My dear reader,
The Old Corner Bookstore in Boston was built in 1718 and is the oldest commercial building in the city. Originally, it was the home and business of an apothecary, but it was bought in 1828 by an aspiring publisher, who eventually morphed into Ticknor and Fields, who published many of the most famous authors of the century.
The Old Corner Bookstore became a hub for literature, and The Saturday Club met regularly to discuss their work and exchange gossip – including Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Charles Dickens, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Now, it’s a Chipotle restaurant.