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Boston Review
35 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02143
Founded in 1975, the Boston Review "combines commitments to public reason and literary imagination...puttingMore politics and poetry on the same page." Writers are encouraged to submit non-fiction and book review essays as well as fiction and poetry. Publishing six times a year, the magazine "has always been an independent, nonprofit institution with support from individual donors and grants."
The Barn At 17
17 Murdock St, Somerville, MA 02145
The Barn at 17 is 10,ooo square feet of cherry-picked antiques. The stock spans from late-18th century to mid-1950sMore pieces, and the store is tucked into a little nest of creatively fueled businesses on Murdock Street. The showroom is both enormous and delightfully rustic - it's an actual renovated carriage barn - the staff is extremely knowledgeable and the antiques are of unsurpassed quality. The Barn at 17 was voted 'Best of Boston, 2010' in Boston Magazine. A sister company, Blackstone Furniture Restorers, shares the same property.
Made in Brazil Gospel
449 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Salsa music greets customers as they enter this airy and spacious store. Offering international music and movies, itMore also sells tickets to Brazilian concerts and events in and around Boston. The shop has a wide range of books and magazines as well and the helpful staff is always willing to point out some of their favorite selections to customers.
India Palace
23 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143
India Palace has been in Somerville since the early 1990s, and during that time it has received acclaim for it'sMore excellent Indian food in publications such as Boston Magazine and the Somerville Journal. It serves Northern Indian cuisine with a Punjabi twist, favoring traditional flavors over the trendy fusion techniques. The dining room is pleasingly clean and elegant, and there is a luncheon buffet on week days. Free delivery is also available to Somerville and areas of Cambridge as well.
Somerville Public Library East Branch
115 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

The very first Somerville library opened in 1873 with just 2,389 books on its shelves. Today, the city's threeMore libraries circulate over 440,000 items per year. Books are not all they offer.

All three provide free computer access and WiFi and also loan audiobooks, music CDs and language learning programs as well as films on DVD and video. A large collection of newspapers and magazines can be read at the libraries. Free family passes to area museums can be checked out and used for free admission to venues including the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, the Boston Children's Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Activities also fill their calendars. Programs offered include children's story times, book clubs for all ages, film screenings, occasional performances, a young adult chess club and lectures. Community groups may use the main branch's assembly room to hold meetings. All three libraries hold English as Second Language (ESL) classes as well.

How did this all start? In 1907, the wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave Somerville $123,000 to build the three libraries we still have today: the central Somerville Public Library and the East and West Branches. In 1909, the West Branch opened the doors of its pretty Classical Revival-style building. In 1914, the central library's grand Italian Renaissance Revival-style building, designed by Edward Lippincott Tilton, was complete. And in 1918, the East Branch opened and rounded out the trio.

Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

The very first Somerville library opened in 1873 with just 2,389 books on its shelves. Today, the city's threeMore libraries circulate over 440,000 items per year. Books are not all they offer.

All three provide free computer access and WiFi and also loan audiobooks, music CDs and language learning programs as well as films on DVD and video. A large collection of newspapers and magazines can be read at the libraries. Free family passes to area museums can be checked out and used for free admission to venues including the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, the Boston Children's Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Activities also fill their calendars. Programs offered include children's story times, book clubs for all ages, film screenings, occasional performances, a young adult chess club and lectures. Community groups may use the main branch's assembly room to hold meetings. All three libraries hold English as Second Language (ESL) classes as well.

How did this all start? In 1907, the wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave Somerville $123,000 to build the three libraries we still have today: the central Somerville Public Library and the East and West Branches. In 1909, the West Branch opened the doors of its pretty Classical Revival-style building. In 1914, the central library's grand Italian Renaissance Revival-style building, designed by Edward Lippincott Tilton, was complete. And in 1918, the East Branch opened and rounded out the trio.

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