Hey, there! Log in / Register

bookshops

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 12:00 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 1:45 pm

A local writer and a local book seller say they're going to bring a bookstore back to Roslindale Square. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/18 - 6:26 pm
Trident Book

Photo by Trident.

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.

By adamg - 11/3/17 - 10:48 pm
Turkey reader in Harvard Square

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.

By adamg - 5/18/17 - 8:44 am

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.

Ad:
By adamg - 3/24/17 - 4:03 pm

The Globe reported yesterday that Newton's New England Mobile Book Fair is looking for smaller quarters and that it's already scouted out several possible locations, including West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/14 - 5:17 pm

Jamaica Plain News has some details on the independent bookshop opening on Green Street, just off Centre.

By adamg - 6/28/14 - 10:57 am

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.

By adamg - 2/16/14 - 8:16 am

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.

By adamg - 1/13/14 - 4:39 pm

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. ...

By jonallen - 10/3/12 - 12:59 pm

The Friends Booksale has Portuguese Books! Get them while there here!

By adamg - 5/14/12 - 12:21 pm

Forbes interviews the Harvard Book Store's new owner, Jeff Mayersohn.

I respected his mission, even if I didn’t quite believe in its future. So, Jeff shocked me a couple of weeks ago, when he told me with a certain amount of pride and pleasure that he has been seeing double digit sales growth month by month over the last year.

By adamg - 4/27/12 - 3:07 pm

Brookline Booksmith announced today it's bought out the Globe Corner Bookstore - which had become an online-only venture - and is using its assets to open a "Globe Corner Travel Annex" at its Coolidge Corner store.

The move means impending travelers can now buy any of 2,000 different maps of regions around the world. globecorner.com remains a separate Web site, at least until Booksmith can integrate it into its own Web site.

By adamg - 4/18/12 - 11:11 am

J. Smith reports Curious George is festooned with "Now Open" banners.

By adamg - 2/6/12 - 1:50 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports a Roslindale couple is working to re-open the shuttered kids' bookstore in the heart of the square. Reopening is sometime this spring.

By adamg - 1/21/12 - 11:47 am

Jeff Mayersohn, owner of the iconic Harvard Square shop, sent e-mail to fans:

By adamg - 7/28/11 - 9:34 am

No, not that one. Village Books, 751 South St. in Roslindale, is having its final, down-to-bare-walls sale this weekend - all remaining books 30-50% off and even the furniture and decorations are up for sale.

By adamg - 7/23/11 - 3:01 pm

Last chapter at Borders

Matthew I. framed the scene at the Downtown Crossing Borders yesterday.

By adamg - 7/18/11 - 4:58 pm

Chain announces plans to liquidate; means 11,000 employees, including those in Downtown Crossing, will soon be out of jobs:

Subject to the Court's approval, under the proposal, liquidation is expected to commence for some stores and facilities as soon as Friday, July 22, with a phased rollout of the program which is expected to conclude by the end of September.

Subscribe to bookshops