Boston, MA: 42.3601° N, 71.0589° W

Daffodils in Boston

Boston – Downtown Crossing

Granary Burying Ground


Brattle Book Shop

New England is a region in the northeastern United States that is made up of six states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Some of you might have known this but I didn’t until I spent some time in Boston and Connecticut recently.

In Boston I got a chance to visit a very cool bookstore. As they would say it was wicked pissa. The Brattle Bookstore according to the website was founded in Boston in 1825. It’s a three story building in downtown Boston with an outdoor area with discounted books. I picked up the book pictured from their rare book sections on the third floor. If you’re in the area I would highly recommend stopping by for a visit. Unfortunately I only have chain bookstores in my city. Even though I get the majority of my books from the library it would be cool to have some independent bookstores to explore. It must be so hard for those smaller bookstores to thrive with the competition from the big chain stores and the titan that rhymes with glamazon. If you are lucky enough to have them in your neighborhood please give them some love. 





  1. July 23, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    The book you picked up looks superbly interesting and hits ‘close to home’ for me. Also if you haven’t already, do head to Rhode Island, especially Newport, it’s beautiful there and make sure to get a Dell’s lemonade…if you like lemonade :)

    • ofthecomely
      July 29, 2019 / 3:34 am

      It is very interesting. I can tell it was written by an Englishman but the exact year it was written is unclear. From the references my best guess is that it was written around the late 1800s. You can imagine how the islands and their people are described if you consider the mores of that time. The book also has hand drawn pictures of the daily lives of the local people that the author observed. I’m glad I got to add it to my collection.

      I do like lemonade. Thanks for the recommendation!

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