Overheard at Porter Square Books: A shaggy-haired man reproaching a book seller, saying “You only have one copy? You should have a thousand copies!”
The closing is part of a sweep of about 200 underperforming stores announced by the company in April. Most employees will be moved to other stores, and prescriptions will be transferred to nearby sites automatically, a spokesman said.
The sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” arrives Tuesday with questions about whether reclusive author Harper Lee wanted it published at all, but Cambridge readers are embracing the new novel.
“In/Sight,” displays work by 55 professional artists from Cambridge and Somerville in a show starting with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Porter Square.
Singer-songwriter Reina del Cid stops in at Toad; “Fare Thee Well” Grateful Dead simulcast; free Fourth of July kids events; free all-day comedy; and a summer Boston Celtic Music Fest.
Lesley University’s signature Lunder Arts Center complex, featuring the restoration of the historic North Prospect Church, has won a prestigious Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission.
The Cambridge Youth Dance Program company is looking for “serious dancers” to become part of a pre-professional youth performance ensemble for the 2015-16 season. Auditions are Tuesday.
Art City is back to enliven a second Cambridge August. Proof: The citizen group announced Tuesday the chance to enter its second annual festival of short films, with a deadline of June 28.
Wrapping up its 11th season, the Somerville-based Actors’ Shakespeare Project is also swapping out an executive producer and board president, renewing its focus on education and looking for its first director of marketing in nearly four years.
Cambridge Police seek a suspect involved in the stabbing of a Somerville resident late Tuesday – the second stabbing in Cambridge this month.