Best of Boston

1999 Best Poetry, Store and Readings

The Grolier Poetry Book Shop

This one-room shop nestled down the street from the Harvard Book Store has volumes of poetry stacked from floor to ceiling—and the most knowledgeable proprietor around. The selection is stunningly comprehensive, including hard-to-find collections and even the most obscure poets. Grolier’s 26-year-old poetry-reading series features the famous, and again, the obscure, with a new event every week (less frequently in the summer) and the occasional book signing.

6 Plympton St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-547-4648,