Not the inquisitive ape himself since like Justin Timberlake’s sexy, you can’t bring back something that never left. No, I’m talking about Curious George & Friends, the children’s book store in Harvard Square that closed its doors last June, seemingly for good. The Harvard Crimson recently reported that the store would be reopening under new management in the same space – on the first floor of what I like to think of as the Flatiron Building of Harvard Square (right). I have a special place in my heart for this quirky little store as a handful of my friends have worked there over the years and I’ve spent some extended browsing sessions navigating the two levels of toys, games, and, of course, books. In a time when so many independent bookstores are closing their doors, it is encouraging to see one bounce back. The reopening is planned for this spring, and I have to admit I’m hoping for an epic grand opening complete with a guy in a Curious George suit…and maybe some awesome children’s authors and illustrators.
So if you live in Boston or are planning a visit after this spring, show your support and visit the only Curious George specialty store in the world. Also be sure to look for the “law firm” of Dewey, Cheetham & Howe on the second floor of the building, which is just a gag name for the space that actually houses the corporate offices of Click and Clack of Car Talk!