still lives, still talks, 
still makes the only sense that matters."  
- Robert Creeley
Thank you to all 
who participated in 
The Grolier Poetry Festival 
on June 2, 2018.  

Poets and performers, guests, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and contractors came together, 
outside on Plympton Street, to make our 
90th anniversary celebration very special. 
Heartfelt thanks to all for staying with us through the sunshine, and the light rain.

Because of you, it was a magical day. 

In the words of our David Ferry, 
a long-time friend, poet, and translator:

"And now it's the poet Ifeanyi Menkiti and his wife Carol, Francine LaChance, and Elizabeth Doran with them, still fostering us who write and us who read in this legendary place, the Grolier Poetry Book Shop. Center of its world, historically and now. 
Being in the story you knew you, any poet, any reader, any who stopped by, is inside the legend. So you yourself are legendary. 

The legend of the Grolier must continue so that poets, readers, and any who stop by can continue to experience the center of its magic world, that world inside the walls of the Grolier."


We will announce future events with poets, artists, and performers, including:
2018 Poetry Pulitzer Prize winner Frank Bidart, 
David Ferry, Robert Pinsky, Peter Balakian, Robert Perkins, Lloyd Schwartz, and many more.


Will be announced.