Thursday, November 20, 2008

Plan to shutter newsstand pierces heart of Harvard Sq. - The Boston Globe

A sad sign of the print media times

John Kenneth Galbraith bought a copy of Le Monde there every day. Julia Child searched for obscure Italian and German cooking magazines, and Robert Frost once stopped by - it actually was a snowy evening - to get directions to a reading. Over the years, pretty much anyone looking for news from far and near, be they eminent professors or the masses rushing to work on the Red Line, found it at Out of Town News.

But the landmark shop, an axis at the center of Harvard Square's bustle, may be about to go away.

Plan to shutter newsstand pierces heart of Harvard Sq. - The Boston Globe

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