Books

Keeping Up Shop: Grolier Poetry and Raven Used Books

The local and the literary, two of Cambridge’s top values, meet in independent bookstores around the city. Our big names—Harvard Book Store and Porter Square Books—come from our neighborhoods rather than national chains. They seem to be thriving, with celebrity author events, cafe? menus and warehouse sales. But what about the niche bookstores, the even […]


From Artist to Author to Publisher: Merrimack Media’s Jenny Hudson

Jenny Hudson has been a visual artist her whole life. She taught art at both the high school and college level, and she’s worked as a graphic designer and web designer for most of her career. But several years ago, she found a new outlet for her creativity: writing fiction. Hudson would get up at 6 in the morning, write for […]


SCOUT OUT: Tips from Cambridge Authors

The blank page and relentless flashing of Word’s cursor can be a writer’s worst enemies. Gathering inspiration, dealing with writer’s block and finding the perfect place to write are common challenges for many writers. But thankfully, Cambridge is home to impressive historic and contemporary writers, some of whom are willing to share their trade secrets […]