If Ifeanyi Menkiti runs his new business the way he writes poetry, the venerable Grolier Poetry Book Shop will display a new international flavor.The Nigerian-born writer who teaches philosophy at Wellesley College purchased the nation’s oldest bookstore devoted exclusively to poetry in April from Louisa Solano. He is only its third owner in 79 years."Since my student days at Harvard in 1969, this has always been a special place for me," said Menkiti on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. "I want to add to its international holdings but also preserve its unique character." [...]
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