Operating for over 200 years, Brattle Book Store is one of Boston’s original book shops. My fist visit was my Sophomore year of high school, after completing the Walk for Hunger. I went back again and again, as a college student, and later as a young professional working in Boston.
Each visit follows the same routine. I start inside, slowly wandering the shops three floors. The first two floors hold general used books, the third is reserved for rare and antique books. Then I head outside to peruse the shop’s best feature, the outdoor sale in the alley adjacent to the store. Most of the inventory is $1-$3 dollars, and I never walk away without a new read.