The Old Corner Bookstore is a historic commercial building located at 283 Washington Street at the corner of School Street in the historic core of Boston, Massachusetts. It was built in 1718 as a residence and apothecary shop, and first became a bookstore in 1828. The building is a designated site on Boston's Freedom Trail, Literary Trail, and Women's Heritage Trail.Plan to visit Old Corner Bookstore and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boston attractions using our Boston online day trip planner.
The Old Corner Bookstore was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
This building is currently under consideration for Boston Landmark status by the Boston Landmarks Commission.
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Old Corner Bookstore Reviews
Ok to walk by here on the Freedom Trail, but really nothing to see; couldn't find a marker or any indication of its significance. Best thing is to read its history online. more »
This is an old building having relevance in history. However, how as it operates today makes it just one nice building providing services in the area. more »
A well-preserved piece of history located in a prime place in downtown Boston. This could've been preserved as a historical place rather than having a restaurant inside this building.
You look left. You look right. Where are the books?! There are none, only burritos. It is old. Real old. But there is not a book store. It is a chipotle. So read your history/guidebooks folks to get the story but do not expect to go inside and see old timey, magical, shenanigans.
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