The Local/Focus display in June and July featured the social-justice enterprise, More Than Words, a bookstore that sells second-hand titles at the same time that it offers job training and jobs to young adults who have been clients of various agencies of the child welfare system. The East Berkeley Street store opened as a compliment to the original More Than Words bookstore in Waltham, MA, and at first only occupied the second floor of the former Medieval Manor building. But now it also has attractive street-level frontage while the upstairs used for the books’ warehouse space and training classes.
The July window display featured the range of items More Than Words sells, that is, lightly used books in every category, vinyl LPs, as well as local crafts and vintage furniture that MTW customers ask the enterprise to take from them for resale. The company will pick up anything they can sell, including gently used clothing and shoes, books, CD’s, DVD’s, and video games, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, or magazines/periodicals.
All donations are fully tax deductible and can be dropped of at either of their stores. For further information, click here.
The July/August installation in the Local/Focus window will feature Scenes of Boston painted by members of the Newton Watercolor Society. The juried exhibit will be featured in a 2020 calendar, available at firstname.lastname@example.org in August, the proceeds of which will benefit NWS. The artwork on display is for sale, as well. Ten percent of each item sold will go to to South End Library for its programs.
In late August/September, FOSEL will feature the United South End Artists (USEA) organization. USEA is the moving force behind the local September art fest, South End Open Studios, held this year on the weekend of September 21 and 22. For details, click here.