Make Way for Literary Tourism

by Rachel Baker on October 7, 2014

Boston now has a “Literary District” in hopes of making a vacation destination out of the places dead authors’ hung out.

This is Make Way for Literary Tourism

Now the city of Boston is embracing the spirit behind these sly literary popups, but in a new way. This past week, the city inaugurated the nation’s first “Literary District,” a bookish spin on the state’s “Cultural District” initiative, with a website consolidating information on the neighborhood’s literary cred and a calendar of events. (Those include such delights as impromptu Writers Booths, conversations with local bloggers, tours of the hotel where Ho Chi Minh was a baker and Malcolm X a busboy, and themed cuisine such as the “Mel-Ville Chowder” and “Poe-Boy Sandwich.”) All will take place within the district’s perimeters, the tourist-friendly area that extends from Back Bay East through Beacon Hill and ends at the southernmost tip of the Financial District.

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