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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.


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Grolier Poetry Foundation. 

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The Grolier Poetry Foundation
 6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

    We 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



October 18th
6:30 PM​
The Role of Poetry in Contemporary America
Dean Radar in Conversation
With Steph Burt
Moderated by Ifeanyi Menkiti
Co-sponsored with
The New England Poetry Club
Event at Cambridge Public Library
​449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Grolier 90th Anniversary 
November 14th  
8:00 PM
At ​Oberon  American Repertory Theater

Musical Notes at 90, Donald Hall & E.E. Cummings Poems, Set to Music 
A Fundraiser to Benefit the Grolier Poetry Book Shop

The Grolier Poetry Book Shop, the oldest poetry book shop in the United States, is celebrating its 90th year. As part of our celebration, we are pleased to present a fundraiser featuring the work of two distinguished poets with deep ties to the Grolier: Donald Hall and E.E. Cummings. 

Tickets prices are as follows:
Student: $20 
General Audience: $37.50
Sponsor/Patron: $75, which includes preferred seating, and a higher level of support for the mission of the Grolier.
​Tickets available soon.

This fundraiser celebrates the rich literary tradition of the Griolier Poetry Book Shop while providing support as we plan for our 100th year. While much has changed since the Grolier opened its doors in 1927, what remains constant is that people need poetry, and poetry needs a home. The Grolier is that home. We hope to see you at our event, and we thank you for your generosity. 

November 16th
Poetry Reading
6:30 PM
Ewa Chrusciel and Tadeusz Dambrowski
at the Cambridge Public Library
co-sponsored by the Grolier Poetry Book Shop

​Click on the Events page for more information
on Readings

Video by Olivia Huang

“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
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