Grolier Poetry Bookshop
6 Plympton St., Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
What does fifteen thousand poetry collections look like? Well, in a room that’s the size of a medium office, it’s floor to ceiling bookcases.
Grolier Poetry is one of two poetry-only bookstores in America. It opened in 1927 and has been frequented by pretty much all the major poets of the Twentieth Century. It was a favorite of Eliot’s, Lowell’s, Hall’s, and Ginsberg’s.
The bookshop carries a lot of out-of-print titles, has a strong following, and should be on any poetry lover’s stop in Boston.