Inspired by a similar program at Buffalo Street Books, a consumer owned cooperative bookshop in Ithaca, NY, we launched Rozzie Bound’s Book Ambassador Program in December 2020. Each month, we invite a member of our community to share some of the books they found to be transformative, inspirational, or just plain fun.

Click the headers below to check out their bookshelves!

May 2021: Chuck Collins

This month we celebrate local author, scholar, and activist Chuck Collins!  A resident of Jamaica Plain, Chuck is director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program on Inequality and the Common Good and co-edits Inequality.org.  He is the author of the books, Is Inequality in America Irreversible? and Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green, 2016), which you can find on our local author shelf

April 2021: Louise Miller

Fellow Rozzident, professional pastry chef, and critically acclaimed author Louise Miller is Rozzie Bound’s Book Ambassador for April 2021 and we could not be more excited!  The author of ‘The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living’ and ‘The Late Bloomer’s Club’ has shared some of the novels, essays, and poetry that have inspired her, as well as books on creativity, meditation, floral design, vegetarian cooking, and of course baking!  You can learn more about Louise at http://www.louisemiller.net/ and follow her on Twitter @Louisthebaker. 

March 2021: Solera Shrine to Wine

Solera Shrine to Wine is Roslindale’s beloved, locally owned wine and beer store. If you have ever stepped into this charming shop on Birch Street, you have likely chatted with Michael, Marjorie, or Maria about literature, poetry, history, or politics!  You may have also heard some original poetry from Michael. Now you can take a look at some of the books they most cherish.

To learn more about the shop or to order a “Quarantine Combo” for in store pick up or delivery, please visit https://solerashrinetowine.com/

December 2020: ComedySportz Boston

Our inaugural Book Ambassador is ComedySportz Boston, which “uses improv and comedy to create exceptional and unique experiences.” Their mission is to engage people in an environment built on fun and play and empower people to live their best possible lives.

Housed in the Rozzie Square Theatre at 5 Basile Street, CSz is currently operating virtually, offering fun and engaging improv classes and comedy competitions. Their customizable workshops can strengthen your organization through creative problem solving, team building, storytelling, and leadership and culture building. For more info about their corporate trainings, please visit: https://www.cszboston.com/virtual-training

We hope you will also check out the ComedySportz Boston’s Bookshelf to see some of the books that have inspired and influenced the CSz Players.