Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Brattle Book Store
This is the Brattle Book Store on West St. in downtown Boston. The bookstore is full of all kinds of old books and is a great place to look for old books. Here is a link to the store's history. The picture above of a book and a quill and ink pot hangs over the front door. The picture below is in a vacant lot next to the book store where they have an open air market of used books. I particularly liked the mural on the wall.
I don't know how they can afford to use this lot to sell books, land in the downtown area is so expensive and could be used to generate a lot more money as a parking lot or sold to a developer for a new building, but it is certainly much nicer being used as it currently is.
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Wonderful photos. It's nice to see such a lovely outdoor market as opposed to a parking lot.
What a great post! The Brattle Book Store is such a wonderful place (carries an impressive stock of over 250,000 books, maps, prints, postcards and ephemeral items in all subjects!)
I really, really hope it will always stay the same.
What a great place! I would love to be there and read well in English, too.
Fénix told me about your blog! I am glad she did!
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