Like many other Cambridge residents, Kathryn Amato often finds herself getting lost in the shelves at Porter Square Books. Come this February, however, Amato will be spending even more time at the beloved bookstore—the romance-novelist-turned-young-adult-author was just selected as one of Porter Square Books’ first two Writers in Residence. “Along with being a place that […]
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Porter Square Books is always coming up with new ways to engage with its community, and this year it announced a Writers in Residency Program that will give two writers the chance to write in the office on evenings and weekends, give an in-store reading, get a staff discount, and more. Catherine Flora Con was […]
Like so many in Greater Boston, the majority of Cantabrigians rent their homes. While this cuts down on some headaches—property taxes, landscaping—not all landlords welcome our furry friends as residents. So to satisfy your thirst for canine cuddles, we’ve collected a smattering of shops around town where friendly dogs help cash out customers. Keep your […]
Porter Square Books is usually a place for, well, buying books. But on a recent Sunday afternoon, the store was brimming with civic engagement.
Here’s a gift just for moms and dads: a shopping guide specifically tailored to the needs of the most frazzled and time-strapped among us.
Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure series from your youth? Books that gave you the chance to pick a path through hidden caves, or explore the depths of space, or take a hot air balloon to the Sahara Desert? Jilly Gagnon and Mike MacDonald‘s Choose Your Own Misery: The Office, is not one of those books. In what Newsweek called […]
On March 31—almost one year to the day after Cambridge city council voted 8-1 in favor of the Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance—the city’s ban officially goes into effect. No longer will you be able to stash your purchases in a single-use plastic bag; instead, you’ll have to BYO (or pay a minimum of 10 cents for each paper […]
Teary goodbyes, an outdoor jazz festival and an author who spent a year living without processed foods—our Scout Picks are all over the place this weekend.
No more excuses–it’s time to get back on your bike.
Celebrate books, beers and being outside in this weekend’s Scout Picks.
On April 18, scores of rabid vinyl collectors began lining up in the wee hours of the morning for Record Store Day, the annual music celebration that lures shoppers into area record stores with limited-edition pressings and in-store performances. Literature lovers now have a similar day of festivities all their own: Independent Bookstore Day, which will be commemorated by […]
Few things start the day better than sitting down to breakfast with a great book and fitting in some literature before a busy day. One thing that is better is looking up to see one of your favorite authors sitting across from you. With that spirit, Henrietta’s Table (1 Bennett St.) is hosting Author Breakfasts. The […]