Boston Public Library

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Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits

by Gail Fithian

Please join us this Thursday, March 14, for Stephanie Schorow’s illustrated talk on her newest book Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits. Her book will be on sale following the talk. The book has fantastic photographs, some of which are taken from the Boston Public Library’s photograph collections. The book also has a wonderful QR code enabled app. Download it to your mobile device, take a walk around and see where many of  Boston’s speakeasies, bars, and nightclubs were located.  The photographs here are one of almost one hundred which depict Prohibition era Boston that  have been posted to the BPL’s Flickr photostream.  The  undated photo below, from the wonderful Leslie Jones Collection housed in the Print Department, shows police dismantling a speakeasy after it had been raided.


Stephanie Schorow will speak Thursday, March 14, in the Rabb Lecture Hall of the Central Library, 700 Boylston Street, at 6pm. Her book will be sold after the talk.



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