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.