EDITORIAL
Bookstores could help bring new life to Downtown Crossing 
Macy’s is opening a small bookstore section in its Downtown Crossing location, sending an encouraging message about the long-troubled retail district.
(David L. Ryan / Globe Staff)

EDITORIAL

Bookstores could help bring new life to Downtown Crossing

Macy’s is opening a small bookstore section in its Downtown Crossing location, sending an encouraging message about the long-troubled retail district.

(David L. Ryan / Globe Staff)

George Whitman, Paris Bookseller and Cultural Beacon, Is Dead at 98
- PARIS - George Whitman, the American-born owner of Shakespeare & Company, a fabled English-language bookstore on the Left Bank in Paris and a magnet for writers, poets and tourists for close to 60 years, died on Wednesday in his apartment above the store. He was 98.

George Whitman, Paris Bookseller and Cultural Beacon, Is Dead at 98

- PARIS - George Whitman, the American-born owner of Shakespeare & Company, a fabled English-language bookstore on the Left Bank in Paris and a magnet for writers, poets and tourists for close to 60 years, died on Wednesday in his apartment above the store. He was 98.

Curious George bookstore in Harvard Sq. to close
- The Curious George bookstore in Harvard Square is closing, according to a report in Publisher’s Weekly, the second bookstore in the square to shut its doors in just a few weeks.

Curious George bookstore in Harvard Sq. to close

- The Curious George bookstore in Harvard Square is closing, according to a report in Publisher’s Weekly, the second bookstore in the square to shut its doors in just a few weeks.