The Central Square Branch Library closes Nov. 26 through Dec. 20 for new furniture to be installed in the ground floor, children’s room, literacy center and Lewis Room.
At a time the Harvard Book Store has already reported struggling with sales down significantly compared with any period before the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday brought another blow: A closing to sanitize the Harvard Square space after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.
The fun of Chuck Latovich’s thriller “The Girl in the Boston Box” goes way beyond a savvy dissection of South End real estate and dead accurate descriptions of T travel from Harvard Square to Fenway Park. The book is slick and sophisticated, with plenty of pleasantly electric shocks.
For many in Cambridge, books feel like one of the main food groups. When libraries and bookstores closed in March due to the Covid-19 lockdown, some felt starved. Fortunately, with lower virus rates, the city’s main purveyors of books are open again, though operations are anything but normal.