My Must-See List of Boston Independent Bookstores

I don’t know if you heard the news, but Boston was recently voted #1 Best U.S. City for Book Lovers, and I fully endorse this ranking.

Don’t get me wrong, there are many things I don’t miss about Boston – the frigidly miserable winters, the brash rapport between pedestrians and drivers, the underlying layer of pretentiousness amongst the vast academic population.  However, I do miss the abundance of scenic, cozy independent bookstores that were sprinkled throughout the city and suburbs.

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Victorian By the Sea Inn – Lincolnville, Maine

A few weeks ago I spent a picturesque weekend with my parents and sister in Mid-Coast Maine.  It was early in the summer, so the weather was still a bit chilly, but we were still able to explore several cities and parks in the area. We spent three days hiking, eating lobster, and shopping in quaint coastal towns. We also got to stay in an absolutely charming inn that came straight out of the pages of “Anne of Green Gables.” Check it out!

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