Old favorites in Boston
GROLIER POETRY BOOK SHOP in Harvard Square has books stacked on tables and filling floor-to-ceiling shelves. Said to be the oldest continuous poetry book shop in the United States, the store has had only three owners since its founding in 1927. “It’s a labor of love,’’ said Carol Menkiti, whose husband, Ifeanyi Menkiti, a poet and professor of philosophy, bought the bookstore in 2006. Photos of poets who have visited decorate the walls like a rogue’s gallery, including E.E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot, Mary Oliver, Caroline Forché, and Robert Pinsky.
Tip: The website calendar lists upcoming readings. 6 Plympton St., Cambridge, 617-547-4648, www.grolierpoetrybookshop.org