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Enroll today! Purchase your 
book share to show your support and loyalty to the Grolier, the oldest poetry book shop in the 
United States! 
Introducing the Grolier Poetry Book Shop 
Community Supported Book Shop (C.S.B.S.) Program!

Show your Loyalty to the Grolier ...purchase your book share today. 

Customer Supported Book Shops are a new trend in independent book shops. They are a response to increased competition from online and chain book shops. By purchasing a C.S.B.S. share you commit to purchase a share of books––you select the dollar amount––from the Grolier throughout the year.  

How does the Grolier Community Supported Book Shop (C.S.B.S.) work?
  • You can purchase a $100, $250, $500, $750 or $1000 share. Your share will operate as a credit. Your purchases will be drawn against the credit in your C.S.B.S. account. You must use your share in a 12-month period, and you can add money to your account at any time. Your C.S.B.S. is valid for in-store and online Grolier purchases, as well as events and other Grolier merchandise.

Can I purchase a book share for others?
  • Yes! A C.S.B.S. would make a great gift for the book lovers in your life! With the holidays right around the corner consider giving the gift of a book share to your loved one, so they can enjoy new books all year round!
  • You may also purchase a C.S.B.S. and donate it to the shop to give the gift of books to those who can't afford them. We have many exciting new programs under development, including poetry readings for inner city school children. A donated share, in this case, would ensure that inner city students who visit the Grolier for a reading would leave with a book of poetry in hand! We will keep you informed about how your donated C.S.B.S. is being used.                      


Sign up today! You can sign up here by clicking on the button below, visit the store, or call us: 617-547-4648. After your payment is processed you will receive a confirmation by mail or email with your book share account number.

Please Select the dollar amount of your share:

Please consider becoming a Sustaining Member!
You can also opt to be a sustaining member of this program by checking this box. Sustaining membership means that book share will be renewed automatically each year, showing your support not just for this year, but for years to come.   

When you enrol in our C.S.B.S. program, your support will help ensure that the Grolier, the oldest poetry book shop in the United States, will not only continue to maintain its place as a legendary place for poets and those who love poetry to meet, but will also enable us to expand our programs and inventory so we may better serve you. 


Your friends at the Grolier,

Ifeanyi Menkiti, Owner; Carol Menkiti, Staff, Special Liaison; Elizbeth Doran, Staff; Celia Muto, Staff; and Francine LaChance, Consultant

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Elizabeth Doran, Francine LaChance, poet David Ferry, Olivia Huang, 
Carol Menkiti, Ifeanyi Menkiti. David Ferry reading at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop. Photo credit: Olivia Huang. 
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