Curious George Goes to Wordsworth, the wonderful, red-trimmed children’s book and toy store in Harvard Square is closing, Publishers Weekly reported on Friday. Word in the Square is that the shop will shutter by month’s end. This comes just days after Globe Corner Bookstore announced that it will close its bricks-and-mortar bookstore in Harvard Square too. And old time stationer Bob Slate shut its three shops back in March.
The charming shops will definitely be missed. I enjoyed many fun evenings with the kids at the Border Cafe, Lizzy’s Ice Cream, and Curious George. More recently, Bob Slate was a favorite stop after lunch. When the boys saw the windows of the Church Street location papered over, they were absolutely dismayed.
I won’t digress into discussing the merits and downfalls of paper versus computer screens. I love and support both, with more than my share of expenditures at Apple, book stores, Hearst, and Condé Nast, but alas, the world moves on. Bye bye little monkey.
Now you’ll have to go to Target, or worse, CVS, to buy your pens and paper.
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