One of my favorite bookstores in Boston has always been the Boston Book Annex, where you’ll find an amazing selection of used books, with especially impressive collections in political history, literature, and art. The store has also always had some of the cutest bookstore cats ever.
I didn’t see the cats during my last visit, but I did some great browsing. The store carries more than 100,000 books and continues to buy used books. It’s everything a good used bookstore should be: a little dusty, with curious cats, creaky wood floors, and overstuffed shelves.
Plan to spend at least an hour, bring your cash or credit, and be prepared to carry home a new stack of books.