oldest bookshop in town

The Boston Globe is running a feature- pointing out the oldest places to work in the Boston area. Places such as Harvard University (1636), London Harness Company (1776), Bell-in-Hand Tavern (1795) and Kenny Gloss’s Brattle Bookshop (1825).

from the Globe – Brattle Book Shop – 1825 – Just about 170 years before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, somebody had to aggregate and disseminate knowledge. Publishers did the former, and printers and bookstores did the latter. This most-famed of local antiquarian booksellers is located just off Boston Common and still reports more than 250,000 items in stock. It is a treat to visit, and if you want to immerse yourself among literary artifacts old and new, consider investigating opportunities here. In photo at right, owner Ken Gloss.

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