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.


NorthBayPhoto said...

Wonderful photos. It's nice to see such a lovely outdoor market as opposed to a parking lot.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

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.

sonia a. mascaro said...

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!