For the last days of June we’re going to share our favorite stories and pictures from Scout’s decade of local reporting. We need you to share those stories alongside your favorites. And then we need you to stand for Scout by becoming a member. Here’s one from April 30th, 2015! — On April 18, scores of rabid […]
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Poetry is most powerful in times of radical change and these days there are more radical than most. That’s why we’re excited about Stop and Frisk: A Juneteenth Poetry Reading with Jabaro Asim and Porsha Olayiwola, hosted by Porter Square Books. The online event celebrates the release of Asim’s new poetry collection Stop & Frisk: […]
With the nation in a state of isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many are left in search of ways to stay productive and keep their minds occupied. One of the best ways to do so is by reading! But before you hop onto Amazon.com, think of the local bookstores like Porter Square Books who […]
Porter SquarePorter Square Books Expands As Boston’s Seaport district makes plans to open a new literary center, it’s teaming up with one of Cambridge’s most beloved bookstores to anchor the project. Porter Square Books will expand outside of its eponymous home into this new development in the Seaport, along with literary nonprofits GrubStreet and Mass Poetry, […]
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 […]
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.