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.
Old Corner Bookstore Reviews
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.
We got a little lost finding this place and we never did because it doesn’t really exists anymore. So old corner book store isn’t actually a bookstore anymore! So that was a little frustrating to find out after searching for it for about 30 mins!
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