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Old Corner Bookstore

Located at the corner of Washington and School Streets in Boston, the Old Corner Bookstore stands as a living testament to the city's rich history and literary heritage. Built in 1718 as an apothecary shop, it was later converted into a bookstore in 1828 by publishers Ticknor and Fields. Today, this iconic building still stands tall and proud, attracting visitors from all over the world.


History

The Old Corner Bookstore has seen it all - from its humble beginnings as an apothecary shop to becoming a beloved landmark in Boston. In the early 1800s, it was acquired by Ticknor and Fields, who transformed it into a bustling hub for books and literature. Some of the most renowned authors of their time, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne, gathered at the Old Corner Bookstore to discuss their works.

What to Do Nearby?

Step inside this historic building, and you'll be greeted by shelves upon shelves of books, both old and new. Browse through the extensive collection of literature, from classic novels to modern bestsellers. Take a guided tour and learn about the fascinating history behind the books and authors that once graced these walls. Keep an eye out for the original fireplace from the apothecary days, still intact after all these years.

Nearby Attractions

While you're in the area, make sure to visit the nearby African Meeting House, the oldest black church building in America. Built in 1806, it served as a place of worship and community for Boston's free African-American population. Today, it stands as a cultural center and museum, showcasing the history and contributions of African Americans in Boston.



Planning Your Tour

The Old Corner Bookstore is conveniently located near other popular tourist attractions, making it a perfect addition to your Boston tour. To make the most of your visit, consider booking a hop-on-hop-off tour with the Boston Sightseeing Double-decker bus. Not only will you get to see all the major sights in the city, but you can also easily hop off at any stop and explore nearby locations.

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