The Dorchester Reporter reports.
The Beacon Hill Times reports on one catrepreneur's plans to convert a former bank branch at 80 Charles St. into a cafe/bookstore that would also have a room where people could sit and play with cats - separated from the other two rooms for book and coffee lovers who are allergic to or just don't like cats.
Boston's first attempt at a cat cafe, in Brighton, did not end well.
Harvard Book Store owners Jeff Mayersohn and Linda Seamonson announced today they're opening a second branch across the river - in the Prudential Center space Barnes & Noble vacated in June. Read more.
The Boston Real Estate Times reports the imminent opening of Hummingbird Books at the Street mall on Rte. 9.
Harvard Book Store owners Jeff Mayersohn and Linda Seamonson told customers today that Red Sox and Globe owner John Henry "will be making a series of investments" in the Harvard Square institution. Read more.
Porter Square Books of Cambridge today confirmed a report by the Fort Pointer that it will be opening its Boston edition at 50 Liberty Dr. on Fan Pier tomorrow.
The book store is part of new quarters for Grub Street.
Bookstore on Charles Street wins approval; rare bit of good news on a street that has lost 20 stores in recent months
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a Beacon Hill resident's plans to turn the former Hungry I building on Charles Street into a bookshop with reading rooms and a ground-floor cafe. Read more.
Publishers Weekly reports on the problems I Am Books on North Street and other indie bookshops are having getting GoFundMe to disburse the funds people donated to help keep them going in Covid-19 times.
A local writer and a local book seller say they're going to bring a bookstore back to Roslindale Square. Read more.
Trident Booksellers and Cafe reports a small fire on its second floor around midnight has shut it indefinitely. Trident reports that while the fire itself did little damage, the water used to put it out caused significant damage.
The bookstore reports, however, it is continuing to sell books online as it works to get back in business on Newbury Street.
Katherine Ferguson watched one of Harvard Square's more feathered residents contemplating a selection at the Harvard Book Store.
Compare to the had-enough-of-your-crap turkey Tracey Strauss spotted elsewhere in Cambridge today: Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports the large Newton bookstore is moving to smaller, temporary quarters across the street as it continues the search for a more permanent home.
Jamaica Plain News has some details on the independent bookshop opening on Green Street, just off Centre.
A UHub regula who'd rather throw his money towards local businesses instead of online companies named for South American rivers asks where the best places are around here to pick up theology and philosophy books.
The Boston Bibliophile reports Seek Books on Centre Street is shutting down:
I've just about fallen in love with Asimov, the beautiful white bookstore cat, and Jeff and I have made afternoons of visiting West Roxbury- lunch, stops at other shops along Centre Street, a cupcake at Sugar Bakery- every now and then. We found a lot of treasures at Seek, which specializes in classic SF and collectibles and has always had an impressive selection for the small size of the store. We bought some things yesterday and we are going to try to stop by before it closes for good. If you're in the Boston area, do him a solid and help take some inventory off his hands before he departs for New Mexico.
Pazzo Books, at the other end of Centre, announced in January it was shutting down as well, which will leave West Roxbury with only the book section at the Hallmark store.
Tom Nealon reports he's shutting Pazzo Books on Centre Street in late March:
While the rare books side of the business has thrived (and will continue online, at fairs, and by appointment), the rest of the business has continued to be challenging. When it came time to renew my lease, I just couldn’t pull the trigger and after much deliberation, decided that shuttering the shop was the best thing to do. ...
The Friends Booksale has Portuguese Books! Get them while there here!
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