Spend a bookish day in Boston by visiting newer libraries, bookshops, and other literary locations in a city known for its literary history.
I recently revisited Haverford College Library to see the new renovations, but couldn’t go inside. So I walked around outside instead.
Here is a walking tour of Boston for book lovers that will take you to my favorite bookish places including a bookstore with brunch and a Harry Potter shop!
Visit the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton where Jane lived with her sister and mother on her brother’s property. Then walk to the Chawton House Library to trace Jane’s path to her brother’s inherited home. Take tea at Cassandra’s Cup and stay in the Chawton Garden House Airbnb.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland To be…