GrubStreet's New Home

GrubStreet is building a lasting home for writing and reading in Boston. 

Your home to . . . 

  • Explore your talent
  • Revel in the love of books
  • Amaze and be amazed on the writers’ stage

Our beautiful new space at 50 Liberty Drive in the Seaport means GrubStreet won’t be priced out of Boston. We’ll not only stay for the long term, but we’ll be able to offer expanded literary programs for writers and readers of all ages and backgrounds. 

Our new home 

Our new home will be three times as large as GrubStreet’s former space. Writers will be able to choose from more classes and readers will enjoy a top-notch bookstore. 

From morning to night, you can pull up a chair in the spacious, comfy community lounge or cafe/wine bar, and stay a while. 

The stage will showcase emerging talent, provide a platform for artists too often unheard, and bring well-known thinkers from around the globe. 

GrubStreet will provide even more scholarships and free community classes for teens and adults. 

The new center will give Boston a lasting home for storytelling and the literary arts, where everyone can have a chance to speak and be heard. Together, we can build a better and more connected city and world. 

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  • Porter Square Books — GrubStreet and Porter Square Books have been longtime friends, so we’re especially excited to have them joining us at our new center as our in-house bookseller. We have always admired Porter Square Books not only for their community-mindedness and their supremely knowledgeable booksellers, but for their commitment to equity for their management staff. They are true visionaries in the bookselling world and were recently named Bookstore of the Year 2020 by Publishers Weekly. Having partnered frequently over the years in various event series and our national literary conference, The Muse and the Marketplace, we feel immensely proud and lucky to have them with us on this new adventure.

Arts Org-In-Residence 

  • MassPoetry We’re thrilled to be welcoming Mass Poetry into the fold as an “arts organization-in-residence” at GrubStreet. From hosting the Massachusetts Poetry Festival to bringing poets into local schools, Mass Poetry brings expertise in creative placemaking and innovative programming that reaches nearly 5,000 Massachusetts students each year. Executive Director Daniel Johnson and his team will be working from our offices where they’ll be dreaming about bringing Origami poetry flowers to parks nearby, getting writers onto boats in the harbor, hosting slam events on our stage, and bringing new poets into our classrooms.  


Want to help support GrubStreet’s new home? To learn more or support, please visit our Campaign for the new GrubStreet page or email Kat Read at [email protected]. When you make a gift to the campaign, your name will be included on a beautiful mural recognizing the hundreds of GrubStreet contributors to the new center! 

We are moving!

Did you know GrubStreet will be moving
to a brand new space in 2020?

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