The Public Library of Brookline

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Public Library of Brookline is a magnificent building inside and out. Tourists and locals alike flock to the Boston Public Library (and for good reason), but I prefer this lesser known gem, which has an impressive history of its own. Though the library itself was established in 1857, the present building dates from 1910 and is probably most well known for it's lovely, oak-paneled reference room. I find myself here on most winter weekends, embracing the cold on my walk there and then distracting myself from it by the books that await me. It has been an eventful winter in Boston, dominated by frigid temperatures and snow that temper my yearning to explore elsewhere, even beyond my own neighborhood. 
So instead, I hibernate within the walls of this library or my apartment,  exploring new worlds within the books I hold in my dry, dry hands. 


  1. This is beautiful, all three. The library, the pictures and the writing. You should write more on your instagram posts, I think people would read them.

  2. Great pictures! I'd love to use one on the website for Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline. We have a page suggesting other activities in the area and I think your pictures are the best ones available online. Could you send me an email at if you're okay with using a small version of one of these photos?


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