As the unofficial academic capitol of the US, Boston is a great spot to be a bookworm. There’s so many great indie bookstores across the city! And for lovers of the written word, we’ve got exciting news for you: a four-story bookstore and cafe is coming to Charles Street in Beacon Hill this summer.
Beacon Hill Books and Cafe will be a 3,000 square-foot, general-interest bookstore at 71 Charles Street, the building that was once home to the Hungry I restaurant. In addition to four floors of books, the building will house a cafe, courtyard garden, and salon for intimate readings.
The owner, Melissa Fetter, has been working to renovate the building since 2019. In interviews, Fetter has explained that the atmosphere and aesthetic of the space is top-priority: chairs and couches will be scattered throughout the bookstore to encourage shoppers to take their time and enjoy the experience of shopping for books.
As more of an experience rather than just a shop, Beacon Hill Books will also host events in the cafe and courtyard. the third floor salon will be a great venue for author meets and readings.
The ground floor will house the cafe, along with cookbooks and new arrivals. On the second and third floor, you’ll find general interest books from fiction to non-fiction from around the world. The third floor will also have two rooms dedicated to travel and art & design. Lastly the fourth floor will be dedicated to young readers, from children’s picture books to to young adult fiction.
As for the ground floor cafe, it’ll be offering everything from breakfast to dinner—including afternoon tea. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick snack and coffe or a full-fledged meal, Beacon Hill Books will offer a great ambiance for your time.
Find Beacon Hill Books and Cafe at 71 Charles St., Boston MA.
[featured image: Unsplash]