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Books & Old Prints

Walking along the Freedom Trail in Boston and making my way purposefully towards Boston Common, an awning caught my attention as I walked past a small alley way.  I stopped and decided to check it out and I’m really glad that I did. Not only was this a picture perfect opportunity but I had a great time browsing through the bookstore.  I’m always lamenting the fact that the big box bookstores have taken over the landscape. I miss these little bookstores where every nook & cranny is stuffed with old tomes and it has that slightly musty smell of books.

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book store, alley, Freedom Trail, Boston, travel photography


40 responses

  1. Oh, don’t get me started on bookstores :). They are my favourite place to hang out in the whole world. That one looks and sounds delightful!!


    May 27, 2013 at 7:37 am

  2. Very nice Edith.


    May 27, 2013 at 7:38 am

  3. Exquisite looking corner! Cut to measure… very befitting 🙂 It pulls you in to dive straight , into the sheer relish of escape 🙂


    May 27, 2013 at 7:43 am

  4. jimdenham107

    Wonderful textures in the image and looks like a place that could take up quite a bit of time!


    May 27, 2013 at 7:51 am

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    May 27, 2013 at 7:53 am

  6. Lovely shot Edith. I like that you shot from the side, much more interesting that way. Agree w the charm of the older bookstores but must admit I’m addicted now to I-books. So much easier to order and especially to travel with. It’s a sad conundrum.


    May 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

    • Thanks Tina. I know…I have plenty of ebooks on my iPad and it is so easy to order, download and read but I still miss these old bookstores.


      May 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

  7. Books are the heart and soul of our culture (the printed word saves our words), and bookstores are a haven for them. I cannot imagine reading without them nestled in my hands. Really enjoyed the nostalgic feeling that the image gives.


    May 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

  8. I don’t know what I would do without my books….you captured such a great iconic essence in our world…may they never go out of business.


    May 27, 2013 at 10:27 am

  9. I like bookstores too. It would have been nice to get an inside view. But this is a beautiful picture.


    May 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

    • Thanks so much Shimon. Don’t worry I do have an indisde view 🙂 I’ll post that image on Wednesday.


      May 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  10. Lovely image! And the bookstore itself looks (and sounds) oh, so much like a wonderful bookstore we used to have in Nanaimo, called Bastion Books – alas, no longer with us.


    May 27, 2013 at 11:16 am

    • Thanks Laurie. We used to have some terrific little bookstores in Toronto as well but now they’re few and far between.


      May 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  11. Len

    Cool shot Edith. I have walked by there and never shot it. My mistake!


    May 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

  12. Love the first one Edith!


    May 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm

  13. Oh my what a wonderful looking place! Beautiful shot too 🙂


    May 27, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  14. LB

    I would go into this place even if it wasn’t a book store! What a building! But knowing that it is a Book Store? I’d never want to leave!!


    May 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm

  15. Very nice shot, Edith. As much as I love modern technology, I still find myself drawn to book stores. They are disappearing somewhat but the older ones are really fun to visit.


    May 28, 2013 at 6:33 am

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  17. I absolutely LOVE this photograph.


    May 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

  18. Ah Yes – the pleasure of leafing through the shelves of an old bookshop. Amazing what you can find. Nice image, Edith


    May 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

  19. Outstanding view Edith, I love the old world look of this scene.


    May 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  20. andrea

    Greetings to the morning
    I thank you also for their kindness towards me and their love visit.
    I’ll be happy to back to you.
    I wish you a beautiful Saturday.
    Nice picture.
    If they want to find my categories are all the way down on my WP page look in the middle there, please click the respective categories to which they want to.
    Andrea sends warmest greetings


    July 13, 2013 at 1:15 am

    • Thank you Andrea you’re very kind. I’ve visited your site and its lovely.


      July 13, 2013 at 2:08 am

      • andrea

        I’ve seen you with me, there is still so much nice interesting retroactively.See further.You have a nice day heartfelt greetings sends them Andrea


        July 13, 2013 at 2:19 am

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