The Boston Guardian reports that Posman Books, which currently has stores in New York and Atlanta, will open a store at 129 Newbury Street in June.
Trident's been there for years and still a fantastic place.
Trident is at the other end of Newbury.
I tend to think of it as a restaurant, but, yes, it is actually a bookstore, so headline changed.
Yes, Trident is a bookstore. But, fantastic? The entire firetrap is really dodgy on ADA and accessibility in the stacks, the food is atrocious, and the service is adolescently-surly (at best). It’s a bookstore serving reheated frozen sides from the Costco. It is not fantastic.
I never saw the appeal of that place either, and I love bookstores.
I could use an old time bookstore like Avenue Victor Hugo.
The content and size were great but I recall the owner as not very pleasant. I remember him posting whiny screeds in his windows (as was his right, of course) and berating his staff in front of me. The former, I could ignore, but the latter was unacceptable.
A used bookstore owner once told me a grouchy bookstore owner is an honest one.
Feel like taking a drive?
Why yes, yes I do!
I was reading an old copy of "The Phantom Tollbooth" to my daughter and the receipt from AVH fell out and it made me so sad. I still have so many books I bought there, plus they had a very sweet bookstore cat who used to let me hold them while a browsed.
Yes! Losing Avenue Victor Hugo was a real loss to Boston. There was also the mystery book shop on Newbury which I was sad to see go. Raven was a nice addion while it lasted. I really appreciate what Trident offers -- independently owned, friendly and helpful staff; and while I wish their book selection was a bit better, they do have to stock what sells in order to stay in business.
Spenser's Mystery Books. It was there I discovered Ellis Peters and P.D. James.
Combination bookstore and ice cream shop: that sounds like my kind of destination.
I wouldn't mind a Book & Bar:
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