Beacon Hill Books and Cafe now open in Boston, MA

Explore five stories of stories. 📚

Exterior photo of Beacon Hill bookstore

Practice shelf control when browsing.

Photo by the BOStoday team

There are now five stories of stories to explore in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Beacon Hill Books and Cafe opened on Friday after months of anticipation — you can find the independent bookshop in the former space of The Hungry 1 at 71 Charles St.

Upon entering, you’ll notice a sign featuring Paige the Squirrel. The mascot comes from a new children’s book about a squirrel living in a bookstore along the brick streets of Beacon Hill (sound familiar?). Keep your eyes peeled inside the store for a cozy recreation of Paige’s home nestled underneath a shelf on the first floor.

Shelf and table of books at bookstore.

Shop contemporary literature, classic + everything in between.

Photo by the BOStoday team

Each floor has individual rooms nestled around the corner with themes like “around the world” and “aesthetics.” There’s also a shelf dedicated to Persephone Books, an English publisher focusing on works by women writers from the late 19th and 20th century.

Plus, there’s plenty of magic in store for the little ones on the children’s floor — complete with a model train running along the ceiling + alphabet art from Sally King McBride. Play a game of “I Spy” with local landmarks on the piece, from a Red Sox “R” to Robert McCloskey’s ducklings.

Don’t turn the page just yet. There are a couple of exciting chapters coming soon:

☕ A cafe with afternoon tea, snacks + lunch (set to open in the next couple of weeks).
✍️ Programming like a writing class and the “Paige of Beacon Hill” book launch on Sun., Oct. 16.

Book it over and shop ‘til you drop Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. + Sunday from 12-5 p.m.

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