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Marie Cloutier
Worked at Porter Square Books
Attended Wellesley College
Lives in New York, NY
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I finished The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer, and I've moved on to a new non-fiction read, but otherwise it's pretty status quo for me. The Sparrow , by Mary Doria Russell, cont...
I finished The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer, and I've moved on to a new non-fiction read, but otherwise it's pretty status quo for me. The Spa...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Last week I finished In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist , which was good and kept me reading. It was about the relationship between Isaac, an insecure Orthodox man and an even more insecure Muslim janitor and what happens when Mustafa, the janitor, finds anc...
Last week I finished In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, which was good and kept me reading. It was about the relationship between Isaac, an insecure Orthodox man and an even more insecure Muslim janitor and what happens when ...
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Do We Need the Mystery Section?
In the past few years I started reading crime fiction and in particular I enjoyed getting to know the mystery/crime section and recommending from it when I worked with readers, especially once I realized how passionate my readers were about their crime read...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I've been reading a ton lately. Last week I read two books, and I've been reading for my book clubs and at the gym and at night and all that. Right now I'm down a reasonable three books. In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist , by Ruchama King Feuerman, is a nov...
I've been reading a ton lately. Last week I read two books, and I've been reading for my book clubs and at the gym and at night and all that. Right now I'm down a reasonable three books. In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, b...
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Eyrehead
I couldn't get a good shot with me in it, but here is my collection of Jane Eyre editions for #JaneandMe, an internet meme going around today to celebrate Charlotte Brontë and her upcoming birthday, April 21. I mostly collect illustrated standard versions b...
I couldn't get a good shot with me in it, but here is my collection of Jane Eyre editions for #JaneandMe, an internet meme going around today to celebrate Charlotte Brontë and her upcoming birthday, April 21. I mostly collect...
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Book Club Pet Peeves
I've belonged to a bunch of book clubs, and I'm in two now. In general I really enjoy the opportunity to discuss books with other readers, to add a social element to the usually-solitary activity of reading. But there are definitely some things that drive m...
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It's a rainy Sunday in New York, and I'm glad that we did our going-out yesterday because today is a day for staying in. Yesterday was Independent Bookstore Day, and lots of bookstores were running promotions and having special events- probably every bookst...
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An Outdoor Reading Room at Bryant Park
So yesterday afternoon on the way to my book club I was walking by Bryant Park and noticed a bunch of book carrels set up and filled with books sitting in a cluster, along with designated tables and some big signage announcing the Bryant Park Reading Room p...
So yesterday afternoon on the way to my book club I was walking by Bryant Park and noticed a bunch of book carrels set up and filled with books sitting in a cluster, along with designated tables and some big signage announcin...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I've had a really fun and productive reading week. I finished Distant Star , by Roberto Bolano, which I truly enjoyed and have started re-reading in advance of Wednesday's book club conversation. Speaking of my book clubs, Wednesday is the last meeting of m...
I've had a really fun and productive reading week. I finished Distant Star, by Roberto Bolano, which I truly enjoyed and have started re-reading in advance of Wednesday's book club conversation. Speaking of my book clubs, Wed...
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Sunday Salon
I've been busy! New York does have a lot to offer and I've been trying to get out more. A lock from the Mossman Lock Museum Some highlights of the past few weeks include a visit to the Mossman Lock Museum, a collection of locks at the Society of Mechanics a...
I've been busy! New York does have a lot to offer and I've been trying to get out more. A lock from the Mossman Lock Museum Some highlights of the past few weeks include a visit to the Mossman Lock Museum, a collection of lo...
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I've never heard of a lock museum. Looking at the photo makes me think of the inner stomach of a clock, very intricate. I always think a person would never run out of what to do in New York especially with books and art museums, etc.
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New On the Shelf, March Edition
I added a bunch of new things to my bookshelf in March. Partly this is because I went home to Cambridge for Easter and did the rounds at my favorite bookstores, and partly it's just because I've been a little more shoppy than usual in NYC. I finally picked ...
I added a bunch of new things to my bookshelf in March. Partly this is because I went home to Cambridge for Easter and did the rounds at my favorite bookstores, and partly it's just because I've been a little more shoppy than...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I realized the other day I haven't written a review since some time in February. Huh. I finished Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief , by Lawrence Wright, early last week, and I'm still reeling from it. I highly recommend it for any...
I realized the other day I haven't written a review since some time in February. Huh. I finished Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief, by Lawrence Wright, early last week, and I'm still reeling from it...
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Occupation
Bookseller, Crafter, Writer, Librarian
Skills
Fluent(ish) in French, good sewer, excellent at hand-selling books and putting stuff in bags.
Employment
  • Porter Square Books
    Bookseller, 2012 - 2014
Places
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Currently
New York, NY
Previously
Cambridge MA - Beverly MA - Dublin Ireland
Story
Tagline
Bookseller, crafter, ISTJ, Francophile. I love reading, learning, eating and making things.
Introduction
I'm a bookseller by trade and librarian by training. I have a small crafting business which you can find at Etsy.com/shop/pandorascraftroom and a book blog at www.BostonBibliophile.com. I'm usually either in my reading chair or at my sewing machine.
Education
  • Wellesley College
    French Lit & Language, 1995
  • Simmons College
    Library Science, 2007
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Gender
Female